As 2021 opened, younger sister Elloree Erwin continued to update Sarah Stevenson’s friends on her condition and on ways to visit. Erwin’s updates in 2020 are here.

Jan. 7, 2021

Sarah Stevenson’s sister Elloree sent this update earlier today:

“Now that she is in a window room, she can have unlimited visits. Please continue to call 704-549-0807 to make arrangements. Her room is just beyond the courtyard where the Birthday celebration was held. It’s the 2nd window. It’s Room 402.

“I visited with her Tuesday, a week ago. She was doing well and wanted me to tell everyone that she loves all of you, continue to pray for her and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Of course, she wants to go home to 2000 St. Paul St.

“HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL from me as well and thanks for loving and caring for my sister.”

Jan. 15, 2021

In a e-mail update, Sarah Stevenson’ sister Elloree Erwin wrote, in part:

“I’m sorry to say that the facility has had some positive COVID-19 cases and has had to change their rules again. You may call the facility at 704-549-0807, and ask for the activities office. This is their main line, and they’ll let you know if you can be accommodated. This means that they’ll bring her to a window, through which you may talk for a short period, weather permitting.”

Jan. 18, 2021

On Jan. 18, Sarah Stevenson’s sister Elloree sent in this update:

“Thanks to all who may want updates on my sister, Sarah Stevenson. There are changes again to Sarah’s availability to see her friends.

“We have her cell phone conveniently located near her in a new room, 314, which is not a window room. The number is 704-589-4818. She may or may not answer, depending on what’s going with her at that time. She’s promised me she’d answer it.

“Window meetings and I-Pad visits must be arranged through the activities department. After dialing 704-549-0807, which is the main line to the receptionist desk, ask to be transferred to the activities department. If you get someone, they’ll let you know her availability. I would suggest that, during the virus and cold weather, please try calling her cell for short talks. Sometimes she tires fast. She’ll let you know, or perhaps you can detect it in her voice.

“Her son, Tom, and I have been able to set up a tax-exempt account for her with the Birthday gifts some of you gave her. The Sarah Mingo Stevenson Legacy Account is at Mechanics & Farmers Bank, across from JCSU.

“Many of you asked what her needs were? Her personal needs are small outside what the facility is doing for her. Therefore, if you have a desire to contribute, make your check out to the Sarah Mingo Stevenson Legacy Account, take it by Mechanics & Farmers Bank, 101 Beatties Ford Rd. 28216, or I will deposit it if you send it to me at 1726 Woodvalley Dr., 28216.

“Mr. Willie Ratchford has sent me a copy of the peer mediation and dispute settlement program for students that Sarah supervised, and I’ve observed two mediator training classes, led by Ms. Maura Chavez, for North Mecklenburg High School students. We’ll get together later and see how we can combine these programs and then see how we can proceed. Those who’ve expressed an interest in helping with this, I’ll keep you informed.

“Many thanks and be safe everyone.”