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Happy Birthday Eva and Glenn!

A very happy 104 birthday to Eva and 98th birthday to Glenn!  And thank you to their families for making the day so special!  Enjoy these wonderful photos of our wonderful celebrations!

Cheers to you Eva!

Many happy returns to you Glenn!

Even the puppies get a treat!

 

Top of the Pops!

We are so grateful for the continued hard work and dedication of the staff of Jones-Harrison Residence – they are the best!

Gretchen doing her usual fine work on this week’s employee treats!

Covid-19 Isolation Unit is Empty!

We were so happy to celebrate the final resident moving out of our now empty Covid 19 isolation unit! While the fight isn’t over, we are thrilled to have all of our residents back in their homes!

Covid-19 Update July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Dear Family and Friends,

This week we have great news as our last resident in isolation moved back to their room!!!  We celebrated the joyous occasion with lots of cheers, clapping, and COVID air hugs to the tune of “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang. We will be keeping the isolation wing ready in the event we have any future residents who test positive.  We are continuing to test weekly to fight COVID-19.  Last week we had no residents test positive, but we did have one staff person on the Care Center side.  The Assisted Living residents and staff have remained negative for over a month now.

Our visitations outside have been going well (see below for planned enhancements) and we have started Essential Caregiver visits on the Assisted Living side. Chantal sent out information on the guidelines for visiting to these Essential Caregivers and they are subject to change if we have another outbreak of COVID-19.  We appreciate everyone checking in, answering questions, and getting their temperature taken.  Jones-Harrison has purchased an automated temperature scanner to go with the sign in kiosk that will make this process easier; this will arrive later in August. Thank you to our handful of rock star volunteers that have been helping with the screening process!

COVID-19 has changed so much of our world at Jones-Harrison.  We have lost residents who were long time friends and family to all of us.  Our staff stepped up to fill the void of families who could not come to see their loved ones and we all felt the pain of this loss.  Watching our last resident recover on the isolation unit was joyous and yet we all know the fight for our residents is not over.  Everyone at Jones-Harrison also knows we could not be at this point without donations, emails and letters of support, and prayers.

This journey has Jones-Harrison looking at how we provide services, private rooms available, and creating better spaces for residents.  We will be sending out more information as our staff develop a plan for Jones-Harrison’s post COVID-19 future that will improve on the fine tradition of care offered in our Assisted Living and Care Center.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to moving together in this new world.

Sincerely,

Annette Greely, President/CEO

Meaningful Notes from Medtronic

Many thanks to a wonderful group of volunteers from Medtronic who sent over lovely hand written and designed notes to cheer our residents. They all thought it was so lovely for this group to think of them, with Mary remarking “I could almost cry at how kind people have been.” We agree 100%!

Amanda and Carol look over the wonderful note.

Norty is all smiles for his surprise mail!

Margaret was thrilled to receive her unexpected note.

As We Bid July Goodbye

We are thankful for the vast amounts of sunshine that we had this past month to enjoy our lovely Jones-Harrison garden courtyards , especially for our visits with friends and family.  Let’s hope for a repeat – minus the humidity – for August so we can continue to enjoy the great outdoors!  Enjoy some photos of our outdoor time!

Chrystopher and her daughters catch up.

Barb and Gean catch up!

Mary gets to see her adorable great-granddaugher!