Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association

Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association

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Resources for Life During a Pandemic

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Health Resources

Symptoms of Coronavirus


Johns Hopkins Medicine COVID-19 Information


FOR MEDICAL ISSUES call your physician or call 9-1-1.


MAINTAIN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Dr. Kevin Caputo,  Crozer-Keystone’s top psychiatrist and behavioral health officer, addressed struggles with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or feelings of hopelessness and isolation, and took questions on a Facebook live-stream interview


TESTING

Both Penn Medicine and Main Line Health have begun drive-though "swabbing" for COVID-19.  Note this service is not the actual testing for the virus.  The tests themselves occur at a lab.  Penn's drive-through services are in West Philadelphia and Radnor. Main Line's centers are in Newtown Square and Radnor. Patients must be referred by their doctors.  Read this article for more detailed information. 


SOCIAL ISOLATION

An article by Ezra Klein of VOX on the problem of isolation during social distancing.


OPINION

Letter from Toronto: An Infectious Diseases Specialist Reflects on COVID-19 

Social Resources

What other groups are doing during this pandemic.


CONGREGATIONS

Those which have suspended their regular worship services:

Trinity Episcopal Church  Worship services are suspended. The homilies are available for download. Also, drive-through Communition is offered on Sundays from 10:00 to 11:00 am, in the church's circular drive. 

Congregation Ohev Shalom  Shabbat services are suspended. Contact  exec@ohev.net for access to Saturday morning services through Zoom or Facebook.

Swarthmore Presbyterian Church  Worship services are suspended and Sunday worship is live-streamed on the church's website.

Swarthmore United Methodist Church  Worship services are suspended. Sunday worship is recorded and available for download.

St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church  All masses are cancelled and the Archbishop has given all the faithful dispensation from attending mass.


Swarthmore Friends Meeting continues to meet, and also offers an online option.


We are awaiting information on the Wesley A.M.E. Church schedule. 

Resources for Living My Life

If you need groceries, pharmaceuticals, a phone call, or other errands, call 484-437-8272.


NETHER-SWARTHMORE TIMEBANK

Volunteers are ready to go shopping for you, pick up prescriptions or other needs from the pharmacy, or do other errands. It costs nothing to join the TimeBank, and you need not worry that you are joining just to get services--that's what the TimeBank is all about! Join the TimeBank here, or call Stephanie McDonough at 484-437-8272 for more information. If you or someone you know is not adept at using a computer, we have a way to help you without doing it online.


Volunteers are needed to go shopping, pick up prescriptions or other needs from the pharmacy, or do other errands. Join the TimeBank here, or call Stephanie McDonough at 484-437-8272 for more information. You can volunteer to help a person not adept at using a computer, allowing them to call you on the phone for their needs. If you know of young people who might be interested in helping out, this is a safe way to contrinbute to the community.