Kaye speaks with Machias Valley News Observer about seniors dealing with mental health during COVID-19

The Machias Valley News Observer interviewed Lenard Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, in an article about how senior citizens can deal with mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Maintain daily contact. That’s the most important factor,” he said, adding that “I encourage everyone to take control of their life and set up a structure. You need to have structure, day in and day out.” The article also advanced the center’s UMaine Health Connection Chats, held 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Judith Josiah-Martin, a lecturer with the School of Social Work at UMaine, will deliver the chat titled “Dealing Effectively with the Trauma of Living During COVID-19” on July 22. More information is available on the Center on Aging website.