We know these are difficult times for everyone. We want to continue to be there to support you as best we can throughout this time, so we've come up with some ways to stay busy during Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order:
- Stay Active
- Support Local Businesses
- Help Others Where You Can
- Engage in Random Acts of Kindness
Staying active is a great way to cope with what is going on in the world. We know the Fitness Center is closed but there are other great ways to stay active in the meantime. Take a walk, run, or bike ride. There are also plenty of online resources for at-home workouts. We have included a great 30-minute total body workout for you below. The instructor, Kelsey Turek, is a Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer, who was a former Meadows Crossing Fitness Center consultant. Please let Kelsey know how it was for you by commenting or liking her video!
HIIT Workout with Kelsey
Support Local Businesses
Another great way to stay busy during the stay-at-home order is to support your local businesses. We want to remind you that Insomnia Cookies and Cottage Inn Pizza are open for pickup and delivery. Harry's One-Stop is open for business as well. This will not only help them stay afloat during a very difficult economic time, but will also give you a break from cooking every once in a while. Please stop in and support our local businesses!
Help Where You Can
Help when and where you can. A great way to cope through difficult times is to help others. GVSU's President Mantella has created a website called "Networks of Support: Lakers Respond to COVID-19". This is a great resource with a list of links for organizations that need help. This is a great resource for the entire community to harness our power, talent, intellectual capacity, and compassion to activate networks of support in key areas of need where you have skills and expertise. Please click on the link below to join a network of support:
Networks of Support: Lakers Respond to COVID-19
Engage in Random Acts of Kindness
Last, but not least, engage in random acts of kindness. This morning our Maintenance Supervisor, Jim, found a box in the lobby with food and a note that read, "Take what you need, leave what you can." This is proof that hardships bring out the best in us. Despite the 'social distancing', we are more connected than ever. We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the person that created this box and to those that have donated to it so far. For those who are able to, please continue to donate. For those who need food, please do not feel ashamed to take what you need. We are all in this together and are thankful to have such caring residents at Meadows Crossing.
Meadows Crossing Management