Inside Story From Vanessa

September 9, 2014

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Happy September! We really have been blessed with some great weather these past few months. The extremely warm days were minimal. We experienced good weather for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s. 24 residents and several staff and guests participated in the annual walk. University Village donated over $6000 from the Trust, candy sales, t-shirt sales and miscellaneous donations. Thanks to all those that joined us for the Walk and for your donations.
Please, please do not feed the Canadian geese. While they can be fun to watch, their excrement can create a slippery hazard for our residents that enjoy walking outside.
Rosa Lopez is our new Housekeeping supervisor. Many of you already know her as she was providing housekeeping services to several of our residents. Due to her experience working as a supervisor in the hospitality industry, she is a great fit for the supervisor role. If you have any questions or concerns regarding housekeeping services, laundry services or pest control issues, please do not hesitate to contact Rosa (x3367).
I want to thank each of you for being so kind to one another. University Village has a great reputation thanks in part to you and the warm atmosphere you help to create. We are 100% full in the health center/skilled unit, 97% full in assisted living and 92% full in the cottages. Our marketing staff has been extremely busy. During their tours, they are always thrilled to see so many residents greet our prospects.
The north elevator is scheduled to be remodeled on September 4th. The south elevator remodel is scheduled for September 5th. During the remodels, you will not be able to use the elevators. You can use the available elevator or the stairs. Staff will assist residents in motorized vehicles that need to utilize the ramp.
We will soon be making some changes to the ceiling in the clubhouse. Due to the acoustics in that building, it can sometimes be difficult to hear. Signs will be posted so you’ll know the days we will be closing off the clubhouse for these changes.
Ron Patterson has worked extremely hard in the UV Community Garden. He had some help from several volunteers, especially Becky Beyer, one of our Annex tenants. Bob Stephens and Arles Cole also provided residents with fruits and vegetables from their own gardens. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the bounty this year. As many of you may recall, working in a garden is enjoyable, but a lot of hard work. We are truly thankful for Ron’s time and effort. Please be sure you give these three men a pat on the back the next time you see them.
We have three Resident Services staff members that provide notary assistance: Cookie Post (x3690), Rosa Delgado (x3269) and Debbie Arnold (x3411). These services are available to our residents at no charge.

God Bless each of you, Vanessa Neal, Executive Director x3652




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