A central hub to connect with grandparents while elders and families are staying home

Grandy is a web service that helps grandparents and grandchildren connect online and provides activities for them to engage in together.  You can get one month for free–after that it is $9.99 a month or $49.99 a year.  There were no ratings or reviews for this service at the time of this posting, so use your own judgment.  A plus of this service is that, for every membership purchased, Grandy connects a youth with a solo elder.  To visit the site, click on the following link: https://www.grandy.com/   For information about Grandy’s One for One program, which connects a youth with a solo elder, click on this link:  https://www.grandy.com/oneforone

The Discomfort you are Feeling is Grief

This is an excellent article from the Harvard Business Review about how all of us are struggling with (or will struggle with) grief related to the coronavirus epidemic.  The author adds a sixth stage of grief to the Kuebler-Ross 5 that we usually think of as relating to both death and grief.  His new set is: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, and meaning.

Click on the following link to read the article:  https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=hbr&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2EuJCKW0CCS1s-xhVGhc80BfKZlWabKH_MnzF2TUExGKig-wWh8T_Uz7A

Happiness improves with age

In the 20th century we added an unprecedented number of years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good? Surprisingly, yes! Psychologist Laura Carstensen shows research that demonstrates that as people get older they become happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world.

To view a video of her TED talk, click on the following link: https://www.ted.com/talks/laura_carstensen_older_people_are_happier?language=en