Being retired can open up a lot of time for you to be able to see your family and friends more, but COVID 19 has complicated things. Now you have to worry about not spreading the virus and staying safe. Because of this seeing your family might not be smart. Even though you can not see them in person there are a variety of ways to talk and connect with your loved ones. And because you have a Defined Benefit Retirement Plan you will not have to worry about anything. Use technology We have so much technology available to us today. There are so many ways to stay in contact with people from all around the world. There are video calls, emails, text messages, video messages, and more. Schedule a time that works for both of you so there are no interuptions. So even if you can not speak face to face you can still talk and enjoy each other’s company. Maintain social distancing while visiting If you live in an area where you are not quarantined but it is still encouraged to maintain social distancing, go and see people. See if anyone would like to exercise or go for a walk, being outside and six feet apart. You can see each other face to face safely. Schedule a time to visit with your loved ones outside in your front or backyard. Have an online discussion Many people have been reading, watching, or writing stories during quarantine. Look for and join a virtual book club where you can be socializing with tons of people who share a common interest. If you are not into reading, find someone to binge watch a television show. Then you will have a lot to talk about, be sure you do not spoil anything! This can be a great option for safe social activity that can mix up your normal routine.