Dear John Clarke Community,
I am longing to see the daffodils and crocuses this year and now we will have a very special way to see Spring! We have partnered with the Own Valley Health Campus in Indiana and The Indiana University (IU) Therapeutic Recreation students to help us “Trace Spring” across the United States. Why trace spring? We have been in isolation for many months and need to get outside our 4 walls! This project takes us into the world of many who have experienced the same thing we have for almost a year and we need to stimulate our minds with something new! We will be joining centers across the US to share in the joy of Spring. Anticipation is heightened as residents receive messages and photos from other facilities! It is an eye-opening connection, as we in Rhode Island don’t know what is going on in California or Maine, but we will soon! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on this wonderful project.
Thanks to all for your patience while our plumbing is upgraded in the retirement community. I know it is challenging to have water shut off for any period of time, but we are very glad that we won’t be experiencing leaks going forward.
We are very grateful and feel very blessed that our small community has had very little COVID-19 during the last year and that our residents and staff are all healthy. We continue to remain vigilant, however and follow all state and federal infection control guidelines. We eagerly await the days when we can openly welcome visitors without appointments, personal protective equipment and barriers!