A Message From Wendy Matalon, Managing Director
Updated: March 13, 2021
We are seeing more and more light shining through the clouds that have surrounded us. Our main goal continues to be keeping our residents and staff safe and healthy. The dining room has been closed since November in conjunction with county mandates. We continue to provide an exercise class and afternoon activity outside. Except for a few rainy days, we have continued through the colder weather with our hearty residents continuing to attend. We still are using our heat lamps to take the edge off the chill although it is slowly getting warmer. As I write this update, I am looking out my window and there are 15 people outside playing Bingo. We now have residents leading the afternoon activity, including today. I can hear the banter and laughing along with the calling of letters and numbers.
We continue to offer concierge services to assist with errands and shopping. We are also providing transportation to the Village stores and to physician’s offices.
We continue to keep residents and staff abreast of changes from the County News Center. We currently have no residents or staff with COVID-19 positive test results or symptoms and are working hard to maintain that status. We have started tours again and now have virtual tours available. There are additional requirements for those who choose to tour in person such as answering some questions, wearing a mask, sanitizing hands, having your temperature taken, pulse oximeter reading and social distancing.
The first week of February we hosted a COVID vaccine party. Earlier this month we hosted our second COVID vaccine party. Lanoi Medical provided both vaccines for every resident and employee who wanted one! They administered 110 first and second doses! We are so fortunate and grateful Lanoi Medical was willing to come to us to make the vaccines available. By April 4 we will be 30 days after our second vaccine and 87% vaccinated, giving us Community Immunity! It has lifted the spirits of staff and residents immensely. We will be opening up some of our common spaces at the end of this month including Le Salon Library; our new Barbara Smith Annex Library with over 1000 new books; our new DVD library, also with over 1000 discs; our renovated personnel gym with new equipment; our renovated patio; and our Activity Center which includes a theater and craft room.
We will continue to remain cautious and apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but I am sure you understand how important our residents are to us. Our plan moving forward continues to include caution while showing you what we have available here at Chateau. To facilitate that end, we have some added highlights on our website. Check out the virtual campus tour, concert series, New Year’s video and our one and two bedroom tour by selecting one of the buttons below.
Please continue to take every precaution to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy. We hope to see you soon.