The situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, and the BSAC is taking proactive steps to share the best information we have to protect the public’s health, especially among older adults, and to provide ways to stay connected and active.

Now is the time to stay informed and follow basic tips to protect yourself and those around you. Below you will find information on social distancing, connecting with friends and family from your home, and other community resources.


Click the blue links for more information:


Social Distancing FAQs


Advice for when you are stuck at home:

                Set a routine

                Managing stress and when to reach out for help

                Using technology to stay connected


Facebook group “Bellingham Covid-19 Community Helpers” dedicated to helping neighbors amid coronavirus

                News story about the helpers

                Facebook Group

                Fill out this form to request help


Shopping tips and recipes

                These Whatcom businesses are offering social distancing hours for senior shoppers

                Fred Meyers offers pickup, delivery, and shipping of grocery orders

Best foods to stock up on for an extended stay at home

Eating well for less (checkout pages 18 & 19 for skillet meals)


Community Resource List during Covid-19 from the Opportunity Council


Avoid coronavirus scams: Tips from the Federal Trade Commission