Let’s recognize one another for our extraordinary acts during these times that are anything but ordinary.
During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve realized just how much impact, from the smallest of interactions to the most generous of actions, we can make as individuals.
The son who creates a Zoom call for the family on Easter.
The neighbor who buys groceries for the older adult next door.
Or, the community group learning how to make and donate masks.
In Langhorne alone, the actions take place every moment.
We’ve needed these actions now more than ever.
The pandemic has affected us in different ways: the loss of a loved one, the end of a job, the burden of isolation.
These traumas are all significant and require support.
Langhorne keeps that support at its heart.
We know this because Woods has received much of this support.
Our supporters are a diverse coalition.
They are parents who take a moment to teach their children about the importance of acceptance, tolerance, and inclusion.
They are businesses donating goods and services.
They are leaders, helping shape a better future by making sure we all have the supports we need.
They are first responders ready at a moment’s notice.
They are working in stores, driving trucks, making tough decisions, and – above all – sticking together even if it’s from a healthy distance.
We know that a person’s work isn’t deemed essential by a job title nor attire.
Essential work is an effort to uplift others.
Your work and presence bring vibrancy, wellbeing, and life to Langhorne.
If you’ve lifted someone else’s spirit during this time, you deserve recognition.
We thank you.
If you want to learn more about Woods, help the exceptional people we serve, or you’re only in need of some uplifting content, visit us at woods.org/news or on social media.
PHOTO CAP: From left, physical therapist Sharon Marcinik, resident Stephen, and physical therapist Lynne Bruskin use a day with beautiful weather to work on Stephen’s mobility.