Understanding our Charges and Public Health
.… www.edcchc.org … for Covid vaccination is useless to a large portion of our “at-risk” population. They do not have a computer or internet access. They rely on their “Church Family” or “Group Family.” That “Family” knows who has what as well as the specific needs of those who don’t have phones, computers, etc. so they, as a group or individual, give assistance to those who need outside help. Only the “Church Family” or the “Group Family” has access to this portion of our population.
Sandie Hanson of Pioneer Bible Church agrees with Ron’s observations about our community, and said it extends to the elderly in general. Many seniors she knows have experienced not just social isolation but nearly solitary confinement for over a year. I am dumbfounded by the way vaccination appointments can ONLY be made by those who have email or cellphones. The majority of people I know in their late 70’s and above (the current “Target Market”) do not use these means of communication. That they are unable to use a phone to make an appointment seems cruel.
We must make decisions keeping in mind that not all people have the same advantages that we each enjoy. El Dorado County has large areas of “rural living” in the “South County,” “North County,” and the “High County” They/We are all worthy of consideration.
Do our County officials, our County Health, and our local hospital understand that? There is a mistaken assumption that everyone has the same access to what we ourselves have. That is not true.
If I may? Ron started JSS by starting to service this church 16 years ago. I saw very old friends while I was in service to them on Friday.
Showers are being made available at the Upper Room on Wednesday at 4:45 through the “Pathways” program: Advance Check-in necessary. Then we look forward to showers, Saturday and Sundays, at the Upper Room parking area, very soon, thanks to Discovery Church in El Dorado Hills. Bless them ALL!
OK, Ron misplaced his notes for this month. Sorry for a shortened edition.
PLEASE, ALL, KEEP ACTIVE!