When the Senior Adult Roadrunners attended the Lettermen concert at the Newberry Opera House in March 2020, no one imagined that trip would be our last outing for 2020, but there have been none of our usual in-person events since then—no First Friday Lunch and More celebrations, no long-distance bus trip, no local trips, no lunches, no plays, no fall foliage trip. We were able to have a drive-through frozen yogurt social, and that was such a special time. It was wonderful just to see and be seen. We have really missed being together.
Now that the COVID-19 vaccines are a reality, the return to in-person gatherings is beginning to seem possible. The Senior Adult Committee met recently and formulated a plan for resuming activities. Plans are tentative, but we hope to gather for First Friday Lunch and More in May and to resume local Roadrunners trips in June. Sadly, the committee felt that making a long distance bus trip in 2021 was not advisable. We plan to schedule a trip for 2022 to Washington DC. Instead of a long-distance trip, the committee proposed a Senior Adult retreat at First Baptist the weekend of September 10-12.
Masks and social distancing are now our reality, and Senior Adult participants will need to have proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. This seems a small price to pay to safely gather again.
—Eve Burroughs and Brenda League, Senior Adult Committee Co-chairs