Dear John Clarke Community,
I am grateful to report that, as of this writing, we remain COVID-19 free. This is, in part,
due to luck but also to the incredible efforts of the staff in employing safe infection
control practices both here in the Community and at home.
We are looking forward to an eventful month bringing community together in a safe
manner. This month we will start to open a few more socially distanced, recreational
offerings for the Retirement Community including chair yoga classes, bingo and coffee
socials – all socially distanced, of course!
We are going to have LaCosta Food Truck visit on the 17th for all of our Residents and
Staff in lieu of our annual Fall Festival. We are excited about having Lobster Rolls and
other tasty treats delivered to our door.
I am pleased to announce that we have hired Paul Bohn as our new Business Office
Coordinator. Paul will be assisting Carolyn with billing and collections in the business
office. Paul has been working for a company in Massachusetts for the last few years
and we are eager to have him inducted into our Rhode Island way of life! We have also
hired Kaitlin Ferreira as our new Human Resources Director. Kaitlin has many years
of experience over seeing workforce processes including recruitment and retention at
another lovely community here in Rhode Island.
In addition to our new staff, we are also thrilled to announce that we are partnering
with Salve Regina University’s Internship Program. Rebecca Shaub, a Senior in the
Healthcare Administration program, will be joining us several days a week this year as
she pursues a career in long term care. Please stop in or call and say hello to all when
you get a chance!
I am so appreciative of the wonderful people here at The John Clarke Retirement
center and their ability to support one another during such a stressful time in our
lives. Chaplain Ray has been helping us all keep our spirits uplifted. She has offered
to provide support to anyone in need of an empathetic ear. Please reach out to her if