Connect with others through Call to Health

April 30, 2020

Call to Health challenges offer members multiple ways to combat social isolation by reaching out to others, while taking control of their own well-being.

With stay-at-home orders enacted in many places, millions of Americans are cut off from their family, their friends, and their normal routines. Not surprisingly, many people report feeling lonely and isolated as a result. Answering the Call to Health* provides a framework to reach out and care for your loved ones and your community, as well as to care for yourself, during these challenging times.

New Call to Health activities are now underway to help you connect with others and encourage you to practice self-care. Here are just a few:

  • Maintain a Sense of Connection: Use technology, such as Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, on at least one day each week to reach out and connect with a friend or loved one.
  • Share Your Happy Place: On at least one day a week share an inspirational quote, a photo, or a memory of your favorite happy place with your colleagues on the Call to Health Social Feed.
  • Support a Caregiver: Learn what you can do and then help out a healthcare worker, first-responder, senior care center employee, or other caregiver in your community.
  • Send a Letter to a Member of Your Congregation: Write a letter to a member of your congregation, an older person living in a nursing home, or a friend you’re unable to visit.
  • Learn about the EAP: Discover how the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you deal with added stress or anxiety you may be feeling, as well as help you find solutions for just about any problem.

Log on to the Call to Health website to check out the above challenges along with dozens of others, including Hand-washing Gratitude Practice, Cultivate Your Green Thumb, Tame Stress with Healthy Eating, and more. Most challenges are no-cost activities you can do at home or outdoors while maintaining a safe distance from others. Many can be done with your family to help build a sense of togetherness. And if you’re married, your covered spouse can register and answer the call, too.

Remember, the goal of Call to Health is to help you be your best, so you can not only cope during these unprecedented times but ultimately thrive.

*Call to Health is available to employees and their spouses with medical coverage through the Board of Pensions; it is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, GeoBlue, or the Medicare Supplement Plan.