San Juan Silver Stage | December 2020 | Volume 24, No. 12
Premier Lifestyles Publication Since 1996
Premier Lifestyles Publication Since 1996
'tis the Season
Spend time with your elders
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[December 2020. Written by Kathryn R. Burke] Interview with Becky Mashburn, Communications and Marketing Manager at Elevate Internet & DMEA.
Due to Covid & Isolation, there will be a lot more online holiday shopping this year. In this interview, KRB and BM discuss how how this might impact Internet service (it won’t) and what shoppers can do to help local businesses—shop local with online ordering and curbside pick up. [Read more]
[Winter 2020/2021. Interview with Becky Mashburn] Due to increasing Covid cases, more schools may have to switch to Virtual learning. Students are struggling. Many teachers report working long hours and being exhausted. Learning new teaching methods and mastering digital technology is a strain on both. This interview explores the impact on students and teachers, and how Elevate is helping both.
[Written by Kathryn R. Burke and Karen Prather] Today, we are living in a brand new world of business technology, and it’s evolving exponentially. Business owners and their teams must think creatively to continue collaborating and achieving their goals to maintain financial security while preventing the spread of illness.
Video conferences, Zoom meetings, Online sales through social media and website selling, financial programming, remote file transfers, webinars, and more help us stay safe and employed. Having a high-speed Internet connection is essential to succeeding in today’s new business model, and for many small business owners, the learning curve can e a challenge.
Children Coping With Corona
By Solina Adelson-Journey
Written by a school principal and young mother, and told through the eyes of a second-grader experiencing changes caused by the coronavirus. When the City Went Quiet is the story about a child’s emotional experience with COVID-19 and the lessons she learned about supporting her community beyond herself. Beautifully illustrated with coping suggestions at the end. From San Juan Publishing.
A must-read for teachers, parents, families, children—all of us who are struggling with how to deal with changes caused by the Corona Virus.
[Visit author’s website. Buy the book.]
Hybrid Learning Systems
Written by Kathryn R. Burke.
Because of Covid, traditional in-person (or classroom) learning has, by necessity, had to adopt a variety of teaching methods and tools to ensure that education continues uninterrupted. This includes virtual (remote or online) learning, in-person learning, where students may be divided into cohorts (or groups), and various hybrid (blended) systems (alternating between virtual and in-class learning. For teachers, lesson planning becomes a challenge. For students, the new systems is complicated, but easily absorbable. For parents? Especially if they will have to homeschool? Complicated at the very least. The first step is to master the vocabulary. Next is learning how to implement it. [Read more]
Accepting and mastering change
Written by Kathryn R. Burke. The learning experience for all of us—student or writer, those disseminating information or those absorbing it—has irrevocably changed. Better? Not sure. Quicker? Definitely. Confusing? Absolutely.
Find out how students, educators, and families are learning to deal with the new true in education. [Story]
How Elevate Internet serves local school districts
Written by Kathryn R. Burke. To be truly effective, today’s new education model depends on cohesive connectivity within a school system (Wide Area Network) and within each campus that is a part of it (Local Area Network). Learn how this works in Montrose and Delta County Schools.
By Kelly Goodin. ” Tri-County Pet Pantry. Low-cost Health & Welness Services. Animal Rescue. Our mission is Connecting Pets, People & Community While Saving Lives. [Read more]
By Kelly Goodin. Pets digestive systems are not the same as humans. Avoid foods that will make them sick! Pets’ curiosity can also get them in trouble, especially with cats climbing trees, dogs wagging tails and knocking off breakable ornaments, and pets munching on poisonious plants. Learn what to give and what not to give pets this holiday season.
[read story here].
By Kelly Goodin. This Holiday Season is unlike any other in recent decades as family gatherings and various traditions that bring friends and family together are cancelled, shifted, and revised in order to be safe and follow restrictions for keeping others safe. The situation is disheartening and challenging for so many of us and it requires a new way of being. Second Chance Humane Society believes the power of the pet has never been more needed. [read story here].
By Eva Veitch, Region 10 Community Living Services Program Director. Human beings are social creatures; our human connections help us survive and thrive. COVID-19 and the social distancing that has been put in place to protect us have had a huge unintended consequence, hitting the elderly especially hard. Learn how you can help.
By Sandy Walker, Lead LTC Ombudsman – Region 10. Connection Matters now more than ever. The months of restrictions on visitation in long-term care and the inability of residents, families and friends to be together during the pandemic has emphasized the importance of connection, of relationships, and the impact they have on our well-being. [Read story]
By Eva Veitch. As we prepare to find a way to celebrate the December holidays and kiss 2020 goodbye many of us will find ourselves with empty seats at the table. … Although our older generation has experienced some of these things in the past; none of us has experienced the cumulative magnitude of these things until 2020, let us hope we never do again! … How can we salvage the holidays? I challenge you and your families to reach out to the older adults in your circle and beyond and wrap them in love.