Given the course of the last few months and long weeks, we need some good news. I am so happy to announce that now memberships will be from the time you join and go for one year from the date you join! That's good news and a very good reason to join.
Until now, when you joined, your membership would last a calendar year which meant that if you joined in the middle of the year your membership would expire at the end of the year. Now it will expire one year from when you begin your membership! It is a good time to reach out to colleagues and other professionals to let them know that they are welcome to join and be part of this long-time professional organization bent on educating those who work with seniors.
In light of the current health situation, we still want to be able to add value and offer education to our members and guests. Last month, we began Virtual Membership meetings. We had a great speaker yet apologize for the sound quality. That issue was remedied and our next Virtual Meeting will be more audible. Thank you for your patience. This month would have been our Spring Fete formerly known as The Spring Luncheon. We are planning something different for this event so please watch for an announcement. In the meantime, we will still get together virtually on May 28 and give you some time to Network through the CHAT function in the virtual meeting. It has been working very well.
Please take some time to plan to do something for yourself. Self-care is also important especially now. Whether you feel stress or not, it probably exists. Here are some things you can do for yourself. These are simple yet effective things to do:
- Move your body - Take a walk even if it is just around the block.
- Eat well - Try to eat fresh foods and drink plenty of water.
- Get good sleep - Make this a priority, no matter what.
- Get creative with social connections - While practicing social distancing, we still need human interaction.
- Find ways to think positively - Look around for a reason to smile or to give thanks.
May you have the courage to continue to strive forward. You are important in this and you are needed and greatly appreciated! We WILL get through this, together. Thank you for being a member and again, please join us for our Virtual Membership Meeting, May 28. It will be worthwhile!