This week, Toronto announced stronger measures in a 12-week plan to stop COVID-19 spread. This is our time to improve our culinary skills, clean out the basement, garage, cellar, garden, give up on those clothes and mementos that simply exist because to don’t get to them. Keep what you really want and organize them.
This challenges all of us to find ways to find new routines, find activities that make your
life more interesting or fun, create opportunities to learn new things, and find new
creative outlets, a new hobby. I will continue to share a few that I found unusual and interesting, some sublime, some less so, but all stretching our experience of living under tight quarters in our homes, apartments or condos. Find your own, share them with us. We will pass them on.
For our patients who live alone, or who are in residential facilities, call us. We want to
hear from you. Let us know how you are doing, and the challenges that you face. For those who have parents or grandparents who are isolated because they are unable to be visited, schedule routine calls, surprise calls, encourage and suggest activities, provide reading materials, have the grandkids create videos for them, offer to pick up things they need and find ways of getting these items to them.
This video about a young violinist warms the heart and shows where there is a will, creative juices flow.
We are accessible by phone, email and video. While not the same as a personal visit,
seeing each other and connecting by video may feel more real, than just a phone call or
email. I encourage you to use this video medium.
Finally in the coming weeks we will have members of the HC365 team individually send
you some of their ideas and perspectives in each Bulletin.