Our Seniors Centre, ESC, is located in the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre. Unfortunately, the EGCCC is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak. Eighty-two people are infected, and five have died. Our hearts go out to the residents, friends, family and health care professionals who are working with this challenge. The people at the EGCCC are our clients, friends and neighbours whom we care deeply about. For more information, please see this news article from CTV news.
Many of you have expressed your concern for the future of ESC because we have not been able to open in a way that is safe for our attendees. Thank you for your thoughtful and kind emails. Thank you to those who donated to us during this difficult time. While our wish is that we could open, because we know all of you trust us to act in a way that protects you from exposure to this deadly virus, and because we are located in a continuing care centre, we have not opened our physical doors, but we continue to open our minds and hearts to new ways of connecting with you, being there for you when you need is though the internet and telephone.
We get your phone messages and we return those calls as soon as we can. 780-425-8625 and we read emails and will contact you. Office@edmontonseniorscentre.ca.
We are hoping for a vaccine that will allow us all to gather again. In the meantime, we are utilizing Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. to connect you with each other. Please, help us continue to be there for you by signing up for classes, and participating in programs, like Wellness Wednesdays. exercise, peer support, etc.