State of Grandfamilies 2020: Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving Beyond.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults
are being told to keep their distance from children,
and wave through windows or video call. This is
not possible for caregivers like the O’Learys who
are among over two million grandparents raising
their grandchildren, many of whom are age 60 and
older and at greater risk if exposed to the virus.1
These grandparents spend their days changing
their grandchildren’s diapers, helping with virtual
learning, and making meals. They are the first line
of defense for these children during the pandemic,
having stepped in when parents cannot raise
children for many reasons, including because
parents have died from the virus. Generations United. 2020 CLICK HERE

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