Experts say it’s critical that people check in on older friends and neighbors, even through a simple phone call.
KSMU’s Jennifer Moore and her former neighbor, Velma Hayes, have been keeping in touch through the pandemic, and they decided to share one of their phone calls to encourage others to stay connected.
Hayes lives independently in West Plains, Missouri, and Moore lives and works in Springfield. You can hear their conversation here:
We encourage you to think of someone you could reach out to in a similar way. Here are a few things you might talk about: