As a typically active group of 50+ AC members, I am sure some of you are feeling a little restless as we learn to live in a different time. Normally, I am out every day, and, generally, my house is the last thing to get the attention it needs, so .. I have lots of things I can do while home. Not so much fun stuff, but things that are necessary and I have nothing but time right now! Lol!
It is sad, that we have had to stop all activities of the 50+ Activity Centre. I hope this newsletter finds you keeping busy with, perhaps, some of the things you have learned in an activity. Maybe your favourite Tai Chi or Chair Yoga moves. Practicing your French or Spanish. I have art/painting projects unfinished as well as mosaic artwork in progress. It has been a while since I have picked up my pencils to work on my drawing skills. There are many things on my “to do inside” list!
Today we were to fly to Cuba for a sunny and warm vacation. We decided last week to cancel that trip and do our part in helping prevent the spread of the virus. We’re happy to be in Canada.
It’s not all gloom and doom.. We are fortunate that as of today, I don’t believe there has been a confirmed case of the coronavirus in Brockville. We all need to continue to do our part and help to “flatten the curve” as they say.
On St Patrick’s day, my husband and I celebrated with some tasty green beverages, and played cards in the afternoon, followed by playing and singing music, all in the comfort of our music room after dinner.
We have been catching up on movies that we recorded. Reading books.
All kinds of free games can be downloaded on your computer or tablet, that you can play against yourself or with other people. Skype and Facetime are great free ways to keep in touch with friends and loved ones.
In the coming weeks, we will continue to keep everyone informed as to the status of the 50+ activities. As you know, all Senior Residences are closed to non-essential visitors. The Wall Street United Church is also closed at this time. When the risk is reduced and we receive positive news from the experts, everyone will be able to get back to their normal routines and the activities that they enjoy so much.
Until then, wishing everyone good health and happiness.