Updates August 16-22

No individuals tested positive in the past week for COVID-19, however we did have an employee who tested positive.  The employee is recovering and is in isolation and we do not have concerns regarding exposure to CSS individuals or employees.  The individuals and employees previously mentioned a couple of weeks ago who had tested positive for COVID-19 are all doing well.  Currently, all residences supported by CSS, except for one, are out of quarantine and the last house is due to come out of quarantine in the coming week.  As always, we continue to closely monitor all individuals to identify any symptoms of the illness.  
Cindy Meredith gave a knitting update during this past week’s Town Hall. We heard from several of the artisans and watched a video of the crafters at work. If you missed the video you can watch it here:
The Marcia D Smith School opens for the fall semester on Tuesday, August 25th. Seven students will be attending in-person, while the other students will participate via distance learning. Welcome back students!
Children’s Services successfully completed  “Snack Making and Cooking Week” in the virtual summer program.  Some of the recipes included: apple nachos, fruit sandwiches, mini graham cracker fruit pizza, and planned a healthy meal using a portion plate for vegetables, protein, fruit, and whole grains. Next week individuals receiving in person support from the CSS building will transition into the start of their school year at the Marcia D Smith School and Children's Services will concentrate on filling needs for those in public schools requiring or requesting support from their family homes for supporting virtual learning curriculums and structuring time around virtual school sessions.
Activities at Seneca Park continue to go well. They’re such a hit that we are adding 25 additional time slots a week! That means the opportunity for more people to visit and several individuals are going twice a week. 
Starting August 31st, the Food for Thought class will take on a structured format.  All Monday classes will address some aspect of the "Food of the Month"; for September the food of the month will be apples. Topics to be addressed include apple variety, nutrition, harvesting, and simple recipes.  Tuesday classes will deal with the scientific aspects of cooking.  Upcoming classes will address how plants are affected by the changes brought on by Fall, the science of baking, and occupations for scientists in the realm of food.  All Friday Food for Thought classes will be based on video tours of food-related destinations.  This past week we enjoyed a visit to the Asian market and soon we will get to take a tour of That's a Wrap.  As per usual, all of the classes are built around videos that all members of the community will be able to access if they are interested.  Please contact Janice Goldschmidt ( for more information.
Trivia Night! During the town hall we heard more about the first Trivia Night Fundraiser which will take place on September 15th at 7pm. Look for a sponsor page and team registration sign up this week!

Weekly Virtual Activity Schedule
Online Group Schedules and descriptions are attached.
Please discuss individual schedules with the case manager.

Enjoy your weekend and we hope to see you this week.

Ashley Chatneuff
Communications Coordinator

3:30 Town Hall

or call in:

+1 301 715 8592 Meeting ID:
230 466 116

4:30 Town Hall

or call in:

+1 301 715 8592 US
 Meeting ID:
788 704 612

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