Hi community! Last week Luke sent a ‘Checking In’ message to our volunteers and newsletter subscribers conveying that our School Project and Team Building programming is on hold until further notice, but our Ramp Requests are still being processed (with extended/ uncertain turnover timelines).
We continue to hold all of you in our thoughts, with the hope that you’re managing as best you can despite the uncertainty of our collective situation.We also brought up an important discussion we’ve been having about the difference between the terms ‘social distancing,’ (which is the language the government is using and which we included in our safety info graphic with our cartoon ramps) and ‘physical distancing,’ which is the language we used in our newsletter: We believe ‘social distancing’ is not an accurate term as this is such an important time to connect socially, it just means we are to connect using alternative channels such as virtually and by phone. We’ve received direct feedback from some newsletter recipients and we’d love to know what our followers here think. What term do you resonate with? What are you doing to maintain ‘closeness’ while we are physically apart? A great article has come out in the NYT, titled ‘Take Steps to Counter the Loneliness of Social Distancing’ quoting Dr. Vivek H. Murthy: loneliness is distinct from solitude: “Loneliness is the subjective feeling that you’re lacking the social connections you need — the feeling of closeness, trust and affection of genuine friends, loved ones, and community.”
How would you like to connect with us virtually? What do you need from us / how can we help you?