Dear Amava Members,

I wanted to reach out in this time of global and national crisis. We started Amava to help people stay active and socially engaged. While we have been gratified by your enthusiastic response, we recognize that social interactions are temporarily shifting. Staying home or at least avoiding group gatherings have become short-term necessities to protect our health and the health of others. For some of us, an unfortunate consequence will be increased feelings of isolation. 

So how do you stay socially engaged when social distancing is recommended? At Amava, we are focusing on creative ways for you to continue to earn, learn, give back and more without putting yourself at risk. You can:

Jump start your online learning journey or pick up a new language. Sharpen some skills, acquire new ones or learn about something you’ve always wanted to know. 

On that topic, we are scheduling free online Ask Amava Discussion Groups for our Members about remote learning for next week. Please email us at with the subject line “Remote Learning” and let us know if you’re interested.

Look into flexible jobs from home that involve engaging with others via call or video conference. Examples include working as a Virtual Assistant or a Tutor.

Be kind to your neighbors. If you know someone who is self-quarantining, give them a phone or video call to say “hi” and let them know you are there to help if needed. If your local schools are shutting down, parents or students in your community may appreciate your help.

Use our new Go Local feature to list your willingness to help, request support from fellow Amava Members or post work and volunteer opportunities for other Members in your own community. You can access Go Local from your My Amava page.

Our team is here to support you. Reach out if we can help you find ideas for productive, interesting ways to keep yourself active, engaged and connected. 

Keep Living Well,

Mark and the Amava Team


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