Staying True to Our Purpose.
Wesley Woods opened with one intent: to give active, retired seniors a safe and comfortable community they’re happy to call home. The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 means we’re doing everything possible to honor that promise – for both current and future residents.
I know. It can be alarming and confusing to watch the news. Or read a paper. Or go online. Or talk to family or neighbors. This very serious pandemic is, understandably, top of mind for almost everyone. Particularly those of us sixty and older.
Clearly, there are many questions still to be answered. What is known, however, is there are effective, common-sense steps to create a safe-as-possible environment.
We are limiting visitors to only essential personnel, and we are encouraging residents to “shelter in place.” To make that easier, we are delivering meals directly to residents in their homes.
We have adopted a strict, frequent and thorough cleaning of the public areas of our communities. And we are thinking of creative ways in which to combat the physical isolation that is ironically keeping everyone safe. In Augusta we wrote special messages in chalk on the ground outside the building which residents could enjoy from their windows. In our Blairsville community we delivered a flower to each resident. In Athens, Chic-fil-a generously donated milkshakes which were delivered to our residents in our personal care neighborhood. And, at all our communities, staff are calling residents daily to make sure they are okay and have what they need or just to chat.
Being vigilant and proactive are the surest ways to calmly and successfully weather this unexpected storm. We are here – now and always – for everyone who makes us home. Stay safe, stay home and stay healthy.