Senior Scope’s cover story this month tackles mental health during the COVID-era. Massachusetts has been slowly reopening since Memorial Day. But, as many residents attempt to find normalcy and reacquaint themselves with friends whom they haven’t seen in months, directives from the state caution older adults that the safest place for them is at home in isolation. This extended period of isolation will help shield older people from the threat of COVID-19, but too much time alone can impact overall health. Read our cover story for some practical advice on how to better your monitor your mental health and where to call should you need to reach out. For more COVID updates since the last issue of Senior Scope, including the ongoing protests across the globe, click here.

Elsewhere in the paper, we’ve partnered with New Bedford Guide and the New Bedford Wellness Initiative to publish a transcript of a recent video interview between cardiologist Dr. Michael Rocha and UMass Dartmouth associate professor and biologist Dr. Erin Bromage about the ongoing pandemic. Read that story here.

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