Mental health & COVID-19

We’re taking steps to ensure our residents have the help they need to stay mentally fit and as stress-free as possible.

All the feelings

Everyone feels a bit overwhelmed these days, and that’s completely normal. We’re committed to helping our residents acknowledge and work through feelings of stress, fear, or loneliness brought on by the pandemic.


Staying mentally fit

Our first line of defense is to minimize these feelings and nurture positivity by providing residents with reimagined social, intellectual, and spiritual programs, like physically distanced bingo, sunshine visits, and Zoom calls. Our Ageility therapists are always there to help maximize resident independence and facilitate healthy lifestyles, all while following COVID-19 guidelines.


Counselors on call

We know that some residents may need a bit more help dealing with the unprecedented changes we’re seeing. That’s why, since May, residents in our assisted living and independent living neighborhoods have had 24/7 access to licensed or credentialed counselors by phone or videoconference.
Whether a resident is struggling with fear about the virus, missing their family, or just looking for someone who will listen, they can contact Employee & Family Resources for up to three one-hour, confidential counseling sessions at absolutely no cost. We encourage every resident to take advantage of this program, available through April 27, 2021.

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