October 16, 2020
Dear Residents, Families, and Associates,
I hope this letter finds everyone well. Please know that much of the information provided in this letter pertains only to our Independent Living (IL) and Assisted Living (AL) residents, though in the interest of full transparency, we are sending this to all of those in our resident and family data base.
We are pleased to share that we have no known cases of COVID-19 at this time. We know, however, that through our routine testing of residents and staff, this could change at any time, and because of that, as well as the increases in positive COVID-19 cases across the country, we remain diligent in our strong recommendation that no one leave the campus with the exception of medical appointments, and transportation to those appointments can be arranged by contacting Resident Services.
We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our zoom and visiting programs. Please also remember that our Director of Spiritual Life, Rabbi Leah, is available and would be pleased to speak with you. Her direct line is (760) 632-3700 and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you know, the residents in our (IL) and (AL) Residences have not been able to eat in their respective dining rooms for many months. With the completion of our new kitchen and IL dining room, our approval to occupy that space, and our sincere effort to get back to some sense of normalcy, we are pleased to announce that next Wednesday October 21, we will reopen our dining rooms, for dinner only at this time. The specifics of how this will be handled will be outlined in another letter and personally delivered to the IL and AL residents which will also be emailed to families so that they receive the same information.
In addition to re-opening the dining rooms, in the near future we plan to offer larger group activities and religious services, socially distanced, in our Chodorow Synagogue and to expand our visiting program to offer visits for those coming from out of town on the third Sunday of each month. Lastly, we intend to bring back our massage therapist, who will work in a different space than the massage room to allow for greater ventilation.
While we are busy working to re-introduce and expand our programs and services, we ask for your continued support in adhering to our Seacrest pledge; wear a mask when in common areas or answering your apartment door, maintain social distancing, avoid large gatherings, and wash hands frequently. As we have said before, we are all in this together, and what we do matters, in terms of keeping ourselves, our families, our residents, and our associates safe.
With gratitude for your on-going support,
President and CEO
The Melvin Garb Foundation Presidential Chair