Happy September GRAPE!
I hope you are finding a way to enjoy these last moments of summer as we all start getting back into the swing of our GRAPE breakfast and lunch meetings. At the time I am writing this to you, we are still on for in person meetings! Thank you to St. John’s for graciously hosting us for breakfasts once again. We missed you and being together!
Being together gives us the chance to connect personally and professionally. We get to hear about each other’s families and pets (have you seen a picture of my adorable puppy yet?), about how business is going, and how we are coping with this pandemic. We have those moments before and after our speakers (shout out to the Program committee for finding the best for us month after month), but there is an even better way to get to know your colleagues in the world of senior care: Join. A. Committee.
I know, I know…you’ve heard it a hundred times. BUT, what you might not realize is that these committee members make GRAPE happen. We are all busy with our jobs, but I’m pretty sure you have an extra hour every month that you can give to a committee meeting (how much time did you spend on Facebook or Twitter today?). You have the time to keep GRAPE going…YOU can be a part of bringing in an awesome speaker, or planning our next happy hour, or helping us raise money to print the next edition of the ElderPages. YOU can help make that happen. All while you build better relationships with your colleagues.
So, your checklist for September: Make sure you have renewed your membership. Go to our next breakfast meeting at St. John’s. Join a committee. You can get it all done before your first pumpkin spice latte (please tell me you haven’t had one yet…)
Thank you for your continued support of GRAPE and our older adults. See you soon!