Wishing you a blessed and safe Thanksgiving

To Family and Friends:

This is to inform you due to the surge in Covid-19 in St. Louis County we have closed the social hall indoor visits at this time. We are doing our best to make a festive Thanksgiving for your loved ones.

On behalf of all of St. Ann’s have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving.

Jan Lappy and Scott Johnson

Administrator’s Letter November 2020

Hello Everyone,

If there is anything these last eight months have taught us is that all the normal activities and freedoms that we took for granted can change in a heartbeat. Family and friend visits, outings to a store or restaurant, things that were so simple and just a part of our daily lives are now so complex. We want to thank you for all your efforts to comply to all the guidelines and restrictions even when it is not very easy to do!

We hope that you are finding the indoor visiting in the Social Hall comfortable and that you feel safe. We know it is not a perfect solution and the personal hugs and interactions will have to wait a little longer. There is the essential caregiver option also. If you feel like you are struggling with your day to day cares or mental health please contact myself Jan Lappy-Assistant Administrator or Lynn Shepard our Director of Nursing to discuss having your essential caregiver to come in safely and help you. We understand that COVID restrictions are getting long for everyone, with the winter months and holidays coming we want to connect you with your loved ones and caregivers as much as possible.

Several months ago our Board of Directors donated money to purchase the most up to date Smart TV/Zoom system so that residents will be able to have zoom meetings in private. It will be in our conference room on the third floor. Like many products it is on back order, but as soon as it comes in we will get it set up and let you know. Hopefully this will help you connect with your family from out of town or folks that cannot come here to visit.

Food Service is preparing to open the dining rooms for the dinner hour also. We will send more information soon.

Although it will be a very different Thanksgiving than we are used to, we wish you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving,

Sincerely,

Scott and Jan

October Administrator’s Letter

Hello Everyone,

The Pandemic rages on, as cases in our country have hit record highs and the US has crossed 200,000 deaths. Clearly this situation is not going to resolve itself anytime soon. What does each of us need to do? Be respectful of those we live with. Wear your mask when you are outside of your apartment. Wash/sanitize your hands. Socially distance yourself from others. It is what all of us in society need to do. You might not be aware, but there is not a public building in Minnesota that you can enter without doing these things and Saint Ann’s is no different.

I hope the meal tray pick up is going well in your apartments. Please remember to not put the dirty tray on the floor or in the hallway. If you need your tray picked up please call the front desk.

Just a reminder, there is no smoking outside next to our building. The only close outdoor smoking area is past our parking lot entrance sign.

Also be sure to remember that we are celebrating Oktoberfest on Wednesday, October 7th, with a special German themed supper. We will be having beer bratwurst, German potato salad, pretzel with cheese, apple dessert, and a non-alcoholic beer. We hope you enjoy!

Thank You and Be Well.

Sincerely,

Scott and Jan

 

Update

Hi all,

We wanted to provide a quick update. Today, our Director of Nursing noticed an unusual smell on our first floor. Out of an abundance of caution 911 was called and 3 residents were temporally moved to a different floor.  Fire officials on scene say they believe the smell of gas stemmed from cleaning fluid poured down a floor drain. We’d like to thank the firefighters and first responders who made sure that St. Ann’s was safe and for their quick response.

Thank you,              

St. Ann’s Team