With cooler days and shorter nights, we’re spending more time indoors. While many of us have enjoyed the face-to-face visits, with rising COVID cases in our communities, Quad County Support Services’ focus for the fall is on virtual connections and programs.
Thankfully we’ve had a few months of practice on how to run engaging and fun virtual programs. This includes cooking classes, exercise groups, crafting, social gatherings and more.
Our staff are continuing to come up with fun ways for individuals to connect with each other, their families and our community.
We are also working with families to identify barriers to connecting. This could include access to technology, internet as well as an understanding of the ways to connect virtually. We encourage any families needing further support to contact us. If you have ideas for any new activities we would love to hear from you.
New path forward
With our day programs closed, we’ve hired a consultant who is working with our management team to create a plan on how best to support individuals. This includes looking at our staffing requirements.
Before this plan roles out across the organization, we’ll be getting input from our staff on the support they need, the staffing structure as well as team development opportunities.
After this staff consultation is complete, we will provide an update for our community.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate our new reality.