It’s time for another update due to things constantly changing. It seems it’s two steps forward one step back. I’m sure that, like me you were all disappointed to hear that the Seniors Centre was going to have to go back to a modified Stage 2 as of Oct. 19, for the following 28 days. Hopefully this will end on Nov. 16 and we can return to Stage 3.
This decision will affect our Centre. We will remain open but a few of the programs that had resumed, such as Tai Chi and the Walking Club, will have to be temporarily suspended. Those programs that are able to continue will be limited to groups of no more than 10. For further information or to book a spot please call Reception.
The Movie night will continue but is also limited to 10 people so make sure to call to reserve your place. Also the movie will begin at 6:00 P.M. now.
All Town Programs have been suspended and changed to a Zoom format. Please call Karie or Andrew for details. Andrew will assist you with Zoom if you are having difficulties. (Do you remember when zoom was the sound a fast car made?)
We are in the process of initiating a few new programs you may want to participate in. Karie has come up with a great proposal, Conversation Circles, where members would come together to talk. You could book together with some friends or come on your own and meet new friends. Possible suggestions for topics will be made available to facilitate conversation (if needed). Look for more information in the December newsletter.
Virtual Seminars are going to be scheduled in the near future. The first one will be presented by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. This work shop will be held on Nov. 4th from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Other seminars will begin in the New Year. These seminars are available to ASA members only. A flash will be sent out prior to each presentation. To join members should call Reception. Andrew will be setting up and monitoring these sessions.
I believe that whatever hardship this pandemic imposes on us we will get through it if we all come together and support each other. We must continue to be social. Try to keep in touch with family and friends. Though we can’t be together in the ways we’d like, which is very stressful, we can still stay connected with phone calls, emails and text messages and our new best friend Zoom! If you feel comfortable it is possible to see loved ones in small groups, as long as you use real caution. We all know the drill. Wear your mask, wash your hands frequently and socially distance.
Take care of yourselves. Stay safe and to borrow from the Brit’s “Stay Calm and Carry On”!
Looking forward to better days,