CEO Update from Russel Nelson

The past few months have been an uncertain and scary time for many of us with regards to COVID19.

We still have a long road ahead but the threat of Coronavirus, at least in Albany, is easing and life is slowly returning to normal. Bad news is shifting to more positive attitudes and restrictions are loosening with social and economic improvements.

Here at CLA, we’re easing out of social restrictions, slowly but surely. While this means people can start returning to work and businesses can open their doors again, it also allows us to remain hopeful for a brighter future. However, it’s important that we don’t let our guard down and remain positive but vigilant.

Our attitudes really can inspire positivity and hope amongst the people we share our time with. To me, it’s important to surround myself with positive people and I believe that here at CLA, we are a very positive bunch. With so much negative media coverage surrounding the global pandemic, it’s important to focus on the positives that are occurring in our town and our state, and to be hopeful with the small changes that are happening to get us back to our familiar routines and way of life.
As this new wave of hope spreads, so does the media content and attitude. However, there is still a significant amount of negative news to negotiate to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Now that the restrictions are easing, let’s focus on the things that we’re most looking forward to. Maybe you’re anticipating a nice long lunch with a friend or one of our support workers? What we once took for granted will be small luxuries to look forward to and give us hope as social restrictions continue to loosen.

Changing our everyday interactions and activities helps to flatten the curve, for the betterment of humanity, so it’s important that we keep it up. Continuing to come together for the greater good, especially in these circumstances, provides the best hope for our future post Coronavirus.

CLA was here for you during the virus, is still here, and will be here a long time into the future, once Coronavirus is a long distant memory.