More thoughts on the need for a Village
“During the pandemic, isolation was one of the biggest risk factors, both emotionally and in terms of getting basic needs met. Our synagogue had volunteers calling everyone to make sure they were all right and to offer any needed assistance.
“In a Village, there would be a network of people who could check on each other. We now appreciate more than ever how important that is.”
Getting basic needs met – physical and emotional – is more or less the foundation of why Villages exist. Even those of us who live with partners or have family close by can’t assume those people are always available to see to our needs.
How did your pandemic go? What helped you cope?