Things are going as well as can be expected at Kavod. We continue to enhance our safety protocols to protect both staff and residents by limiting visitors, encouraging residents to stay at home and staff wearing masks while on campus plus other PPE as necessary.
To make these restrictions less wearying, we are also working on helping our residents stay positive. For instance, our residents joined in with the community howling that’s been going on.
As one of our residents said, “It feels so good to open up and let ‘er rip!”
Our Life Enrichment department is scheduling a weekly progressive music concert, where musicians move around to the outside of each of our buildings so residents just can open up their windows and enjoy some entertainment. The first one is on Wednesday, April 22, and we can’t wait! We are also working on chalking some positive messages on our sidewalks, providing activities residents can do in their apartments, calling them regularly and recognizing them as best we can on their birthdays.
Many of you have been so generous in helping provide financial gifts, food, hygiene items or PPE. Recently, we provided 236 residents with boxes of donated items and helped quite a few with online shopping and “runners” to purchase groceries for them. Based on their preferences, we’ve updated our wish (you can find it here).Lastly, we are featuring our front-line staff on Facebook each week to honor them for the incredible work they are doing to serve our residents each and every day. Here is what one of our staff, Armando, had to say: