Mid-Summer update!

The last time I wrote, Mason Wright, along with the rest of the country, was still in the throes of the coronavirus.  I am happy to say that Mason Wright has not had a new COVID-19 diagnosis since May 14th and is currently COVID-free!  As you know from what is happening all around us, that status can change in an instant, which is why we are doing all we can to follow the recommended protocols. state regulations and policies, to keep our community safe.

We understand that these protocols can be challenging for residents and families because they do limit the types and frequency of visits, however, our residents’ safety, health and well-being is our primary concern.  We continue to have pre-scheduled outdoor visits only, and will let you know when we open up for indoor visits, as well.  At this time, we do not have a start date in mind, so check back or give a call for updated information.  Our residents are getting picked up by loved ones for off-site visits and we encourage everyone to wear masks, social distance and report any potential symptoms after a visit, (this includes the family members or friends) so we can monitor the resident for any signs or symptoms and get that person tested/treated immediately, if warranted.

Mason Wright is gently re-opening to communal dining, with 6-10 residents at time in our dining room.  It’s certainly different than the pre-COVID 35 people at a time, talking, bickering and laughing together, but it is a positive step in reducing anxiety and isolation and helping people to get re-acquainted or acquainted for the first time.

Our Life Enrichment department has scheduled some fantastic outdoor entertainment, which takes place in our lovely and spacious courtyard.  We’ve been blessed by the talents of Sarah the Fiddler, Scott Lawson Pomeroy, Richie Mitnik and Ethel Lee, Luther Watson, Center Stage and Gary Jones, with more to come throughout the summer.  Along with entertainment, we’ve started taking residents out to lunch, the grocery store, bank and other stops along the way, in our Mason Wright van.  We limit the number of residents to 2-3 at a time, so that social distancing is maintained and staff can easily help residents navigate the store or restaurant safely. And, our hairdresser, Laurie, is back, which has been a fantastic lift to our residents spirits AND hair-dos 🙂

Please visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Mason-Wright-Senior-Living-414719472060281 to see what else is happening at Mason Wright!  We are a creative, busy community and would love to have you join us!  To find out more about our community, including availability in our Independent Living, Traditional Assisted Living or Memory Care Neighborhood, please email Executive Director, Eileen Drumm Moore at eileen@masonwright.org

Thank you and stay well!