Staying connected gives us an opportunity to strengthen our relationships with family and friends and focus on what we’re grateful for. As many folks try out virtual happy hours, we’ve come up with six creative ideas for connecting virtually that can be done at any age.

1. Make a Meal – Share a recipe or menu and get online to make it together.

2. Share a Meal – Invite others to be at the table with you for lunch or dinner.

3. Get Moving – Bring your friends on a walk or hike virtually or even take an exercise class together from afar.

4. Host a Game Night – Even something as simple as charades can be played virtually!

5. Watch a MovieNetflix Party lets you interact with others while you all watch the same movie.

6. Start a Book Club – Dig into that book you’ve been wanting to, and invite others to have a virtual discussion.

4 Apps to Help You Stay Connected

They’re easy to use and available for your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Try them all to see which works best for you.

Set Up a Zoom Session

Download the free Zoom app in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Set Up a Google Hangout

Download the Hangouts Meet by Google app in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Try a Facetime Group

If everyone has an iPhone, use this easy app to connect.

Connect on WhatsApp Messenger

Get the free app in the App Store or Google Play to stay connected around the world.

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