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 SCONA NEWS OCTOBER 2020

HELLO EVERYONE! WE TRUST YOU ARE STAYING SAFE!!

 

I AM DYING OF CURIOSITY! DID ANYONE MANAGE TO TRACE THE HOUSE AND STICK MAN WITHOUT LIFTING YOUR PEN OFF THE PAPER??!! I SURE DIDN’T. HEARD FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO DO IT IF SHE CHEATED AND DREW A LINE FROM THE HOUSE TO THE MAN! LOL!  IF YOU DID IT, LET ME KNOW HOW AND I’LL SHARE THE SECRET WITH EVERYONE!!

WE HAD HOPED TO START INVITING PEOPLE FOR LUNCH TWO OR THREE AT A TIME IN OCTOBER BUT WOULDN’T YOU KNOW WE’VE HIT A SECOND WAVE OF THE COVID VIRUS! SO, IT LOOKS LIKE WE MAY HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS AND WHAT THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS RECOMMEND. WE ARE WORKING ON INSTALLING HAND SANITIZER DISPENSERS, TABLE PLEXI GLASS SHEILDS, HANDS FREE TAPS, SOAP, AND HAND TOWELS IN THE BATHROOMS, DISPOSABLE EVERYTHING PLACE SETTINGS, AND A THOROUGH SAFETY PLAN IN PREPARATION OF A RETURN TO ACTIVITIES. WE CAN HARDLY WAIT TO SHOW IT ALL OFF TO YOU.

REMEMBER THAT ASHLEY, OUR OUTREACH SOCIAL WORKER, CONTINUES TO WORK AT THE CENTRE AND IS HERE TO HELP YOU WITH DAY TO DAY PROBLEMS OR MAJOR CRISIS THAT MAY ARISE WHILE WE ARE APART. SHE IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY AT 780-433-5377.  SOMETIMES SHE IS AWAY FROM THE CENTRE HELPING SOMEONE OUT, SO BE SURE TO LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR HER TO CALL YOU BACK.

IF YOU ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT MAKING ENDS MEET DURING THIS TRYING TIME, REMEMBER THAT SCONA WILL DELIVER A FOOD HAMPER TO YOUR DOOR. THEY ARE TERRIFIC HAMPERS THAT WILL COME AS A VERY PLEASANT SURPRISE, SO PLEASE CALL THE CENTRE IF YOU NEED A LITTLE BOOST OVER THE BUMP IN THE ROAD

I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE NEWSLETTER AS MUCH AS I AM!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DROPS ME A NOTE. I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!  ANYONE CAN JOIN THIS CONVERSATIONAL ACTIVITY ANYTIME BY SIMPLY WRITING TO ME, CATHY, AT SCONA 10440-84 AVENUE T6E 2H2 OR BE EMAIL AT scona84th@shaw.ca AND I’LL GET YOU BACK. IT IS FUN, A GOOD KEEP-ME-BUSY FOR A FEW MINUTES TASK, A CHANCE TO SHARE JOYS AND SORROWS, AND A GREAT WAY TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER!! WE WILL EVEN SEND YOU A STAMPED ENVELOPE IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE.

CREATING A STORY TOGETHER IS OBVIOUSLY BEING ENJOYED BY MANY!! YOU WILL FIND THE COMPILATION OF ALL YOUR SENTENCES IN THIS MAILOUT. I’M HOPING YOU GET A GOOD CHUCKLE OUT OF IT!! YOU WILL ALSO FIND THE BEGINNING OF A NEW STORY FOR US TO WORK ON. YOU FOLKS ARE SO CREATIVE AND FUNNY!!    

 

MANY ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OUR PEER SUPPORT TELEPHONE PROJECT! CALL ASHLEY AT THE CENTRE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONNECTED TO ONE OF OUR CAREFULLY CHOSEN PEER SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS WHO WILL CALL YOU EVERY WEEK JUST TO CHAT! NO FIVE MINUTE CHECK UP CALL, THIS ONE! YOU CAN CHAT FOR AS LONG AS YOU AND YOUR VOLUNTEER WANT TO AND SHARE AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE OF YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES AS YOU LIKE. YOU WILL SOON FIND THAT YOU HAVE A NEW FRIEND OR HAVE CONNECTED WITH AN OLD ONE! EVEN BETTER, WHEN WE GET TO SEE EACH OTHER FACE-TO-FACE AGAIN, YOU WILL ALREADY KNOW SOMEONE WELL FROM SCONA WHO WILL WELCOME YOU TO OUR LITTLE HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE ADVANCED AGE OF MANY OF OUR MEMBERS THAT PUTS THEM AT INCREASED RISK, WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING AN AGM FOR 2020/21. INSTEAD, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS PASSED A RESOLUTION STATING THAT THE CURRENT BOARD WILL STAY IN EFFECT. SO, THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS FOR YOUR INFORMATION. MEMBERSHIP WILL REMAIN AT $20 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR FROM JANDUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 90 YEARS. AT NINETY, YOUR HONORARY MEMBERSHIP IS FREE AND INCLUDES THE SAME RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES AS A REGULAR MEMBERSHIP. IF ANYONE PURCHASES A MEMBERSHIP BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE YEAR, IT WILL APPLY TO ALL OF NEXT YEAR AS WELL! Fyi. IF YOU SEND YOUR MEMBERSHIP BY CHEQUE, PLEASE FILL THE TO SPACE WITH THE FOLLOWING; OTHERWISE OUR BANK WILL NOT ACCEPT IT:  SENIOR CITIZENS OPPORTUNITY NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION. I KNOW THAT’S A LOT OF WORDS, BUT OUR BANK WILL NOT ACCEPT OUR ACRONYM OF SCONA.

STAY SAFE AND WELL. CALL THE CENTRE ANYTIME FOR ANY REASON. I CERTAINLY WELCOME YOUR CALLS TOO IF YOU JUST HAVE A NEED TO LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE…REALLY!

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I THINK WE ARE ALL MISSING THE HUGS AND HOPING WE WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE THEM AGAIN SOMETIME SOON!!

 

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