Summer is here! The Susi Q remains closed, but The Susi Q Without Walls is as busy ever! (Check out our Zoom programs!) Until we can meet again in person, here's what we want you to know:
The pandemic isn't over. If you have symptoms or think you may have been exposed to the coronavirus, call your health care provider to be evaluated. Do not go to the emergency room unless you are having an emergency or are directed to do so.
Get vaccinated! The scientific evidence is clear: vaccinations protect the vast majority of us against coronavirus. And older persons remain at high-risk for dying from the virus. Check here for the latest information on how and where to get vaccinated.
Stay mindful of public health "best practices." The CDC recommendations are changing, but wearing a mask in crowded settings, and washing your hands before you leave home and when you return, are still good ideas.
Social isolation has side effects! So use your phone and internet to stay connected with people you know and trust. Facebook, Next Door, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media are great platforms. Just be wary of scams and bogus medical advice.
Stay in touch with us. A great place to start is with Care Manager Martha Hernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org, 949.715.8104 ). As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she can connect you to all the resources of a caring community. If you are anxious or depressed, she can refer you to one of our skilled, compassionate mental health staff supervised by Kay Wenger, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
Another great resource is Lifelong Laguna, which is managed by John Fay (email@example.com, 949.715.8107). Its mission—to help you age safely at home in the hometown you love— has never been more timely. Lifelong Laguna volunteers are taking the same precautions we all are. But they are ready to run errands and lend a friendly ear.
Our local partners are also working closely with Martha and John.
Again: stay in touch! Everything we do is driven by your needs and concerns, and we welcome your thoughts during these challenging times! Email or call with any questions or concerns. (For a complete staff directory click here.) If you are not already receiving our "Living It Up" e-newsletter, sign up below in the footer.
Remember: We will meet again. We can't wait!
LAGUNA BEACH SENIORS
Laguna Beach Seniors is the hometown nonprofit that operates The Susi Q and reaches beyond its walls with Lifelong Laguna. All our funding comes from grants, events, and people just like you. They're helping us make the town we love a great place to live it up and meet the challenges that can come with time. Join them!