March 27, 2020
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Beacon Hill Village Members,
You have received many emails from us in the past 7 days as we work to bring you important information and updates related to the current COVID-19 crisis and our response. We will continue these communications and at the same time begin shifting our focus to more online programming via mediums such as we noted in our Zoom update on March 26. Please check this link to see the ongoing list of communications from the Village Response Team.
Here is what you can look forward to in the coming days:
Exercise: We will be launching fitness classes with Cindy Sullivan using the Zoom online video application on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00am starting Tuesday March 31. Registration will begin on Monday March 30th. There will be no charge for Zoom classes for April and May.
Zoom: Many of you have already signed up for a Zoom account or are already using it. If you would like more information regarding joining a Zoom event, or help getting set up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone Tree: Thank you to those who responded to our request for help to connect with members by phone. We will be sending out tips and instructions to those who have volunteered. Our team will begin making calls next week. If you would prefer to not receive a call, please email email@example.com. On the other hand, if you would like to make calls, please send a note to the same address.
Arts and Recreation: We have been gathering many links and websites for online gaming, theater, music, art, culture, etc. Look for a communication over the next few days with things to do for fun.
Grocery Services: Just a reminder that the Village continues to offer both grocery shopping (you shop) and list services (we shop). We have also added a third day to receive grocery delivery, and now offer delivery on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food: For those interested in ordering prepared foods from Rebecca Caras Catering, click this link for her updated menu.
Website Updates: If you have visited the BHV website recently you will notice there is a link on the homepage to our recent communications, as well as breaking news items. We will continue to post relevant articles and news you can use. We plan to continue to make the homepage more relevant with easier access to information, please check back regularly.
BHV Business: On a business note, we will be emailing renewal notices to members whose membership expires on April 30th, rather than sending out our famous blue packets. Look for those emails next week.
Be well, stay healthy.
The COVID-19 Response Team – Doug Fitzsimmons, President; Karen Garvin, Vice-President and Chair of the Coordinating and Program Committees; Betsy Peterson, Board Member and Secretary; Joanne Cooper, Chair of the Services Committee; Stephen Roop, Board Member; Barbara Roop, Chair of LWEW Committee; and Gina Morrison, Executive Director.