With such a high mortality rate for the elderly who catch the Coronavirus, it’s little surprise that many older citizens are afraid to leave their homes. Unfortunately, this makes survival difficult as they often cannot afford expensive delivery services. Some Australian grocery stores are opening earlier to give those who are at least in their 60s an hour of shopping where they don’t have to worry about being around crowds of potentially infected people.
Unfortunately such actions are not as widespread in other areas which is why we are so happy to hear about reports of teens who are volunteering to help their elderly neighbors with grocery shopping. The teens in the linked article are using their own money to create care packages for their older neighbors who are scared to leave home, saving them from having to make the terrible decision of whether to risk catching the virus or go hungry.
Due to so many school shutdowns, countless teens are left without much to do. At difficult times like these, it is important for communities to come together and help each other. If your teen needs something to do, assisting elderly neighbors is a great option that will help teach the value of helping others.
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