With most restaurants, fitness clubs, and shopping centres closed due to COVID-19, you may find yourself struggling to come up with activities to do while stuck inside; but not to worry, here are 10 fun ways to beat your boredom and still practise social distancing:

  1. Stay activeScreenshot of YMCA workout instructor in downward dog pose
  1.  Get some fresh air
  • As the weather gets warmer, take advantage of your balcony and pull up a comfy chair! While you're out there, call up a friend or catch up on some reading.
  1. Boost your mental health knowledge
  • Stella's Place is offering free one-on-one counselling by phone and video chat to people aged 16 to 29 in Toronto. Call 416-461-2345, ext. 0, or email connect@stellasplace.ca to book a virtual appointment.
  • A psychology professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough is hosting a free online course to help people manage their mental health during COVID-19.
  1. Start a book club with your friends
  1. Try a new recipe
  1. Throw a Netflix party
  1. Host a game night
  • Get into the competitive spirit with your pals by downloading the House Party app, a video chat platform that has several free games available.
  1. Watch live concerts online
  1. Take virtual tours of museums and zoosScreenshot of panda eating bamboo from Calgary Zoo live stream

       10. ​​Volunteer to help a neighbour in need

  • Have extra time to help deliver groceries or necessities to a resident who requires assistance? Email info@greenrockpm.ca with your contact information to be added to our volunteer list.
  • SPRINT Senior Care is looking for volunteers to assist with packing and delivering food donations and conducting wellness checks on isolated seniors in our community. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 416-481-0669 ext. 1204 or email volunteer@sprintseniorcare.org. If you are a senior interested in receiving one of these services from SPRINT, please call 416-481-0669 ext. 1225.

Think of another fun activity to do during COVID-19? Snap a pic and tag us on social media so we can share with the Greenrock community! Remember, we're all in this together.

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