** 2020 Message **
This year has been like no other in our lifetime. It began with catastrophic bushfires in Australia and was followed by the Covid-19 outbreak which quickly swept across the world.
I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to everyone who has been affected by this terrible virus, and express my gratitude to you, as frontline workers, caring for our most vulnerable in impossible circumstances. Thank you for giving your strength to so many.
Replacing activity programs and introducing activities that supported social distancing and in many cases complete lockdown was easier said than done. With ingenuity, creativity and hard work you rose to the challenge of a completely different year of activity programming.
On the forum, you were a wonderful support to one another. What a difference it made to know that we were not alone; that others were facing similar challenges; and to find solutions to shared problems together. Thank you for your compassion, collaboration and courage.
The holidays can seem especially draining this year with all that is going on. We wish you moments of peace amid the difficulties, connections with family and friends even if they can’t be in person, and the warmth of memories from holidays past.
Take heart; slowly but surely the pandemic will fade, so let’s welcome 2021 warmly.
I wish you a very safe and Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring good health, happiness and good fortune. A blessed festive season to all!