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During COVID-19, new protocols were created for associates and residents, but each individual's heart remains the same. Associates stepped up and became creative during a time of social distancing to bring residents together, while maintaining safety. Chefs became creative with nutritious yet delicious meals. Residents shared their gratefulness, and the surrounding communities gave back to Holiday communities near them. A sense of connection within and outside of Holiday remained the same through the efforts of many. Scroll the acts of joy experienced at Holiday communities!  

 

We can’t say thank you enough to all who are taking care of our residents, keeping them safe, engaged, and keeping our communities clean. Thank you to all who are comforting our residents’ concerned family members, making them feel connected and listened to. Thank you as well to family members who are the team behind the team, making it possible for us to serve our residents. And thank you to the support team that is procuring, supplying, staffing, and informing our communities to keep everything running. We appreciate you all. This pandemic is challenging us in ways we never could have anticipated. In this incredibly abnormal time, our strength as a family has risen to a level that is beyond exceptional. We are truly a family at work.

Resident Shirleen left our Support Center a voicemail letting us know how thankful she is for the associates who are taking care of her and other residents at Holiday Retirement's El Dorado community in Richardson, Texas. For Holiday associates, making connections with residents is much more than a job. Residents become family at Holiday.

Our residents have mailed thank you letters to the support center, letting us know firsthand how appreciated our associates are at the community level. We wanted to share their kind words with others. We can’t say thank you enough to all who are taking care of our residents, keeping them safe and engaged.

Our residents have mailed and emailed thank you letters to the support center, letting us know firsthand how appreciated our associates are at the community level. We wanted to share their kind words with others. We can’t say thank you enough to all who are taking care of our residents, keeping them safe and engaged.

COVID-19 has changed all protocols for residents and employees alike. Residents at The Hampshire in Merced, California encourage staff to stay positive during hard times. In this incredibly abnormal time, our strength as a family has risen to a level that is beyond exceptional. We are truly a family at work.

Family members and friends have mailed and emailed thank you letters to the support center, letting us know firsthand how appreciated our associates are at the community level. We wanted to share their kind words with others. We can’t say thank you enough to all who are taking care of our residents, keeping them safe and engaged.

Our residents have mailed and emailed thank you letters to the support center, letting us know firsthand how appreciated our associates are at the community level. We wanted to share their kind words with others. We can’t say thank you enough to all who are taking care of our residents, keeping them safe and engaged.

Holiday Retirement helps make senior living easier. The peace of mind Holiday associates are providing to our customers while continuing to take care of their own families and personal commitments is truly inspiring. Joanne shares how Holiday has been there for her during covid.

Resident experience coordinator, Lisa King, posted on the Next Door app for families to decorate Lighthouse Pointe's sidewalks. By the next morning, their sidewalks were filled with beautiful art and messages from residents in the surrounding area. Some amazing and creative efforts are taking place to engage and entertain our residents.

West Covina Mayor, Tony Wu, donated 500 masks to Bridgecreek staff during covid. This pandemic is challenging us in ways we never could have anticipated, including purchasing thousands of masks and other PPE. Donations from outlying communities continue to help us operate and serve our residents.

Wooden Shoe Tulip farm, a family-run tulip farm, hosts an annual Tulip Festival every year. Forced to cancel due to covid, they decided to deliver over 9,000 pots of tulips to senior living faculties. Volunteers delivered over 100 pots of tulips for distribution to our residents at Stoneybrook Lodge!

Card My Yard franchises throughout the country have donated inspirational signs to Holiday Retirement communuties throughout the United States. The signs have been a reminder of hope during covid.Many residents are able to admire the signs from their balconies and ignite reminders of hope.

Students are quarantining with their families and participating in virtual school. Middle schoolers in Hickory, North Carolina read poems to share with seniors to spready joy to our residents.

A bride and groom scaled back their wedding to ten guests due to COVID-19. They donated the flowers for their original wedding to residents at Woodlands Village.

A local Walmart near Deltona, Florida, donated pill boxes, flowers, and handwritten cards for residents at Sterling Court.

Aspen View received 150 homemade cards from children in the Billings, Montana area to pass out. It was a special Easter treat for residents to receive the cards. With group activities suspended during covid, individual communication from the community fosters distant connections.

Residents at Winter Village made homemade masks to donate to local hospitals and medical professionals. Holiday residents are creatively connecting with the outside community while in isolation to support those on the front line of covid.

On Saturday, April 18, family and friends of Fox Run residents came together to boost residents' spirits with a car parade. Participants decorated poster boards with encouraging words. Residents sat on their balconies, patios, and looked out their windows, enjoying every minute of it.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to fight loneliness with love for our elders. Lovefortheelderly.org is a group that sends letters of encouragement from all over the globe. Some of our residents at River's Edge received cards from Paris!

Holiday's Iris Place community had the pleasure of the Georgia National Guard in house for a cleaning and disinfecting of all common areas and amenities in their building. We are so thankful and pleased with the work they were able to do and we cannot say thank you enough to the crew of men and women that came and helped.

While it is known that seniors are prone to experiencing loneliness during our current pandemic, the local associates at our communities have been going above and beyond to get through that isolation and keep things fun and entertaining. Holiday’s Lighthouse Pointe is a prime example of that, as mentioned in WTKR News 3 recent article on the community.

"We're confined to our rooms, we are in lockdown... I thank God we have a place this good." Charlie Cox, resident at The Cambridge, speaks with Springfield News-Leader on life in our community during COVID. Read more on Charlie and his story.

"I feel so safe in this epidemic. If I was at home, I wouldn't be as protected or as guarded as I am here." Although things are far from normal right now, we are continuing to provide a variety of healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals. New protocols have been developed and implemented to specifically address the safety of both residents and associates.

A local student donated coloring sheets for Carmel Place residents. All the sheets she designed herself! Local community heroes have given back in many ways during COVID-19.

Family members and friends have mailed and emailed thank you letters to the support center, letting us know firsthand how appreciated our associates are at the community level. We wanted to share their kind words with others. We can’t say thank you enough to all who are taking care of our residents, keeping them safe and engaged.