|You may be feeling the effects of an extended stay at home or you might be wondering how you can occupy your time better. The good news is that social isolation can still be social. I got together with a group of friends last Friday for some wine and to share our experiences with social isolation. We laughed, we got information and most importantly, we connected. All without leaving the comfort of our individual homes. There are many programs out there that are easy to use if you want to chat with small groups and its a lot more fun than you might think.
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You have never organized, joined or even liked online meetings, now is the time to start. There are many resources out there to help you through the process. We have compiled a list of online schools and video chat tools you might find useful. There's even one for reading to the grandkids (but you have to scroll to the "Worth Sharing section). We encourage you to look at the many learning and engagement opportunities available.
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Once you have chosen a subject of interest, take a look at the following tip sheet for making the most of the process.
11 Ways to Get the Most From Online Learning
Create your own video chat groups with these tools for free:
(4 or less for free)
Messenger Video Chat
(40 minutes for free and up to 100 people)
Still, looking for things to read or things to do? Check out the events listed below and our online resources