LATEST UPDATE – April 27, 2020:
UPDATE – How Are You Feeling?
To Our Moore Center Community:
It’s been a bit of time since I checked in with you, and I thought this was a good time to ask you a simple question: How are you feeling? If you’re anything like me, when someone asks this question my first reaction is to offer a simple and polite, “I’m fine.”
Yet, as we approach the six-week mark of this historical journey we’re all walking together. And as our personal and professional lives continue to be turned upside-down, I know that even when some of us insist we’re ‘fine,’ that might not necessarily be the case. In fact, I suspect that even those of you who seem to be managing okay would probably give a far more detailed answer if simply given the opportunity to do so.
I’ll be honest… these days I sometimes find myself getting tired and stressed – even a bit overwhelmed – with the uncertainty of what may be lurking around the corner. Coupled with the fact we are now so isolated from one another, well, it certainly can be a heavy weight to bear. And, since I’m human, I’m fairly certain I’m not the only one to feel this way.
The most important thing I want you to know is that you’re not alone. With all the uncertainty swirling around us, if you’re not sleeping as well as you usually do, I understand. Or if you find yourself growing impatient or frustrated with even the slightest thing around family or friends, or that person lurking on the other side of the computer screen, I understand. Or if you’re anxious about the future, or the health and well-being of those you hold the tightest, I understand that too.
Now, more than ever, it’s incredibly important to be gentle with yourself. If you have a day when things seem completely off-kilter, or if it’s a struggle to get anything done, let it go. You’re doing the best you can, and sometimes that’s enough. Remember, these are unprecedented days and we are all being asked to continue on despite it all.
I encourage you today, and in the days to come, to just do the best you can. Each day is a new beginning, and if all you can muster is to take a deep breath in and let it out, well, I think that’s heroic.
I’m thinking of you and cheering you on. And if you get a moment, send me an email and let me know how you are feeling! Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul S. Boynton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Helpful info on dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic from the Lakes Region Area Agency:
Rising Stars Update
A Rising Stars update from Chet Bobola, Jr. – Director, Residential Services
Hello Rising Stars Community,
I hope this email finds you all healthy and safe. I miss you all. Unfortunately, I am not writing with good news.
Due to the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order, and The Moore Center’s concerns about keeping everyone safe, the Rising Stars will need to be suspended indefinitely. We will not be able to hold our weekly meetings or rehearse for our show, so this will also be the cancellation notice for Dancing With The Rising Stars 2020.
It is my wish that you all heed the advice from the CDC so we can see you all again when things return to normal.
Please share this notice with friends and family so all get the word.
Chet Bobola, Jr.
Director, Residential Services
The Moore Center
Previous Moore Center Updates:
Important Update – 4-27-20 – How Are You Feeling?
Important Update – 4-14-20 – A Tribute to Hidden Heroes
Important Update – 4-8-20 – A Look Behind the Curtain
Important Update – 4-1-20 – You May Ask–How Can I Help
Family Newsletter – 4-1-20 – Latest Info and Resources
Important Update – 3-31-2020 – We’re Making Progress Together
Important Update – 3-26-2020 – Governor Sununu’s Stay-at-Home Order
Important Update – 3-25-2020 – Family and Staff Support Update
Important Update – 3-25-2020 – Let’s Continue to Work Together
Important Update – 3-23-2020 – Short-Term Funds for Families and Staff
Important Update – 3-20-2020 – We’ll Get Through This Together
Important Update – 3-19-2020 – Temporary Operational Changes at The Moore Center
Important Update – 3-17-2020 – Temporary Operational Changes in Progress
Important Update – 3-15-2020 – Facilities Update From Senior Operations Team
Moore Center Coronavirus Statement 3/11/2020
There is a new hotline you can call in NH for your questions about COVID-19. You can now call 211 if you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak in NH.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, but only several types are known to commonly cause infections in people, with these common human coronaviruses usually causing mild to moderate respiratory illness (like the common cold). Stay informed on the status of the Coronavirus in New Hampshire by following the updates from the NH Department of Health and Human Services.
The Moore Center is following this closely, in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Health. Should more action be necessary, we will keep you up-to-date via this website and direct communication.
For detailed information you can also visit these websites:
CDC Coronavirus Site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
NH DHHS Site: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm
Here are more websites recommended by the Division of Long Term Supports and Services that members can refer to for MCO-specific COVID-19 information: