Although we're all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally!

Here are just a few ways to feel connected!

  • Call or Facetime a friend or relative you haven't spoken to in a while to check in.

  • Write a letter, or make and send a card to a loved one.

  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.

  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Support our local businesses! They need your help now more than ever.

  • #WithYouLFLB: Invest in our community and the health of our local businesses through the LF/LB Chamber's #WithYouLFLB Gift Card Program, an easy way for us to support our friends until we can walk in their doors again!

  • Visit the LF/LB Chamber of Commerce website and Facebook page for more ways you can support our shops, restaurants, and more during this time.

  • Click here for a list of all of our shops and restaurants current hours and delivery/carryout options.

Interested in helping? Start here - more ideas will be added soon!

Here are a few ideas for keeping your brain active and your mind off the latest news!

  • Visit Lake Forest Library's Website for tons of downloadable eBooks, streaming music, concerts, activities and more! They even have free creative classes - all you need is a library card!

  • Do puzzles of all kinds! Try these: Free Online Brain Teasers, Mind Games, Puzzles and More!

  • Work on Mindfulness - Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

  • Remember: take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.

Here you will find links to various articles about how the pandemic has affected families.

Please connect with us if you have resources to add.