Elderly

Check in with your loved ones often. Virtual communication can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely and isolated. Consider connecting with loved ones by:

  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Mailing letters or cards
  • Text messages
  • Video chat
  • Social media

Visit the CDC for more information on what you can do.

Source: CDC

Last Updated 07/09/2020 - 17:21
  • Costco (Novato): Tuesday’s and Thursday’s - 8am to 9am
  • Nugget Markets (Novato, Corte Madera and Tiburon): 7am daily
  • Safeway: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s - 7am to 9am
  • Target: Wednesday’s - 8am
  • Whole Foods: 8am - 9am daily

 

This is not meant to be a complete list of stores and this information is subject to change.  Please contact your local Marin retailer to verify if special shopping hours are available.

Last Updated 04/10/2020 - 22:23

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease.

 

Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

 

Visit the CDC to learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fhigh-risk-complications.html

 

Source: CDC

Last Updated 04/10/2020 - 22:20

Visit the CDC  for tips on managing stress and coping.  Additional resources include: 

  • Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7 support.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support.
  • California Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: Find phone numbers and links to all the suicide and crisis hotlines by county in California.
  • 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255; En Espanol (888) 628-9454 Linea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio
  • California Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 1-855-845-7415 for 24/7 non-emergency support.
  • The Friendship Line is available 24/7 as a crisis helpline for older adults: 800-971-0016 or you can text HOME to 741741 if you are feeling depressed, sad, or going through any kind of emotional crisis. A crisis worker will text you back immediately if you prefer text over the phone, this is a free service.
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit: (415) 473-6666
  • Mobile Crisis Team: (415) 473-6392
Last Updated 07/08/2020 - 12:03

Visit the CDC “Protect Yourself” for the most up to date information.

Last Updated 04/10/2020 - 22:14

Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

 

For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/covid19-guidance.html

Last Updated 04/10/2020 - 22:13

Yes.  All employees of hospitals, clinics, and other organizations that provide healthcare, provide services to healthcare organizations, provide needed supplies to healthcare organizations, or otherwise maintain healthcare operations of all kinds may continue working. 

The Health Order does not advise or encourage health care workers over 60 to stop reporting to work. 

Last Updated 04/29/2020 - 15:51

Generally no. There are limited exceptions, such as if you are going to the hospital with a minor who is under 18 or someone who is developmentally disabled and needs assistance. For most other situations, the order prohibits non-necessary visitation to these kinds of facilities except at the end-of-life. This is difficult, but necessary to protect hospital staff and other patients. More info: https://www.marinhhs.org/sites/default/files/files/public-health-updates/ph_alert_hospitalvisitation_02020315.pdf

Last Updated 04/29/2020 - 16:01