The Coronavirus pandemic has turned all of our lives around this year. It has drastically changed how we live our daily lives, and those changes seem to be more permanent than we originally thought.
There is no doubt, that this new way of life has taken a toll on everyone. But which generation is having the easiest time with it According to The Washington Post, one age group is having the easiest time adjusting; retirees.
It makes sense when you think about it; retirees don’t have to worry about their jobs or income changing, and most of the time their kids are out of the house, so they haven’t had to adjust to teaching from home.
As far as what generation is having the hardest time, the answer is younger people. The CDC says younger people have, “experienced disproportionately worse mental health outcomes, increased substance use, and elevated suicidal ideation” The CDC study found that 46 percent of people ages 18 to 24 report experiencing pandemic-related “anxiety and stress disorder.” That number dropped steadily as people age, with just 9 percent of people 65 and older reporting pandemic-related despair.
Whether you’re having a hard time adjusting, or you’ve gotten used to it by now, it’s always good to check in on your loved ones, especially at this time.