Generations: Here’s how to get free at-home COVID tests – Washington Times Herald

GET FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS: Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Visit to order your four free COVID-19 tests which will be mailed directly to your home.

The tests available for order:

• Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR

• Can be taken anywhere

• Give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)

• Work whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms

• Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines

• Are also referred to as self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests

BUNDLE UP ON WINDY, COLD DAYS – NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING TIPS: A heavy wind can quickly lower your body temperature. Check the weather forecast for windy and cold days. On those days, try to stay inside or in a warm place. If you have to go out, wear warm clothes, and don’t stay out in the cold and wind for a long time. Here are some other tips:

• Dress for the weather if you have to go out on chilly, cold, or damp days.

• Wear loose layers of clothing. The air between the layers helps to keep you warm.

• Put on a hat and scarf. You lose a lot of body heat when your head and neck are uncovered.

• Wear a waterproof coat or jacket if it’s snowy.

• Change your clothes right away if they get damp or wet.

GENERATIONS OFFERS ACTIVE DAILY LIVING ONLINE RESOURCE: Generations is excited to offer a FREE online health resource called Active Daily Living which can be accessed through the Generations website. Active Daily Living offers a variety of informational resources that support older adults and caregivers through interactive online tools and personalized content designed to maximize one’s ability to age in place. Users can browse the site for information on different aging and caregiving topics and can sign up to receive free monthly e-mails tailored to their own interests/needs. To access Active Daily Living, simply visit the Generations website at and click on Active Daily Living on the home page.

GENERATIONS MAGAZINE: Our magazine is geared toward adults in pre-retirement and retirement years and promotes active aging and preventive health. It is published three times a year and is free to subscribers. All we need is your name and address. If you would like to receive future copies of the magazine, contact Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or

Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at