The time for everyone to return is getting closer. What a grand time and joy that will be. The hustle and bustle will return.
A nice sit-down lunch and conversations with people in the same room will be a treat. Avoiding others in order to slow down the spread of Covid-19 has made me realize, now more than ever, the importance of social interaction.
It is going to be interesting to see how much time it will take to change back to our old routines. Our new routines do have comfort in mind. What will it feel like to wear “street” clothes again? Well, it seems not all of the new routines are completely awful. Some of the trade offs have been comfy.
I’m looking forward to once again being able to assess the whole person speaking to me, not reaching any conclusions about health or happiness as seen solely in the eyes. I have been amazed at how much emotion is not seen in the eyes alone.
The drive-thru experience seems to be working. I enjoy seeing smiley faces—I assume there are smiles under your masks. I am happy to see the masks. I believe it to be helpful.
Soon, if not already, seniors will have their turn to receive the vaccine. I feel it is a good idea to be vaccinated. It doesn’t appear to be safe to get Covid-19 and simply hope the symptoms are not severe.
Provides free and objective information and assistance in dealing with Medicare, Medi-Cal, HMO's , long term care insurance and other health insurance issues. HICAP provides two main services: individual counseling and community education presentations. Local appoints are available with a registered volunteer. To schedule a one-on-one counseling appoint with a HICAP counselor, call 1-800-434-0222, ext. 117.
Information and Assistance
A free service for seniors 60 and older in Lake and Mendocino counties, linking older individuals and their caregivers to appropriate community resources available to meet their needs. Senior I & A will help you know about area services and whether you qualify.
Senior Hot Line Available:
Senior Legal Assistance
The program provides free legal assistance, education, advice, counseling and representation to Lake & Mendocino county seniors in the following areas:
Public Benefits (health, income & supportive services)
Consumer Protection and Debt
Incapacity and long-term care
Legal Services of Northern California
421 N. Oak Street
Ukiah, CA. 95482
Open: Monday - Friday
8 am to 3 pm
Closed: Weekends, and 1/18 for Martin Luthor King Jr. Day