Keeping kids and grandparents connected during social distancing

[KMSP Fox 9, March 18, 2020] One of the most difficult parts of the new normal amid the novel coronavirus pandemic is having to keep children and young adults away from loved ones or say no to basic activities like going to the playground.

Without the face-to-face contact, life can get isolating, especially for older adults and the elderly. Allina Health geriatric specialist Dr. Emily Downing says that’s where the magic of technology comes into play if you can.

“Drop an iPad off maybe with your loved ones, so you can FaceTime with them, but attempting to social distance is in their best interest right now,” said Dr. Downing.

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