Monthly President’s Report July 2020 The first half of 2020 has been unprecedented in our lifetimes. Even with the global pandemic, racial unrest, and economic uncertainties, we are still a country united in our independence and committed to freedom and equality for all. In these unique times, it is important to remember some of the values that this country was founded on: Liberty, Equality, Democracy, Unity, and Diversity. This year’s Independence Day celebrations will look different than previous years. Some people will practice social distancing, wear masks, and limit the sharing of picnic foods at larger celebrations while others will choose to stay home and celebrate with just a few select loved ones. No matter how you choose to celebrate the founding of this great nation, it is important to remember that we are “One Nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.” During this extraordinary time of isolation and stress, we all need to stay mentally stimulated even if we are choosing to self-quarantine. If you are still hesitant about coming to Active Generations, our Director of Programming, Nancy Wehrkamp, has been sending out daily emails with links to stimulating mental activities such as games, virtual travel to museums, and history sites, special interest sites, and much more. If you are not receiving these emails and would like to, please contact us to get on the email list. The 2020 Census deadline is fast approaching. You have until the end of July to complete it. If you have not yet completed the 2020 Census, Active Generations can assist you with completing it online. We are offering Census help on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am to 11:30am using our Computer Learning Center or we can help you complete the form over the phone. Let’s make sure that our community has the funds to support VERY valuable programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and other federally funded programs. Finally, join us for 3 amazing musical events this month. The AG Jamboree will be held on Wednesday, July 1st and Wednesday, July 29th from 4:30 to 6:00 so come out and listen to some wonderful country music. Also, on Tuesday, July 16th at 6:00pm, the Human Jukebox will perform the classics from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Both events are FREE so bring your friends and family for great entertainment in the Day Break courtyard area. Happy Fourth of July! Active Generations and all of its programs will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th in honor of this patriotic holiday.