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

There comes a time when, as Americans, we may find ourselves thinking about the things we never had the time to do. In retirement, we are given the gift of time again and there are more opportunities to pick up that hobby which never got started, return to an old one or even learn something entirely new. The team at Stiltz Home Elevators have come up with five suggestions to get the ball rolling which we thought our customers may find of interest.

Tackle the Reading List
Is there anyone who does not have a shelf of books they never actually get around to reading? Now might be the perfect time to give yourself at least a half hour each day to get into them. If you do not have a stash of books to wade through, or reading is a struggle, sign up to an audio book, many libraries also have an online audio book service. Before you know it you will be as well read as you have always aspired to be.

Re-discover Old Pastimes
Perhaps you have a crafting work in progress, like a quilt that is taking far longer than it was meant to, or a piece of furniture you hoped to restore. Or maybe you used to love a craft or pastime that in modern life you just never find the time for. Remind yourself how absorbing and therapeutic such hobbies can be. Play some relaxing music and lose yourself in something that gives you pleasure.

Exercise
Exercising can do wonders for physical and mental health. Seek out online classes that can be delivered virtually, or workouts that you can play from You Tube whenever it suits you. There is everything from yoga, to high impact interval training, watching some of the older aerobics ones from the likes of Jane Fonda might really cheer you up too when you remember how some of us used to keep in shape! Anecdotal evidence suggests that having a pet is a boon, it is a great way to enjoy the opportunity to soak up the spring sights and sounds.

Appreciate Nature
Nature gives us that wonderful constant that we can appreciate all the more in such unusual times. The seasons will behave as they always have and for the gardeners among us, planting seeds and watching the process of new growth unfolding as it does at this time every year is both calming and fulfilling. If you have a yard, or even a balcony you may find yourself giving this more attention than you can usually afford to. So spend time there, enjoy it, plant something you love (or try some things you have never grown before) and look forward to spending time there with loved ones at a future date.

Embrace Tech
Using email, social media and your smart phone are great ways to keep in touch with friends and family and join local community groups. Even though you may normally groan when you see the grandchildren glued to phones or tablets, you may discover a box set on Netflix that you cannot get enough of either! It goes without saying that the ability to Skype family and friends that we cannot see in person is also extremely good for us.

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