FREDERICTON (GNB) – Two new online guides offer older adults and caregivers information and tips to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guides, Older Adults’ Wellness During COVID-19: A Guide and Caregiving to Older Adults During COVID-19: A Guide have compiled all the essential information into one place.

“These two guides are toolkits to help older adults stay at home and remain independent, resilient, and feel connected to loved ones and communities during these challenging times,” said Social Development Minister Bruce Fitch. “Providing these links, phone numbers and other information offers peace of mind for older adults living in their own homes.”

The two guides contain information on various topics that relates to daily life during the pandemic. They present information on ways to stay active, positive, and connected. It provides tips for older adults to make a plan in case of illness or quarantine, in order to stay at home comfortably. There is also information on vaccines, nutrition, and financial assistance.

“All this helpful information encourages older adults and caregivers to maintain their mental and physical health throughout the pandemic,” said Fitch. “While they have been developed for older adults, they can also be a good source of information for all New Brunswickers.”