Happy 2022! I hope this year is filled with joy! Many people start their year with a resolution, so I thought I would share my Harford Center resolution with you. This year has been a challenging one filled with loss, anxiety, and uncertainty. To acknowledge all that “we” have been through, my resolution is to consciously state everyday something that brings me joy in my work, my life, and my experience. For the Harford Center, this translates to seeing the joy that is present every day. The analogy that comes to mind is to “stop and smell the roses,” and we have so many roses here at the Harford Center.
One rose that I see every day is the staff’s commitment to keeping our participants safe. We continue to have a mask mandate for staff, daily cleaning routines, and temperature checks. Additionally, we are also making sure that staff, when exposed, are monitoring for symptoms, and getting the care that they need. We know how rough this year has been with the pandemic, variants, spikes in numbers, etc.; however, we continue to persevere.
Again, I wish everyone a Happy 2022! Please join me in stopping to smell the roses, finding joy in everyday things, and being thankful for simple pleasures.
Finally, I want to express my deepest condolences to the Cerruto family, our Harford Center family, and community on the loss of Anne Cerruto. Anne passed away at the end of the year, and we feel this loss profoundly. My prayers are with all who knew Anne.
Stay warm and safe,