COVID UPDATE AND IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING NOTES
UPDATE AND IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING NOTES
Dear Terraces families and friends-
I’m sorry to report that this week’s testing revealed one positive employee, so we have to wait for those elusive two consecutive weeks of no positive cases before we can lift the requirement for visitors to present a negative test to the front desk. In the meantime, continue to take a rapid or PCR test before visiting. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for you understanding.
On another note, we’ve started to implement some intergenerational programming, with Girl Scout Troop 6611 visiting a couple of times this past week to play games and do crafts with our residents. We also have another Girl Scout Troop who will coming in to do other activities in the next few weeks. Both of these partnerships are part of an ongoing effort to bring young and not-so-young together. Multiple studies have found that intergenerational programming benefits both seniors and children and we are excited—and grateful—that these opportunities have presented themselves, thanks to Terraces family members!
As an extension of this effort, we are ready to get serious about a “family” talent show—“The Terraces Got Talent—-featuring children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of our residents. If you or your kids or grandkids have a talent that you’d like to share with our residents, I know they would LOVE it! Please reach out to me by phone or email and let’s get this lineup together and present it in October! It will be so much fun!!!
We’re also ready to start planning our “Bring Your Kid to Work Day” series, in which adult children or other family members come to talk to the residents about their careers, and/or travels, and/or life, and/or adventures. Show and tell items and A/V are welcome! Several of you have already reached out and someone will be in touch to firm up details soon. For family members who are seeing this for the first time and would like to share their lives with our residents (and make their loved one as proud as could be), please let me know.
Finally, we would like to start doing a regular “High Tea” for our Safe Haven residents. If any of you are willing to donate a tea set for this, please let me know.
National Assisted Living Week is coming up the week of September 12 and it’s always an exciting time around here, with special programs for your loved ones and several events to honor our employees, the heroes who make the Terraces the special community that it is! I’ll be sure to update you on that as it unfolds.
If you have questions or if there’s anything we can do to serve you, please do not hesitate to let us know!
by Sam Baum Community Relations Director