Because of COVID-19, many families have not had a chance to visit their parents and grandparents in the nursing home. One home is now allowing people to visit digitally to combat loneliness.

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The NY Daily News reported that a nursing home group in the UK started the adoption program to help give social contact to both the young and old.

The London-based CHD Living, which operates 13 residential homes in the city, started an adopt-a-grandparent program to pair young people and seniors who may not have grandparents or grandchildren to give both much-needed social contact during this time and, the organization hopes, start intergenerational friendships.

“The nature of care means that we’re looking after some of the most vulnerable members of society at the moment,”

Shaleeza Hasham, Head of Hospitality, Communications & Commissioning at CHD said in a press release. “We are however keen to keep spirits in the homes high and so have been thinking of ways that we can continue to enrich the lives of our residents whilst providing them with stimulation and companionship.”

If you want to be part of the program you can click HERE