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Staying in touch is different than it used to be. It’s not necessarily harder, just different. We can’t just stop by to see someone because of social distancing restrictions during COVID-19, especially with anyone in long-term care.

In this article, we’re going to talk to you about different ways to stay in touch with loved ones. There are many ways to choose from.

Connect With a Loved One Form

We added a nifty form to our website, which is makes it super simple to connect. There is a link to the form on the home page.

All you have to do is fill out the form, and we will make sure your message is delivered to the intended recipient. This is a quick and easy way to send a message to someone living in one of our senior communities or who is in residential care at The Hamlets at Westsyde in Kamloops.


Aside from the form on our website, you can always call using a cell phone or land line.

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is easy, too. There are many free apps like FaceTime which comes pre-installed on all iPhones. Video conferencing allows you to see the person and talk to him or her at the same time, and that person can also see you.


You can always write a letter. Writing letters is a lost art, but everyone loves getting a handwritten letter. Remember, Canada Post and couriers are fully operational despite COVID-19.

Outside Visits

Many residential-care communities in Alberta and British Columbia are starting to allow outside visits. If that’s something you would like to arrange, then contact us, and we’ll see if it’s possible.

We want our residents to be in close touch with their family and friends as much as possible. We believe that staying connected is key to weathering the pandemic successfully.

The Hamlets at Westsyde is a residential care and assisted-living community in Kamloops, BC, Canada. With a full range of services, and compassionate care based on the tenets of Christianity, The Hamlets at Westsyde help seniors live a fulfilling life. 

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about our community in Kamloops, please call us at (250) 579-9061.


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