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Keeping Parents and Grandparents Busy while Social Distancing

Where are my Gen-Xers?

Chances are high that you, like me, are struggling with the emotions that come from keeping family members on either side of your generation safe and occupied while also keeping them apart.

multigenerational travel grandma

Keeping the generations apart is not for the weak.

I’ve seen a lot of information aimed at tech savvy parents and kids,  but quickly realized that while I was seeing a bunch of options zip by on twitter and facebook, it was likely that my less social media-engaged parents weren’t.

And let’s face it: It can be tough to keep up with all of the things you’re seeing and find them again when you need them, for any of us on the best of days.

To that end, I started compiling a list of activities that I thought my folks would enjoy. Many of them you may already know about, but I’m hoping that by having them all in one place you’ll be able to easily share it with your parents/grandparents and help keep boredom at bay.

Fingers holding a photo of grandparents and grandchild on vacation multigenerational travelI plan to add links to the list as this goes on but can’t guarantee that I’ll have it always up to date, so please feel free to add any you find in the comments, or via DMs or messages, and forgive any links that aren’t exactly right.

If this list in any small way helps keep the ones we love mentally active, satisfied and safe, that’s good enough for me.

Stay healthy,

Heather

P.S. I’ll also add a list with some kids’ resources in another post.

Free Ivy League University Courses Online

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/

Learn to cook from an Italian Chef: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/kitchenquarantine/

Watch John Legend perform: https://www.facebook.com/johnlegend/videos/230549208073236

Netflix options: https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-movies-on-netflix/

Other Arts options:
https://www.cbc.ca/life/home/unique-lessons-and-experiences-by-artists-and-organizations-are-being-offered-online-right-now-for-free-1.5502164

Fitness: https://www.cbc.ca/life/wellness/these-are-the-free-no-equipment-online-fitness-classes-you-need-right-now-1.5500751

Learn about anything:
https://www.khanacademy.org/

Theatre:
https://playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home

Online Cooking Classes: https://www.177milkstreet.com/school/classes/online-classes/

Audible books: https://www.radiotimes.com/news/radio/2020-03-20/audible-just-made-hundreds-of-titles-completely-free-to-help-during-coronavirus-crisis/

Crave Free for 30 days: https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/crave-offers-30-days-free-to-canadians/

Two other links that might be helpful:

Places doing grocery delivery –>https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/delivery-grocery-food-medication_ca_5e77982dc5b63c3b64927390

A great site to make sure they’re also considering their mental health:

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