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Coronavirus - Resources

Coronavirus - Resources

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Staying at home with Kids:

100 Ways To Play - by the Boston Children's Museum. 100 different ways for adults to interact with their kids.

Beyond the Chalkboard - Hundreds of ideas on different learning categories. All thoroughly explained and include how long each takes, materials to be used, and how many people can be in the activity.

Senior Caregivers:

Arts:

Virtual museum tours

Listen to poetry - Listen to recordings of Allen Ginsberg and other poets on Phone-a-Poem, the 1970s Poetry Hotline.

Metropolitan Opera nightly encore shows

LA Theater Works

Kennedy Center Digital Stage

Schaalman Senior Voices Film Library - watch inspiring films that aim to strengthen the wellbeing of older adults and their communities.

Education:

  • Mather Telephone Topics- simply call a toll-free number to listen to a wide range of interesting discussions and programs. Register online or call (888) 600-2560 to get started. Free of charge.
  • Open Culture - offers 1,500 free online courses from top universities.
  • Coursera.org - 3,900+ courses in different modalities, some of them free
  • edx.org - a big variety of courses in humanities in different languages

Staying Active:

Go4Life from the National Institute on Aging - a 15 minute at home workout video

Fitness Blender Total Body Chair Workout

Live webcams:

explore.org - Hundreds of live cameras to watch wilderness, marine life, rescue dogs and cats, and many more.

Get Help:

Legal Help During COVID-19 - by Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston. Constantly updated information (English & Español) on different initiatives, funds, and legislation being passed to support the community during the coronavirus. Includes information on food security, immigration, RMV, medical support, workers rights, and help for small businesses.

Meal Sites - The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations, will provide free meals to all youth and teens at various locations and times across the City. This site includes a map of all the pickup locations.

New to Working at Home? - by LinkedIn. A site for people new to working remotely to get information they can trust, stay connected to their community and learn now to be more productive and successful in their jobs.

Unemployment Assistance - the Department of Unemployed Assistance will be hosting daily virtual town hall meetings where they will take constituents through a step by step process of achieving a successful unemployment claim and taking questions from claimants across the Commonwealth.

Call 2-1-1 - by United Way. In collaboration with the Department of Public Health, United Way’s Mass 2-1-1 statewide consumer hotline will provide consumer help during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Individuals can dial 2-1-1 for comprehensive information and referrals related to the virus, including information on where they can access flexible funds through the COVID-19 Family Support Fund.

Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers - The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has put together a list of information and resources for older adults and caregivers that they'll be continuously updating as they discover more resources and helpful information.

Government Updates on COVID-19:

COVID-19 Update Page - by the City of Boston. An up to date site with information ranging from closures, status of cases, MBTA and more.

Public Resources - by Economic Mobility Pathways. Constantly updated page with a comprehensive list of Massachusetts based resources and information from food, health, testing, transportation, closures, etc.

Give Back:

Boston Resiliency Fund - by the City of Boston. Donate here to fund the most critical, immediate needs of the Boston community through the City of Boston's non-profit partners.

COVID-19 Response Fund - by The Boston Foundation. This fund will award one-time operating grants on a rolling basis to non-profits whose operations in support of elders and other vulnerable populations that have been stressed by the outbreak.

Multi-language resources:

Fact Sheets on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Poster about preventing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mayor Walsh Letter Emergency Meal Sites Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus in Food Service Establishments from Inspectional Services Department



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