“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. 
-Theodore Roosevelt-


            It’s likely that your new feeds, TV screens, and notifications this week are full of reminders that it’s been one year since Covid-19 took center stage in our lives.  It’s been exactly one year since Connecticut saw its first patients.  It’s been one year since the governor issued a stay-at-home order, and the schools and restaurants closed.  It’s been one year since everything changed.  


            I don’t want this to be overly reflective of the negative; there will be enough of that in the mainstream media.  I want to take this time to express my gratitude to every member of the Nutmeg family.  I find great inspiration and admiration from the stories of perseverance amongst our local members. Despite fear, ambiguity, and physical danger, the workers represented by Nutmeg continued to get the job done.  They ensured continuity of services to our local communities when those communities needed them most.  It can’t be understated that your efforts are truly remarkable.


            It also can’t be understated that this past year has brought previously unseen levels of stress and volatility.  Stress and volatility from any emergency can have lasting effects, but the toll is especially high when compounded over an extended duration (like this past year).  Those lasting effects will be different for everyone as we each move forward, recover, and heal in our own ways.


            Whatever your process looks like, Nutmeg is here to support you. 


            Your commitment to service and indomitable spirit are a source of immense pride.  Nutmeg is proud of you and your sacrifices.  We care about your well-being now and your future successes. If you have unmet needs, we want to know. 


            “We’re in this together” has been a unifying slogan across the country, and the members of Nutmeg have certainly lived that motto for this past year.  But I think we can improve on this, because we’re not just in this together. At Nutmeg, “We’re getting better together.”


            Thank you for all that you do.  If we can be of assistance in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.