Michael's Message - Ready ... Set ... Go?
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff and board members, sixteen in all, who are making the effort to call all 1700 current Shipley Center members! See Spotlight (p. 10 in the Newsletter). It has been a great experience, calling our members to say “hi” and to see if they needed any information about resources during this pandemic.
If you have not received a call, we may not have a working phone number for you. `please make sure all your contact. info is correct! If you have changed numbers, dropped your land line, etc., or if you have an email address you’d like to share so you can get the latest updates, you can call our office at 360.683.6806.
We have been making preparations to be ready and set for YOU to be able to return to your senior center when it is safe to do so … and the Governor says, “Go!”
The photos on this page show what we had been up to before the closure, and the few safety items that have been taken care of during the closure. The roof has been fixed and longer screws installed to hold our metal sheeting tight. Our new HVAC system is ready to warm or cool you; whatever you need in the way of comfort!
Duane has poured new concrete pads outside all our rear exit doors. Our main electrical panel has been replaced. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at all entrances. And finally, snazzy new “sneeze guards” of shiny plexiglas have been installed at our front desk and the Trips and Tours department. They will provide protection for our members, volunteers and staff for as long as they are needed.
I know many of you are experiencing “cabin fever” and are anxious to come back to Shipley Center. We all miss each other and the friendships and activities we have here. We all hope to be able to enjoy these things once again in the near future.
We appreciate your loyal support in renewing your membership, making donations, and thinking of your staff and board working behind the scenes to make Shipley Center better prepared for “Ready, Set, Go!” when the health crisis improves.
Take care and be safe,