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To the Editor:

Being home, being more isolated from family and friends is wearing. Hope for a less restrictive/safer future in 2021 is coming with the vaccine, but perhaps not fast enough to lessen anxieties and feelings of isolation.

Fairmont Community Education & Recreation (CER) and CREST are concerned about these feelings for many of our seniors and vulnerable adults so are partnering to create an activity newsletter, “Keep in Touch,” to help this population feel more connected and active during these challenging times. The content is simple and will vary each month. Topics may include mind teasers, healthy living tips, recipes to cook for one or two, suggestions and instructions to view virtual tours on the internet, how to find videos of do-it-yourself projects, and other information on resources. Check it out for your favorite interests or find new ones.

The “Keep in Touch” newsletter is distributed through channels such as church newsletters and other networking groups in Martin County. To save expense, no copies will be mailed individually but it is our hope that the distribution networks will share the newsletter in their own special ways.

Please watch for “Keep in Touch.” Enjoy the activities of this light-hearted newsletter and share a copy with a friend or neighbor. If you have suggestions, ideas, or subjects you would like to have included in future newsletters, please feel free to share these with CER or CREST. For more information, contact CER at (507) 235-3141 or CREST at (507) 235-3833. Best wishes for a Happy New Year from your friends at CER and CREST.

Ronelva “Roni” Dauer, CER

Karen Koeder and Joyce Peterson, CREST

Fairmont

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