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For Cooped Up Seniors: How To Stay Sane

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Life for about six million Californians age 65 and up is harder now that Governor Gavin Newsom announced senior citizens need to stay home to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus.

Public health experts are concerned about the toll it could take on seniors’ mental health

We've put together a resource guide to help seniors cope during this critical time, including tips on how to stay connected, volunteer, exercise and more. Check it out:

A Guide For Seniors On Coping In The Age Of Coronavirus

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