Wellness During the Pandemic

Fun Indoor Activities to do while home

  • Dance to your favorite song
  • Try out some free online exercise classes (Zumba, Yoga, etc…)
  • Practice small exercises like stair stepping, jump rope, planks, lunges, etc…
  • Organize and clean – you get some exercise from cleaning too!
  • Try out some YouTube tutorials for healthy activities
  • Take a walk around the house while socially distancing
  • Set up an exercise video call with a friend and work out together!

Fun things to keep your mind active

  • Volunteer Virtually
  • Build your hobbies such as artwork, knitting, baking, writing, etc…
  • Create your own healthy cookbook
  • Host a virtual book club with friends
  • Meditate
  • Build some DIY projects
  • Have video group chats regularly with friends and family
  • Tour online museum exhibits
  • Learn a new language through an app on your phone
  • Learn a new skill through YouTube tutorials
  • And much more!

Tips for working from home

“Working from Home: Maintaining Employee Safety” https://www.friedlandergroup.com/ March 18th, 2020

How to stay connected while socially distancing

  • Regularly call friends and loved ones
  • Hold video meetings over Zoom
  • Utilize social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Mail Letters
  • Host virtual get togethers
  • Take advantage of online webinars and tutorials
  • Join Venture House’s Virtual Clubhouse!

New York Coping Circles

This New York initiative provides free six-week support and resilience group therapy sessions for people impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Coping Circles are available to all New Yorkers, ages 18 and older. Coping Circles are also available in different languages.

  1. Sessions for Coping Circles will be held by video or phone and facilitated by licensed mental health professionals
  2. Coping Circles will be available throughout the summer through the end of August 2020.
  3. New Yorkers interested in joining Coping a Circles can register at NY.Gov/CopingCircles, a secure and HIPAA-compliant web platform.