In the most recent edition of the Sage Link newsletter mailed to members, we outlined our phased approach to reopening our building to in-person services. This included messaging about reopening in-person group programming as of October 4.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Sage has prioritized the health and safety of volunteers, staff, and the people we serve. As an organization that works with a vulnerable population, we know it is important to move forward with an abundance of caution, and reevaluate our approach as context and information changes.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the community has increased dramatically, including the hospitalization rates of individuals who have been vaccinated. This has resulted in continued pressure on hospitals and the health-care system. As such, we determined the need to reassess the timing of the reopening strategy, and have made the decision to delay the October 4 opening for in-person group programming.
The Seniors Safe House programming will continue to function as normal. Essential in-person appointments, including the Foot Clinic, will proceed onsite. We are looking at assessing the need to accommodate in-person supports for groups facing barriers to accessing remote programs and technology. Our volunteer program and social work and health services supports will continue to be delivered remotely. Our Life Enrichment program will continue to offer accessible, virtual programming.
Sage will continue to monitor the impact of this approach throughout each phase of reopening and adjust accordingly. The building will fully open when we are confident that it is safe to do so. Sage staff and volunteers look forward to serving the community in-person again.
For the most up to date information regarding service delivery and phases of reopening, please call 780.423.5510.
Please click here to see the updated Fall (Oct-Dec) Link Newsletter.
Please click here to see the updated Life Enrichment calendar for September.
For the most up to date information about Life Enrichment programming, phone 780.423.5510 ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.