Statement
COVID-19

COVID 19 Statement

These are exceptional times. With Coronavirus – COVID-19 - we all face an unprecedented global challenge. The Stiltz Group continue to review activities on a daily basis to ensure we comply with safety directives at all times. At the same time, we look to balance this with providing the expected levels of service and support to our customers while being mindful of minimising risk for all concerned.

We are acutely aware that our customers tend to fall into higher risk categories, whether due to age, or as a result of pre-existing medical conditions. Therefore it is all the more important for our current and future customers to maintain their safety and independence at home with the help of their homelifts; this contributes towards the current policy of social distancing, especially important for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. Reduction of accidents within the home at this time will also help minimize the burden on the increasingly stressed healthcare system.

We are keen to ensure those who need new homelifts installed and those who require their lifts to be serviced, can expect these activities to take place without fear of risk to their health. There are multiple online resources that will guide you to assist in providing a safe workplace for your employees and help protect the customers whose home you visit. Two we would recommend are:

CDC - click here to visit
OSHA - click here to visit

We are in this together and are standing by to offer you as much support as possible during this challenging time. If you have any questions, concerns or doubts about anything, please contact your territory manager or the technical services team and we will do our best to assist.

Sincerely

Mark Blomfield

President

The US will celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day next month which has grown in popularity every year.

Begun in the States but now observed internationally, its influence has spread far and wide, with people all over the world marking the day by being kind to one another.

Why not get involved yourself this February 17? An Act of Kindness does not need to be a grand gesture. It does not even have to cost you anything. It could be someone you know, or it could be for a total stranger.
So, here are a few easy things you could do and help make the world a little bit kinder.

Give someone a genuine compliment
Pay special attention to when someone is wearing a color that really suits them, or has styled their hair differently. Or let a friend know how much you value their friendship and enjoy catching up with them. Most importantly, be sincere.

Show solidarity with a struggling parent
If you come across a parent with a small child today, compliment them on how well behaved their young one is. Many of us know that having small children can be tough and taking them to the grocery store. It is no fun when your little one throws a tantrum and everyone looks at you. If a child, especially a baby, wants to scream, it most certainly will. His or her parents are probably used to wishing the ground would open up and swallow them when it happens. If you come across a parent with a small child today, be supportive and compliment them on how well they are doing.

Write a letter to someone
We have all become so much more accustomed to using technology to keep in touch that it isfar less common to receive handwritten mail unless it’s a special occasion. There is something about a handwritten note that just feels more meaningful. Rather than emailing or messaging on Facebook, send someone you have lost touch with a handwritten card to let them know you think of them often and perhaps even arrange to meet up in person if possible. You are sure to make their day and that is what Random Acts of Kindness Day are all about.

Bake for a neighbor or colleague
Maybe you regularly bake or everyone raves about your Chicken Pot Pie. Whip up an extra bake or meal and take it around to a busy family in your neighborhood or someone who lives alone. Do not underestimate the value to them of a home cooked meal or dessert they have not had to prepare themselves.

Donate to charity
Make a small donation to charity. It does not have to be huge, but imagine the difference if millions of Americans gave the price of a coffee this February to their chosen charity. Or you could make a practical difference to someone who needs your help and buy a meal or a coffee for a homeless person in your neighborhood. Failing that, pick up the tab of the coffee for the person behind you in the line!

There are thousands more small and random things you could do to make a big difference to someone so put February 17 in your diary and do your bit for Random Acts of Kindness day 2020. As Amelia Earhart once said, ‘A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees’.

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