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How to have a Memorable Thanksgiving Apart During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A happy family have a thanksgiving dinner and sends a video greeting to their parents by internet.


For a lot of families Thanksgiving is a delicious holiday filled with family meals and treasured traditions. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic  - instead of focusing on how this year will look different; find creative ways to celebrate together while staying apart.

Welcome to virtual Thanksgiving!

You don’t have to fight traffic, have your luggage lost or, do extra cleaning to get your house looking festive. A virtual Thanksgiving is a safe and fun way to stay in touch with family and friends. Simply set up the web camera at the dinner table and share the meal without having to share the stuffing.

Who doesn’t love getting mail?

Sending a box with festive Thanksgiving themed gifts is a great way to show love from afar. Pick out fun games and a sweet treat for grandchildren, nieces or nephews and Thanksgiving themed napkins, local spices or wares for adults to enjoy.

A long weekend is a great time to watch or re-watch your favorite movies.

Pick a movie series such as Harry Potter, Toy Story or your favorite Disney, 80s classics films. Enjoy Thanksgiving favorites like Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, What’s Cooking and Free Birds to extend the fun. Find a warm blanket, make some popcorn and enjoy your favorite flicks together.

Connect with your community by volunteering.

The holidays are a great time to give back and to teach children about the importance of helping those in need. Please take necessary precautions of wearing a mask, practicing hand hygiene and social distancing. If you are worried about working indoors at a soup kitchen or food pantry, try doing some trail or park clean up.

Need a few more ideas?

Try a family game night, host a family 5k walk or run race, go camping, or try a new Thanksgiving menu.



Staci DeFazio

SVP, Marketing & Communications

860.697.6960 x403

National Diabetes Month

Multi-Ethnic Group of People Holding Text Diabetes


You have just received a diagnosis of diabetes from the doctor and the news is starting to sink in - you've got diabetes and need to get your blood sugar levels under control. There are so many devices and supplies that help keep your disease in check. Part of diabetes management is learning which types of products work best for you. Fortunately, with advancements in technology, devices are easier to use, less invasive and offer more options. Talk to your diabetic care team about how the items below play different roles in managing diabetes, preventing complications and also notifying others if you are in an emergency situation.

  • Insulin, Insulin Pens, Insulin Syringes, and Insulin Pump
  • Blood Sugar Meters, Blood Lancets, and Diabetic Test Strips
  • Ketone Test Strips
  • Glucose Tablets and Glucagon
  • Diabetes Medical Alert Bracelet

For more information on diabetic supplies and how they work and to monitor and control diabetes go to:


Staci DeFazio

SVP, Marketing & Communications

860.697.6960 x403