What You Should Know About Grease Fires

More than 50 percent of cooking fires are caused by grease, cooking oils or fats, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). A grease fire happens when your cooking oil becomes too hot.  Heating oils first start to boil, then they’ll start smoking, and then they’ll catch on fire.

PUTTING OUT A GREASE FIRE

1) Evaluate the severity of the fire. If the fire is still small and contained to one pot, it is safe to extinguish it by yourself.  If it’s beginning to spread to other parts of the kitchen, get everyone assembled outside and dial for emergency services.  Do not place yourself in the way of harm.

Call emergency services if you’re too afraid to go near the fire or don’t know what to do.  Do not risk life and limb to save a kitchen!

2) Turn off the heat on the stove immediately. This is your first priority, given that a grease fire needs heat to stay alive.  Leave the pot where it is, and don’t attempt to move it, as you may accidentally splash oil on yourself or your kitchen.

If you have time, put on an oven mitt first to protect your skin.

3) Cover the flames with a metal lid. Fire needs oxygen to continue, so covering it with a metal lid will essentially smother the flame.  Place a metal pan lid or a cookie sheet on top of the fire.  Do not use glass lids; they can shatter when exposed to fire.

Also avoid using ceramic lids, bowls and plates for this purpose.  These can explode and become dangerous shrapnel.

4) Dump baking soda on small fires. Baking soda will put out small grease fires, but won’t work as effectively on larger ones.  It will take a large amount of baking soda to get the job done, so grab the whole box and dump it generously on the flames until they’re extinguished.

Table salt will also work.  If you can get your hands on that faster, use salt.

Do not use baking powder, flour or anything other than baking soda or salt for this!

5) Use a chemical fire extinguisher as a last resort.  If you have a Class B or K dry chemical fire extinguisher on hand, this can put out a grease fire. Since the chemicals will contaminate your kitchen and be tough to clean up, only do this as a last resort.  However, if it’s the last line of defense before the fire gets out of control, don’t hesitate!

AVOIDING BAD PROCEDURES

1) Never throw water on the grease fire.  This is the number one mistake many people make with a grease fire.  Water and oil don’t mix, and throwing water on a grease fire can even cause the fire to spread.

2) Don’t swat at a fire with a towel, apron, or any other fabric.  This will fan the flames and spread the fire.  The fabric itself could also catch on fire.  Don’t place a wet towel over a grease fire to snuff out the oxygen, either.

3) Do not throw any other baking product on the fire. Flour and baking powder may look similar to baking soda, but they won’t have the same effect. Only baking soda and salt are safe and effective on a grease fire.

4) Do not move the pot or take it outside. This is another common mistake people make and it may seem logical at the time.  However, moving a pot of burning oil can cause it to spill, potentially burning you and any other flammable objects it comes into contact with.

PREVENTING GREASE FIRES

1) Never leave the stove unattended when cooking with oil (and in general).  Unfortunately, most grease fires happen when someone steps away just for a moment.  Grease fires can happen in less than 30 seconds, though.  Don’t turn your back on hot grease.

2) Heat oil in a heavy pot with a metal lid. Cooking with a lid both contains the grease and cuts it off from its would-be oxygen supply.  A grease fire can still erupt with the lid on the pot if the oil is hot enough, but it’s far less likely to happen.

3) Keep baking soda, salt and cookie sheets nearby.  Get into the habit of making sure these items are within easy reach when you’re cooking with grease.  If a fire erupts, you’ll have at least three different ways to immediately snuff it out.

4) Clip a thermometer to the side to monitor oil temperature. Find out the smoking point of the particular oil you’re using, then use a clip-on thermometer to monitor temperature as you cook.  If it gets too close to the smoking point, turn off the heat.

5) Watch for smoke and be aware of acrid smells. If you see wisps of smoke or smell something acrid while you’re cooking with oil, immediately turn down the heat or remove the pot from the burner.  The oil won’t immediately catch fire once it starts smoking, but smoke is a danger sign that it’s getting close to that point.

A Note About Dining Specials

There’s an all-new supplement to the Roadrunner which includes all dining specials for the week. If you did not receive one, please see the dining venues for an additional copy.

This week, beginning Wednesday, check out the fresh new Buckwald’s menu featuring a 52-week rotating menu. Look forward to the incredibe variety in the new insert called The Crave.

On this note, the additional space vacated by the specials will allow us to restructure the Roadrunner. Look for these fresh updates in this edition and future revisions taking place over time.

A Shopper’s Paradise

Need a great greeting card for 10 cents, a couple of wine glasses, maybe a change of linens or a designer dress for $8? How about a small end table or holiday decorations? You can find what you are looking for at the Backstreet Boutique. Located at the east end of the campus, the Boutique is open for business on Thursdays. The Boutique offers a great place to find very reasonably priced items and to donate what you no longer need. Think that the Boutique may a bit too far to walk? We have free transportation on Thursdays by just calling us at ext. 18463.

The Boutique was established by the Beatitudes Auxiliary soon after the campus opened, to assist residents in disposing of belongings as well as offering easy to obtain goods. As the major income producer for the Auxiliary, your shopping dollars go right back to the campus! Proceeds from the Boutique have been directed to very worthy programs – this year we helped fund 3 new vans for resident travel, employee appreciation fund and the Resident Assistance Fund.

Open to residents, staff, family, friends and campus visitors, the Boutique has become a great venue to visit with fellow shoppers. We do have “our regulars” who wouldn’t miss a week, but invite those first-timers to join us. As one shopper said last week, “I hate to miss a week since there are always new items for sale!”

We also carry small furniture items! We welcome small furniture pieces that can be lifted and transported by one person, such as small tables and chairs, TVs, storage units and small desks.

Donations are always welcomed. You can call or leave a message at x18463 for pickup requests. Messages are picked up Tuesdays and Thursdays. If we can’t use the item, we re-donate it to another charity. We don’t accept boxes of books, bed pillows and mattresses.

The Boutique is run totally by a dedicated team of volunteers. Consider joining our volunteer team. We are always looking for residents, family and friends with skills in staging, sorting, pricing, moving boxes and furniture. You also may want to drive our shuttle. You can work a couple hours or more and be a part of a great group of dedicated workers.

When you read this article, we will be nearing the end of our summer season, featuring 75% off on all merchandise! The Boutique will be closing July 19th for renovation and reopening Thursday, September 5th.

Unfortunately while we are closed, we cannot receive and donations. This fall we have great shopping experiences planned – September will mark Native American week with many western and native American items for sale. Of course the holidays feature decorations and gifts.

So welcome to the Boutique—we look forward to seeing you!

Redevelopment Update

We expect the pour of ready-mix/concrete for the floor slabs for building one this Friday, the 31st.   The pour for the footings for the second building could be Monday the 3rd or Tuesday the 4th.  Moving back over to the dirt work for the 17th Drive buildings could begin Wednesday the 5th.

The work in the east drive/Boutique Blvd. near the dumpsters just north of the community garden should wrap up in the middle of this week.  There are driving restrictions while we tap into the water lines in the roadway.

Dust control is in effect at all times on all sites.

Dedicating Ourselves To Carrying On

By now, you have likely heard the very sad news that our Beatitudes Campus founder, Dr. Culver H. (Bill) Nelson, passed away on Friday April 14, 2019. Beatitudes Campus has lost a visionary leader and our community has lost an amazing soul.

Redevelopment Update

Thank you again for you excellent support to the Alhambra Village Planning Committee meetings.  Your assistance helped us to receive a unanimous favorable vote.  We now go to the April 4th hearing before the City Planning Commission presentation and vote.

We have completed just over 12% of the construction on the patio homes.  We are still performing underground utility work.  Once we are out of the ground around the end of April, there will be a burst of visible activity. Demolition work has been completed on the garden apartments.

Dust control is in effect at all times on all sites. Again, our team, Orcutt/Winslow, their consultants, The Weitz Company and SRP appreciate your enthusiasm, participation and support in the project approvals. Additional questions and information?  Contact Scott Mardian, [email protected]

Buckwald’s Sunday Morning Dining Experience is Moving

One of our greatest responsibilities as staff serving you is to be the best stewards possible of our resources.  Every few months we analyze our systems and costs looking for inefficiencies and waste.  If discovered, we aim to take immediate action to quickly minimize its impact.  We have watched for some time the lower participation in our Sunday dining option at Buckwald’s Arizona Grille.  In that the low attendance simply does not justify the labor and food costs, we have made the decision to realign our Sunday experience Campus-wide.  Beginning in March, we will close Buckwald’s on Sundays, but Sundays will still be offering you great options.

Our intention is to continue a once-monthly Sunday Brunch in Elaine’s Fine Dining.  The new design will not include a buffet, but rather a delicious menu enticing you to want to bring friends and family for this special experience.  Should we see this become as popular as we believe it will be, we will expand the number of Sundays.  If the day comes that we are busting at the seams for Sunday brunch, we will absolutely revisit expanding back to Buckwald’s.  Again, our goal is to balance costs with the greatest dining experiences possible.

We will be closed effective March 10, 2019 on Sundays.

I am grateful to our Dining Services Team for their continuous commitment to providing the best dining experiences and options with the most efficient use of our resources.

Rev. David W. Ragan, Senior Vice President of Resident Services

Joe Kane, Director of Dining Services

 

February 2019 Town Hall Recap

Read all about it! The latest recap of our February 2019 Community Town Hall is now available online for your reading pleasure!
Be sure to read it here: https://wp.me/p7o8lu-gQl

Excavation, a Redevelopment Update

The underground utility work on 17th Drive has halted to avoid a 4” Century Link fiber optic cable.  The 17th Drive northbound traffic has been re-opened during this delay. The underground utility work will shift over to the Myrtle site while the fiber cable is worked around.  The demolition of the Garden Apts. is progressing quickly and will wrap up this week or next.  Dust control is in effect at all times. Some very good news—SRP believes they can provide a transfer switch that will mitigate our risk during a severe power outage. We are hoping that this switch would be provided at little or no cost to the campus. SRP, Orcutt Winslow and Weitz are continually proving to be outstanding partners.

The Most Exciting Times

Beatitudes Campus is truly entering one of the most exciting times in its 54-year history as we celebrate the beginning of construction of our new 34 patio homes. I thought you might be interested in a little of the planning background for this new addition on the north and west perimeters of campus and we are so excited to welcome this new group of residents.

Research has shown and our history supports that this is one of the most often requested accommodations in a continuing care retirement community or life plan community, as we are now known. Many coming to see our presentations looked at a condo setting as they considered selling their larger homes and have reported five significant differences between patio homes and condos.

  1. Patio homes found in a senior living community, such as ours at Beatitudes Campus, are built specifically for post-career adults. Our patio home residents must be age 62+. At a condo, who will be your neighbor now and into the future? You have no control over that.
  2. Patio homes often include additional services and amenities. While you may pay a fee that you don’t have with a condo, you typically gain home maintenance, housekeeping, dining, daily activities, an aquatic center, etc., that are included within the senior living community. Home responsibility, maintenance and repair costs remain yours with a condo.
  3. Patio home floor plans typically do not include a basement nor stairways. They are designed for low maintenance with easily accessible garages, walkways and safety/security features.
  4. By being part of a community living neighborhood, a patio home comes with built-in security. For example, our patio homes are located within a gated community with security features throughout the campus and in the homes. You also gain a sense of neighborhood protection when you are part of a community. It can be hard to find this in a condominium unit or any stand-alone neighborhood.
  5. Patio homes often include services and amenities on site. We are a life plan community and our new homes have the continuing care benefit that so many find important. Within our campus, we offer services and accommodations for rehabilitation, therapy, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing.

Most of our residents move into an independent living patio home while they are younger, healthy and active. If or when assistance or care is needed, they can stay within the community but move into an assisted living apartment or other care arrangement.

Being a life plan community allows our residents to always remain living in the community where they have built friendships, know the staff and feel at home.

At Beatitudes Campus, we have 3 different floor plans for one- or two-bedroom designs. Our patio homes feature attractive finishes, fully equipped kitchens, attached garages, and plenty of outdoor space both in the front and rear of each. We are excited to formally celebrate “spades in the ground” on February 21st at 10 A.M. as Michelle Just, CEO, the board, executive staff, the construction company, architects and our twenty -seven depositors all meet for a brief ceremony at the Myrtle Avenue sight that we are going to live-stream to the rest of the campus in the Life Center.

Please join us in the Luther Life Center anytime from 10:00AM—1:00PM for a come and go celebration complete with a light brunch menu. We will have numerous displays of information and our consultants and staff will be on hand to join in the festivities and answer questions. There will be more information posted on the community channel as we get closer to the date. In the meantime, please RSVP to Ali Shreeve, marketing assistant at 18467 so that we can plan appropriately. It’s going to be a great day!

 

Excavation, a Redevelopment Update

Earthwork on 17th Drive continues.  During work hours, 17th Drive northbound traffic will be closed for about 12 days as the underground utility excavation continues.   The permits for the patio homes were issued.  The demolition of the Garden Apts is progressing quickly.  Dust control is in effect at all times.  The rubble is being hauled off instead of being utilized as fill.  The change in plan is because the noise created during the crushing process was feared to be too loud for Central Park residents.  The contractor will still provide the expected credit for the savings for haul off costs, and the contractor will provide the fill at no cost to the Campus.  Additional questions and information?  Contact Scott Mardian, [email protected]

 

Permitted, a Redevelopment Update

Earthwork will begin this week on the 17th Drive site.   You will see earthmovers scraping up 18”-24” of existing soil trenches and then lay it back down with proper compaction. The permits for the patio homes may be issued this week.

The abatement of the Garden Apts will finish up this week.  The demolition of the Garden Apts will be scheduled for the end of this month.  For every tree we remove, at least one replaces them.  On a separate note: An Eagle Scout Project will install a Bocce Ball Court in the grassy quad west of Plaza View and north of the Administration Conference Room.  Additional questions and information? Contact Scott Mardian, [email protected]*

Redevelopment Update

As Many of you know:

Several trees from the demolition of the residences on Myrtle have been boxed and moved to the west end of the Nelson Property.

The trees are on an automatic watering system.  There is one large specimen Elm that has been boxed and remains in place.  It will be moved to the nursery on the Nelson property using a crane in a few weeks.

Those trees that survive the boxing and move, will be replanted according to our landscape plan.

The geotechnical testing of the properties along 17 Drive and Myrtle has begun.  You can see the drill rig there now.

The testing has been completed, and abatement of the Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) of the existing Garden Apartments has begun.

More information on the Patio Home project and the Garden Apartment demolition will appear here every two weeks. *

Perseverance (A Redevelopment Update)

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance”

—Samuel Johnson.

This is how I can best describe the campus master planning process. Over the last three years and approximately 17 versions of a potential plan, the Beatitudes Executive Team, Board of Directors along with financial, architectural and marketing experts have all worked diligently to create a plan that carries our mission of non-profit service to you and other older adults well into the future. It will expand and beautify our community, while also adding new amenities and renovating our vintage buildings. The plan is too complex to share here so, I invite you to a special Town Hall/All Staff meeting to be held on August 29th at 2:00PM in the Everett Luther Life Center.

I, along with the Board of Directors, want to thank you for your patience as we completed the process. I am excited to share the plan with you.*

May I Have Your Retention?

Getting to know each other is probably one of the greatest opportunities we have at Beatitudes Campus.  This includes discovering the histories of neighbors and learning about the staff who are here to serve you.  As we get to know each other, parting becomes more difficult as we grieve and miss some one we grew to appreciate.  It affects you and it affects staff as well.  The longer someone is with us, the closer we get and the more caring we can become as we uncover what makes them smile, the passions that drive them, the sorrows they may be experiencing and the dreams they are climbing toward.

I have heard a million times how much residents miss a particular staff person when he or she moves on from our Campus.  That is one of the major reasons why retaining our staff is a number one priority for us.  We hire the best of the best because we know they will serve you caringly and with love and compassion.  For the last two years we have concentrated on doing all we can to create an environment where coming to work at Beatitudes Campus is not for just a paycheck, but a chance to be part of a community which will bring joy and a greater quality of life than one could have ever imagined.

Did you know, though, that administratively we have just a small part to play as compared to you the residents?  Because we care, we routinely check with all of our employees to see what brings the greatest satisfaction to them as they serve our community.  Do you know what the one response that came up over and over again more than any other when asked “What types of things make you feel most valued and appreciated?  Their pay check?  Their benefits?  Their managers?  Those do play a part and they are important.  But believe it or not – that those only came up two or three times in the comments.

“When people say thank you”, “When the residents tell me and my coworkers how good of a job we do on the carpets”, “Praises for good work”, “Appreciation”, “That smile from a happy resident”, “When people go and eat and say “that food was bomb!”, “Having a resident tell me how much I helped them when they didn’t know what to do or who to ask for help”, “I feel appreciated when people say ‘he did a good job!’”, “When the residents say I do a good job and smile”, “When my hard work and minor details are noticed and not taken for granted”, “Being complimented/praised when doing a good job”, “Getting compliments about work”, “Acknowledgement of work”, “When the residents tell me how much they love me”.  Those are just a sampling of the number one responses.

It is you, the residents, who make life so good for our employees.  You never know who is having a bad day, suffering a deep loss, on the brink of crying inside, struggling with whether this is the right place for them, and it is your words of appreciation and showing that they are valued that can make all the difference in the world.

This is your community and ultimately the staff that are here, all 450, are here because of you.  They might be able to get paid more somewhere else, but they are here because of you and the way you appreciate them and value them.  You heard it straight from them.

People leave for all sorts of different reasons, but please know the more you care, recognize, acknowledge and appreciate the people around you, especially the staff, you make a huge difference in their lives and increase the joy they experience when coming to the Beatitudes Community.

That’s a lot of power that each of you have!  You can make a difference in who chooses to work here or see their work and themselves as valued, simply by showing that you care about who they are and the work they are doing.  The more you do this the more we will have people begging to come to work and to live here, and for longer and longer times.

So now that I have your retention, just know you are an amazing part of this community with the power to transform lives whenever you touch a life with a kind word or smile.*

Federal SAFER Grant to Hire 50 Firefighters

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The City of Phoenix has won a major federal grant to hire 50 more firefighters over the next two years. With this $9 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, Phoenix has brought home more than $36 million in federal funds in the past five years to support the Phoenix Fire and Police department’s capabilities to prepare for and respond to a host of threats to our community’s safety. This is in addition to more than $28 million in regional homeland security funds Phoenix has won for the city and its local partners.

I have had the honor to advocate in Washington D.C. several times since 2012 for our city’s fair share of funds to hire more first responders. Our federal advocacy is working, and I pledge to continue efforts in the capital to fight for funds to support our Police and Fire departments. I will be in Washington soon to personally thank Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) representatives for approving our grant and to immediately begin discussions on the next round of funding.

I want to thank Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner for her continued leadership and advocacy on our SAFER grants, my colleagues on the council, our city staff and representatives in Washington for working together. This $9 million grant comes less than a month after Phoenix received the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) award for $591,726 to provide regional Incident Safety Officer System (ISOS) training for 100 company and command officers from Phoenix Fire and 50 attendees collectively from Buckeye, Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe.

Memorial Day


“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
– John F. Kennedy

This Memorial Day let us give thanks to all those that have served our great nation whether they are current military, veterans, or fallen comrades.

Thank you to Don Bergem and his awesome crew for placing all of the amazing flags around campus.

Memorial Day Flags

From the CEO: State of the Campus

One of the greatest privileges of being President and CEO at Beatitudes Campus is being able to share with you our mission in action over the past year. The work “behind the scenes” has been extraordinary, and the initiatives that we are exploring and putting into action will help position the campus not just for success today, but for years to come. Throughout this past year, the senior staff has been developing our plan, which is based on five strategic pillars that will continue to hold up the vision and promise of Beatitudes Campus.

I have taken the opportunity to present the State of the Campus to our board of directors and the Residents Council and will be speaking to several other groups; however, I want to share it with each of you so you have a better understanding of work behind the scenes of this wonderful community.

Since becoming your CEO two years ago, we have experienced many successes and milestones. We launched the business plan for Comfort Matters, our dementia education program, as well as beginning the pre-work and research of our redevelopment planning. We celebrated two deficiency-free surveys in assisted living and the health care center! We have also maintained our Center for Medicare Services 5-star Quality Rating for the health care center. Kudos! Resident satisfaction, as evidenced by the Holleran Satisfaction survey held last spring, is at an all-time high of 87.6%, which is above the Holleran Benchmark of other life plan communities (formally known as CCRCs). Most importantly, we continue to see the fruition of the purposeful living initiatives through the creation of many resident-driven groups.

We have also had a few hurdles to overcome. Due to occupancy issues in various programs, the staff dealt with two budget contingency plans, with the focus on cutting costs without losing quality. This also included the incredibly difficult decision of wage freezes and the elimination of 11 staff positions – by far the most crucible moment of my career. At that time, we also saw a spike in employee turnover. All of this weighs heavy on our community and you will see later in this article the successful steps we have taken to address this issue.

As we embark on the 52nd year of operation, there continues to be a strong focus on delivering on the promise of our mission, vision and core values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.  The following highlights are just some of the great work that is happening campus-wide.  Please know these are just some examples of the team’s work and there are many more initiatives taking place in departments, interdisciplinary teams, and resident groups across this community.

Pillar #1-Financial Sustainability: We will improve our financial performance and the effective use of our assets to guarantee financial sustainability so that we can continue to invest in our people, services, research, innovation, infrastructure, and mission expansion.

There is a significant focus on occupancy stabilization and programmatic growth while continuing to manage expenses. Department directors are doing extremely well in managing their budgets and we have invested funds and time into occupancy development. To date, I am delighted to share we are meeting budget expectations.

We welcomed Rod Bailey as our Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing earlier this month and we will see a continuation of our radical hospitality/first impression initiative through the generous grant given by our own Beatitudes Campus Foundation. These dollars will be used for upgrades throughout the campus in and around various lobbies and common spaces.

Pillar #2-Redevelopment/Repositioning: We will focus our efforts to reposition ourselves by looking for ways to improve the marketability of our campus and enrich the community experience for existing and future residents.

We have officially kicked off our master planning in the last few months. This process consists of research, financial modeling of various options, and eventual focus groups while accomplishing two key objectives. First, we must identify the best path to feasibility for the new phase of entrance fee apartments and health care center. Second, the phase must produce enough additional borrowing capacity and strengthen the campus’ financial portfolio to complete the rehabilitation of the North and South Plaza Apartments and Plaza View Assisted Living. As always, we will keep you updated on the process as it unfolds.

Pillar #3-Employee and Board Development: We will increase our commitment to developing and engaging our employees through education and training while recruiting a knowledgeable and engaged board of directors.

Employees are the heart and soul of our mission. They are the ones who deliver quality care and services every day, and their retention and satisfaction is important. Due to the high turnover experienced over the past several years, having spiked at 49.5%, our human resources team and department directors have implemented new interview and hiring tools, transitioned to panel interviews with peers, and created onboarding practices to set new team members up for success. Departments, like maintenance and housekeeping, have produced leadership development and mentoring programs. Turnover is down to 41% with a goal of reaching 35% by the end of next year.

As a nonprofit organization we are governed by a volunteer board of directors. With the ever-changing health care and aging services arenas, the executive committee and I are focusing on governance best practices, right-sizing the board, recruiting members with certain specialties, and education of campus programs and trends in the aging services field.

Pillar #4-Programming and Amenities Enhancement: We will continually evolve our programming, amenities, and services to meet the changing needs and preference of those we serve through our commitment to person directed practice.

The vibrancy, empowerment, and just plain fun that happens among the residents is one of the most important aspects of this community. In the last year and through funding by the Campus Foundation, we saw the launch of Success Matters, a program designed to assist residents with living fully.

We have also seen a significant increase in other programs and resident-driven initiatives, like Lifelong Learners, fitness classes, and various arts programming. Did you know there are an amazing 96 resident groups, committees, clubs, and services currently on campus?  This type of engagement would not be possible without the dedicated and creative life enrichment and fitness team, our highly active Residents’ Council and the volunteerism and donations by the Beatitudes Campus Auxiliary.

Pillar # 5-Home and Community Based Services: We will expand our efforts to those in need of a variety of services to the boarder community and provide support of independence to those who may never choose to live within a community such as ours.

Our home- and community-based programs, Beatitudes At Home and Beatitudes Home Health, continue to serve more clients and broaden the types of services provided. Beatitudes at Home recently launched its geriatric case management program and Beatitudes Home Health has doubled the number of seniors it serves.

It’s not just the individuals we serve through our community programs, it is organizations as well. Comfort Matters dementia training is now taking place in 13 communities across the nation with one already accredited as a Comfort Matters organization.  We are delighted to share the evidence-based practice that was created within the health care center is recognized as one of the top dementia care programs internationally.

As you can see there is much going on in this beautiful campus and I hope you never forget we are one community with empowered residents and a dedicated staff. We continue to honor our past, evolve to better serve those in the present as we plan for the next 50 years.

My best,

Michelle