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June 1, 2021

With a possible end to the pandemic in sight, how should older adults emotionally prepare for a "normal" world?

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As more Americans get the COVID-19 vaccine and more social restrictions are lifted, Americans can see the pandemic’s end in sight. But are we ready to live in a post-COVID world?

"While many people are anxious to return to their former lives, they should not expect to pick up exactly where they left off," says Dr. Olivia Okereke, a psychiatrist with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. "We don’t know how this new reality will look and feel, at least in the short term, so it’s a good idea to begin preparing mentally and emotionally for returning to a sense of normalcy."

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