Project Vital: Providing seniors connection during social distancing

May 5, 2020

WCTV Eyewitness News

by Abby Walton

On Monday, Florida restaurants and stores were allowed back in business with restrictions, all as part of Phase I of the plan to reopen the state.

Not part of Phase I; opening nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

With seniors being more vulnerable to COVID-19, Governor Ron DeSantis says he’s not setting a timetable on when family and friends are invited back.

However, the concern as this pandemic continues is the negative health impacts that can come from social isolation.

That’s why the state is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to give seniors a new way to stay emotionally connected while remaining socially distant.

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