Staying Social at Home: Virtual Activities

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We know staying at home can be difficult. However, we found some ways that you can connect with the outside world virtually.

List of Virtual/Anytime Events

Includes exhibits (parks, zoos, museum exhibits), cameras (animal cam, tropical reef, zoos, gardens), performances (symphony, theater production, puppet shows, stories read to you). Most are free, some are a small cost.

  • Virtual Tours of National Parks: Click here
  • Virtual Tours of Museums and Zoos: Click here
  • Home Safaris from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden: Click here

How to keep interacting with your elders

  • Schedule virtual family visits (facetime, skype, zoom)
  • Limit in-person visits to adults only
  • Check in on seniors and ask what you can do for them (run errands, give them calls)
  • Check in on seniors and ask what you can do for them (run errands, give them calls)
  • Encourage watching more than news on TV (recommend a movie or alternate choice and ask about it later)
  • Set up book clubs or discussion groups to stay connected
  • Send a care package, write a letter, make a craft

Other Ideas

  • Watch movies/series/TV shows you’ve been meaning to watch on Netflix/Hulu/Prime
  • Listen to a new Podcast on Spotify

Don’t have Internet access? Try some of these services out

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