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COVID-19's Other Danger for Our Seniors

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

It doesn’t matter what age you are; your mental health and well-being are being affected by the global health crisis related to COVID-19. But one group in particular that we need to be concerned with is older adults, whose routines and support systems are being thrown into disarray. This is something we are beginning to see on a regular basis at Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.

Early this week, Cindy called in a panic. She is a 72-year-old fiduciary client of Connelly Law Offices, who lives alone and calls her dog, Paddy, her only friend. She had just finished watching the news on a cable channel where they were spouting numbers, including one which prompted her phone call. “They said two million people are going to die, people my age, especially those with a bad heart like me, I’m scared, I’m really scared,” she said tearfully.

Cindy is also a victim of COVID-19. Although she hasn’t been diagnosed with the virus, the anxiety and stress caused by the 24/7 onslaught from cable news outlets, each putting out numbers without context and showing videos of bodi