April 24, 2020: Sending strength this Shabbat: Seacrest Foundation weekly update
We hope you are staying safe, staying home, and connecting with friends and family often. Most importantly, we hope you, and everyone you love, are well.
We want to send you strength and support this Shabbat. As Seacrest Foundation concludes our sixth week of the stay-at-home order, we truly understand how heart-breaking it is not being able to hug our loved ones. We are in this together; we will keep encouraging one another.
We thank our community for supporting Seacrest Foundation’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund as we recognize that more than ever, we need to support our front-line workers. As 11 senior care communities in San Diego are now affected by the virus, we are keenly aware of the importance of following the safety codes, and we feel blessed that to date, we have no known cases of the Covid-19 virus at Seacrest.
These are just some of the safety measures that we follow at Seacrest:
- All staff have been issued reusable masks and are wearing them at all times.
- Seacrest is still providing meals to all staff members while they are at work, which is a tremendous expense, but Seacrest believes minimizing the chance of exposure at grocery stores for workers is necessary.
- Residents are now wearing masks when they leave their apartments. We are also doing routine temperature checks on all residents as well as other measures of monitoring health and wellness.
- We continue to screen staff or anyone else who comes to Seacrest for a critical medical need.
An enormous thank you to everyone for doing your part to self-quarantine and following the protocols established.
If you have lemons…make Edie’s lemon bars:
We love baking, and are happy to share another delicious recipe from Seacrest resident, Edie Greenberg.
Edie was a life-long culinary arts educator, food editor for the Jewish Times, and culinary contributor to the Union Tribune. Let us know how they come out!
Save the Date: #GivingTuesdayNow is May 5.
In response to a world-wide crisis, countless individuals will participate in a global day of giving and generosity on May 5, 2020. Normally celebrated in the fall at the start of the holiday season, Giving Tuesday will become Giving Tuesday Now to support an unprecedented need that has developed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
This is a day for the world to come together in a show of unity as we have all been affected in one way or another by the far-reaching effects of the virus.
Save the Date July 20: Our virtual event, Take a Swing for Seniors Raffle and Online Auction
V’Ahavta Lereiacha Kamocha–treat your friend as you would treat yourself.
Robin P. Israel, MPA