Tools for everyday life

These times have affected us all in one way or another. We recognize that change is often difficult but just because we’re apart right now, that doesn’t mean we’re alone.
We’ve pulled together some tools to help you virtually navigate and create your new everyday life.

  • Build a supply of your favourite things
  • Create an at-home first-aid kit
  • Try out different face masks
  • Get ready for back to school
  • Prepare your home for seasonal changes
  • Set-up online or mobile banking
  • Focus on your health

  • Livestreams & virtual concerts to watch – billboard
  • Get active! Learn about home camping, outdoor exercises, or go fishing in the City – Toronto/Ottawa. Make sure you get a fishing license if you are over 16 years of age.

Exercise is key to your physical and mental well-being:
  • While abiding by social/physical distancing rules, get out for a walk, jog, bike ride or rollerblade
Healthy eating keeps you well:
  • YouTube is a great source for meal tips

Remain social during this time:
  • Stay connected by hosting virtual dinners, coffee dates and other social activities with friends and loved ones.
  • Play online games with others such as Scrabble or use Jackbox to find the game that’s right you.
  • Sing with friends – if you are a member of a choir, use video calls to practice and perform together. Alternatively, The Sofa Singers offers weekly online singing events with people from around the world.

Online: Instacart and some grocery retailers offer online ordering and will either ship your groceries to you or prepare them for pick up.

In-Store: Many grocery stores dedicate time for seniors to shop. You may want to consider:

  • Using contactless payments
  • If offered, ask for curbside pickup
  • Prepare a list before you go shopping
  • Disinfect the stores cart/basket
  • Once you’re back at home, use a disinfectant to wipe down grocery packaging

Coupons: Time consuming couponing is a thing of the past. FLIPP helps you build your grocery list and find great deals.

Review Memberships: Review and cancel memberships that you no longer have use for. They add up. This way, you will save money on unnecessary expenses

Stay safe: Learn how to make your own mask.

COVID Alert app is now available in Ontario and can be downloaded for iPhone and Android devices.