The New Year is always a time for reflection and renewal. In these post-COVID days, a new year takes on an entirely new meaning.
When I say “post-COVID,” there is something hopeful in that statement. We aren’t all the way there yet. Copley at Stoughton’s holiday season inched towards normal, but we still needed to take precautions and limit large group activities with visitors. Sadly, COVID and other viruses kept us from having true holiday gatherings. But infection control is – and has to be – Priority #1 for the health and safety of our residents and staff.
But you know what? I don’t want to dwell too much on what might have been. Because if you ask our residents, I bet they’ll tell you we had a wonderful holiday season at Copley. Throughout December, we had many gatherings within the facility. We had performances by some of their favorite entertainers (socially distanced, of course), and our New Year’s Eve party was outstanding. The PUB was in full operation, and residents were treated to a wide variety of appetizers and beverages.
This is the perfect opportunity to shout out to Chef Jenn, our new Director of Food Services, who is taking over the reins from Marcia Bennet, who recently retired. She not only puts on an excellent spread for our parties but keeps our residents healthy and happy with her expertly prepared nutritious and delicious meals.
As usual, the entire Copley team deserves a pat on the back. They have adjusted remarkably to our “new normal,” and everything they do is with our residents’ best interests at heart. I may seem like a broken record by constantly repeating my gratitude for this great group of people here at Copley, but they deserve it for the amount they go above and
beyond every day.
beyond every day.
I’m not big for New Year’s resolutions, but I believe in hopes and dreams. My hope for 2023 is that we return to hosting large gatherings at Copley with family and loved ones. I am confident that no matter what the future brings, I know that the staff and management will do everything to ensure our residents have the best care, including social events, to keep them active, happy, and engaged.
All my best for a happy and healthy 2023.