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originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: Boadicea
This could also be a great way for asymptomatic carriers to spread it to elderly people.
Maybe give them a call?
originally posted by: raedar
It’s a great sentiment! My mom used to put a bundle of flowers in my hand and send me to my elderly neighbor’s, Ms. Young. She would give me hard candy and we’d sit and chat about school. It was a great exercise in awareness, even though slightly awkward.
Getting groceries could be a scary though for the elderly at this point. I think it would be safer than them trying to get out and shop in some of the panicked communities.
Plenty of ways to do it safely.
I appreciate the sentiment and have been keeping my eyes open.
It's really good to introduce yourself to their family/carers if they have any to help put their minds at ease and swap phone numbers so family/carers can let you know if they're ill and can't make it or you can contact them in case of emergency.
In my country it is recommened NOT to visit elderly people because they are in risk group.
There are different ways to get them help they need. If it is groceries, markets can home deliver so that they leave products on the door. Also there are big kitchens in every county which prepares food for schools, nursing homes etc, and have home delivery option too.
originally posted by: toolgal462
Nice thread, and I've been trying to stock up for everyone around me as well as their pets.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Boadicea
My mom is old and just wont listen. She just shrugs her shoulders and says this virus doesn't matter.
My grandmother and grandfather are the same.
I'm not helping anyone that doesn't want my help.
'I went to the grocery store this afternoon. As I was walking in I heard a woman yell to me from her car. I walked over and found an elderly woman and her husband. She cracked her window open a bit more, and explained to me nearly in tears that they are afraid to go in the store,' Mehra wrote.
'Afraid to get sick as they are in their 80's and hear that the novel coronavirus is affecting older people disproportionately. And that they don't have family around to help them out. Through the crack in the window she handed me a $100 bill and a grocery list, and asked if I would be willing to buy her groceries.
Mehra took the money and list, which had basic necessities on it.
'I bought the groceries and placed them in her trunk, and gave her back the change. She told me she had been sitting in the car for nearly 45 min before I had arrived, waiting to ask the right person for help,' Mehra continued.
'I know it's a time of hysteria and nerves, but offer to help anyone you can. Not everyone has people to turn to,' she said.