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 SCONA NEWS SEPTEMBER 2020

WELL, HELLO EVERYONE! WE SPENT AUGUST HOLDING OUR BREATH AND LISTENING TO THE EXPERTS IN THE HOPE THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE SOME FACE-TO-FACE GATHERINGS. WE ALMOST SUFFOCATED AND THE ANSWER WAS “NO”, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT MOST OF YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTY AND MANY OVER NINETY. SO, AS MUCH AS EVERYONE IS CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO BE THE SOCIAL KRITTERS THAT WE ARE, EVERYONE’S SAFETY MUST COME FIRST! WE KNOW YOU ALL AGREE WITH THAT! AS FAR AS WE KNOW, NOT ONE SENIOR WHO FREQUENTS SCONA HAS CONTRACTED COVID 19 AND WE WANT TO BE PART OF KEEPING IT THAT WAY.

 

HOWEVER, WE ARE AWARE THAT NOT EVERYONE IS COPING WELL WITH THE ISOLATION WE ARE EXPERIENCING. WE HAVE BEEN BUSY MAKING CHANGES AT SCONA THAT WILL MAKE OUR ENVIRONMENT AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.  IT IS OUR HOPE, THAT IN EARLY OCTOBER WE WILL BE ABLE TO INVITE ONE OR TWO PEOPLE AT A TIME TO JOIN ME AT SCONA FOR A SANDWICH, TEA, AND A VISIT. OF COURSE THEIR WILL BE PROTOCOL THAT WE WILL ALL NEED TO FOLLOW AND WE WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE DETAILS IN THE OCTOBER NEWS LETTER. ALL YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IS CALL TO SAY YOU WISH TO COME AND WE WILL NEGOTIATE A TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU!! STAY TUNED!

 

I HAVE BEEN DELIGHTED, AND SOMEWHAT OVERWHELMED, BY THE NUMBER OF LETTERS I HAVE RECEIVED FROM YOU FOLK! ANYONE WHO DID WRITE WILL FIND MY RESPONSE TUCKED IN WITH YOUR NEWS LETTER, ALONG WITH ANOTHER STAMPED ENVOLOPE SO WE CAN KEEP THE COMMUNICATION GOING! IF YOU HAVEN’T WRITTEN YET AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE CROWD, JUST LET ME KNOW. I’LL TUCK  A STAMPED ENVELOPE INTO YOUR NEXT MAILOUT! IT’S A GREAT WAY FOR US TO KEEP OUR RELATIONSHIPS GROWING!!

 

WE ARE WORKING HARD TO KEEP EVERYONE WELL FED WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH, AND CONNECTED TO A SCONA FRIEND TO HELP WARD OFF LONELINESS. REMEMBER TO CALL IF YOUR MONEY DIDN’T QUITE STRETCH TO COVER GROCERIES FOR THE MONTH, OR YOU NEED A NEW VOICE IN YOUR EAR. WE’LL CONNECT YOU WITH ANOTHER SENIOR TO WHOM YOU CAN RELATE AND THAT PERSON WILL CALL YOU AS OFTEN AS YOU NEED TO CHAT! CONSIDER JOINING THE LETTER WRITERS! ONLY I WILL KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY UNLESS THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WISH TO HAVE ME SHARE WITH OTHERS. WRITE AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE! IT REALLY IS GREAT TO GET A LETTER IN YOUR MAILBOX!!

 

SOMETHING NEW FOR US TO DO!

I AM GOING TO WRITE THE FIRST FEW SENTENCES OF A STORY. EACH OF YOU CONSIDER WHAT THE NEXT SENTENCE MIGHT BE. CALL SCONA AND LEAVE YOUR SENTENCE SUGGESTION WITH ASHLEY OR ON OUR VOICE MAIL. I WILL THEN PUT ALL THE SENTENCES TOGETHER IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED AND SEND OUR NEW STORY OUT WITH THE NEXT NEWS LETTER. WE USED TO DO THIS ON PAPER AT THE HALL AND CREATED SOME REALLY FUNNY (SOMETIMES SLIGHTLY RAUNCHY) STORIES TOGETHER. THIS COULD BE GOOD FOR A REAL LAUGH; SOMETHING WE COULD ALL USE RIGHT NOW!! SO, HERE’S THE STORY:

 

IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT. SEVERAL SENIORS WERE TRAPPED BY THE STORM WITH CATHY AT SCONA. THE WIND HOWLED AT THE WINDOWS LIKE A BANSHEE. THE RAIN DRUMMED ON THE ROOF. ONLY CATHY KNEW OF THE GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS THAT THE STAFF AT SCONA EXPERIENCED: VOICES WHEN NO ONE IS THERE, THE CLOSET DOOR BANGING FURIOUSLY IN THE UPSTAIRS HALL, THE DOOR BELL RINGING WITH NO ONE PRESENT, FOOTSTEPS IN THE HALL WHEN CATHY IS WORKING ALONE LATE AT NIGHT. CHARLOTTE PUT THE COFFEE ON AND AGNES SLICED SOME BREAD. “SOMETHING HOT AND A VISIT WOULD KEEP EVERYONE CALM”, THEY SAID TO EACH OTHER.

AND YOUR NEXT SENTENCE WILL BE??

WATCH FOR THE STORY IN OCTOBER….A MOST APPROPRIATE MONTH!!

STAY SAFE AND CALL IF YOU NEED US!! 780-433-5377

WITH DEEP AND ABIDING AFFECTION,

CATHY