Many of you know that Eleanor Cresson has a diagnosis of MSA: multiple systems atrophy. She has tremors, like with Parkinson’s, which are exhausting, she takes medication during the day to keep her blood pressure UP so that she does not pass out when she stands up. She is becoming more reliant on a Rollator walker, and has moved her bedroom to the first floor (from the 3rd) and had a chair lift installed to get to the 2nd floor bathroom. And about a month ago she started on home hospice for the additional services it can provide her.
Covid is a lonely time for many people. It’s worse when facing something like this, so here is the ask: please be in touch!
She’s not crazy about email, though does try to check it. She does not have a smart phone, so no texts. She is not Apple-based, so no FaceTime.
But she would LOVE
· Phone calls
· FaceTime messenger
· Cards, thoughts and prayers also welcome. (I also happen to know she is partial to chocolate things…)
Any time between 10 AM and 8 PM. (no later, please!) There is NO need to call to schedule, just check in at your convenience, and she has promised she will tell you if it’s an inconvenient time. And hey, she’s usually home. Who isn’t?
She has senior meals (eh) brought 5 days a week for lunch. She can’t stand long enough to do most food prep, so her wonderful roommate, Carol, is doing most of that. She has a homemaker coming in for some cleaning… basic needs are basically met. But seeing and hearing people and news from the outside world would be wonderful. Don’t all call today, then not again, but make yourself a note to call at some random time coming up soon, then do it again a while later. In the absence of dancing, dancers can still be a lifeline. Thanks from me and especially in advance from Eleanor! Sending love to the whole community.
Eleanor Cresson (she/her)
P.O. Box 708
Hatfield, MA 01038
(62 Main St. Building 5, Unit #6)