Dear Village Common Members and Friends,
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis, The Village Common has cancelled all in-person activities and events. We look forward to rescheduling these valued programs as soon as civic guidelines permit. Although we are not gathering in person, our Service Coordinator phone line is open, and our volunteers would love to hear from you at 441- 5240. Rides with Village volunteers in Providence and Burrillville are available for essential needs only. However, our services such as tech support to help you stay in touch with family, or errands to pick up an on-line pharmacy order will continue as volunteers are available. A Service Coordinator can also set up a regular friendly check-in call for you.
We can help you identify resources in the community available outside the Village’s capabilities, which you can connect to remotely. These include delivery options for food, pharmaceuticals, and supplies. We have an extensive list of these resources accessible by a web link emailed to you last week, and the list will be updated periodically. In addition to calling us, the following resources may be helpful to you:
The Village Common is still functioning through its Villages as a group of neighbors helping neighbors, and we are a stronger community for it. For each of you, we share a wise friend’s advice:
- Have a daily schedule and stick to it.
- Have a circle of friends that you check in with regularly.
- Have projects that keep you engaged and productive.
- Get out in the sunshine every day.