We so hope the ancient Romans were correct! Their Februa festival was month-long, and meant to purify. Will we reap these benefits via less Covid and its variant? Four Seasons at Elm Tree residents certainly hope so! Many more than our over-55 seniors here already have been fortunate to receive the vaccine distributed locally. However, we are very aware of continuing the use of protective masks with social distancing and washing hands often. Even the limited use of our clubhouse has prescribed precautions, as wipes and plenty of space are available. Therefore, the library, billiards’ and workout rooms are used with great care and timing.
Winter alone creates isolation and indoors’ routines, but the past year of Covid restrictions has increased our coping mechanisms and abilities to change schedules and habits. We interact well, via social media and neighborly connections here, helping as we can, always. Several houses have been resold this past year, and there continues to be a few available, now and then. The newcomers will experience all that we enjoy in Four Seasons at Elm Tree, once we are safe and into the new normalcy of our lives. They can read newsletters for updated information as well as those archived newsletters describing so many social events, committees, and volunteer opportunities.
While we watch the beauty of snow falling, we can appreciate snuggly wool afghans and hot chocolate or tea following brisk walks around the community or Skype visits with grandchildren or friends. Only February, 2021, has 4 full, 7-day weeks, occurring every 6 years…and there will be only 28 days, with no leaping this year! We shall be hopeful for healthy days with each one!