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CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED FOR AN INDEFINITE TIME STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 16TH.

GIVEN THE CHANGING PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT AROUND THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). THE BOARD HAS MADE THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE CENTRE STARTING ON MONDAY, MARCH 16TH FOR AN INDEFINITE TIME.

April 29, 2020

The centre has resumed their Volunteer Income Tax Program, while remaining within the guidelines put forth for the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesdays and Fridays from 10AM-3PM people with low income can bring their information slips, fill out two forms and place everything into plastic bags and leave it in the Centre's mail box. The forms will be in the entrance way to the centre. The public WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE BUILDING just the entrance. The forms will be brought into the building as soon as the person leaves, to keep them confidential. For more information, you can email the centre at halfcenturycentre@cogeco.net

March-April 2020

Front Row L to R: Carolyn Coad, Vice-President Roy Trowell, John Coggans, Treasurer Carmen Unsworth. Back Row: Brenda Zakal, Executive Director Christine Lehn, Carolyn Campbell, President Homer Vandervecht, Past President Cliff Hartwick, Secretary Gail Turk

Message from President, Homer Vandervecht and Christine Lehn Executive Director

April 7, 2020

Report to the members of the Leamington and District Half Century Centre.

Recognizing the increased uncertainty that COVID-19 is causing this message to members having email access is intended to provide some information concerning the unfortunate and dangerous situation we find ourselves in.

Seniors are more vulnerable to developing infections, including COVID-19.  This is in part due to the fact that our immune systems slow down as we age.  Many seniors also live with longstanding health conditions that may increase their risk of getting very sick from this virus.

It has been more than three weeks since your executive made the unpopular decision to follow the guidance and direction of the federal and provincial governments, as the health authorities, to close the Centre to all activities.  Those same guidelines will be followed to determine when activities may resume.

We are blessed to have an incredible team of staff and volunteers who have been preparing some wonderful activities for us. Of course it is frustrating to have to put that on hold, but if our aim us to continue to serve seniors well, then our first priority must be to keep everyone safe.

 We have used the situation as an opportunity to clean carpets and to do a bit of painting inside the Centre.

As we hear so often, we will get through this,that is true also for the Centre.  Our staff and volunteers will ensure that as soon as permissible the activities will resume.  As needed, information will be sent out by email.

In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow the guidelines of the health authorities to protect ourselves and others from this deadly virus.  We miss you all

Christine Lehn                                                                        Homer Vandervecht

Executive Officer                                                                   President