|Hello AAC Members,
Illinois will move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan on June 26. The health and safety of our staff and patrons continues to be our first priority. We have implemented a cleaning schedule to allow for frequent disinfecting within Pottawatomie Community Center including the AAC, restrooms and common touch point areas.
The AAC will re-open on Wednesday, July 1 for limited use and with limited room capacity. Members are expected to wash hands before entering the AAC as well as wear a face covering. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Use this link to find out more about COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Modified hours are:
- Monday through Thursday, 9am until 8pm
- Friday and Saturday, 9am until 4pm
- Sunday, 1-4pm
Members will be able to use computers, watch TV and check out books. Members may shoot pool and must follow the 6 feet of physical distancing guidelines while playing. The Open Art Studio and Queens Bees Quilting will be available upstairs in the Art/Cooking Studio as these activities allow for physical distancing. Members will be asked to wipe down any commonly used items such as pool cues and balls, the computer mouse and keyboard, and TV remote control after use. Sanitizing items will be available for Member use. Coffee service will not be available at this time.
The CDC recommends that we keep 6 feet of physical space between us when interacting with others.
Unfortunately, most District drop-in programs in the AAC require members to sit at tables in close proximity to one another, do not allow for 6 feet of physical distancing and require members to share game items. As difficult as this decision is to make at this time, we are unable to offer scheduled District drop-in programs through Labor Day including:
- Bridge Club, Bridge Study Group and Intermediate Bridge
- Duplicate Bridge
- Mexican Dominos
- Mah Jongg
- 9-Ball Pool
- Samba/Triple Play
- Red Hot Book Readers
- Table Tennis
We will continue to monitor guidelines as they become available and make adjustments as allowed. I will keep you updated should programs become available, and appreciate your understanding during this time.
I am offering a few programs this summer which may be of interest to you.
Scam Awareness and Personal Safety for Seniors - Learn how to keep yourself from becoming a victim of a scam aimed at the aging population. Jim Burden, Crime Prevention Officer for the St. Charles Police Department will educate you on how to stay safe while out and about in the community, as well as what to do if you think someone is trying to scam you.
To Your Credit - Do you know how to obtain your credit or FICO score? This informative presentation will provide information on the 3 credit agencies, how credit karma works, and the availability of some credit cards giving you a free FICO score. Come with questions. Lunch provided. Sponsored by St. Charles Bank and Trust.
Challenges to Aging in Place - Understand the various home modifications for safe and independent living. Become educated on accessible home maintenance, modifications, bathrooms and stair lifts to keep you living in your own home environment. Sponsored by Home By Choice Solutions.
Click the links below to register!
Although it may be different this year, I am hoping your 4th of July celebrations will be festive and shared with those who mean the most to you. As you are aware, the St Charles Park District has cancelled the annual fireworks display this summer.
I look forward to seeing you again soon. Be well!