Grief Amid The Pandemic: How To Show Love And Support Through Social Distancing

By: George Darte
Monday, June 15, 2020

The pandemic has forced people to change how they interact with others. Everyone has to practice social distancing and limit physical contact. They need to stay at home as much as possible to limit the progress of the virus. All of these steps are essential, but they can be difficult for people who are grieving.

Millions of people have lost their lives to Covid-19 and several had died due to other natural or unnatural causes. Their friends and families are forced to grieve for them in isolation. At George Darte Funeral Chapel, Inc, we have some tips that can help you support these grieving individuals while practicing social distancing.

1. Call Regularly

The best way to show your support is to check up on the grieving individuals regularly. When you call, be sure to engage in conversations instead of just checking in. Discuss what’s happening in the world, ask them about their health, enquire about their day, and check whether they are eating well. This will show your friends that you care for them and are willing to help them through their grief.

2. Provide Distraction

You can’t take them to a movie or go out on a drive to distract your friend from grief, but it is possible to entertain them in other ways. Use online gaming to engage them for a few hours or schedule video conferencing calls with all your friends present. These activities will distract a grieving individual and help them feel less alone. 

3. Provide Practical Help

People tend to skip meals and take poor care of themselves when drowning in grief. Provide practical assistance by ordering a few meals for them or asking their neighbors to check on them.

If you want to know more about supporting people through grief or want to arrange a funeral, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at George Darte Funeral Chapel, Inc. You can call 905-937-4444 or contact us through our website.

 

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