Social distancing may be inconvenient, and lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation, but it can also help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The goal is to keep people as far apart as possible to reduce the chances that people have of spreading the disease to one another. Social distancing doesn't necessarily mean housebound and indoors – except for those with symptoms of the virus. For those who are healthy, getting outside, going for a walk can be beneficial for both your mental and physical health. Conversations with family and friends can still happen using the telephone or computer to visit. It's social distancing, not psychological distancing.
At the end of a this, it's how you manage your isolation period that will determine your heath when you come out the other side of it. Plan your days to be full of mental, physical and social stimulation as best you can, and you'll find that surviving COVID-19's isolation period isn't nearly as bad as we thought.
"When this is over, may we never again take for granted: A hug with a loved one. A handshake with a stranger, full shelves at the store, conversations with neighbours, a crowded theatre, Friday night out, the taste of communion, a routine check-up, the school rush each morning, coffee with a friend, the stadium roaring, each deep breath, a boring Tuesday, life itself. When this ends, may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be, we called to be, we hoped to be, and may we stay that way - better for each other because of that worst." ~ Laura Kelly Fanucci
Congregate meals for the week will be: March 30 - Hot Pork/Beef Sandwiches; March 31 - Cheesy Chicken; April 1 - Hamburger Stew & Biscuits; April 2 - Tuna Casserole and April 3 - Sausages & Perogies.
Please sign up for these meals by calling the kitchen at 204-877-3901. Please remember Seniors Helping Hands at 204-877-3920 is here for you, if you need anything, even a talk.