Drop boxes have been placed at Chelsea Wellness Center, Dexter Wellness Center, Whistlestop Depot in Grass Lake, and Manchester United Methodist Church for individuals who want to write thank you cards. Those will be collected and delivered each week. For individuals who would prefer to mail their letters directly, those can be addressed to:
- St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Community Health Improvement, 1515 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea, MI 48118
- Henry Ford Allegiance Health Administrative Offices, 205 N. East Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201
For individuals who would prefer to send a statement electronically, SJMC will receive your note and add it to their Wall of Gratitude. Go to https://bit.ly/2xIT45h
As we come out of the Covid-19 self-isolation period, we will see differences in how we live. Many people will wear masks whenever they are out. As a society there will be a significant uptick in handwashing and sales of hand sanitizer. Many grocery store staff will be behind plastic shields.
It’s grocery stores that can give us heart. Through this whole thing, our grocery stores remained open and the aisles full of stockers, moppers and shoppers. Grocery stores bustled. We all bought groceries. Seniors had special hours. When we got home some of us set them aside for a few days or wiped them down before storing them. But, over and over, people went to the grocery store. Grocery stores have demonstrated to us, we’ve learned how to live with contagions (germs that are highly contagious).
As we speculate how to respond to the gradual opening of society and commerce, we must each weigh our own risk and use common sense. No one is in a better position to assess the personal and family needs existing in our lives better than we can, ourselves. Some people will extend their self-isolation for very good reasons. Fear, peer pressure and media antics (social media, t.v. and others) shouldn’t influence our decisions. Wisdom, common sense and perhaps consultation with professionals like clinicians should drive our decisions.
And, no matter who we are, we can’t let up on the handwashing!
The Spring/Summer 2020 edition of Connected hits mailboxes this week! You can learn about the 5HFsurvey, try out some tasty recipes, and more! Click here to read Connected online.
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