Health & Wellness Committee – Meeting Summary from Weds., 2/3
The Health & Wellness Committee met on Wednesday, February 3rd to discuss the many ways our representative business owner and organization members have been supporting their customers and clients during the pandemic. As always, the committee has continued to find ways to bring meaningful assistance to their community.
For example, Lisa Bonneville of Bonneville Design in Manchester commented regarding consideration of management of her client’s projects in these challenging times, saying, “Because I design for ease of mobility and safety in the home, I am particularly sensitive to the anxiety that is experienced when weather becomes an issue in their day-to-day life. For these reasons, I do my best to encourage the entire team on a construction site to anticipate the needs of the client while they are at work and while they are off the site for any length of time.”
Lisa also offered a terrific idea that, “one deliverable of our committee might be a series of panel discussions, perhaps with public forum, on relevant topics.
Helene Feeley, Membership Services Director of the North Shore YMCA, was very enthusiastic when sharing details about the March 1st Grand Opening the new Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA. Click here to schedule a tour of this amazing new facility!
We learned that during weather emergencies, like the snow storm we endured in early January, senior citizens across our Cape Ann communities benefit greatly from the proactive planning provided by SeniorCare. Linnea Hagberg, Director of Community Programs and Planning, explained that extra meals are delivered in advance of storms, check-in calls are made regularly and case managers are available at all times.
Discussion during our next meeting, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 3rd at 8am, will include Lisa Bonneville’s concept of creating a series of public forum panel discussions with relevant topics like, “Seniors living at home and their community supports.”