For the past few months, we have all been uprooted by an invisible enemy.... the Coronavirus. Here and around the world, this disease has spread silently, causing illness, death, economic damage and social isolation. As I have talked about many times in previous communications to you, CJE staff has risen valiantly as a team to meet the evolving challenges before us.
The good news is that CJE is beginning to vaccinate residents and staff at Lieberman Center. Soon to follow are vaccinations for residents and staff at Weinberg Community for Senior Living, and our independent living buildings. It is a slow, but steady process.
Meanwhile, we are working hard to keep seniors in our community engaged by offering many online programs through our Cyber Club. Please visit this website at cje.net/cyberclub. Other programs such as Counseling are provided virtually as well.
We are just a few days into 2021, but we are optimistic that the next few months will bring more positivity and good news. Hopefully we are turning the corner in our efforts to control the virus and eventually, open up our on-site programming. Plans are underway to celebrate late winter and early spring holidays, for example, Tu B’Shevat, Purim and Passover. Our annual fundraiser, Celebrate CJE, is deep into its planning phase to hold a virtual event on Sunday, October 3, 2021. We are currently seeking sponsors for this event.
On the staff side, we are launching a reinvigorated Diversity and Inclusion Committee that will address issues related to CJE SeniorLife’s commitment to becoming an Employer of Choice.
Please know that CJE is still here for you during these uncertain times. Don’t hesitate to call our Resource Specialists at 773.508.1000 if you have any questions related to eldercare. If we don’t have the specific resources you need, we have an incredible base of knowledge and can point you in the right direction.
I hope the New Year brings you peace, health and good times with friends and family.
Be well and stay safe.
President & CEO, CJE SeniorLife