COVID-19 UpdatesHCN News & Notes

Day Brook Village Offering Sessions on Protecting Health and Easing Isolation During Pandemic

HOLYOKE — On July 29-31, Day Brook Village will offer free educational sessions on “COVID-19: Ways to Protect Your Health, Combat Loneliness, and Ease Social Isolation,” both at socially distanced outdoor events offered under a tent, and as an online webinar.

The times are Wednesday, 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. (lunch to be served) and 5 to 6:30 p.m. (dinner to be served); Thursday, July 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. (lunch to be served) and 5:30 to 7 p.m. (dinner to be served); and virtually via Zoom on Friday, July 31 from 1 to 2 p.m. (RSVP for log-in information).

The sessions will be presented by Joan Roche, a board-certified cinical nurse specialist in gerontological nursing with vast experience in the prevention and control of infectious diseases like COVID-19. The outdoor events will offer a complementary meal.

As some experts believe that we may be living with COVID-19 into next year, Roche will provide up-to-date, fact-based information and explore ways to better protect seniors’ health and improve overall quality of life during the pandemic and beyond. These free programs are being held as a community service to provide helpful information and tips on ways to remain healthy and be prepared, particularly if there is a resurgence, or ‘second wave,’ this fall or winter.

Roche will provide fact-checked information, including what we’ve learned about COVID-19, and what we still need to know; the latest advances in the development of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine; practical ways to beat loneliness during the COVID-19 era; and how to stay fit and healthy during the COVID-19 era.

The outdoor sessions will be held in a tent, with seating provided that is socially distanced, and face masks will be required.

The Day Brook Village campus (formerly Loomis House) is located at 298 Jarvis Ave., Holyoke. To reserve a space and select a preferred session, visit by Friday, July 24. For more information or to have questions answered, call Paul Tarasuk at (413) 538-7551.