Maintaining the health, wellness, and safety of our residents is our number one priority. Due to the COVID-19 situation, effective immediately we are restricting visitors to our community. This is in cooperation with federal mandates regarding this situation. Letters regarding specific details are being sent to the responsible parties for our residents to provide them with more detailed information. In addition to restricting visits, our staff will be screened prior to the starting of their shifts and have been trained on the symptoms of COVID-19 as well as infection prevention techniques. This is a fluid situation and we will keep you informed as the situation changes. We appreciate your cooperation and patience. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Hello dear residents, resident’s family, and the entire local community who are soldiering through the dedicated and blessed love in providing in-home assisted living services or memory care services. Today we share a story from one of your fellow Winder-area Gateway Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care blog readers about an interaction at church on Sunday with a memory-challenged person she’d never met before.
I sat next to this nice man who introduced me to his wife and aged mother. I am relatively new to the church and shortly after our introduction, service started. I made it a point after service to communicate how nice it was to meet them. I made a special effort to grab that senior’s hand, (shame on me for forgetting their names), bending down, looking into her eyes, and saying, “It was very nice to meet you”. Her response caught me off guard.
She responded, “It was very nice meeting you too, but I am sorry that I likely won’t remember you come next Sunday”. Momentarily at a loss for words, I simply offered this: “Well, I look forward to meeting you again next Sunday, for the first time”. She smiled an honest smile and offered: “Yes, I look forward to that”.
What a special moment and a special life-lesson from such a beautiful soul who knows exactly where she is….and where she isn’t. We remind you all that the blessings of your care to others is neither buried nor hard to find. There right there on the surface and we simply need to acknowledge them and celebrate them.
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