“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” – Fred Rogers
As the entire world deals with a global pandemic, the past few months have stirred fear, sadness, and a feeling of hopelessness within many people. Our industry has taken centerstage due to the fact our demographic is susceptible to COVID-19 and watching cable or local news might make one think there is very little good happening in the world.
However, our senior housing staff has risen to meet the incredible challenge of making this new normal somewhat normal for the people who call our communities home all the while keeping them as safe as possible during a crisis that seemingly changes daily.
Here is some good news we thought you would like to see and hope you are just as proud of the extraordinary work our heroes have done day-in and day-out.
Superior Residences of Lecanto
Residents at Superior Residences of Lecanto received letters and drawings from children in their local community.
The Colonnade at Beckett Lake
On national oatmeal cookie day, the employees at The Colonnade at Beckett Lake delivered cookies to essential workers in their local area.
The Cove at Marsh Landing
The Cove at Marsh Landing went viral in their video of “Stayin’ Alive!” Click here to read the story and see the video.
Superior Residences of Brandon
Employees at Brandon started “Operation Spread the Love” where they visited (from a 6ft distance) and gave goodie bags to resident’s spouses who were alone and couldn’t visit them because they live in the community.
The Arbors of Gulf Breeze
The Arbors had a wonderful Mother’s Day Parade, and even made the local news! Click here to view the story.
Seagrass Village of Fleming Island
Balcony Bingo has become a regular activity at Seagrass Village of Fleming Island! Residents are able to sit on their balconies with their bingo board, while an employee calls bingo with a megaphone on the ground outside.
On Mother’s Day, the local Walmart donated a multitude of flowers to all the mothers at Vintage Care.
The Glen at Lake Oconee Village
This couple at The Glen celebrated their 73rd anniversary during quarantine.