Welcome back to
our weekly newsletter designed to keep you in the know about what’s going on while we are all practicing physical distancing.
As we continue to navigate this time apart, and as the days lengthen into months, we continue to worry about the impact of this crisis on our participants and their care partners. Becoming a full time caregiver essentially overnight, while juggling new stressors and adapting to work from home, virtual school, and state and city wide closures, has only increased the demands and stress on care partners.
PBS News Hour
recently shared heart wrenching stories of the lives of caregivers in the midst of COVID-19.
The story highlighted what we have long known about the resiliency of care partners and the dedication and loyalty to those they care for. It also reminded us how very essential the service we provide is to those we serve while highlighting advocacy efforts that need to be addressed to best serve and support all care givers during this time.
We also want to take the opportunity to remind caregivers about community resources available to them right now. Our community continues to amaze us with the array of services and resources they offer to stay connected and ease the stresses brought on by this pandemic. Keep reading for some resources we are highlighting this week.
Our staff and board remain committed to our Center and our participants and to working together as we adapt and head towards our phased re-opening. The generous donations of time, innovative ideas such as
that make masks more comfortable for long-term wear, and support from our friends and volunteers, not only remind us why our work is so important, but keep our spirits buoyed as we work towards our goal of safely opening our doors again.