With COVID-19 running errands brings added risk, stress, and can take longer to accomplish what once was ‘quick’ errands such as picking up groceries, pharmacy etc. Offering to pick up groceries and run errands for the older people in your life can be both a convenience, a relief and minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Small considerations can go far when it comes to the older people in our lives. Reaching out with a phone call, quick visit or even checking in with other family members with an offer of a friendly hand can keep grandparents and other older people connected.
While the uncertainty COVID brings risks and changes that keep us disconnected, these are some ways to keep grandparents and older people connected to their families and communities.