January 2021 and beyond!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our virtual January meeting about Managing Feelings. We were thrilled to welcome Donnamarie and Emily (from Bridges to Belonging) as our facilitators, and look forward to their continued involvement in the coming months. The discussion was very engaging, and the resources shared by participants will be included as part of the upcoming February newsletter (don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter if you haven’t done so already).

Our next online meeting will be Thursday, February 18th. It is a private meeting, and the topic is “body language and other non-verbal communication” which ties in nicely with some of the points brought up during our discussing about feelings. Once again, Zoom access details for this meeting will be provided by email to our mailing list, one week prior to the meeting. We hope you can join us next time 🙂

Wishing you a Dashing December!

Our Upcoming Virtual A-Team Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 3rd! (not the third Thursday of the month to accomodate busy end of year schedules). This meeting will be a Private.


** RSVP required for admission into virtual meeting room **
Optional pre-meeting social begins at 7:00pm
Formal discussion to follow at 7:30pm
This month we will be having a holiday season “check-in”.

It’s that special time of year, and the A-Team wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy, albeit different, holiday season.

UPDATES:

  • This will be our last meeting with Kat Pauloff as our official volunteer facilitator. We are sad to see her go, and would like to extend our deepest thanks to Kat for her involvement with the group over the past three years. We appreciate all the time, expertise, and passion she has shared with us. We wish Kat all the best with her future endeavours, and hope she will visit the group again in future, when possible.
  • We are in the process of arranging facilitation for our upcoming 2021 meetings. More details will be shared with participants at the December meeting and in the January newsletter, as we work to make this transition as smooth as possible.
  • Given the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus, we will continue to meet virtually in January 2021, and this very likely to continue for the other sessions thereafter. We apologize to any participants who feel that this platform does not suit their needs, and we look forward to the time when we can meet in person once more. Please reach out to the A-Team via email if you are in need of direction to other supports in the meantime.

We hope to see you at our virtual December meeting where we will be checking-in with participants as we head into this unusual holiday season.
Want to participate? Please email ateam.waterlooregion@gmail.com.

Join us for our Nifty November Virtual Meeting


We had a very interesting discussion on sleep last month. We touched on topics from sleep rituals, sleep needs or patterns, guided relations, weighted blankets, and more. We hope you are able to join us this month when we will be discussing ‘unspoken social rules online.’

The Zoom meeting access details will be sent out to our newsletter subscribers one week prior to the meeting.

We would like to point out that we are using a Professional Zoom account, so you only need to log-in one time and the meeting is not limited in duration (as is the case with free Zoom accounts). You may also choose to participate with your video off, if you are more comfortable that way. Also, for those who shy away from using computers, you can access the meeting via a phone line instead. Phone-in details will also be provided in the same email.

We hope to see you at our next virtual meeting on Thursday, November 19th, 2020!

Optional pre-meeting social begins at 7:00pm
Formal discussion to follow at 7:30pm


** RSVP required for admission into virtual meeting room **
 Want to participate? If you are interested in attending this month’s
A-Team meeting (or know someone who is) please RSVP HERE

Our Awesome October Meeting is coming up Soon!


It’s not too late to RSVP!

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 15th using Zoom.

Optional pre-meeting social begins at 7:00pm
Formal discussion to follow at 7:30pm

The topic of the open meeting will be “Sleep.”

RSVP required (for participants and any invited guest of a participant)
for admission into the virtual meeting room. If you’d like to attend, please send us an email (ateam.waterlooregion@gmail.com) to let us know. We also ask that you include the name of the support person(s) that will attend with you. You are not obligated to attend this meeting with a support person, but welcome to if you’d like.

This month’s meeting topic will be *Sleep*.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome Back!

The first meeting of our 2020-2021 session was held virtually on September 17th, 2020!

Thank you to all for attending and supporting our group.

Are you interested in learning more about our group? Would you like to attend one of our upcoming virtual meetings?

If so, please email us at ateam.waterlooregion@gmail.com. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and/or add you to our email recipient list, upon request.

We hope to see you at our next meeting!

OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ONLINE!

HAPPY MAY!…NEW THIS MONTH IS OUR FIRST EVERY ONLINE MEETING.

See details below.

Given recent information and recommendations we’ve received from the Government of Canada and local public health agencies regarding precautions against COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), the A-Team has decided to host our upcoming meeting on THURSDAY, MAY 21ST, 2020 ONLINE (link to follow in upcoming ‘reminder’ email).


Details:
Our next meeting will be a PRIVATE meeting on THURSDAY, MAY 21ST, 2020
Discussion to begin at 7:30pm
The topic of the meeting will be Checking in: How are you doing?


We continue to want to do our part to ensure the health and safety of all of our group members. It is with this mission in mind that we have decided to ‘relocate’ our upcoming meeting to an online space.

We will continue to update you as we receive more information and finalize a decision on whether or not we will host our June A-Team meeting online as well.

If you have any questions SEND US AN EMAIL! 

Please visit the link below for more information about COVID-19.

(https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…).

 

REMINDER: Regardless of your age, immune efficiency and/ or health status we ask that you continue to practice diligent hand washing, and limit activities of very close proximity.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO ‘SEEING’ YOU ONLINE!

Our A-Team Meeting Scheduled THURSDAY, April 16TH, 2020 is CANCELED Due to Continued Precautions Aigainst COVID-19!

Given recent information and recommendations we’ve received from the Government of Canada and local public health agencies regarding precautions against COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), the A-Team has decided to CANCEL our upcoming meeting on THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2020.

We continue to want to do our part to ensure the health and safety of all of our group members. It is with this mission in mind that we have decided to cancel our upcoming meeting.

We will continue to update you as we receive more information and finalize a decision on whether or not we will cancel our May A-Team meeting as well.

In the event that our May meeting cannot be held in person, we are considering hosting a virtual meeting. If you have any feedback or suggestions regarding what you would like to see in a virtual meeting don’t forget to SEND US AN EMAIL! All feedback and suggestions are welcome.
Please visit the link below for more information about COVID-19.

(https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…).

 

REMINDER: Regardless of your age, immune efficiency and/ or health status we ask that you continue to practice diligent hand washing, and limit activities of very close proximity.

OUR A-TEAM MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2020 IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Given the recent information and recommendations we’ve received from the Government of Canada and local public health agencies regarding precautions against COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), the A-Team has decided to CANCEL our upcoming meeting on THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2020.
We want to do our part to ensure the health and safety of all of our group members. It is with this mission in mind that we have decided to cancel our upcoming meeting.

We will continue to update you as we receive more information and finalize a decision on whether or not we will cancel our April A-Team meeting as well.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the risk associated with COVID-19 is still low (please visit the link below for more information).

(https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…).

REMINDER: Regardless of your age, immune efficiency and/ or health status we ask that you practice diligent hand washing, and limit activities of very close proximity.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

A-TEAM – COVID-19 UPDATE- MONDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2020

With the growing concern around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), the A-Team wants to ensure a clean, safe, and healthy environmemt for all of our group members.

We have been, and will continue to be, closely monitoring the Government of Canada’s current recommendations and precautions for public spaces, as well as large groups of people.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the risk associated with COVID-19 is presently low.

(https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…).

Despite this low risk, we believe it is important to be cautious– as such, we are currently in the process of determining whether or not it will be safe for us to host the upcoming A-Team meeting (Thursday, March 26th, 2020). As of yet, we have not arrived at a concrete decision.

During this stressful time, we strongly suggest the following:

If you are an individual that identifies with one or more of the following factors that may increase your risk of severe outcomes related to COVID-19: aged 65 and over, with compromised immune systems, or, with underlying medical conditions, please be extremely vigilant in monitoring yourself for flu-like symptoms and ensuring that you are engaging in activities such as diligent hand washing, self-quarantine, etc. as needed.

Regardless of your age, immune efficiency and/ or health status we ask that you practice diligent hand washing, and limit activities of very close proximity.

We will continue to update you as we receive more information and finalize a decision on whether or not we will cancel our upcoming A-Team meeting.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.