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Coronavirus Resources

Even during these uncertain times, you can always count on Easterseals. The Case Managers in the Easterseals Caregiver Resource Center are here to ease your mind and answer your caregiving questions.  Here are some resources to help get you through - check back often, as we're continually updating this list!

Respite grants are still available and our staff will work with you to help figure out respite options.  Click here to learn about our respite programs, which could allow you to take a much needed break during this stressful time.
Take a tour of our Resource Center from your living room and let us know if you have questions about assistive devices or equipment that may be helpful to you or your loved one.    

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Photo of grocery store To find information on grocery stores’ locations and hours, food assistance, crisis services, click here.

Delaware ASSIST logoThe Delaware ASSIST program can help streamline applications for multiple programs offered in Delaware such as Long Term Care, Child Care, cash assistance, LIHEAP & so many more. Click here for more info.

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Communicating what's going on to kids is crucial - here are some tools!

Click here for tips for talking to your kids about the coronavirus and so much more.
BrainPop explains explains coronavirus to children, including videos and quizzes.
Support your children’s emotional well-being during the COVID- 19 pandemic.

House with a heart in itThe Joseph House in Salisbury, MD offers a food pantry, hospitality room and financial assistance.

Icon showing laptop and coronavirus germHere's some good general information on coronavirus in Delaware, and a link here for Maryland.
Get to know your communication rights with the COVID-19 Communication Rights Toolkit!


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school foodDelaware School Food Programs can be found here.
For Delaware Food Bank by county, click here.

food bankMaryland’s Food Banks can be found here.
The Halo Café in Salisbury is serving bagged meals to the community every day. The hours are as follows: Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., Lunch: Noon – 1p.m. Dinner: 6– 7 p.m.

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Wifi iconComcast is offering Internet to everyone during this time - for assistance with internet, click here.

Lightbulb iconConcerned about how to pay your electric bill with Delmarva? Click here.
To assist Delawareans facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, DSHA has created the Delaware Housing Assistance Program.

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Hand holding mobile phone with appsHere's a great roundup of helpful apps for mobile devices to make them more user-friendly for those with hearing impairments!

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Photo of teaSometimes it is hard to get away, especially right now. Here are 10 ways for caregivers to “escape” while in place.

Adult woman and her senior momIt can be difficult to leave your adult child, parent or adult loved one in the care of someone else. Here are 6 tips to making it a smooth transition.
Also, check out this Parent/Caregiver Guide to help your family cope with the coronavirus disease.

Stressed caregiverCaregiving can be an emotional journey. This article will help you identify your feelings and help you manage them.

MeditationCalm is great free app you can download to your phone to help manage stress. Find music, meditation, books and more to help set your mind at ease.
Check out these online yoga classes
for people of all ages with disabilities.
Psychologists offer insights on how to separate yourself from others, while still getting the social support you need.
Read this to see how mindfulness can help during stressful times.

Phone iconJewish Family Services of Delaware is offering an OnCall service. It is a free and confidential emotional support hotline - call 302-781-4537.

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Audiobooks, Ebooks, and More

Child with headphones onLooking for something to take your mind off of the current climate? Check out these free audiobooks, or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks from the Delaware library site.
Ebsco and TumbleBookLibrary are offering free subscriptions for a limited time.
You must have a library card for all of these. Right now you can get a library card online by clicking here.
Read some great stories & watch some short videos about the adventures of Pip the Beach Cat, a great friend to Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore!
ReadingIQ
is free with code SCHOOL1657 - it's perfect for preschool through 6th grade.
Enjoy story time from space!
Listen to some of your favorite celebrities reading books.

Virtual Learning Sites

Dad and child learning onlineMystery Science offers free popular science lessons to help your kids’ minds (and hands) busy.
Scholastic offers day-by-day projects to keep kids thinking, reading and growing. It's ideal for grades pre-k through 9th.
Outschool, where kids love learning, is offering live online classes for ages 3-18.
Find tons of free coloring pages for your kids and adults here. Plus there are a ton of activity ideas!
Use Math Is Fun to get your child more involved with math!
Build vocabulary with Flocabulary.
Discovery Education offers virtual field trips and more.
ARIS Emergency Home Education Program - Educating and engaging children with autism or other special needs at home
Access ABC Mouse for free by creating an account and using code SCHOOL1657.
Adventure Academy is temporarily free by using code SCHOOL1657. Ideal for children 3rd through 6th grade.
i-Ready has printable at home activity packets for grades kindergarten through 8th.
PBS Learning Media also has packets for pre-k through third grade.

Zoos, Aquariums, and Live Cams

Tiger in zooIn a time when we can’t get out, here is a way to bring the outside to you!
Cape May County Park and Zoo is offering a daily virtual zoo school. They post each day at 11:30. Get up close and behind the scenes with the animals.
The San Diego Zoo is offering kids a “private tour” of the zoo through fun facts and videos.
Monterey Bay Aquarium has live cams offering a unique view. Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.
Tune in to the Houston Zoo Webcams and enjoy a live look at animals that call the Houston Zoo home!
Check out live webcams of the Georgia Aquarium.
Experience a Polar Bear Virtual Field Trip.
Join the New England Aquarium for live presentations, new videos, and activities to try from home.
Explore offers a variety of live cams - under the water, a kitten rescue sanctuary, hummingbird feeder, and so much more.
Dive into questions about your favorite animals with a new kids video series from Shedd Aquarium.

Local Activities, Now Online!

DE MD MapTake virtual tours of the Biggs Museum - the narrated segments offer insights into the displayed works.
Spanning centuries, the Delaware Art Museum’s collections are partially available to view online. Learn about the works of art and discover more about the artist.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s online videos explore scientific collections with museum curators, and offer behind the scenes looks at some of the exhibits.
Archives and collections are plentiful on Hagley’s website, giving visitors a good look into the past.


Subscriptions for Seniors

Senior woman knittingMaria’s Place is offering 50% off the first two months of activity boxes for seniors. They also have many free activities to explore!


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Icon of criminal crossed outIt can be easy to fall prey to a scam. Here are a few sites that list the most popular scams or ways to figure out if something is a scam.
The U.S. Government has a site that lists a number of ways a person can be scammed, and how to report scammers.
The Office of the Attorney General site provides informtion on SSA scams - how to recognize them and how to keep yourself safe.
Here are some tips from the FTC specifically about avoiding coronavirus-related scams.
Think you're being scammed? Figure out if you may be by answering questions here.

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