Loneliness has become an epidemic with more than three in five Americans feeling lonely. COVID-19 has certainly not helped. However, there are ways to combat loneliness and some of them are surprisingly high-tech. Here are ten suggestions that can help reduce those feelings of isolation.
We all know that homelessness has become a big problem in the U.S. On any given night, over half a million people are homeless. Approximately 65 percent are found in shelters, and the other 35 percent—just under 200,000—are found unsheltered on the streets. But you may not know that a large percentage of the homeless are actually working families with children. Family homelessness has become chronic, accounting for 37% of the overall homeless population and 50% of the sheltered population. Growing up as a homeless child leaves you with a lot of uncertainties and even more questions – how long can we stay at this shelter, what school will I be attending next month, will I have enough to eat today? In our blog this week, [...]
COVID-19 has already changed some things about our lives forever. And while much of the country is starting to ease restrictions, it will be quite a while before we can go back to our “old normal”. In the meantime, we will have to adjust to continued social distancing as well as other precautions to stay healthy. For seniors, there are some additional considerations that should be taken into account such as how they can get extra support if necessary and additional ways to protect their health. FirstLantic has put together some helpful tips and resources that are available so that you and your loved ones can stay safe. As we age, our immune system becomes weaker. It’s called Immunosenescence. That’s why older people are at [...]
In FirstLantic’s blog last week, we proposed that starting a new career or business during COVID-19 is not as crazy as it sounds. So, now that you’re considering your options, we wanted to share some of the essential tools that you will need to launch a new venture, especially while working from home. First of all, not all businesses need the same tools so some of these may be applicable and some may not. You also need to be realistic about how much you can do at the beginning so don’t invest time or money in any tech tools until you have mapped out why you need them and how you will use them. And, finally, there are lots of different options available so [...]