Because of this crisis, the whole world is encouraged, required, or recommended to spend their days in quarantine.
If people need to go out, they are reminded to go out only for the essentials and to be practice safety measures recommended by WHO and CDC. Children under 12 years old and senior citizens, however, are prohibited from going outside of their home and property to avoid getting infected.
Although this is the safest option, for now, it’s definitely a difficult and challenging option for children and senior citizens to stay inside all the time.
And it’s especially harder for senior citizens because they can’t physically spend time with other people, including their family and friends unless they live with each other.
That lack of social engagement can lead to more medical problems, especially with their mental health. That lack of social communication can lead to isolation and loneliness, which can lead to depression and anxiety.Unsplash/Christian Bowen Source: Unsplash/Christian Bowen
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this from happening.
Our modern technology has allowed us to connect with most people digitally.
If they’re not familiar with it yet, teach them how to talk to their family and friends via Skype, FaceTime, or even just through a simple chat on Facebook or email.Unsplash/Kon Karampelas Source: Unsplash/Kon Karampelas
Stimulate the mind through different activities.
Senior citizens can participate in completing jigsaw puzzles with other family members or community members they live with or they can finish it by themselves.
They can spend their time reading, completing crossword puzzles, cooking, baking, or knitting. They can also paint as much as they can during the quarantine.
They can also watch comedy movies or TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV, or Amazon Prime or on cable TV to pass the time and to keep them laughing.Unsplash/Philip Goldsberry Source: Unsplash/Philip Goldsberry
One more activity they can do is to keep moving.
They can do yoga, spinning, Zumba, or walk around in the backyard or outside area in the community.
For this senior citizen couple, they decided to warm up and keep moving by dancing.
They were probably watching TV when Adam Lambert came on and decided they needed to join the performance. Despite not being able to move much, they still did their best to dance to Adam Lambert’s “Superpower.”Rumble Source: Rumble
Grandma’s so cool with her changing moves and steps. At one point, she even had her shoulders on her hips like a superhero!
Could she have been a dancer or performer when she was younger? She even managed to keep smiling while she danced. And she even raised her arms whenever Adam sang high notes. Maybe she wanted to match the energy of the song.Rumble Source: Rumble
Grandpa stayed in place while he kept dancing but not for long.
At first, he started slow, just moving his arms up and down. Eventually, he started to move his hips from side to side. And then he surprised us by matching Grandma’s energy and creating different dance moves with his arms.
They probably danced a lot when they were younger because they’re so excited to be dancing in this video.Rumble Source: Rumble
And we love that Grandma has a shawl on her shoulders. It looks like a cape, which definitely matched the “Superpower” song.
A lot of always remember the safety measures, wear masks, practice physical distancing, wash hands, sanitize, and all the other health recommendations.Rumble Source: Rumble
But we forget to take care of our mental health.
This video and this couple’s dance act is a reminder for us to make sure that we are also taking care of our mental health, no matter how old we are.Rumble Source: Rumble
Want to see how this adorable couple danced to this energetic song? Watch the video below.
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