Contributed by Marian Fuchs and Mike Burke
Last month the RA Marketing Committee asked resident Mike Burke to write a piece on how Collington was coping with the coronavirus, and his delightful piece, “Care in an Unsettled Time” was posted on the website, after being used by the Marketing Office in the virtual marketing newsletter and website. This month the Committee asked Mike to write a second piece, on what we residents were doing during the corona shutdown. He wrote another winner, which has already appeared in Collington’s digital marketing places, and which you can read right here.
Contributed by Marian Fuchs and Mary Kim
Each year on Memorial Day we have a special chapel service sponsored by the Interfaith Committee to remember all those residents and staff who have died during the past year. On display is a Memorial Board listing all those who have died since Collington began in 1988. This Memorial Board has been a project of Mary Ann Pellerin. She is now turning over this project to Mary Kim.
Since the covid-19 pandemic had Collington closed on Memorial Day, the Interfaith Committee arranged for the Memorial Wall to be displayed in the hall near the Chapel during July 17-20 for residents and staff to see. In the picture are Mary Kim, Mary Ann Pellerin, Pat Johns, Priscilla Lindenauer, Carol Edner and Merrit Edner.
Contributed by Marian Fuchs
To coincide with the resumption of potential residents being able to visit Collington as the community gradually relaxed its covid constraints, the Resident Association Marketing Committee commissioned an essay on how we coped with the coronavirus. The paper was written for the Marketing Office and for residents to share with family and friends by Mike Burke, a Collington resident. The Office used it immediately in its monthly newsletter. You can access it by clicking here.
Dennis and Sue Evans seem to be enjoying one of the new paddleboats on the Collington Lake.
Collington now has 2 paddleboats. They are available Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 until 3 PM. Only 1-2 people are allowed per boat at a time. Sign up with Ebony Jordan, Wellness Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or call extension 2254. She will also give guidance on using the paddleboats.
Contributed by Dorothy Yuan
After the enforced hiatus to our monthly meetings the group was finally allowed to meet outdoors in the courtyard. Fortunately, the number was kept at exactly ten and an active discourse progressed, albeit through voices muffled by masks. It turns out that few of us enjoyed reading The Vexations,by Caitlin Horrocks, the book chosen for this session.Nonetheless, Ann Carlson lead us through an interesting discussion on the “vexations” engendered in the readers by the author, a discussion that amply shows, again, the value of our book club.
Hopefully, we will be able to resume full activity by our next meeting, scheduled for July 15. The book chosen for that session is The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. The meeting is open to ALL. Even if you choose not to read the book you’ll find the discussion interesting.
Or more background on the Booker and Beyond Book Club, click here.