Open letter to patrons of the West Linn Adult Community Center
It has been quite a few weeks now that the ACC has been closed to us and I'm sure we are all feeling the impact of this situation.
As everything seem to have come to a standstill, and who knows for how much longer, I think it would be a nice gesture if every week during this period, we could all pull together to write our experiences within the ACC. The ACC is part of the Parks and Recreation of West Linn, and their mission is to service us, even with the ACC closed, their desire is to connect our community to resources for wellness, safety and virtual recreation/connectedness, especially now. I believe they would love to hear what special memories or activities you love about the ACC.
I know we have a writing group who used to meet weekly. How do you feel about not being able to meet and discuss the wonderful stories you've written? Surely there must be a void there now? We can keep the ACC in the minds of all our readers, when you tell us your experiences, either recently, or from past visits.
This 'open letter' is not just for the writing group, it is for everyone who has been a big part of the ACC. We have the wonderful Share Singers, who are now unable to visit the many retirement homes they usually visit monthly. The people there will miss them tremendously, I'm sure. The Book Club, did you all stop reading? Or can you tell us something how you manage this. What about all the card players? Are they bored? And then, what happened to all those people participating in the various classes? So many stories must be hidden within all of you. And now, we all have the time to do this!
This quote from Tiffany and Meghan, "we will re-open with the same energy, enthusiasm and fun that we have always had and hopefully some great presentations, events and socializing as well," is so true, and I know we all can't wait when that happens.
In the meantime, I hope that we get all your creative stories flowing, and that we hear from you soon. You can email Tiffany Carlson or Meghan Matthies at:
If possible, your stories will be published in the shorter version of our bi-monthly newsletter, and also in the West Linn Tidings, our local newspaper.
Thank you, and please stay healthy and well.
Mieke Wiegman is a volunteer at the WLACC.
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