I recently heard someone say that they wished we could have just skipped January this year. I can relate at least a little. Maybe you can, too.
I think most of us were hoping 2022 would be magically different somehow. We’re tired. We want to get back to “normal”. But here we are moving ahead and struggling some days,
We choose a word for the year at Earl’s Place. This year the word is resilient.
Early in January, one of the men tested positive for COVID. The Health Department provided tests, and 10 other residents were also positive. So, we were quarantined, and those who tested positive isolated in their rooms for 10 days.
Fortunately, thanks to you, they had a safe place to isolate. And they handled this with resilience and patience.
On a more positive note, one of our volunteers and GEMs, Linda Emerick, donated funds to replace the carpet in the lobby here at Earl’s Place and it looks great.
We have resumed in-person art projects with Goucher College. We are working with clay, shells, rocks, beads and more. We have some very talented and artistic residents. On Thursday, March 24, we will have a show at the college. Hopefully you can join us. More information will follow.
Continuing with the art theme, Art Connection in the Capital Region chose us as one of 10 nonprofits to receive original artwork for Earl’s Place. We will be happy to show off our new looks when we can resume open house visits and tours.
I don’t know if you follow football or watched the Super Bowl. I didn’t, but I caught an interview with the Rams Captain, Andrew Whitworth. He is very involved in his community. He said, “The key is to be available when people need you. Make things about more than just yourself. Meet people where they are. Put a smile on their face.”