As we move into April and the Easter season of rebirth, it’s appropriate that it almost feels as if our community has new life. At the March Town Hall, Jeff shared that we no longer have to wear masks as long as we’re not in the care center, we don’t have to sign in and out, there are no limits on visitors in your apartment and we’ve resumed supper club, breakfast club and on site entertainment.
We’ve been able to hold welcome receptions and orientations once again. Our guest rooms are available for use and we’ve started running our shuttle to the local churches again just in time for Easter.
Things are almost back to normal. Just as the Easter resurrection required a sacrifice; so, also has there been a sacrifice over the last couple years because of COVID. Residents have sacrificed time with family, activities and some enjoyment. Staff have sacrificed family gatherings, performed extra tasks to ensure safety and endured upset visitors and residents. I’m happy that we are moving past these historical occurrences and hope that we don’t have to endure them again.
Just as the Easter season holds the promise of a better tomorrow; so too does our community hope for continued better days ahead. We appreciate the sacrifices everyone has made to help us all make strides toward returning to a normal existence and also ensuring the safety of everyone over the last couple years.
Some things we look forward to – a return to having outside guests and family members in our dining room and the cessation of covid screening protocols. We also look forward to the promise of warmer weather and summertime and getting outdoors and feeling vibrant and invigorated.
We thank you for your patience, the sacrifices made by all and the perspective that we’re all in this together looking out for one another and having each other’s best interests at heart. I hope the Easter bunny is good to you.