Whether it’s flooding, inclement weather, or global pandemics, we certainly are proving our resilience over the last two spring seasons.
Summer has ushered in tremendous changes in our work, daily activities and other plans. We can come back from this strongly, but in doing so, we should use wisdom and care.
We know that many may need additional support in overcoming difficulties like financial instability or job loss, returning to your routine, or continuing to adapt your routine as needed. It’s okay to ask for help and we’re here to support you. Here at Seasons Center, we are making the most of the opportunities, learning as we go, and keeping our priorities in place.
Your care and safety is our number one priority. We are taking extra measures in all of our office locations and interactions with clients and will continue to do so when our office locations do open up.
Traditionally, summer has meant relaxing, traveling, and fun. We can still enjoy this season and those things. But let’s remember what we’ve learned since COVID-19 came along:
- To protect yourself and others, remember older people and those with underlying medical conditions like diabetes have a higher risk for developing serious complications of the virus. If you are in these groups, talk to your care provider to gauge your safety for plans coming up in the next few months.
- Since there is no vaccine as of yet, we can only control what we can control. This virus is spread mostly from person to person, through tiny droplets that come out when we cough, sneeze or talk. So stay six feet away from others and wear a mask. Wash your hands often and use sanitizer in situations when you cannot wash. As we all have learned – don’t touch your face. Whether we like these solutions or not, they can help keep us safer.
- Because the virus may be carried and spread unknowingly by folks who don’t show it, we need to avoid crowded spaces and big groups. It only takes one person to spread the illness to many others. Keep your distance – and your mask on. Don’t assume having one in your purse or pocket is enough – use distance and masks in combination. You’ll be safer yourself and keep others safer as well.
- Be on guard for signs of illness, and if you have them, please contact your healthcare provider. Stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of the virus, and while it’s hard, you should isolate yourself from others in your family while you get better.
- Travel with care, and perhaps try to stay closer to home this summer. Avoid travel that might put you in a crowded space, like an airplane. Take part in activities that are outdoors focused and maintain your guard. Many people are camping, fishing and biking more – all are affordable options for some families and can be done away from crowds.
- Check in with yourself and your loved ones to see how they are handling the big changes we’ve continued to face. If you or your loved one is struggling, please do not hesitate to reach out to our 24/7 Crisis or Talk Line at 844-345-4569. We’ve all learned the physical symptoms of COVID-19, but the mental and emotional impacts are also very real.
If there’s a glimmer of hope in the face of these sweeping adjustments to life, it’s the fact we’re facing them together. We will be here for you no matter what struggles you are facing. You are important to us.