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The fish

Create YOUR Fish!

Rose Parkians and surrounding neighbors! Although we are apart now, we will soon be back together.

Safer By The Sea We are currently all much like fish living in an aquarium. We’re looking out on a world with others who can walk by and look in on us. We cannot wait for the current to pass so we can escape and swimmingly return back to the open waters. In the meantime we are a community that is going to be Safer By The Sea and school the world about just what beautiful fish we are.

We invite you to cut out the outline of a fish, innovate and create this fish with your own personal style! After you design your fish, we hope you will display your fish in the window of your home and upload a picture of your fish to our Facebook page at RoseParkNeighborhoodAssociation or email your image to info@rpna.org. All pictures that we receive digitally will become a part of a very large fish that we are putting together. This healthy fish symbolizes sustainability, wellness, and staying safe alone, so we can be stronger together.

We look forward to seeing your fish!

We are learning a great deal about fish. Their symbolism, how their valued. And with Dawn’s artistic leadership and research we have just learned that fish are ‘experienced’ in spatial distancing!!! When fish travel in a school, they know to have a safe distance from each other for maneuvering purposes. This distance helps keep them in sync and stronger as a group.

Here is a sample! You can color, you can re-create with other materials….just upload the image!

And a reminder – questions regarding CURRENT COVID19 Guidelines call 562-570-INFO.

In the days ahead

Now, more than ever, we will be depending on each other. As friends, family and neighbors. In fact, we’ve met many just in the past few days that we have a helping relationship with. Simply put. There is a great deal of information available. RPNA suggests you get health and emergency information directly from the city 570-INFO.

But what can you do? Reach out to those you know, wave and smile to all, and drop a note to someone that may have difficulty getting out and about. We have put together a neighborhood food/delivery assistance for those who don’t have others to assist. All our residents can help somehow – calling or emailing are definitely a great way for us to stay connected.

For those who have an older adult or someone who is limited to their home, Heart of Ida has a free friendly phone message. You can sign up or help someone you know sign up. Contact Heart of Ida at dbheartofida@gmail.com or 562.570.3548 to hear a
sample recording or to sign up today!

Danielle, Tracy and Richard have been our go-to delivery team! We will probably need others in near future please email info@RPNA.org. Danielle is also compiling resources and keeps them at our website. If you have other resources please send us this information.