1. Please consider the risk
We talked to Dr. Samir Sinha. He’s the director of Geriatrics for the Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto. And this is what he says:
You see, people in those categories are more likely to become severely ill if they contract the coronavirus. We don’t want that to be you.
“I think the pandemic has been really hard for everybody, but social isolation is a particular issue for older adults,” he says. “One of the greatest joys for older people is seeing younger people in their lives and having intergenerational connections.”
It’s a tricky balance, we know.
On one hand, meaningful connections are hugely important — they can enrich and even prolong your life. But seeing a loved one means you’ll interact with people you haven’t seen in weeks who’ve spent their isolation in a different environment than you. You have to decide whether that risk is worth it to you.
2. Let’s talk about it
Maybe you think we, your loving family members, have banned you from…