Social Distancing Does Not Have to Mean Social IsolationUnfortunately, due to the effects of the COVID 19 virus, the Kenwood Park Neighborhood Association (“KPNA”) has to suspend all in person meetings and activities for the foreseeable future. This includes our regular monthly meeting, our Spring Litter Clean-Up and Spring Pancake Breakfast. We are hoping to be able to reschedule some of these activities at a later date as the situation permits. We are planning to schedule a virtual conference call meeting for neighborhood residents in the near future. Keep an eye out for further details.
During these trying times, KPNA would like to encourage neighbors to reach out to each other for support by phone, text, email, or social media. In particular, we encourage neighbors to reach out to their elderly neighbors, and those who may not have access to the internet or social media, to make sure they are okay and their needs are being met. Just because we are being asked to practice social distancing does not mean that we have to feel isolated from one another. Things like FaceTime, video chat, and group chats can allow us to stay connected with family, friends, and neighbors. Sharing information or just some much needed conversation.
Continue to get out and move as the weather permits – With the weather being warmer it is a great idea to get outside for walks or working in the yard; while continuing to observe social distancing guidelines. Keeping moving and staying active can make all of us feel better.
Remember, don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. There are resources available for individuals who need information or help related to COVID 19:Linn County Public Health: https://www.linncounty.org/health phone: (319) 892-6000
Red Cross South and Eastern Iowa Chapter Office: https://www.redcross.org/local/iowa.html
phone: (319) 393-3500
United Way of East Central Iowa:
information line 211
There are options for ordering groceries online and either picking them up or having them delivered:HyVee https://www.hy-vee.com/shop/
New Pioneer Coop https://www.newpi.coop/shop
Places like Walmart and Target also have curbside pick-up or delivery options:Target https://help.target.com/help/subcategoryarticle?childcat=Drive+Up&parentcat=Delivery+Options
By staying connected, we can help each other get through the challenges we face in the weeks ahead.
Stay healthy and stay safe.
Erica Yoder, President Kenwood Park Neighborhood Assoc.