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

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

After the COVID-19 outbreak began, people's interactions with one another shifted. Each person must maintain a certain social distance while avoiding unrequired interaction, and they must remain indoors as far as possible to prevent the virus from spreading. While these measures are necessary, they may be unpleasant for those who have suffered a loss.

Many people have perished due to the Covid-19 virus, and several have died because of natural disasters and other causes. Friends and family members are left to their own devices to grieve. The following are some helpful ideas from Sholom Chapel on preserving social distance while assisting a mourning person.

1. Continued Contact

Checking in on mourning individuals daily, rather than just sometimes, is one way to demonstrate your support. When you call, discuss events in their lives, their activities, and their health. Ensure that they eat nutritious foods. These actions demonstrate your concern for them and desire to assist them at this trying time.

2. Serve as a Diversion

If you cannot take them for a drive or engage in an outside activity to assist them in escaping their sadness, you may have to look for other ways to occupy them. Engage children in online games to keep them busy for a while. By redirecting a grieving person's focus to these activities, you might help them feel less alone.

3. Provide Consistent Support

When individuals are sad, they often miss meals and put their health at risk. If you live far away to visit them, order meals for them or urge their neighbors to do it. Someone must be readily present and readily available to assist them when necessary.

These are just a few suggestions for supporting grieving individuals while maintaining your social distance. If you need information about our funeral services and preplanning, please contact Sholom Chapel.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

The Importance Of Saying Good-Bye

Few things in life are as traumatic as saying farewell to a dying loved one. Focus on offering love and comfort when confronted with this challenging situation. This attentiveness and the following...

Sending Flowers To The Bereaved

Sending flowers with a condolence card is a kind and polite way to express your sympathies to a bereaved family. Flowers provide solace; they are visually attractive, and their vibrant colors enliv...

Are All Caskets The Same Size

Several clients at Sholom Chapel believe that all caskets are the same size. That is not correct. A standard-sized one will generally suffice if you need a casket for a deceased family member....

Top Tips on Staying Safe in Public During the Pandemic

During this time, social distancing and self-isolation are the only ways to stay safe. There will be occasions, though, when you must leave your home. It could be to get some necessities or run a q...

How To Write An Obituary Notice

Writing an obituary notice can be tough, primarily if you’ve never written one before and are deep in sorrow, dealing with your loss. At Shalom Chapel, we often advise our clients and offer tips to...

Do You Need A Casket?

We at Sholom Chapel offer elegant personalized funeral services. Some clients have questions about whether they will need a casket during a funeral service. Here is some information that ...

5 Tips to Help Explain Death To A Child

It’s not simple to communicate the notion of death to kids and many parents dread the prospect of doing so. Parents believe that their children will learn on their own eventually. When a family mem...

What To Expect Before The Funeral

After a person passes away, their family has to plan the funeral service. There are times when the ones handling this responsibility do not know how things are done. At Sholom Chapel, we know that ...

Top Reasons To Pre-Plan Before You Need It

Death isn’t something we can avoid and yet not many of us are comfortable talking about it, let alone planning a funeral service for ourselves. However, we at Sholom Chapel have seen this trend cha...

Coping with the Death of a Sibling

Most people share a special bond with their siblings, even with the rivalries, dissent, arguments, and squabbles that are part of being a family. In some cases, siblings can’t see eye to eye and do...