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shut-in

(shŭt′ĭn′)
n.
A person confined indoors by illness or disability.
adj. (shŭt-ĭn′)
1. Confined to a home or hospital, as by illness.
2. Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.
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Intermingled with these through the park are exhibits and panels describing the natural and cultural resources that make Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park a place worth preserving.
While mental illness may drive some of Japan's shut-ins into a reclusive state, experts assert that most of them retreat without showing any signs of psychiatric problems.
And in Santa Ana, California, kids will decorate place mats for elderly shut-ins.
Senior citizens living in the downtown area are also served by the center, and a parish nurse team visits elderly shut-ins to attend to their medical and emotional needs.
Do your members deliver fruit plates to shut-ins? Maybe you've adopted a family or hosted a Christmas party for children.
Otaku means "geek," the culture of typically male shut-ins obsessed to the point of mania with Japan's comics/ animation/video-game industries.
Libraries have always reached out beyond their walls: interlibrary loan, service to shut-ins of all kinds (the sick, prisoners, etc.), telephone and mail (including e-mail) reference services, shared cataloging, mobile libraries and the rest may lack the glitz of electronics, but they are long-established aspects of library services.
Another paid work activity that produces a multitude of gratifying results is our once a week "Meals on Wheels for the Elderly." Tribal Services for the Elderly connected Tas Tonlik Ki with a national charitable organization that sponsors nutritional programs on reservations and they provide the funding for our members to cook and deliver a nutritional and often traditional meal for 14 elderly tribal members who are shut-ins.
deliver meals to elderly shut-ins, including George Rogers, 80, of Gladstone [Oregon].
* Help residents be part of telephone reassurance programs for shut-ins or latch-key children.
Writing about teenagers the kids who could, alternatively, be out conceiving illegitimate children--Rockefeller's commission says: "They can staff soup kitchens, tutor their peers and younger children, visit shut-ins and the elderly, and improve their neighborhoods through construction and cleanup projects."
She was a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Decatur; she served in their Legion of Mary and as an extraordinary minister, both at Mass and on visits to shut-ins. She was also a member of the Macon County Home Extension.