Sumary of Grandparents take new skills into their golden years post pandemic:
- An Edmonton author, wellness counsellor and grandmother says many Canadian grandparents are coming out of the pandemic stronger and more grounded.
- ” Kapteyn, 72, released her first non-fiction book called Grounded Grandmothers, a self-help book Aukje said will “reach an aging population who struggles with purpose and meaning navigating limitation, losses and the challenges of a very quickly changing world.
- ” Author and grandmother, Aukje Kapteyn with her non-fiction book, Grounded Grandmothers.
- ” ‘It broke my heart’: ER doctor aims to fight loneliness ‘epidemic’ amid COVID-19 Dorothy McVey, a grandmother and great-grandmother in Edmonton said she’s always been open and close with her family, but the conversations have changed.
- “I have seven little great-grandbabies,” said McVey, “I had not seen them since the pandemic started.
- ” 4:15 What we’ve learned about seniors’ care during the COVID-19 pandemic What we’ve learned about seniors’ care during the COVID-19 pandemic – Jun 12, 2021 McVey reflected on the past 14 months and said part of her “golden years” were full of ups and downs.
- She said despite being away from family, who wanted to protect her from potentially contracting COVID-19, she was able to visit with other residents at her Cantebury seniors home and stressed the staff were wonderful.
- ” Alberta seniors hopeful for future as COVID-19 vaccines open to those 75 and older McVey learned how to use Zoom and other social media.