CCL Weekly Update – 1/21/2021

The word of the week is “patience”.

This week has been a blend of anticipation, concern, relief (for many, but not all of us) and, still, lots of questions. The changing of the guard nationwide – what that might have meant to the safety and welfare of every one of us. Much more to come. And this ongoing pandemic – maybe turning a corner, but with ever-changing messages and directions about the roll-out of the vaccination plan.

It makes for a flurry of emotions, excitement, and frustrations. It’ll all take time. We’ll witness changes, feel different, and get the vaccine all in good time. We’ll find ways to spend enjoyable time together. Hang in there, friends. We can get through this, together. And many are all around to be helpful if you need it. 

“For there is always light if only we are brave enough to see it; if only we are brave enough to be it.”

– Amanda Gorman, inaugural poet, speaking at the Presidential inauguration

Love, Patty

603-795-0603 (CCL office)

News and Notes: 

Vaccines are coming.

Patience is in order, but the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter! The Phase 1b vaccination scheduling process begins Friday, January 22. The process will take several weeks, and details continue to emerge. Phase 1b includes NH residents age 65 and older, among others who are at high risk. People with any questions should check with their primary care physician. The basics: To register online (encouraged), go to If you don’t have internet access, call 211. Wait times on the phone are likely to be long, but all callers will reach a live helper. For more information: Lyme households received an update from the Lyme Emergency Operations Center, and the EOC will continue to post details as they emerge at (click on “Covid-19 Information” on the left.) 

A member of the Lyme COVID Response Team, CCL is here to help. CALL 603-795-0603 or EMAIL with questions, if you need help scheduling and appointment, or if you would like to help others get vaccinated. If you are computer savvy, you may be able to help a friend or neighbor who is eligible to register. And if you are eligible, once you register, you will be an “expert” and able to help a peer! If you need help with registration, please reach out for help. You may call 603-795-0603 with questions or Once you successfully register, you will be an expert! If you’re comfortable, please help your neighbors and friends navigate the process. 

“Random Acts of Lymeness” – Recognize someone today!

The Lyme Foundation’s uplifting effort, encouraging us all to recognize kind acts in Lyme, is off to a fabulous start. After two weeks, more than 100 “Acts of Lymeness” have been shared; and there are three weeks to go! Each week, everyone recognized is entered into a drawing to win “Lyme Bucks” to spend at the Lyme Business of their choice. Go to the Lyme Foundation website to recognize a kind act or read the growing list of Acts of Lymeness. 

Citizen of the Year call for nominations

Each year the Lyme Foundation presents the honor of Lyme Citizen of the Year, based on nominations from Lyme community members. The call for nominations is open through the end of January. For more details about the process and to nominate someone, please go to the Lyme Foundation website. Nominations may also be sent to Lisa Hayes ( or snail mail P.O. Box 314, Lyme, NH 03768).

We are here. Every day. 

Reach out when you or someone you care about needs a hand. If you could use information, help, a listening ear or ways to make someone else feel really good, contact us at 603-795-0603 or We partner with organizations and generous volunteers to connect you with just the right resources and opportunities to get involved: Deliveries or errands. Groceries or meals. Handy help around home. Ways to stay warm and connected. A little help problem-solving. You name it.

Coming up: 

You can find events and fun activities to enjoy virtually, outside, or following Covid-safe protocols. Check out the Lyme Events Calendar, the Valley News Calendar, or the Aging Resource Center  for ideas. The calendars include free and by-donation food and meals throughout the season.

This week, don’t miss:

Tuesday (1/26) at 1pm: Lyme Food Pantry Fresh Produce and Staples Pick-up or Delivery. NEW Located at Lyme Congregational Church. All who ask can receive a box of non-perishable items and Willing Hands fresh produce. Gift cards for other groceries and prepared meals are available. Boxes of food may be ordered ahead, and if we’re asked for something special we’ll do our best to make it available. There is plenty. Contact us at 795-0603 or

Save the date:

Tuesday (2/9) at 10:30am: Our Hour by Zoom

Saturday (2/13) at 7pm: Galentine’s Day toast by Zoom. More information coming soon!

Go to the Lyme Events Calendar to see selections for the week and a growing list for future weeks.

Information is gathered from multiple sources including Lyme and other local listservs, the town, library, local bulletins and businesses. Here are a few direct links to organizations’ full schedules:

Please share any additions or edits to calendar items, so that we can include them in the online calendar.

We are here for you.
When you seek information, help, or ways to help others, contact us.

The Lyme Community Help Line:
call 795-0603 or email

Lyme Food Pantry or prepared meals. Deliveries or errands. Help around home. You name it.

Click here to check out the Lyme Events Calendar
Things are happening!