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Date: 3/15/2020
Subject: What can we do?
From: Northwest Neighbors Network



 
Let's be creative together. As many of our regular activities have been curtailed, we are challenged to continue to find ways to do what we enjoy.  Helping others, learning and socializing. Below are some suggestions.  We welcome your ideas.  Call or email us.  We are standing by... in our homes.          


No time like the present to engage in some of these activities:
  • Been wanting to downsize, declutter or help those in need?  How about going through belongings and choosing items that others might be able to use.  We have volunteers willing to pick up bags or boxes of items and deliver them to donation centers.
  • Maybe your yard is needing weeding or planting, bird feeders filled. NNN volunteers can come work outside with you or with you overseeing through a window.
  • Some small maintenance fixes to the outside of the house?  NNN handy people might be able to do it.
  • Love museums?  Take a museum tour.  Several to choose from.
  • Opera?  The Met is closed, but has chosen to stream their previous productions, starting Monday, March 16th.  Click here for the schedule. 
  • Orchestra?  Seattle Orchestra is sharing performances at https://seattlesymphony.org/live.                            
  • Like to chat, and prefer face-to-face?  If you have a smart phone or a computer, NNN can help you set up the means to do so... with other NNN members, your friends, your family.
  • Have lots of snapshots in a box?  Might be the time to take them our, sort them, and think what you want to do with them.  NNN volunteers can help you make calendars, photo books, or even slide shows.  Some of this could possibly be done over the phone if you have the equipment at home.  Else, we are ready to work side-by-side with you once we are able to do so.
  • Have a smart phone or tablet and not yet tried books online?  Libraries are still loaning out ebooks.  We can help talk you though the process of getting set up.
  • Prefer paper books?  Some of us have lots of books on shelves that can be wiped down and loaned out.
  • How about edible books?  See Shoreline news: https://www.shorelineareanews.com/2020/03/edible-book-festival-goes-virtual.html
  • Your turn.  What other ideas should we include in our next email?
NNN services are still available for those who have shopping and essential transportation needs.  Please don't hesitate to call 253 237-2848 or email services@northwestneighborsnetwork.org with any questions, concerns, needs.
 
We are limiting our interactions in public places, which will hopefully preserve the ability for some of us to be able to continue to provide transportation, errands, and in home services. 
 
So far we are continuing our walks outdoors and some visits in homes.  
 
For each member-volunteer interaction, we request that a phone conversation take place to ensure continued comfort and safety measures.
 
Since we are all spending a lot more time at home these days, we encourage everyone to pick up the phone!  We are happy to set up periodic phone visits between folks expressing an interest.  Members and volunteers are encouraged to let us know if you would like to participate in making phone visits.  Other ideas for keeping in touch are welcomed!

 
services@northwestneighborsnetwork.org 
 
253 237-2848