18 March 2020
RE: LET’S ALL BE SAFE FROM COVID-19
We, ALLICE Alliance for Community Empowerment Kumares & Kumpares, are reaching out to you to express our deep concern for everyone’s safety especially during the current global health crisis.
In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, we are cancelling until further notice what would have been our 13th “Our Family, Our Future,” our annual faith community-focused spring presentation and health fair promoting elder care and elder abuse prevention. This popular event brings together the public and older population providers to share resources and strategies for age-friendly living. We concurred that the responsible move at this time is to protect those we serve by sparing them from the risk of contagion.
Older adults are a vulnerable sector of society and in fact have been identified as the population most affected by the novel coronavirus. The rapid rise in cases and fatalities including in Northern California has prompted directives from 7 of the 9 Bay Area counties to mitigate the impact of the virus. California Governor Newsom has issued a shelter-in-place order for residents to stay home and leave only for food, medicine or “essential” business.
Please heed guidelines for prevention issued by the World Health Organization and your state and county officials while making note of advisories from local governments about closures and cancellations of public centers, programs and services. Be aware of scams preying on those in panic by offering reservations for testing, masks and other supplies; never give out confidential information like your social security and credit card numbers. Contact and report to your law enforcement should you receive such a call.
Covid-19 could affect anyone but not everyone may exhibit symptoms. Self-quarantine is the ideal option because healthy individuals could be carriers who may spread the virus. Covid-19 has been found to be transmitted through body fluids and live for days on hard surfaces and hours on clothing.
Let’s be mindful of health workers and law enforcement braving the threat to keep us from harm’s way as well as food, banking, repair and other essential business staff required to be on site to provide our basic needs.
For detailed information from our home county of San Mateo, please see latest order from the Health Officer : https://www.smcgov.org/sites/smcgov.org/files/HO%20Order%20Shelter%20in%20Place%2020200316.pdf. Or visit https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus. Click for tips on Maintaining Mental Health & Well-Being: Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreak.
Thank you and let’s all be safe, take care of ourselves, and support and be kind to one another.
Hon. Cherie M. Querol Moreno Allen Capalla Nan Santiago, LMFT
Founder -Executive Director 2020 President 2020 Vice President
Junior Flores Bettina Santos Yap Jei Africa, Psy D
2020 Secretary Founding President Clinical Director
Jose Antonio Malou Aclan, RN
Finance Director Resource Provider Coordinator
Blessy Valera, Edna Murray, Hon. Elsa Agasid, FNP; Hon. Flor Nicolas, Hanna Baluyot, Jennifer Jimenez Wong, LMFT; Hon. Joanne del Rosario; Rev. Leonard Oakes, Ofie Albrecht, Paulita Lasola Malay, LMFT; Rev. Mark Reburiano
The ALLICE Kumares and Kumpares are a team of Filipino American volunteers organized to promote healthy family relationships through educational presentations.
The name is eponymous to and invokes the work of its honorary chair, Alice Pena Bulos, widely acknowledged as the “godmother of the Filipino American community.”
Our mission is to educate that community about healthy and abusive relationships so members may distinguish between the two, change attitudes and behaviors. We do this in collaboration with organizations that welcome us in their houses of worship and fellowship, and acknowledge our effort as our priceless contribution to their quest for wellness. Finding organizations to host us often is a challenge and one that is expected considering our subject.
Join us at our 15th Annual
Free from Violence, a free community presentation and resource fair to promote healthy intimate relationships.
October 3, 2019
5:00PM – 7:30PM
City Hall of Daly City
333 90th St., Daly City, CA 94015
Contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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