While the temperature outside feels otherwise, and with a day of snowfall yesterday, Spring is here and we are seeing signs of it here at Valley View. Outside our entryway we have beautiful planters. They are so cheerful and welcoming.
And in the gardens outside of the front of our building, daffodils are in full bloom. Other plants are coming to life as well. The grass is a nice, bright green, too. It’s all so hopeful.
It’s been many weeks now since we residents had our COVID-19 vaccine clinics and so activities from previous years have returned. Along with the Strong Bones classes that meet three mornings a week, there is a morning coffee party, men’s coffee parties, bingo, and the “500” card gathering, plus other activities. There’s something for everyone!
The joy of seeing each other again and enjoying each other's company is such a blessing!
No one was looking over their shoulder to "see" what was going on either! :-)
And we had a clear-cut winner too! BINGO!
Today many of us enjoyed our first community activity since the onset of COVID a year ago. We had our first wii bowling and were thrilled to go “mask free” since we received our second virus vaccines three weeks ago. Because it had been 12 months since we last bowled, we had to review just how to manage the remote controls. It didn’t take long before we got our groove back and most had pretty nice scores too!
Here are a few shots of the youthful band of V V C Gammers.
It was nearly two weeks ago that we received our second COVID-19 vaccine and it may not be too much longer before we can begin to have some activities—of course with safety steps. That, and with longer daylight hours and spring in the near future, members are thinking about what they will plant in the garden and what flowers they will put on their balcony. We are hopeful!
A big update is happening in our building. The dry sprinkler system in our attic is being updated and this will ensure our building is protected in the event of a fire. This is a four to six week project. Workers have been progressing at a good pace and may finish in the four week period.
This photo of the Eden Room shows the staging area for the pipes and other supplies.
Photo of our attic (below) and one of the workers replacing the pipes of the dry sprinkler system
Today we had our first indoor group community activity since COVID commenced. We had our first COVID vaccine! While that isn’t “entertainment,” it certainly is a big first step in being able to gather together again. Having the vaccine was a voluntary experience—nearly everyone in our co-op decided to participate. We are scheduled to have our second shot in February.