Happy Mother’s Day Weekend Auburn and Waverly Family Members!
Here is a bi-weekly update as to what is happening here at the Auburn Retirement Residences and the Waverly Seniors Village. All is still well and safe here.
Don’t forget to drop off your cards or posters for us to display on the windows for your family to see! We would like to have them to us by May the 6th so we can have them displayed for our Mother’s Day Tea this Sunday J
- Laurie, our Recreation Coordinator, has been working hard on several things for our residents. On Sunday we will be having a Mother’s Day Tea staggered for everyone’s safety. The ladies will be having tea and cookies… Yummy! One will be at 2:00pm and one at 3:00pm. They will be wearing their May-Day hats that they crafted during the week! That was a lot of fun and they look absolutely fabulous!
- Happy Hour will resume today. Many are SO happy to have some social interaction back with social distancing a priority, of course. The first one will be from 2pm to 4pm and the second from 4pm to 6pm.
- Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated this upcoming Wednesday. Laurie has been crafting and planning for this for a while now!
Video chats are still available by appointment. 24-hour notice would be appreciated and if we could keep the calls to approximately 15 to 20 minutes that would be extremely helpful.
Protocols: Since Auburn is Independent Living, and Waverly Retirement Village is Assisted and Residential Care, there are some protocols that vary depending on the level of care needed. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call. We will be happy to clarify and address any questions.
We continue to follow the direction of our public health officials to the letter, and have full infection prevention and control precautions in place. Staff continue to monitor residents closely and are ensuring the following protocols are being adhered to:
- restricting ALL visitors from the premises
- ensuring no staff member is working in multiple facilities
- staff are working strictly within an assigned unit and not multiple units
- staff are removing outside clothing and footwear before entering the premises
- staff are screened for their temperature upon entrance to the building, and midway through their shift
- social distancing is occurring among residents in each facility, including during mealtimes
- appropriate application and removal of personal protective equipment (PPE), and the use of individual slings (cloth component of a personal lift).
- ensuring ongoing, environmental cleaning and increased frequency of high touch surfaces in order to break the chain of infection
- staff and residents are committed to regular/proper hand hygiene to break the chain of infection, by washing their hands with soap and water and applying hand sanitizer.
To lighten our mood: J
Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth??
A: A gummy bear