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    Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Wise! Content by Judy

    So here we sit with Coronavirus snuggled up right next to us on the coach. And yeah, I’m not liking it very much.   You? How about we ask those germs to please leave? Tell them they have overstayed their welcome? Just flat out tell them to get out!! I don’t think any of us could have ever imagined or thought up a worldwide situation like this!! But it is what it is and we need to all – Be Safe, Be Smart, and Be Wise!

    When we think of safe, we often think of being secure, protected, free from danger. In this situation being safe is… Stay home. Keep 6 feet of space between you and others.

    “WASH YOUR HANDS”

    We have started using “My Tribe” “My Circle” “My Posse” as a way to refer to those closest to us. So be sure they are safe too. Contact those loved ones, friends and neighbors. Work together to make things as good as you all can. Take care of each other and stay safe.

    Now let’s Be Smart – Use your time wisely. Create new routines because being together for way more hours than usual can create difficult situations. Find new ways to stay calm. Maybe find a yoga video. Learn to meditate. And you can probably find what you are looking for online. YouTube is amazing. Take a look – There is like nothing that is not there. Learn something new, maybe a craft skill, a new language. Watch silly movies. Make your own videos. Share them with those you are missing. Share online. Make others laugh. Make a list. And do the things at home you never seem to have time for. Enjoy the great weather and start spring cleanup. Get the garden ready. Clean closets, cabinets, paint that room, reorganize, fill out your census form. Be smart and “Don’t hoard” For everything you have too much of – someone else needs it. Just what are some of you going to do with 100 rolls of toilet paper??? Buy what you need and leave the rest for the next guy.

    And “WASH YOUR HANDS”

    Be Wise – take care of you!! If you don’t – you can’t take care of those around you. Be nice to you and nice to those around you. Develop a new schedule. Structure helps. Be thankful for those still out there taking care of us. The xray tech, the nurse, the doctor, the CNAs, police, EMTs, firefighters, TRUCK DRIVERS, everyone that is still working. AND Stay positive!! Don’t hoard!! Use your time wisely!! Plan parties and events for when this is all over!! Look at this as more of a gift than a punishment

    and “WASH YOUR HANDS”

    Do you need errands done?

    We have volunteers to help you. Call us at 860-376-2329 and we will set you up with a trusted volunteer.

    Ways to stay Happy and Healthy at Home!!!

     Watch a movie/Netflix/video

     Do something crafty-knit, crochet, make a collage, scrapbook

     Write a memoir

     Write a poem

     Write a letter

     Write a song

     Give your brain a workout and play online games.

     Crossword puzzles-free printable (http://qets.com/crossword_puzzles.htm)

     Jig-saw-puzzles-we are fortunate we have a few hundred – GIVE US A CALL

     Meditate – Try lying down with your eyes closed, palms up and while focusing on your breath. Or spend 20 minutes sitting cross-legged and repeat a soothing word to yourself in your head. (The latter is more like transcendental meditation.)

     Call a friend/skype

     Pamper yourself. Have a Cup of Tea, Listen to music

     TED Talks https://www.ted.com/talks

     Find a project at home-clean your windows, dust your house.

     Fix broken items

     Go through old photographs and write on them(who, what)/organize them

     Go through your old clothes and get rid of the ones you don’t want any more or fix the ones that are missing buttons etc.

     Stretch

     Go outside/plant a garden/relax

     Gaze at the stars

     Redecorate your space

     Read

     Make a bucket list of things you want to do when this is all over!

    TVCCA Meals on Wheels

    If you are unable to leave your home you can start receiving Meals-on-Wheels.   Contact TVCCA at 860-934-1006 to get set up

    Here are names and numbers of the restaurants that are serving take-out orders:

    Green Onion Pizza 860-376-3817

    Just Breakfast & Things……860-376-4040

    Manny’s……………………………860-886-4212

    Tulli’s………………………….……860-886-6666

    Poppy & Rye…………….………860-383-2026

    Vocatura’s……………….………..860-887-2220

    Brody’s Seafood Market……860-213-5648

    Occum Pizza…………………….860-822-8025