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Concerns about COVID-19 have made it difficult for grandparents to visit with their grandkids in person. For many families, the forced separation has been one of the most difficult parts of riding out this global pandemic. Fortunately, technology makes it easy to connect from across the country or just across town.
The phrase digital grandparent was coined to describe relationships that utilize technology to stay connected, and not just because of coronavirus concerns. Many families are separated by great distances because of career and lifestyle choices.
If you are looking for ways to help your parents and children bond and build memories virtually, we have a few suggestions. No matter the grandchildren’s age, there are opportunities for the generations to feel like they are an important part of one another’s lives. The key is to explore different forms of technology.
Virtual Visits and Tech That Connects
Strong Bonds Between Grandchildren, Grandparents Offer Mental Health Benefits is a good article to read if you are interested in learning more about the important role grandparents can play in the lives of the family’s youngest generations.
For older adults who call a Sunrise Senior Living community home, know that our team members are happy to make virtual connections a little easier. Each Sunrise community is equipped with latest communication technology and whether it’s mastering Skype, emailing photos, or texting a video to the grandkids, we’ll be glad to help!