Friday, September 4, 2020
A Message from Kathleen Stauffer,
CEO of The Arc Eastern Connecticut
Happy Labor Day Weekend, Everyone!
Before we update you on The Arc ECT’s happenings,
I want to say “Thank you.” I have worked with many talented
people in my career, but our team here at The Arc Eastern
Connecticut really is a true family, and a truly talented one.
On this Labor Day weekend, I would like to let each one of you know how much we appreciate your talent, your dedication and your sincere commitment to walking In Partnership for Full Equality with the people we serve.
I’m happy to report that thanks to your care, The Arc ECT’s conservative approach to reopening continues to progress and is doing so with health and safety front and center. We’ve re-opened our Day and Senior programs for people who can tolerate wearing a mask and who are not medically compromised.
Hourly disinfecting of high-touch areas and a cleaning supply policy that avoids cross-chemical contamination remains in place. Our supported residences remain active with many day program team members stepping in to help.
Three of four microbusinesses – cookie factory, Emporium and Redemption Center – are beginning a slow reopening, and thanks to Tim and the team, The Arc ECT lawn & landscape crew has remained operational throughout the COVID pandemic.
For the 43rd year in a row, Strides will happen! This year’s virtual race allows runners and walkers to enjoy the traditional Camp Harkness 5k, 10k, or 1 mile fun run/walk/roll on your own time, any time the park is open, between October 4th and October 11th. Or, use your own measured course. Then, document and submit your winning time to be eligible for great prizes! For more information and to register, go to https://www.thearcect.org/stridesvirtual.
This year, it is more important than ever to get a flu shot. Flu shots will be available to all employees at our Sachem Street Norwich, ETC Groton, and Cook Hill Rd. Danielson locations. PLEASE take advantage of this free service. The CDC notes that “while it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the fall and winter, it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading. In this context, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever.”
Sachem Street, Norwich: Wednesday, October 7, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
ETC Groton (52 Sacred Heart Drive): Wednesday, October 7, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cook Hill Rd. Danielson: Thursday, October 15, 9:30 am -1:30 pm
Please bring your insurance card if you have one.
Happy Labor Day to you and the folks you love!
Please take some time to unplug and enjoy a bit of self-care this weekend.
This Month's Recipe
September is for apples—so why not get your
pie-baking feet wet by starting out the season
with an easy apple crostata?
1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
½ cup sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 cups thinly sliced, peeled cooking apples (4 medium)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts
Heat oven to 450°F.
Remove pie crust from pouch; place flat on ungreased cookie sheet.
In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch and cinnamon.
Gently stir in apples. Spoon apple mixture onto center of crust, spreading to within 2 inches of edge. Fold crust edge over filling to form 2-inch border, pleating crust as necessary. Brush crust edge with water; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
Bake 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle pecans over apple mixture.
Bake 5 to 15 minutes longer or until apples are tender.
Serve with whipped cream, or ice cream—or both!