For over five years, I have conducted telephone classes for the elderly. We meet by conference call to create a safety net, warm as a winter quilt.
These days, we share solutions for coping with the Coronavirus. Discover knitting. Reach out to friends and family. Listen to music. Light a candle. Write letters. Crochet booties and fill them with jelly beans.
One woman states she lived in Israel “through the war years, so I can get through anything.” Another mentions the power of those who survived the Holocaust. Unity develops between these unknown, invisible strangers. Our phones, our thoughts become a chord of true connection.
NYC Greeter Constance H. Gemson