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General News · 30th April 2020
Hi Everyone, how are you doing so far? I feel so blessed we are living on this beautiful island, where space and nature are around us. We still can go for a walk, tend our gardens and breathe clean air. I feel for people who are living in an apartment building in a crowded city!

Up to now, I have hardly had any requests for support or interest in participating in a communication network. The phone calls I got were from people who offered to volunteer. So maybe we are doing well. Or we are real Cortesians who are resilient and don't like to ask for support. Or ...

You will get a questionnaire this month to fill in so that we and the family support coordinator, Desta Beattie, can learn what the concerns and needs are. Thank you for returning it, even if you are just fine.

Please know that if you have a concern, also about mental/emotional well-being, you can call me and I will see what we can do for you.

Carina (250-935-6793)


Spring Migration Bird Count Day
Observe bird species and email your observations to the Cortes Museum.
• Saturday, May 2, send in your observations from 24 hours.

Luncheon Group Zoom Meeting
Please join us at the Zoom meeting, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 6
• Wednesday, May 20

Cortes Island Townhall Meetings, every Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
• Regional Director, Noba Anderson, hosts an online public meeting. Link to register provided in the Tideline calendar.

Folk U, every Friday
• Folk University has taken Folk U Friday talks to Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, or listen live.


Please join us for CISS Zoom meetings on Wednesdays May 6 and 20. Link to register will be sent later via email to members.


Carina Verhoeve is the coordinator for Seniors Helping Seniors. She may be contacted Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 250-935-6793. Please respect Carina's days and hours when calling, unless it is an emergency. Contact Carina about Literary Afternoons, seniors' lunches, and more.

If you are a member of CISS and you do not receive our Newsletter by email, check your junk mail. If it is not there, please let me know -- Gina

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