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.


Scott and Jan



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                                                                                                                          

August Administrator’s Letter

Hello Everyone,
Time is passing and our recovery from COVID-19 is improving with every day that the virus is not in our building. Please remember to wear your mask when walking around the building and to socially distance yourself from others. Of course, wash your hands. By keeping yourself safe, you are keeping your neighbors safe as well.

We have enjoyed seeing you at the outdoor visits and using the Little Store again. What we have been doing is working and I appreciate your patience with everything. On Monday August 3rd we opened the dining room for lunch with heavy precautions. It is going well.


Scott and Jan

Administrator’s Letter

Hello Everyone,

  Thank You for your resilience during the pandemic. I know how hard this has been on all of you. Because you have all done such an amazing job combating the virus, we can move along with re-opening parts of our facility. Please keep in mind that the Department of Health is giving us regulations on what we can and cannot do, but a lot has to do with our success with keeping the virus at bay. Our next project is re-opening the dining rooms. This is going to take some time, up to several weeks, as we have made many changes to some of those spaces to accommodate our current tray service and to implement a plan for infection control of all dining rooms. When the time comes, here is what you can expect at first:

M-F lunch meal only (the rest will continue to be tray service to your rooms)

You will dine only on the floor that you live on, other than 1st floor who will be eating on 2nd floor

Assigned table and only 1 person per table and all tables 6 feet apart

Assigned time period for your meal (as there will be designated shifts)

We are all looking forward to seeing you out and about more, and recapturing some of our normal that we miss so dearly. Please remember to always wear your mask and wash your hands. We will communicate and inform you as the opening date approaches and the final details are worked out.  

Sincerely, Scott and Jan