Dear Aberdeen Hall Community Members,
How are you doing? How can we help?
At the moment, all of us are dealing with the challenges of isolating, combined with our shared concerns about the future. This isolation is going to take 1-2 months at a minimum, and it is important that we start settling in for what is going to be a heck of a battle.
Regardless of who we are, each of us will experience moments of strength, and moments of weakness, and this is totally normal. If you feel weak for a moment, don’t be afraid to let yourself feel this way for a little while, and then regroup and/or ask for assistance. When you feel stronger (and you will), think of ways to support others.
I have received numerous emails and phone calls from parents in our community offering their services and resources. To those of you who have reached out to express your support and lend a hand, thank you.
Like most of us, I am home with my nuclear family. It is the best place to be. We have each other, plenty of food and drink, wifi, cable and Netflix. We have ‘careful’ walks and bike rides, board games, unread books and plenty of sleep. Remember, our supply chains for medicine, food, clean water, wine, and, yes, paper products are simply untouchable. None of us are going to go without, and we have a responsibility to make sure we are watching out for those less fortunate.
Last Wednesday, my daughter and wife put together the following notice and taped it to the doors of neighbours on our street.