Visitation & Group Activities Return


January 19, 2021


Dear Residents, Families and Partners:

We want to provide you with an update about what is going on in our Community related to COVID.

We did our latest round of mass testing, and we are happy to announce that all staff and all residents tested negative for the virus.

As a result, the health department has approved us, effective immediately, to begin:

  • Window visitation with certain restrictions; and
  • Outdoor group activities (weather permitting) – engaging in social distancing and wearing masks.

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COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Update


January 11, 2021


Dear Residents and Families:

We continue to see signs that the surge of the virus in our Community is ending.  Our latest round of mass testing resulted in no new positive cases.

Our next round of mass testing is scheduled for this week, and we will immediately communicate the results to residents, their responsible parties/designated family members and primary healthcare providers upon learning of the results, as well as continue monitoring residents for signs and symptoms of the virus. Read more

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The United States is in the midst of a brutal flu season that has not yet reached its peak. As of late January, the flu was widespread in every state except Hawaii, leading to nearly 15,000 hospitalizations and 53 pediatric deaths.

Short of barricading your family inside your home for the next few months, it may be impossible to completely avoid the flu. However, with some preventative steps, you can give yourself the best shot at making it through flu season healthy. Here are six tips to try and avoid the flu and what to do if you catch this nasty virus. Read more

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Here are five things you should know about the flu and the flu vaccine this fall. Read more