I just wanted to take the time to check in with you after week one of COVID-19. As we practice social distancing, I am sure there may be some concerns about what is going to happen next.
I want to assure you that staff is still in the office and working to make sure you are taken care of to the best of our current abilities.
In the coming days and as long as we can; we will be calling you to do a daily check in. This call will come from Rebecca Pinnick your nurse. If you have any concerns about your health or daily needs, feel free to talk to her and ask questions. Let her know about any concerns you might have moving forward.
We will continue to bubble packing and deliver medications to those who need them. We will be calling the pharmacy as refills are needed. We will call you and let you know when we will arrive. Med packs will be left at the door for you to pick up before we leave.
Meal packs are being made up and will be delivered to your home as needed. This pack will have some shelf stable items as well as our kitchens entrees and sides that can be quickly microwaved for your convenience.
So, what are you doing to pass the time while at home? One of my favorite pass times is drawing. Join us online as Sandy Higgins, activity director demonstrates how to draw a beautiful landscape. Colored pencils, paint or even pen and ink will do. Grab your supplies and join in. In addition, she had made up several activity booklets that will arrive with your meds or meals in the next few days.
I also enjoy music as an outlet. While I get bored with television, I have found that music soothes me. I suggest you unplug from the media and turn on your favorite oldie station, instrumental cd or some of you may even have a record player and LP’s of your favorite artists. I don’t know about you, but I could listen to music for hours.
This might also be a great time to tackle that novel you’ve been wanting to read. We may need to stay close to home right now, but with a good book, you can go anywhere. Grab a book and see where it takes you. I can’t wait to hear where all you have traveled just by reading a good book.
Others neat things happening here is Rebecca’s exercise class. Again, pop on the web and follow along.
With today’s social media outlets, we are all closer than you think. It’s the next best thing to being here.
Next week we hope to have some nutrition tips and other fun activities for you.
So, stay in as much as you can which is one of the best things you can do to help stem the spread of COVID-19. We can do our part and soon we will all be back together again.
In closing I want to ask you pray for our nation, our leaders and our people. Deuteronomy 31:6 says, Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid and do no panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go before you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” What a promise that is.
Be safe and healthy. Join in for our regular messages at: YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center.
Nola Davis, Director of the YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center
The YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center is Closed as of March 16, 2020. We are scheduled to re-evaluate opening on May 1st, 2020. Please visit our COVID-19 Information Page for updates. Thank You.
Adult Day Service
Keep your independence. The Y is here to help you or your loved ones do just that. At the YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center, our Adult Day Services program provides daily care for older adults based on individual needs. We have a registered nurse on staff and we provide transportation. Contact Nola Davis at (812) 882 2285.
For more information about our Adult Day Service program visit the program page here.
Every Day at the Center
Recreation at the Center
Stay active and connected with Senior Center programs, services and clubs including bingo, computers, crafts, euchre, sewing, travel, crochet, exercise, scrapbooking and hand bell choir.
A full-service shop open to the public for your woodworking needs and repairs. Custom-built pieces are available. The shop is open Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for ages 60+ to work on their projects and hobbies.
2009 Prospect Avenue
Vincennes, IN 47591
P 812 882 2285
F 812 316 0386
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Learn more about the YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center
Our YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center offers social, cultural, recreational, nutritional and educational programs for older adults. Visit us or call (812) 882 2285 to learn how we can help you stay connected and remain independent. Check out our monthly newsletter.
To learn more about services available in Knox County visit Generations website.