Seniors cope with isolation from their “second family” due to coronavirus | The Seattle Times

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across Western Washington, its affect on people’s lives was readily apparent, especially for older folks who were especially vulnerable. Advised to stay in their homes to protect themselves from COVID-19, seniors like Genevieve Benjamin who spend time at the Central Area Senior Center struggle with being secluded from their “second family.”

To capture this impact, I employed several techniques to speak with folks while maintaining social distance — using Zoom, distant outdoor interviews, and being resourceful with the visuals I could gather to tell a very personal story.

See the full story package with Nina Shapiro and Erika Schultz here.

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