Your social distancing reminder of the day…

Hey everyone, it is more important than ever that we protect ourselves and others by staying a 2m distance away.

Staying active is important for everyone to be healthy, too! Just because you’re “social distancing” doesn’t mean you can’t participate. Some fitness businesses are streaming classes online for free.

There are many fun and active things to do that connect us safely with others – like calling up a friend and putting on some music to dance or sing to! Why not belt out a tune, or get up and boogie the next time you’re on FaceTime?

Ari Saperstein for LAist – March 19, 2020

More Income and Disability Assistance…

Hey everyone, Castanet is reporting that the B.C. government is increasing the monthly amount that people on income and disability assistance receive to help them with COVID-19.

If you are not eligible for the federal government’s emergency support programs, or if you are a low-income senior, you will get an automatic $300 monthly for three months starting this month (April). Benefits will not be reduced for those who qualify for the $2,000 Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

Check their post out here.

Cranbrook’s community spirit….!

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Photo by MartaZ*

Hey everyone:

Lindsay P. , one of our Service Coordinators, shared this awesome story of a scene she witnessed last night in her home town of Cranbrook. Thanks Lindsay and way to go Cranbrook…!!!

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to quickly share what’s been happening in Cranbrook.  Some folks have created a group for those who have birthdays, and can’t celebrate them.  They decorate their vehicles and do a drive by parade of honking and waving.  (In addition to that I know Cranbrook is with the masses in celebrating front line workers at 7:00pm every night.)

The girls and I had the pleasure last night of seeing a birthday drive by(not sure who’s birthday it was), but this caravan of vehicles drove past our street, cheering, honking and waving to everyone in their windows.  An ambulance and a police car were part of it too.  It was a pretty neat experience, and I was proud of the way our small community has come together during this time.

I must say, social distancing and social isolating has been easy for me being introverted, yet this particular moment last night felt heart breaking and emotionally charged for me thinking about all those things people (kids) are having to forgo during this time for the safety and well being of the world.  It also made me think again about all those people that might be really struggling with this idea.

Anyways, just a little story I thought I would share to add some positivity to the day.

Your social distancing reminder of the day…

From Steven M. Eidelman – March 24, 2020

Hey everyone:

While it can be hard to be apart from the people we love, please remember to protect yourselves and others by staying 2m away while we are practicing social distancing.

That doesn’t mean you can’t get creative to show how much you care! Meet Hilda Duddridge, who proves that where there is a will, there is a way: love conquers all!

Choir! Choir! Choir! – Choir!ntine!

Hey everyone:

This is a great news story – Choir! Choir! Choir! is a group of ‘flash mob’ singers where a pile of people gather at a club or a bar to sing a song or two – I can’t personally wait for this COVID quarantine to be over to go somewhere they are singing to participate. Plus… they’re CANADIAN…!

Some of my favourites: Choir! Choir! Choir! with Rick Astley, Rufus Wainwright, The Barenaked Ladies and Colin Hay.

The two main guys in Choir! Choir! Choir! have set up a couple of sing-a-longs – this is a great way to sing with them and hopefully add a little music to our lives. See the one below and… stay safe!

Your social distancing reminder of the day…

Hey everyone, just a reminder to please remember to protect yourselves by staying 2m away from others while we are practicing social distancing. We all need to work together to “flatten the curve.”

Check out “the curve” re-imagined for all the cat-lovers out there!

From: Anne Marie Darling – March 11, 2020