Posted on March 18, 2020
Hi WURA Members....
This is just an electronic update to our WURA members, during this Coronavirus issue time.
We want to let you know that we are thinking about you, our WURA members, at this time. No one will be forgotten. We, the senior citizens, are told that we are the most vulnerable for the Corona virus, especially if we have other underlying health issues (which most of us have at our age). We are asked to do social distancing (no hugs or kisses ... especially difficult with our grandchildren), and only to go out for urgent needs, like groceries or to the pharmacy.
A reminder to follow the health guidelines re: hand washing (soap and hot water), proper nutrition every day, enough rest, and for the moment, outdoor exercise, if possible to get fresh air. If you need any assistance, please let us know.
All WURA meetings and activities for the time being are on hold. Our WURA Executive Committee meeting planned for next week has been cancelled. The WURA Spring General Meeting, normally in April, will have to be postponed to May, at the earliest. We will let you know the date of the meeting, as soon as we know and the Corona virus issue passes.
If you know of family, friends or other WURA members who cannot get out to get groceries or other needs at this time, please try to lend a hand, if you can. Or at least, try to call them to check on them. It is important to stay in contact with others today, if not only by phone or e-mail (since visiting is somewhat restricted).
If you have trouble getting out to get groceries or know someone who cannot get out, Carol Reader has approached me about offering to pick up groceries for WURA members and others, who cannot do it . Many people on campus know Carol Reader. Her husband, Graham, was Dean of Engineering for many years. Walter(Jake) Soderlund, WURA's Vice-President, has also offered to assist her in getting groceries for WURA members. The two co-chairs of WURA's Social Committee, Jonathan Bayley and Richard Lewis, are also willing to help deliver groceries. Carol's, Jake's, Jonathan's and Richard's phone numbers and e-mail addresses are listed below. Perhaps, other WURA members are also willing to assist in getting groceries for WURA members, who cannot. Please let me know, if you are also interested in doing this. Thank you Carol, Jake, Jonathan and Richard, and anyone else who volunteers to help out.
Please, if you need help getting your groceries or other needs, PLEASE use this new WURA service. We are thinking about you at this time. Please let us help you, if you need any help getting groceries. If you need any assistance during this time, please let us know. Thanks.
Tecumseh Lakeshore area
Walter (Jake) Soderlund