Many Oregonians are experiencing feelings of disconnect and social isolation due to our inability to physically gather. While staying at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 is the most important and effective way to help keep each other safe, it is also important to do what we can to maintain our social ties.
Social Connections is a partnership between Community Safety and the Aging and Disabilities Project to use art to help keep people feeling connected and prevent feelings of isolation. This community art project is great for all ages and can include painting a heartwarming message on your window, creating lovely stained-glass art out of tissue paper or hanging festive fabric patterns on your door. The options are endless!
Interactive, hands-on, expressive activities are good for our mental health, and these types of activities help us stay connected with friends, family and fellow Portlanders while staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Click below for more Social Connections projects:
Cactus Art Project
Crafty Paper Flowers
Easy to Make Bird Feeder
Tissue Paper Stained Glass
Show us your "Window into Your Portland" on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with #KeepConnectingPDX and #WeGotThisPDX.
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