#STAYSAFESOUTHEND: THIS IS HOW WE DO IT — Sharon Maeda

#StaySafeSouthEnd: This is how Sharon Maeda does it … (This post is part of a series. See the first post here.)

Sharon Maeda, Interim Managing Editor

Having been quarantined at my 100 year old mother’s apartment for 14 days, the pandemic became a bit too real. After a COVID scare, all residents/staff/caregivers were tested; we’re all negative, but testing senior complexes is a priority. 

I am staying home calling, emailing and Facebooking as many diverse people with stories to tell. Thanks to my sister, I have a wardrobe of masks made from T-shirts; don’t leave home without them. Eating immune boosting foods, supporting ethnic café take-out/delivery, and walking around enjoying signs of spring. Out loud statement of gratitude, contacting an old friend, and having a good laugh each day is important. Today it’s taking this selfie, which is ridiculous for a senior with arthritic fingers!


Share your stories—and selfies!—with us via email at editor@southseattleemerald.com or Facebook Messenger. Feel free to share to your own social media pages using the hashtag #StaySafeSouthEnd, but make sure they’re public so we can share them!