Covia’s Community Services programs continue to provide support and connection for seniors around the country. We have numerous volunteer opportunities if you who wish to support socially isolated seniors from your home. We gratefully accept your donations to provide ongoing support for our programs.
Creative Aging Symposium
The fourth annual Creative Aging Symposium, hosted by Well Connected Español and Well Connected, will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 9:00-11:30 PST. This virtual event invites older adults to explore and celebrate identity through a creative aging lens, with keynote speakers that include a CEO, professors of psychology and religious studies, storytellers, multi-media artists, and more. Presentations will be in English and Spanish; closed captions and audio descriptions will be provided.
For more information, including speakers and schedule, visit www.creativeagingsymposium.org or call 877-797-7299.
Well Connected and Well Connected Español
Well Connected and Well Connected Español continue to offer phone- and online-based groups, programs, and activities for free to seniors throughout the United States. We are also available to work with senior communities, senior centers, and other programs to support distance programming for your constituents. To register or for more information, please contact us at 877-797-7299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Call, our one-on-one visiting program, is still offering phone-based visits. New participants and volunteers are welcome to join. In addition, we are seeking volunteers to send cards and letters to seniors. If you are searching for a way to help people stay connected during this time of isolation, we invite you to participate! Please contact us at 877-797-7299, email@example.com, or visit our volunteer opportunities page.
Enduring Inspiration: Creativity at Home aims to encourage and inspire each of us to celebrate simple moments of creativity to fuel our resiliency and bring us together. Use creativity as emotional support during this challenging time and share your inspiration at home through this community-driven installation offered by Ruth’s Table.
Although our Home Match offices are closed, the Home Match team is still available by phone and email. We are accepting new applications from both home seekers and home sharers and are facilitating new home connections, with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place. Please visit the Home Match page for more information on our home sharing program.
Market Day locations continue to be closed. The Market Day team is working behind the scenes to provide solutions to food insecurity in the locations we serve. You can learn more about how we are providing fresh food to seniors in affordable communities in this post. If you are experiencing food insecurity, please contact the State of California’s hotline at 833-544-2374 to get information on resources available to older Californians.
In the news:
Senior Living Innovation Forum shared how Covia is Helping Seniors throughout the Country Stay ‘Well Connected’
Generations magazine from the American Society on Aging writes about how Well Connected assists Lifelong Learning in the Age of COVID-19