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 and helping to “flatten the curve”. We’ve got some stories and pictures to share with you in this issue. We hope they lift your spirits as they do ours.
As we near our seventh week of having on site services suspended due to the virus, our hearts and minds are reaching out to all of the caregivers and older adults all across our community and the globe who have had to adjust to a whole different “normal”. Caregiving is a tough job under any circumstances but this virus and the self-quarantine it has imposed are unprecedented.
Caregivers who live with their loved one have had to dig deep to find ways to keep them engaged, calm them when they are anxious, all while taking care of the normal daily living chores that have become even more challenging during quarantine. Who would have ever thought grocery shopping would feel so risky? And those who are caregiving from a distance, quarantined at their own home while their loved one is elsewhere, are finding themselves getting creative, calling on neighbors and friends who live near their loved one for daily check-ins and drive-bys.
So this week we want to
recognize and salute all of you
for all you do. Your incredible resilience couldn’t shine more brightly than it does during this crisis. As a caregiver you have a history of stepping in, stepping up, and stepping over tons of obstacles as you’ve advocated for your loved one. This crisis is no different. No one is
more resilient or more creative than you
. Thank you for all you do. As a very dear friend of the Center would say,