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Welcome to our regular newsletter update from The Village at White River Junction. Enjoy reading about happenings at our community, resident photos, arts and cultural links and important news updates to keep you informed on both a local and national level. A big thanks to our residents, families and employees for being a part of The Village family.

Newsletter-081020-web-2

This week we shared a number of memorable moments with
residents and staff. From day time drives to a BBQ on the fifth floor
terrace we saw glimpses of normalcy.

Chef Adam and team grilled up hot dogs, hamburgers and
veggies for all to enjoy on Cantore Terrace. Our team members had a chance to share in conversation with residents as we all enjoyed the beautiful weather...

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Newsletter-080320-web-4

The energy around the community has been so wonderful this past week! It is great to see families and friends visiting with loved ones.

We received a number of Ladybugs this week which are always fun to deliver. The photos of grandkids were a big hit!

I have received many calls about travel either to or from Vermont and details of the quarantine requirements...

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Newsletter-072720-web-2

It was a delight to send Friday’s email letting families know that they are now able to come visit with residents in their apartments. We look very forward to seeing all the familiar faces we’ve missed over these past months. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or clarification on the process.

Just a reminder, please call us a minimum of one-hour before you plan to visit...

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Newsletter-072020-web-3

I always enjoy my weekends as Manager on Duty at The Village. This past weekend was no different as I spent time acclimating a new resident into the community. The opportunity to have this one on one time is very special to each new member of our Village family. Additionally, I spent time in the memory care neighborhood. We had a lot of laughs while bowling and Fred was named “The Champion of the World”. We also shared an ice cream party which was enjoyed by all....

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Newsletter-071320-web-3

Thanks to our community continuing to be COVID-19 free and the Governor starting to allow more activities to resume, life at The Village has been improving for all. The health care team, led by Director of Health Care Services, Danielle Yoder, has been working hard for these past months to keep residents safe and healthy, so this week I’ve asked her to provide an update below. We are also focusing our survey and weekly Talk Time on health at The Village.

It is expected that the Governor will announce....

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Newsletter-070620-web-3

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday weekend celebrating the 4th of July. Celebrations this year were likely different from past ones, so here at The Village we focused on supporting each other and seeing the good in all citizens of the ‘great American experiment.”

Our community is coming together again and we are joyful with the return of meals in the Windsor Dining Room. Residents and family members have been wonderfully caring of each other through supportive conversation and personal notes....

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Newsletter-062920-web-3

It has been wonderful to see residents in the dining room this week! I know we all appreciate this step toward normalcy. Our first week operating in Phase 1 has been successful and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we take these steps forward. It has been a joy to see families gathering for Garden Visits in Greenough Garden. We are looking forward to residents and families enjoying their days a bit more as we are able to move forward with reducing the restrictions that have been in place for the past few months....

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Newsletter-062220-web-3

I hope you all enjoyed the Father’s Day weekend! It was great to see so many families getting together for garden visits. We are excited to share that as of today, Monday, June 22nd, we are beginning Phase 1 of our reopening.

Our decision to move to Phase 1 has been made in consultation and coordination with state and regional agencies, advice from public health officials, and the health status of our community.....

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Newsletter-061520-web-2

We are very pleased to announce that we will begin offering Garden Visits to residents and family members this week. We know how important this is and we can’t wait to get this new program started. With your help we can continue taking steps forward as we navigate through the phases of opening back up our community under the director of the Governor’s Office.

This is our pilot week so we ask for your help to make this a safe opportunity for families to connect...

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Newsletter-060820-web-2

Welcome to our newly designed newsletter – we hope you like it. Nothing makes me happier than to report that The Village continues to be COVID-free. I recognize that the restrictions we continue to abide by can feel challenging, but all the hard work of residents, families and our staff have really paid off. We are looking forward to being able to resume more normal social and family interactions.

We continue to follow the Governor’s orders and guidance from the C.D.C...

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