JKV Updates

Thursday, July 9 Update

  • JKV TRAVEL PROTOCOLS FOR RESIDENTS
    • There have been several questions raised about travel for Residents wishing to leave the state, as well as Residents wishing to have guests from outside Florida visit them here.
    • Below please find John Knox Village’s Travel Protocols:

Resident Travel Outside of Florida

  1. Residents should determine the need to travel and the associated risks to their health and that of others.
  2. Prior to travel, Residents should determine if the area they are considering traveling to has any restrictions. These change rapidly. You may be subject to roadside screenings, airport checkpoints and be required to isolate for 14 days upon reaching your destination.
  3. Residents should wear an N-95 or KN-95 mask while traveling and when 6-foot physical distancing is not possible.  These are available from Wellness Nursing—call (954) 783-4009—to order, for a fee of $5.00 each if one is needed.
  4. Upon their return to JKV, Residents will be screened at the Main or Dixie gate and asked to isolate in their home for 14 days.
  5. Residents must wear the N-95 or KN-95 when returning onto the campus and while going to their home.
  6. Residents should call the Wellness Nurses so that they may assist in obtaining necessary items related to isolation, such as food delivery and be added to the COVID-19 Isolation Monitoring List. Call (954) 783-4009.
  7. Wellness Nurses will monitor Residents’ condition daily as indicated.
  8. Residents should take temperatures and report any fever or symptoms of COVID-19 immediately to the Wellness Nurses, such as a temperature, shortness of breath, cough, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, and new loss of taste or smell.

Family or Guest Travel from Outside of Florida to John Knox Village

  1. Residents should consider the risks to themselves and their Guests when considering inviting Guests from outside of Florida to the Village.
  2. Arrangements for Guests should be made in advance to ensure the Guest will arrive on campus with an N-95 or KN-95 mask.
  3. If the Guest does not have an N-95 or KN-95 mask, one can be purchased by the Resident for the Guest from Wellness Nursing for $5.00 and it can be at the gate for their arrival. Call (954) 783-4009.
  4. Guests will be asked to isolate in the Resident’s home throughout their visit.
  5. Residents and Guests should monitor for, and report to Wellness Nursing, any symptoms which develop related to COVID-19 by either themselves or their Guest immediately, such as a temperature, shortness of breath, cough, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, and new loss of taste or smell.
  6. Guests in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living are prohibited visitations at this time other than compassionate end-of-life visits, due to State and Federal mandates.
  • CANDIDATE ELECTION VIDEOS
    • In elections past, JKV would host Town Hall Forums in the Village Centre Auditorium where candidates running for various seats in elections would have an opportunity to discuss their platforms and their other reasons for running for public office. That has, of course, changed in light of COVID-19.
    • Thanks to the hard work of the Resident Legislative Committee and behind-the-scenes efforts from the Marketing Department, two videos featuring candidates running for offices in the upcoming Aug. 18th Primary Election can now be viewed “On Demand” on JKVConnect.
    • The videos have been separated, with one providing information on the Judicial Candidates and the other on all the other office seats from the Federal level down.
    • To view the videos, log-on to JKVConnect, scroll down the menu options on the left-side of the main page to “JKV Videos.” Click on that tab, then click on “Candidate Election Videos.”
    • Once on that page you will see two tabs at the top of the page. The one shaded blue is for “Primary Election Candidates” and the gray-shaded tab is for “Judicial Candidates.”
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect this Sunday, July 12th and run through July 18th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on signing up for JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
  • MUSICAL FRIDAYS
    • Life Enrichment’s Musical Fridays continues tomorrow with harpist extraordinaire Karina Peters. Karina will be playing from 5 to 6:30PM in the Dining Room during portions of both dinner seatings. To reserve your seat for one of the two, dine-in dinner seatings please call (954) 783-4062 and get verbal confirmation of your reservation from a Dining Services staff member.
  • FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS AND UPDATE:
    • Due to increasing heat and humidity and low attendance, we are canceling the JKV Walkers class. We encourage you to enjoy walking on a treadmill inside the Fitness Studio. Sign up for an Independent or Supervised Exercise Class today.
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of July 20th, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, JULY 10th after 5PM.
      • If you do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet, you may also call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 THURSDAY, July 9th after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, time, and location of the class you wish to attend for the week of July 20th.
      • July’s Fitness Calendar can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS and on Channel 8001.
      • Please be aware of the maximum capacity for each fitness session in JKVConnect. If your desired class time or location has reached capacity, please select another session with open availability. The Waitlist option does not guarantee your reservation if the class is full.
    • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES

ALIVE WITH MELISSA JILL WELLNESS COACHING

  • You may remember empowerment coach Melissa Jill who visited JKV last fall during Active Aging Week. Melissa will be bringing us the first of two sessions she will be offering to JKV, the first whose theme is “Gratitude,” from her signature premium coaching package, through a virtual meeting and self-directed work. To participate, you will need a laptop, PC, tablet, or smart phone. This week-long workshop will include:
  • An introductory virtual Zoom meeting with Melissa on Monday, July 13th at 11AM
  • A 20-30-minute video to watch and guided meditation through a provided link
  • A live group coaching call with Melissa will be held on Monday, July 20th to create your own personal life goal
  • You will be provided a Zoom link for the meetings with Melissa and a workbook needed for the lesson. To participate, you must email Yael Fishman at yfishman@jkvfl.com to receive the Zoom link for your meetings.
  • Reservations required for each session.
  • Please sign up in JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. Seats are limited.
  • JKV CONNECT
    • To learn more about JKVConnect, contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.

–Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, July 8 Update

JKV: Preparedness During a Pandemic From A Leadership Perspective

Let us reflect on the simple definition of a Pandemic. According to Merriam-Webster, “a Pandemic is a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population.” Folks, we are in the midst of a Worldwide Pandemic, and now is not the time to let down our guard.

We realize there is general fatigue with the Pandemic, along with the desire to simply “move-on.” We realize that everyone has an opinion, or belief, however we must stay focused on science and facts.

Broward Country is a hotbed, one of three counties with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the State, and the numbers continue to rise. In fact, today’s was the second-highest total (10,044 confirmed cases) since the Pandemic began, according to the Florida Department of Health. The state has recorded 5,000 or more cases every day since June 24th, including the current record of 11,406 on July 3rd. By all measures we will surpass the grim milestone of 4,000 COVID-related deaths by tomorrow as we currently stand at 3,991.

Please note, John Knox Village recorded its second case today. There is no risk to Residents as this person has NOT been out of his or her home except for medical appointments and uses their own car for those appointments.

The JKV Leadership Team is committed to doing everything possible to mitigate the virus spread on campus. We will continue to be strategic in what services are offered, and we respect that this is a shared risk among us all.

We want to be clear about expectations, and of what we are asking:

  • We urge you to please wear a face-covering whenever inside any building on campus, (except your home) or if you are outside when you are unable to maintain at least a 6-foot physical distance from others.
  • Keep a mask or face covering on your person, so you can quickly cover up if someone approaches.
  • Wear a face covering or mask when answering your door for food deliveries or other visits.
  • We prefer groups not meeting in the lobbies; however, if you must, please maintain a minimum of 6 feet physical distancing and ALWAYS wear a face covering.
  • We encourage you not to leave campus unless it is urgent. You are at greater risk and exposure going off campus.
  • Unfortunately, we will be unable to resume off-campus transportation until the number of new cases locally declines and stabilizes.

Please remember, there is no cure for COVID-19, and there is no vaccine for COVID-19.  This means it is up to us to control the spread of this terrible virus.

We ask each of you to be mindful of the simple things that can help stop the spread of this virus on a campus with a vulnerable group.

Face Coverings, Physical Distancing & Hand Washing

  • Proper wearing of face-covering or mask is essential: It only works if it covers your nose and mouth.
  • Maintain 6-feet physical distancing
  • Wash hands with hot water and soap frequently (use alcohol-based sanitizer when you cannot wash with soap).

 

  • AHCA EXTENDS VISITATION PROHIBITION
    • AHCA (The Agency for Health Care Administration) has extended for 60 days the executive order prohibiting visitation to higher levels of care that expired July 5th. That means family and guests are not permitted to visit Elders in Gardens West, Seaside Cove and The Woodlands, except in compassionate end of life situations.
  • DINING SERVICES DELAYS REOPENING FOR LUNCH
    • Today the Administration decided to delay the July 15th reopening of the Dining Room for lunch service, until further notice. Dining will continue to offer Home Delivery and it two limited seating in-house dinners, one at 4PM and the second at 5:30PM.
    • Call (954) 783-4061 or email Dining@jkvfl.com for Home Delivery for your breakfast, lunch or dinner and call (954) 783-4062 for Dinner reservations.
  • MASKS MUST BE WORN IN FITNESS STUDIO AT ALL TIME
    • Face Masks are now Required for every activity in the Fitness Studio, for Residents and Employees alike, until further notice. Face shields are not acceptable.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • Although Life Enrichment was able to expand a few recent events to accommodate more than 10 people, given the current spike in COVID-19 cases, LE is reverting to a 10-person limit per event, until further notice. Please note that whether descriptions on flyers or the July calendar specify this, reservations are required for ALL Life Enrichment events. Walk-ins cannot be admitted.
    • Also, since seating is limited, as a courtesy to Residents on the waitlist, please call LE at (954) 783-4039 to cancel your reservation, if you are unable to attend the event for which you have registered. Overflow-simulcast space will be set up in the Hibiscus Room and, when possible, will be recorded for “On Demand” viewing.
    • In addition, LE is not accepting Blue Reservation Forms for resident-run events that require the sharing of materials (cards, chips, tiles, etc.), however, if a party room is empty and available, residents are free to gather in groups of 10 or less.  We strongly discourage any meetings or activities that involve the handling of shared materials.

ALIVE WITH MELISSA JILL WELLNESS COACHING

  • You may remember empowerment coach Melissa Jill who visited JKV last fall during Active Aging Week. Melissa will be bringing us the first of two sessions she will be offering to JKV, the first whose theme is “Gratitude,” from her signature premium coaching package, through a virtual meeting and self-directed work. To participate, you will need a laptop, PC, tablet, or smart phone. This week-long workshop will include:
  • An introductory virtual Zoom meeting with Melissa on Monday, July 13th at 11AM
  • A 20-30-minute video to watch and guided meditation through a provided link
  • A live group coaching call with Melissa will be held on Monday, July 20th to create your own personal life goal
  • You will be provided a Zoom link for the meetings with Melissa and a workbook needed for the lesson.  To participate, you must email Yael Fishman at yfishman@jkvfl.com to receive the Zoom link for your meetings.
  • Reservations required for each session.  Seats are very limited.
  • Please sign up in JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. Seats are limited.

–Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, July 7 Update

Here are some replies to feedback received from Residents and Staff after the release of last night’s Update:

John Knox Village will always subscribe to the privacy protections granted all Residents through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and JKV will not divulge information about the Resident.

  • When a person identifies as positive, he or she will be queried about their contacts by the health care professionals from the John Knox Village, asking detailed questions, in order to best manage our risk for the entire campus. (AKA Contact tracing).
  • In addition, JKV follows the protocols of reporting to all the proper local, regional, and state authorities.

 THE FOLLOWING BULLET ITEMS CANNOT BE STRESSED ENOUGH

  • Residents and Employees who wear masks and maintain 6-foot physical distancing are the LEAST likely to contract the virus.
  • Residents and Employees need to remain vigilant and cautionary.
  • The wearing of face masks and 6-foot physical distancing need to be followed as (maybe more) diligently when Residents and Employees venture off campus, where the likelihood of coming in contact with others is greater.
  • VIDEOS FOR ‘ON-DEMAND’ VIEWING’
    • Two new videos have been posted on JKVConnect and jkvresidents.com for “on-demand” viewing:
      • The Independence Day Concert with Matt Sabatella & the Rambling String Band and “Cooking At Home With Chef Mark.” Enjoy a rollicking 45-minute performance by the venerable Fourth of July musical mainstay. By many counts this was their 9th consecutive year of performing for Residents around this time of year. See the video on JKVConnect by clicking the General Information tab, then scrolling down to JKV Videos. Find the Videos tab on jkvresidents.com.
      • Executive Chef Mark Gullusci offers his fast, easy and delicious version of Pasta Carbonara. See the video on JKVConnect by clicking the Dining tab, then scrolling down to Cooking At Home. Find the Videos tab on jkvresidents.com.
    • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES

ALIVE WITH MELISSA JILL WELLNESS COACHING

  • You may remember empowerment coach Melissa Jill who visited JKV last fall during Active Aging Week. Melissa will be bringing us the first of two sessions she will be offering to JKV, the first whose theme is “Gratitude,” from her signature premium coaching package, through a virtual meeting and self-directed work. To participate, you will need a laptop, PC, tablet, or smart phone. This week-long workshop will include:
  • An introductory virtual Zoom meeting with Melissa on Monday, July 13th at 11AM
  • A 20-30-minute video to watch and guided meditation through a provided link
  • A live group coaching call with Melissa on Monday, July 20th to create your own personal life goal
  • You must sign up by Wednesday, July 8th. You will be provided a Zoom link for the meetings with Melissa and a workbook needed for the lesson.  To participate, you must email Yael Fishman at yfishman@jkvfl.com to receive the Zoom link for your meetings.
  • Reservations required for each session.  Seats are very limited.
  • Please sign up in JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. Seats are limited.
  • NSU LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE
  • Sylvia Gurinsky, from NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute, will be presenting a lecture, “Before the Skyscrapers: South Florida Pioneers” on Friday, July 10 at 10AM in the Auditorium. If there is no space left in the Auditorium but you’d like to attend, please register anyway and put yourself on the wait list in the event we have additional space in the Auditorium or an overflow in Hibiscus. This lecture will discuss founding families of South Florida including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach who settled in this area amidst triumphs, failures, hurricanes, financial crises and harsh environments.
    • Please sign up in JKVConnect, and for more information call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. Seating is limited.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Monday, July 6 Update

  • A JKV Resident has been confirmed as having contracted COVID-19. Please

be assured the Resident is self-isolating in the Resident’s home, under the medical supervision of JKV’s Wellness Nursing professionals.

  • Also please know that due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) regulations, we are unable to divulge any personal information concerning the Resident.
  • This news—combined with an up-trending spike in cases throughout the state including a record shattering 11,458 on the 4th of July—truly brings home the ABSOLUTE NEED to follow governmental agency-provided guidelines, in addition to JKV’s stringent measures:

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JKV Strongly Recommends And Urges That All Residents And Staff Wear Masks At All Times When Outside Their Homes And Work Locations.

  • Wearing a mask is now required at all times when exercising in the Fitness Studio.

 The only exception is when you are out of doors and well outside the 6-foot physical distance from another person.

  • Always have a face mask ready to cover your mouth and nose when others get too close.
  • This not only protects you, it protects your neighbors.

Here is a link to the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 website. By clicking on the “Cases by County” and “Cases by Zip Code” tabs you can follow the spikes in COVID-19 Cases in Broward County and our 33060 Zip Code:

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

As part of tonight’s communication, please see a flyer of Do’s related to Physical Distancing.

Please keep this in a handy location for easy referencing.

  • JKV TRANSPORTATION REMINDER
    • JKV Transportation remains available to Residents ONLY for necessary medical appointments.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • JKV TRIVIA CANCELLED
      • JKV Trivia, which was scheduled to be a week -long event running today through this Friday, has been canceled due to low attendance
    • UNDERSTANDING HUMAN SEXUALITY
      • Wayne Pawlowski, MSW, LICSW and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator will be presenting his first lecture in a series of 3 on Wednesday, July 8th at 10:30AM in the Auditorium with a simulcast in the Hibiscus Room. If there is no space left in the Auditorium and you would like to attend, please register anyway and put yourself on the wait list in the event we have additional space in the Auditorium or an overflow in Hibiscus. The series will explore what we know about comprehensive human sexuality today. This first lecture will discuss questions like, why are people “gay”, “straight”, and/or “bisexual”? Are humans the only creatures that engage in “homosexual behavior”?
    • NSU LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE
  • Sylvia Gurinsky, from NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute, will be presenting a lecture, “Before the Skyscrapers: South Florida Pioneers” on Friday, July 10 at 10AM in the Auditorium. If there is no space left in the Auditorium but you’d like to attend, please register anyway and put yourself on the wait list in the event we have additional space in the Auditorium or an overflow in Hibiscus. This lecture will discuss founding families of South Florida including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach who settled in this area amidst triumphs, failures, hurricanes, financial crises and harsh environments.
    • Please sign up in JKVConnect, and for more information call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. Seating is limited.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATES
    • Residents are reminded that we will not be accepting large food orders at the end of the month or at times when Meal Plans reset. This creates a huge burden on the food production and delivery system and causes long waits for other Residents. Large orders (more than 4 meals) must be called in 24 hours in advance.
    • Residents with 4PM Dine-In Seating Reservations are politely asked to limit their dining to an hour and a half. Please be respectful of other Residents with a 5:30 reservation, so that their table will be available.
    • Residents are asked to wear a face covering when entering the Dining Room and maintain 6-foot physical distancing until seated at their table.

 —Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, July 2 Update

Unless it is necessary, NO Update will be published Friday, Saturday or Sunday

How to describe when the second COVID-19 spike seems greater than the initial one? The Sun-Sentinel today reported it like this: “Florida is now deeper into is coronavirus crisis than ever before, as the state added 10,109 new cases on Thursday.”

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, with greater opportunities for personal interactions, here is a reminder from Florida’s Surgeon General: “Avoid the 3 Cs—Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings…AND Wear A Mask!”

Additionally, we anticipate an increase in outside family visitors during the 4th of July weekend, prompting us to revisit our guest protocols:

  • JKV continues to recommend avoiding groups of 10 or more and to wear a face covering when 6-foot physical distancing CANNOT be maintained.
  • Independent Living residents may have Local Family members and Guests come to the Village, provided:
    • They pass the screening at the gate
    • Wear a mask
    • Only visit Residents inside their apartment or villa home
    • Guests who have traveled outside of Florida will NOT be permitted on campus unless:
    • They can provide a negative COVID-19 test result, that has been taken locally within the last 3 to 5 days.

Family and guests remain prohibited from visiting Elders in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove

and Gardens West, due to AHCA (Agency for health Care Administration) mandates.

  • DINING SERVICES UPDATES
    • Residents are reminded that we will not be accepting large food orders at the end of the month or at times when Meal Plans reset. This creates a huge burden on the food production and delivery system and causes long waits for other Residents. Large orders (more than 4 meals) must be called in 24 hours in advance.
    • Residents with 4PM Dine-In Seating Reservations are politely asked to limit their dining to an hour and a half. Please be respectful of other Residents with a 5:30 reservation, so that their table will be available.
    • Residents are asked to wear a face covering when entering the Dining Room and maintain 6-foot physical distancing until seated at their table.

 JKV CATERING 4th OF JULY MEALS

    • The 4PM seating for the Catering Department’s delicious 4th of July Outdoor Celebration is SOLD-OUT. Two seats remain for the noon seating and 1 seat is left for the 2PM meal. The meals will be enjoyed in the outdoor patio area on the north-side of the Lakeside Dining Room, with a maximum of 20 people per seating and a maximum of 4 people at each table.
    • Call Catering Manager Susanne Russell at (954) 783-4063 between 10AM and 3PM through Friday to make your reservation. YOU MUST SPEAK WITH SUSANNE TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION. No voicemail reservations will be accepted.
    • The Village Centre Auditorium will be the back-up location in the event of rain.
    • For your fun and comfort, there will be a chef cooking on the grill, specialty cocktails, music, and a/c fans.
  • FITNESS STUDIO TO OPEN FOR STAFF, JULY 6
    • STAFF: The Fitness Studio will be opening for employees beginning Monday, July 6th. A flyer with specific information concerning class schedules and hours of availability was released in a flyer from Human Resources on Friday, June 19th. Contact your Supervisor if you did not receive it.
    • RESIDENTS: Please be aware that beginning July 6th the Fitness Studio will be open for JKV Staff from 5PM to 7AM Monday through Sunday, as well as for scheduled group classes. A detailed outline of safety protocols the Fitness and Housekeeping Teams have put in place was published in a previous Update.
  • NO MUSICAL FRIDAY
    • Due to the Independence Day holiday, there will be NO Musical Friday during the two dine-in dinner seatings. Look for information next week concerning the Musical Friday on July 10th.
  • 4TH OF JULY VIDEO
    • A video about the Fourth of July, narrated by Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger, with photographs from previous on-campus Independence Events and other patriotic images, will be broadcast on Channel 8001 on July 4th at 10AM and 2PM. The video will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect beginning after 9AM tomorrow, July 3rd.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect this Sunday, July 5th and run through July 11th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • MASTER CLASS MONDAY: PENN & TELLER TEACH THE ART OF MAGIC
      • Our first Master Class will be a series with Penn & Teller who will teach the Art of Magic. Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions, all of which take place on Mondays in the Village Centre Auditorium:
      • 7/6 modules: “Meet Penn & Teller,” “Sleight of Hand: The French Drop,” “Cups and Balls,” “What is Magic?,” and “Misdirection” (Total class time, approx. 45 minutes). 7/13 modules: “Coin Magic,” “Magic vs. Lying,” “Mentalist or Crook?,” and “Card Magic” (Total class time, approx. 40 minutes). 7/20 modules: “Exploiting the Best of the Human Brain,” “Rope Tricks,” “Cause and Effect,” “The Joy of Magic,” and “Penn & Teller Live at Rio Last Vegas: Cell Fish.”
  • ALIVE WITH MELISSA JILL WELLNESS COACHING
    • You may remember empowerment coach Melissa Jill who visited JKV last fall during Active Aging Week. Melissa will be bringing us the first of two sessions she will be offering to JKV, the first whose theme is “Gratitude,” from her signature premium coaching package, through a virtual meeting and self-directed work. To participate, you will need a laptop, PC, tablet, or smart phone. This week-long workshop will include:
    • An introductory virtual Zoom meeting with Melissa on Monday, July 13th at 11AM
    • A 20-30-minute video to watch and guided meditation through a provided link
    • A live group coaching call with Melissa on Monday, July 20th to create your own personal life goal
    • You must sign up by Monday, July 6th. You will be provided a Zoom link for the meetings with Melissa and a workbook needed for the lesson.  To participate, you must email Yael Fishman at yfishman@jkvfl.com to receive the Zoom link for your meetings.
    • Reservations required for each session.  Seats are very limited.
    • Please sign up in JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. Seats are limited.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, July 1 Update

On the COVID-19 confirmed cases front, July began much the same as June closed. Today the Florida Department of Health reported 6,563 new cases, a higher figure than the past 2 days  and throughout the early-March start of the pandemic there have only been 3 other days in which more people tested positive—and they were all this past week (9,585 on Saturday, 8,942 on Friday and 8,530 on Sunday).

Since yesterday, the tri-county areas of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties have added 1,969 new cases or 30 percent of the day’s state-wide total. South Florida accounts for 67,551 of Florida’s 158,997 cases, or 42%. Issuing the information is not to depress people, rather to remind them that the diligence employed which continues to keep our campus free of any known cases is important to adhere to:

  • Avoid groups of 10 or more, wear a face covering when 6-foot physical distancing CANNOT be maintained and wash your hands for 20 seconds or longer
  • TESTING FOR HEALTHCARE STAFF
    • All Employees working in the healthcare buildings (Gardens West, Seaside Cove and The Woodlands) must be COVID-19 tested every 2 weeks (until further notice). To better conduct the tests on-site via (non-invasive) oral swabs Employees are asked to avoid eating, drinking, or chewing gum at least 20 minutes prior to the test time.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATES
    • Residents are reminded that we will not be accepting large food orders at the end of the month or at times when Meal Plans reset. This creates a huge burden on the food production and delivery system and causes long waits for other Residents. Large orders (more than 4 meals) must be called in 24 hours in advance.
    • Residents with 4PM Dine-In Seating Reservations are politely asked to limit their dining to an hour and a half. Please be respectful of other Residents with a 5:30 reservation, so that their table will be available.
    • Residents are asked to wear a face covering when entering the Dining Room and maintain 6-foot physical distancing until seated at their table.
  • JKV CATERING 4th OF JULY MEALS
    • The 4PM seating for the Catering Department’s delicious 4th of July Outdoor Celebration is SOLD-OUT. Five seats remain for the noon seating and 2 seats are left for the 2PM meal. The meals will be enjoyed in the outdoor patio area on the north-side of the Lakeside Dining Room, with a maximum of 20 people per seating and a maximum of 4 people at each table.
    • Call Catering Manager Susanne Russell at (954) 783-4063 between 10AM and 3PM through Friday to make your reservation. YOU MUST SPEAK WITH SUSANNE TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION. No voicemail reservations will be accepted.
    • The Village Centre Auditorium will be the back-up location in the event of rain.
    • For your fun and comfort, there will be a chef cooking on the grill, specialty cocktails, music, and a/c fans.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • MASTER CLASS MONDAY: PENN & TELLER TEACH THE ART OF MAGIC
      • Our first Master Class will be a series with Penn & Teller who will teach the Art of Magic. Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions, all of which take place on Mondays in the Village Centre Auditorium:
      • 7/6 modules: “Meet Penn & Teller,” “Sleight of Hand: The French Drop,” “Cups and Balls,” “What is Magic?,” and “Misdirection” (Total class time, approx. 45 minutes). 7/13 modules: “Coin Magic,” “Magic vs. Lying,” “Mentalist or Crook?,” and “Card Magic” (Total class time, approx. 40 minutes). 7/20 modules: “Exploiting the Best of the Human Brain,” “Rope Tricks,” “Cause and Effect,” “The Joy of Magic,” and “Penn & Teller Live at Rio Last Vegas: Cell Fish.”
    • UNDERSTANDING HUMAN SEXUALITY
      • Wayne Pawlowski, MSW, LICSW and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator will be presenting his first lecture in a series of 3 on Wednesday, July 8th at 10:30AM in the Auditorium with a simulcast in the Hibiscus Room. If there is no space left in the Auditorium but you’d like to attend, please register anyway and put yourself on the wait list in the event we have additional space in the Auditorium or an overflow in Hibiscus. The series will explore what we know about comprehensive human sexuality today. This first lecture will discuss questions like, why are people “gay”, “straight”, and/or “bisexual”? Are humans the only creatures that engage in “homosexual behavior”?
    • NSU LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE
  • Sylvia Gurinsky, from NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute, will be presenting a lecture, “Before the Skyscrapers: South Florida Pioneers” on Friday, July 10 at 10AM in the Auditorium. If there is no space left in the Auditorium but you’d like to attend, please register anyway and put yourself on the wait list in the event we have additional space in the Auditorium or an overflow in Hibiscus. This lecture will discuss founding families of South Florida including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach who settled in this area amidst triumphs, failures, hurricanes, financial crises and harsh environments.

ALIVE WITH MELISSA JILL WELLNESS COACHING

  • You may remember empowerment coach Melissa Jill who visited JKV last fall during Active Aging Week. Melissa will be bringing us the first of two sessions she will be offering to JKV, the first whose theme is “Gratitude,” from her signature premium coaching package, through a virtual meeting and self-directed work. To participate, you will need a laptop, PC, tablet, or smart phone. This week-long workshop will include:
  • An introductory virtual Zoom meeting with Melissa on Monday, July 13th at 11AM
  • A 20-30-minute video to watch and guided meditation through a provided link
  • A live group coaching call with Melissa on Monday, July 20th to create your own personal life goal
  • You must sign up by Monday, July 6th. You will be provided a Zoom link for the meetings with Melissa and a workbook needed for the lesson.  To participate, you must email Yael Fishman at yfishman@jkvfl.com to receive the Zoom link for your meetings.
    • Reservations required for each session.  Seats are very limited.
    • Please sign up in JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. Seats are limited.
  • AT HOME ENRICHMENT BROCHURE-PART 2
    • The Second Edition of our highly successful “At Home Enrichment” Brochure—Part 2—is now available. The latest edition provides you with access to more of the many opportunities available for personal growth and life enrichment from the comfort of your own home. At the end of each description you can click on the link that will take you directly to that page of entertainment.
    • A limited number of printed brochures are available in common areas throughout the campus, or please contact Life Enrichment Coordinator Jacquee Thompson at (954) 783-4038 and she will send one to you in campus mail.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, June 30 Update

As June closes—and with 6,093 new COVID-19 infections reported Tuesday—the state has its 4th highest daily total capping an entire June-long surge in cases, according to the Florida Department of health.

John Knox Village remains free of any known cases on campus, however the record-high daily totals have closed our beaches for the long holiday weekend, upended many of Florida’s reopening plans and increased enforcement of business capacity rules, with hefty fines for compliance failures.

Speaking of the holiday, we anticipate an increase in outside family visitors during the 4th of July weekend, prompting us to revisit our guest protocols:

  • JKV continues to recommend avoiding groups of 10 or more and to wear a face covering when 6-foot physical distancing CANNOT be maintained.
  • Independent Living residents may have Local Family members and Guests come to the Village, provided:
    • They pass the screening at the gate
    • Wear a mask
    • Only visit Residents inside their apartment or villa home
    • Guests who have traveled outside of Florida will NOT be permitted on campus unless:
    • They can provide a negative COVID-19 test result, that has been taken locally within the last 3 to 5 days.

Family and guests remain prohibited from visiting Elders in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove

and Gardens West, due to AHCA (Agency for health Care Administration) mandates.

  • NEIGHBORHOOD FIREWORKS
    • JKV’s Security Team is contacting the Pompano Beach Division of the Broward Sheriff’s Office in relation to evening fireworks in the neighborhoods outside the Village; requesting a reduction or elimination of their launchings. The priority and success of our request depends upon the evening workload for the department. The JKV Security Team has also been instructed to contact the Department if anything is heard within the vicinity of JKV.
  • JKV IN THE NEWS
    • To find a link to a Food Management Magazine podcast on which JKV is featured, please log on to JKVConnect. Click on to the JKV IN THE NEWS tab and the Food Management article will appear. At the bottom of the article find a red button with a white arrow on it. Click that to listen to the entire podcast.
    • You will see and hear how JKV is balancing mealtime socialization, for our most vulnerable Elders in The Woodlands and Seaside Cove, during these trying days of COVID-19.
  • FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS AND UPDATE:
    • In observance of Independence Day, the Fitness Studio is closed this Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. All fitness sessions and group classes will resume Monday, July 6th. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend.
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of July 13th, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions this THURSDAY, JULY 2nd after 5pm.
      • If you do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet, you may also call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 THURSDAY, July 2nd after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, time, and location of the class you wish to attend for the week of July 13th.
      • July’s Fitness Calendar can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS and on Channel 8001.
      • Please be aware of the maximum capacity for each fitness session in JKVConnect. If your desired class time or location has reached capacity, please select another session with open availability. The Waitlist option does not guarantee your reservation if the class is full.
    • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
      • MASTER CLASS MONDAY: PENN & TELLER TEACH THE ART OF MAGIC
        • Our first Master Class will be a series with Penn & Teller who will teach the Art of Magic. Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions, all of which take place on Mondays in the Village Centre Auditorium:
        • 7/6 modules: “Meet Penn & Teller,” “Sleight of Hand: The French Drop,” “Cups and Balls,” “What is Magic?,” and “Misdirection” (Total class time, approx. 45 minutes)
        • 7/13 modules: “Coin Magic,” “Magic vs. Lying,” “Mentalist or Crook?,” and “Card Magic” (Total class time, approx. 40 minutes)
        • 7/20 modules: “Exploiting the Best of the Human Brain,” “Rope Tricks,” “Cause and Effect,” “The Joy of Magic,” and “Penn & Teller Live at Rio Last Vegas: Cell Fish.”
        • Reservations required for each session.  Seats are very limited.
        • Please sign up in JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. Seats are limited.
      • NO STROLLING ICE CREAM CART – There will NOT be a Strolling Ice Cream Cart this Wednesday, July 1st. Look for related information in upcoming Updates.
    • INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS
      • Showtimes for the 3 sold-out Independence Day musical performances will be 2:30-3:15PM; 4-4:45PM and 5:30-6:15PM. To comply with our COVID-Careful protocols, the Life Enrichment Team is asking Residents to arrive NO sooner than 20 minutes prior to the show for which you will be attending. This means arrive at 2:10, 3:40 and 5:10 for your respective show.
      • There will be a hard stop time at the end of each show and Residents will be asked to exit the Auditorium immediately following the show to provide enough time for Residents to safely leave the show, give Staff enough time for proper sanitation of all chairs, as well as high-touch areas, and safely seat Residents arriving for the next show.
      • Ice-cream treats will follow each performance. Residents are being asked to take their ice cream when leaving the Village Centre and then enjoy the treats in their homes.

 JKV CATERING 4th OF JULY MEALS

    • Reservations for your outside table spot for the Catering Department’s delicious 4th of July Celebration will begin being taken tomorrow, Wednesday. The meals will be enjoyed in the outdoor patio area on the north-side of the Lakeside Dining Room.
    • There will be 3 seatings—at 12Noon, 2PM and 4PM, with a maximum of 20 people per seating due to physical distancing measures put in place because of COVID-19. There will be a maximum of 4 people at each table.
    • The meal offerings will be the same as offered from the Main Dining Room menu for July 4th—Hamburger/hot dog combo ($8.99); BBQ ribs ($11.99); Fried chicken ($11.49); Vegetarian veggie torte ($10.99), with a choice of 2 sides: Corn, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and watermelon. Drinks and dessert will be extra.
    • Reservations will be accepted between 10AM and 3PM July 1st through July 3rd by calling Catering Manager Susanne Russell at (954) 783-4063. YOU MUST SPEAK WITH SUSANNE TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION. No voicemail reservations will be accepted.
    • The Village Centre Auditorium will be the back-up location in the event of rain.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Monday, June 29 Update

Monday’s confirmed number of new COVID-19 cases throughout the state came in at 5,266, according to the Florida Department of Health. While it was lower than Saturday largest-yet spike of 9,585, it continues an over week-long trend of high numbers.

In an effort to slow this surge Broward County officials are closing beaches from 12:01AM July 3rd through 11:59PM July 5th. In part of its Emergency Order 20-19 related to Beach Closures, Broward officials are reminding residents, “to stay home if they are able, wash their hands often, observe social distancing and wear a facial covering in public…Social distancing and facial coverings when in public areas are required in Broward County, and are critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19.”

Below are the prevention protocols the JKV Administration is asking of Residents and Staff:

  1. Wear a face covering
  2. Maintain 6-foot physical distance from others
  3. Avoid crowds of 10 or more in a close environment
  4. Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds, with soap in warm water.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE UPDATES
    • SERMON
      • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect through Saturday, July 4th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.
      • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
    • CATHEDRAL TOUR-SOLD OUT
      • Sullenger’s July 7th “What is a Cathedral?” Great Courses tour of gothic Cathedrals is Sold Out.
    • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE
      • NO STROLLING ICE CREAM CART One of the many casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic is ice cream. There will NOT be a Strolling Ice Cream Cart this Wednesday, July 1st.
      • Look for related information in upcoming Updates.
      • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY
        • The first Wellness Wednesday in July will be held this Wednesday July 1st in the Village Centre Auditorium at 3:15PM. It is titled “Aging Gracefully,” and will be presented by Phil Napuli, OT/R. For people with Parkinson’s, there is nothing better than exercise. Learn this and more during the Therapy Lecture. Register on JKVConnect or by calling (954) 783-4039.
      • TRUSTBRIDGE SUPPORT VIDEOS
        • In response to the difficult emotions many of us are feeling during the COVID-19 crisis, JKV’s partners at Trustbridge have developed a series of videos to help understand and work through those emotions.
        • Videos range from “Reducing Anxiety and Stress,” and “Soothing with the Five Senses,” to “Changing Your Mood Using the STOP Skill,” and “The Impact of Gratitude on our Daily Lives.”
        • They can all be viewed “On Demand” by logging on to JKVConnect, clicking on the LIFE ENRICHMENT tab and then scrolling down to the TRUSTBRIDGE SUPPORT sub-tab. Call Life Enrichment with any questions at (954) 783-4039.
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS SOLD OUT
    • The 3 Independence Day musical performances ARE SOLD OUT! Waiting lists have been started.
    • All 3 shows will be performed by Independence Day favorites Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band.
    • Showtimes will be 2:30-3:15PM; 4-4:45PM and 5:30-6:15PM. To comply with our COVID-Careful protocols, the Life Enrichment Team is asking Residents to arrive NO sooner than 20 minutes prior to the show for which you will be attending. This means arrive at 2:10, 3:40 and 5:10 for your respective show.
    • There will be a hard stop time at the end of each show and Residents will be asked to exit the Auditorium immediately following the show to provide enough time for Residents to safely leave the show, give Staff enough time for proper sanitation of all chairs, as well as high-touch areas, and safely seat Residents arriving for the next show.
    • Ice-cream treats will follow each performance. Residents are being asked to take their ice cream when leaving the Village Centre and then enjoy the treats in their homes.

 CATERING DEPARTMENT UPDATES

    • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, July 2nd for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the Catering team will serve beer, wine and pre-mixed cocktails such as gin and tonic and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
    • Call Catering at (954) 783-4063 for more information.

 * JKV CATERING 4th OF JULY MEALS

    • Reservations for your outside table spot for the Catering Department’s delicious 4th of July Celebration will begin being taken Wednesday, July 1st. The meals will be enjoyed in the outdoor patio area on the north-side of the Lakeside Dining Room.
    • There will be 3 seatings—at 12Noon, 2PM and 4PM, with a maximum of 20 people per seating due to physical distancing measures put in place because of COVID-19. There will be a maximum of 4 people at each table.
    • The meal offerings will be the same as offered from the Main Dining Room menu for July 4th—Hamburger/hot dog combo ($8.99); BBQ ribs ($11.99); Fried chicken ($11.49); Vegetarian veggie torte ($10.99), with a choice of 2 sides: Corn, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and watermelon. Drinks and dessert will be extra.
    • Reservations will be accepted between 10AM and 3PM July 1st through July 3rd by calling Catering Manager Susanne Russell at (954) 783-4063. YOU MUST SPEAK WITH SUSANNE TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION. No voicemail reservations will be accepted.
    • The Village Centre Auditorium will be the back-up location in the event of rain.
    • Look for a flyer next week with more information.

 CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES

    • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Friday, June 26 Update

 Unless it is necessary, NO Update will be published Saturday or Sunday

It is with considerable caution we, can again, report that John Knox Village remains clear of any known cases of COVID-19 on campus. It seems a nearly impossible mathematical probability, considering our Resident population of nearly 1,000 and workforce of over 800.

Add to that algorithm these statistics:

  • At 8,942 cases another single-day record was set Friday, smashing Wednesday’s previous high of 5,511 cases.
  • In just the past 3 days 19,457 new cases have been confirmed.
  • For context, in the first 13 days of the pandemic—March 15th through the 26th—the entire state did not exceed more than 714 new cases on any given day, according to the Florida Department of Health.
    • As a Village we, the Residents and Staff, MUST remain committed to continuing to follow our prevention protocols listed here. They were provided in last evening’s Update, as well as previous issues, but they bear repeating:
  1. Wear a face covering
  2. Maintain 6-foot physical distance from others
  3. Avoid crowds of 10 or more in a close environment
  4. Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds, with soap in warm water.
  • These methods have repeatedly proven to be effective and are not difficult to perform.
  • STAFF UPDATES
    • Beginning Monday, June 29th, team members from Transportation and Security will stop screening Staff at the Professional Center Building entry gate at 8:50AM Monday through Friday. They are stopping so they can return to their assigned posts by 9AM each morning. Staff arriving on campus after 8:50AM are asked to use either the Main or Dixie gate for entry.
    • Because July 4th falls on a Saturday this year, July 3rd is the Village’s officially recognized holiday date. Many departments will be closed in observance of the holiday or a reduced number of employees working.
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS SOLD OUT
    • The 3 Independence Day musical performances ARE SOLD OUT! Waiting lists have been started.
    • All 3 shows will be performed by Independence Day favorites Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band.
    • Showtimes will be 2:30-3:15PM; 4-4:45PM and 5:30-6:15PM. To comply with our COVID-Careful protocols, the Life Enrichment Team is asking Residents to arrive NO sooner than 20 minutes prior to the show for which you will be attending. This means arrive at 2:10, 3:40 and 5:10 for your respective show.
    • There will be a hard stop time at the end of each show and Residents will be asked to exit the Auditorium immediately following the show to provide enough time for Residents to safely leave the show, give Staff enough time for proper sanitation of all chairs, as well as high-touch areas, and safely seat Residents arriving for the next show.
    • Ice-cream treats will follow each performance. Residents are being asked to take their ice cream when leaving the Village Centre and then enjoy the treats in their homes.
  • JKV CATERING 4th OF JULY MEALS
    • Get ready to reserve your spot for the Catering Department’s delicious 4th of July Celebration, to be held in the outdoor patio area on the north-side of the Lakeside Dining Room.
    • There will be 3 seatings—at 12Noon, 2PM and 4PM, with a maximum of 20 people per seating due to physical distancing measures put in place because of COVID-19. There will be a maximum of 4 people at each table.
    • The meal offerings will be the same as offered from the Main Dining Room menu for July 4th—Hamburger/hot dog combo ($8.99); BBQ ribs ($11.99); Fried chicken ($11.49); Vegetarian veggie torte ($10.99), with a choice of 2 sides: Corn, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and watermelon. Drinks and dessert will be extra.
    • Reservations will be accepted between 10AM and 3PM July 1st through July 3rd by calling Catering Manager Susanne Russell at (954) 783-4063. YOU MUST SPEAK WITH SUSANNE TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION. No voicemail reservations will be accepted.
    • The Village Centre Auditorium will be the back-up location in the event of rain.
    • Look for a flyer next week with more information.

 FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS AND UPDATE:

    • In observance of Independence Day, the Fitness Studio will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4thAll fitness sessions and group classes will resume Monday, July 6th. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend.
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of July 6th, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions this Friday, June 26th after 5PM.
      • If you do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet, you may also call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 Friday, June 26th after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, time, and location of the class you wish to attend for the week of July 6th.
      • A fitness professional will contact you next week to confirm the classes for which you called.
      • The class schedule for the week of July 6th is featured on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect, UNDER FITNESS.
      • Please be aware of the max capacity for each fitness session in JKVConnect.  If your desired class time or location has reached capacity, please select another session with open availability.  The Waitlist option does not guarantee your reservation if the class is full.
      • Tai Chi with James Cravens returns to JKV with a new time and day; Mondays at 12 noon in the Fitness Studio. First class begins Monday, July 6th. Sign up on JKVConnect today.
    • JKV CONNECT
      • To learn more about JKVConnect, contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES
    • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, June 25 Update

As this evening’s Update was being printed, Florida posted its second-highest number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day. Today’s number was 5,004, down from Wednesday’s current record-breaking number of 5,511, but it is still a concerning and continuing surge in cases which has prevailed for the past two weeks.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) said the state’s case total is now at 114,018, with 3,327 deaths, up 48 from yesterday.

  • 4 BEST METHODS TO PREVENT SPREAD
    • The Prevention Methods coming from every important governmental health agency remains:
  1. Wear a face covering
  2. Maintain 6-foot physical distance from others
  3. Avoid crowds of 10 or more in a close environment
  4. Wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds, with soap in warm water.
  • These methods have repeatedly proven to be effective and are not difficult to perform.
  • RACE RELATIONS PANEL UPDATE
    • The first of JKV’s six-part Race Relations “Virtual” webinar series, held this afternoon, was a wonderful success with insightful ideas coming from, among others Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony and our very own HR Director Wendy Bednarcik.
    • Those who were unable to see the “Live” Zoom webinar will be able to view it “On Demand” on JKVConnect after 12Noon Friday and it will air twice on Channel 8001 on Monday, June 29th at 10AM and 2PM.
    • The second webinar will be held on July 30, again at 2PM. Look for more information in the coming weeks in flyers, in the Update, in flyers and on JKVConnect.
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, JULY 2
    • The 3 Independence Day musical performances are filling up fast. In fact, the 2:30 show is a sell-out with a waiting list begun for that performance. As the Update was going to press there remained 15 seats for the 4PM show and 9 for the 5:30 performance.
    • All 3 shows will be performed by Independence Day favorites Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band with enforcement of 40-person maximum, with enforcement of physical distancing.
    • Showtimes will be 2:30-3:15PM; 4-4:45PM and 5:30-6:15PM. To comply with our COVID-Careful protocols, the Life Enrichment Team is asking Residents to arrive NO sooner than 20 minutes prior to the show for which you will be attending. This means arrive at 2:10, 3:40 and 5:10 for your respective show.
    • There will be a hard stop time at the end of each show and Residents will be asked politely to exit the Auditorium immediately following the show to ensure enough time to safely leave the show, provide Staff with enough time for proper sanitation of all chairs, as well as high-touch areas, and safely seat Residents arriving for the next show.
    • Ice-cream treats will follow each performance. There are limited seats at each showing due to COVID-19 restrictions.
    • Reservations are Required. Only guests with reservations will be permitted into the Auditorium. Residents can RSVP on JKVConnect or call (954) 783-4039. When signing up for event’s in JKVConnect please be sure to select the “Event Reservation Calendar” to view all available Life Enrichment events and Fitness classes.
  • JKV CATERING 4th OF JULY MEALS
    • Get ready to reserve your spot for the Catering Department’s delicious 4th of July Celebration, to be held in the outdoor patio area on the north-side of the Lakeside Dining Room.
    • There will be 3 seatings—at 12Noon, 2PM and 4PM, with a maximum of 20 people per seating due to physical distancing measures put in place because of COVID-19.
    • The meal offerings will be the same as offered from the Main Dining Room menu for the 4th—Hamburger/hot dog combo ($8.99); BBQ ribs ($11.99); Fried chicken ($11.49); Vegetarian veggie torte ($10.99), with a choice of 2 sides: Corn, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and watermelon. Drinks and dessert will be extra.
    • Reservations will be accepted between 10AM and 3PM July 1st through July 3rd by calling Catering Manager Susanne Russell at (954) 783-4063. YOU MUST SPEAK WITH SUSANNE TO COFIRM YOUR RESERVATION. No voicemail reservations will be accepted.
    • The Village Centre Auditorium will be the back-up location in the event of rain.
    • Look for a flyer next week with more information.

 FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS AND UPDATE:

    • In observance of Independence Day, the Fitness Studio will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. All fitness sessions and group classes will resume Monday, July 6th. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend.
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of July 6th, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions this Friday, June 26th after 5PM.
      • If you do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet, you may also call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 Friday, June 26th after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, time, and location of the class you wish to attend for the week of July 6th.
      • A fitness professional will contact you next week to confirm the classes for which you called.
      • The class schedule for the week of July 6th is featured on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect, UNDER FITNESS.
  • JKV CONNECT
    • To learn more about JKVConnect, contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES
    • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

 —Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, June 24 Update

Florida reached another grim milestone today, with the Florida Department of health reporting an additional 5,508 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the highest single-day number reported since the pandemic hit the state.

While John Knox Village continues to be free of any known COVID-19 cases on campus, DILIGENCE seems an appropriate keyword in tonight’s Update.

  • Residents and Staff maintain DILIGENCE in the wearing of your face coverings
  • Continue your DILIGENCE with 6-foot physical distancing
  • Use DILIGENCE in avoiding parties, and groups, of 10 and more people
  • JKV will continue its program of DILIGENCE:
    • At the Main and Dixie gates with screening questions and the taking of temperatures for everyone seeking entry onto the campus
    • Sanitizing, and re-sanitizing all high-touch points throughout the Village
    • With campus transportation separating riders in carts, cars and buses
    • As Dining Services continues utilizing paper menus and one-use, to-go containers.
  • BI-WEEKLY TESTING FOR ALL JKV HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
    • AHCA (The Agency for Health Care Administration) has adopted a mandate requiring all nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the state to test their health care professionals every two weeks.
    • For John Knox Village that means all employees currently working in Gardens West, The Woodlands and Seaside Cove will be tested.
    • The Division of Emergency Management has contracted with Curative Labs, Inc. as the single-testing vendor to perform all laboratory analysis state-wide and must provide test results within 48 hours of receiving the specimen samples.
    • The tests—both throat and nasal swab—will be administered by JKV staff.
  • ASSURANCES OF FITNESS STUDIO SAFETY PROTOCOLS
    • With the July 6th date approaching for the re-entry of JKV Employees to the Fitness Studio, we wanted to provide assurances the same DILIGENCE, protocols and safety measures the Village has been employing since February will continue at the Fitness Studio.
    • Separate operating hours are set between Residents and Employees.
      • Residents: Monday through Friday 8AM-4:45PM; Saturday 9AM-2PM
      • Employees: Monday through Sunday 5PM-7AM the following morning.
    • Prior to Residents’ arrival, the equipment and machines in the Fitness Studio are cleaned at 7:45AM Monday through Friday and 8:45AM on Saturday.
    • Housekeeping cleans the restrooms, floors, common areas and high-touch points daily at 11AM and 2:30PM.
    • Housekeeping also provides a daily total disinfecting service in the evening hours when the Fitness Studio is empty.
    • The Fitness staff continues to sanitize the equipment and machines before, during and after each Resident workout session between 7:45AM-5PM Monday through Friday and Saturday 8:45AM-2PM.
    • Three hand sanitizing dispensers are mounted to the walls of the Fitness Studio (two in the Fitness Studio, one in the Aerobics Room). Hand sanitizer bottles are in the front lobby and at the front desk.
    • There are two Purell Wipe units mounted inside the gym. (one next to the therapy tables and one in front of the treadmills).
    • All Employee-swipe access to the Fitness Studio has been deactivated. For Employees to regain their access, they must attend a Fitness Orientation AND sign a COVID-19 Waiver—which includes acknowledgement of the use of face coverings, 6-foot physical distancing, use of hand sanitizer and much more.
    • Employee attendance is monitored by badge swipe access and the electronic checking system at the front desk. This will help track Employee entry times and the frequency of machine usage.
    • We are confident that the same diligence JKV Employees have taken to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all Residents will continue while exercising in the Fitness Studio.
  • RACE RELATIONS PANEL LOG-IN INFORMATION
    • The first of JKV’s six-part Race Relations “Virtual” webinar series is Thursday at 2PM and titled: “Setting the Tone for Dialogue: Creating a Safe Space for Acknowledgement, Understanding, Empathy and Respect.”
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. at https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97878848631
    • OR To listen by phone: Call 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(301) 715-8592. When prompted, use your keypad to enter Meeting ID number: 978 7884 8631. Then press the # key for access.
    • Watch for more information on upcoming panel discussions in this series.
    • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
  • CATERING DEPARTMENT UPDATE
    • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, June 25th for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the Catering team will serve beer, wine and pre-mixed cocktails such as gin and tonic and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
    • Call Catering at (954) 783-4063 for more information.
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, JULY 2
    • There will be 3 opportunities to celebrate Independence Day, JKV Style, on July 2nd with musical performances in the air-conditioned comfort of the Village Centre Auditorium.
    • The shows will be performed by JKV Fourth of July favorites Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band.
    • Showtimes will be 2:30-3:15PM; 4-4:45PM and 5:30-6:15PM.
    • There will be a hard stop time at the end of each show and Residents will be asked politely to exit the Auditorium immediately following the show to ensure enough time to safely leave the show, provide Staff with enough time for proper sanitation of all chairs, as well as high-touch areas, and safely seat Residents arriving for the next show.
    • Ice-cream treats will follow each performance. There are limited seats at each showing due to COVID-19 restrictions.
    • Reservations are Required. Only guests with reservations will be permitted into the Auditorium. Residents can RSVP on JKVConnect or call (954) 783-4039.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, June 23 Update

John Knox Village continues to be free of any known COVID-19 cases on campus, however as reported in many Updates, the South Florida trio of counties—Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach continue to be Florida’s hot spot of confirmed cases with 48,859 (a 1,230-case jump since yesterday) out of the 103,503 in the state.

Add to that Palm Beach County Commissioners have ordered mandatory facial coverings in buildings where the public is welcome, an order which could begin as early as Wednesday.

This follows similar mandates ordered in April in Broward and Miami-Dade. Palm Beach’s case-count has increased by more than 3,600 in just the past two weeks and stands at 11,051 versus Broward’s 11,464.

  • Please continue to wear your masks in public and maintain 6-foot physical distancing. Those measures DO work.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE
    • NO STROLLING ICE CREAM CART One of the many casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic is ice cream. There will NOT be a Strolling Ice Cream Cart tomorrow. Hopefully, it can be reinstated for next Wednesday.
    • Look for related information in upcoming Updates.
  • “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT MEETING W/ADMINISTRATION ON CHANNEL 8001
    • The “Virtual” meeting between Administration and Residents that was held Monday, using the Zoom Webinar platform, can be viewed twice on Channel 8001 tomorrow, June 24th.
    • The broadcasts will be at 10AM and 2PM.
    • PLEASE NOTE: For some Residents, the audio while watching programming on Channel 8001 has been a problem. Please turn up your volume as loud as you can when viewing AND remember to turn back down after viewing is completed.
    • The recorded meeting will also be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect after 12 Noon tomorrow. You will find it under GENERAL INFORMATION, then scroll down to the JKV VIDEOS tab.
  • RACE RELATIONS PANEL LOG-IN INFORMATION
    • Look for a flyer in tomorrow’s Resident newsletter, The Weekly, with bios and other information on the specifics related to our first of a six-part “Virtual” webinar series on race relations.
    • The series is being called: “Understanding and Closing the Divide: A Discussion About Race Relations in America.”
    • The first Zoom webinar will be Thursday at 2PM and is titled: “Setting the Tone for Dialogue: Creating a Safe Space for Acknowledgement, Understanding, Empathy and Respect.”
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. at https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97878848631
    • OR To listen by phone: Call 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(301) 715-8592. When prompted, use your keypad to enter Meeting ID number: 978 7884 8631. Then press the # key for access.
    • Watch for more information on upcoming panel discussions in this series.
    • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.

 CASSELS TOWER HVAC PROJECT UPDATE

    • The East-end A/C unit will be lifted to the Cassels Tower roof this Thursday morning. By 8AM Thursday the large crane used to position the unit on the roof will be in position on the East-end of the CT parking lot.
    • A flyer will be delivered to all CT residents tomorrow and the Residents, whose vehicles will need to be relocated while the crane is on campus, will be contacted no later than tomorrow.
  • SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Service of Remembrance, held this afternoon, will be available for Residents to watch “On Demand” any time after 12 Noon Thursday, June 25th. You can find the video under SPIRITUAL LIFE then scroll to the SPIRITUAL LIFE INSPIRATION tab.

 FITNESS STUDIO TO OPEN FOR STAFF, JULY 6

    • STAFF: The Fitness Studio will be opening for employees beginning Monday, July 6th. A flyer with specific information concerning class schedules and hours of availability was released in a flyer from Human Resources on Friday, June 19th. Contact your Supervisor if you did not receive it.
    • RESIDENTS: Please be aware that beginning July 6th the Fitness Studio will be open for JKV Staff from 5PM to 7AM Monday through Sunday, as well as for scheduled group classes.
  • JKV CONNECT
    • To learn more about JKVConnect, contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Monday, June 22 Update

  • ANOTHER SPIKE IN POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES
    • As tonight’s Update was being prepared Florida reached a new, grim milestone—more than 100,000 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported throughout the state.
    • According to data from the Florida Department of Health, the tri-county areas of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach continue to be the state’s hotspot with 47,629 of the 100,217 reported cases.
    • Pompano Beach has 1,292 cases, according to NBC-6 South Florida.
    • Therefore, John Knox Village continues being as diligent in its attempts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as ever.
    • Anthony Fauci, with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, reiterated his months-long mantra: “the best way that you can avoid either acquiring or transmitting infection is to avoid crowded places, [and] to wear a mask.”
      • To that end, we continue to recommend avoiding groups of 10 or more and to wear a face covering when 6-foot physical distancing CANNOT be maintained. Independent Living residents may have Local family members and guests come to the Village, provided:
      • They pass the screening at the gate, including registering a temperature of 100-degrees or less
      • Wear a mask
      • Only visit residents inside their apartment or villa home
      • Guests who have traveled outside of Florida will NOT be permitted on campus unless:
      • They can provide a negative COVID-19 test result, that has been taken locally within the last 3 to 5 days.

Family and guests remain prohibited from visiting Elders in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove

and Gardens West, due to AHCA (Agency for health Care Administration) mandates.

  • 124 LOG-IN FOR “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT MEETING W/ADMINISTRATION
    • We are pleased to report that there were 124 logins for the first-ever “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents, using the Zoom Webinar platform.
    • It is expected that more than 124 Residents and Staff actually viewed or listened into the meeting, because it is suspected that many couples participated.
    • Senate Resident President Pete Audet began the meeting with a sincere thank you for Staff and fellow Residents, then introduced Chairman of the JKV Board Paul Simpson who offered the Board’s perspective and gratitude during these uncharted times. President Gerry Stryker introduced members of the Moss Construction team, who provided campus construction updates.
    • Gerry then offered updates on the Welcome & Innovation Center and Aquatic Complex. PLEASE NOTE: The slides that were shown during the meeting can be found at the end of this email.
    • Gerry then brought into the JKV Studio Bill Pickhardt, COO, Monica McAfee, Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer and Joe Mallen, Director of Dining Services, who each answered a series of questions previously submitted to them by Residents.
    • Residents whose questions were not read over the air will be receiving individualized answers from the JKV Administration.
    • The meeting was recorded and will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the JKV YouTube channel Tuesday, as well as on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM on Wednesday, June 24.
  • RACE RELATIONS PANEL LOG-IN INFORMATION
    • Look for a flyer in the June 24th Resident newsletter, The Weekly, with bios and other information on the specifics related to our first of a six-part “Virtual” webinar series on race relations.
    • The series is being called: “Understanding and Closing the Divide: A Discussion About Race Relations in America.”
    • Our first Zoom webinar will June 25th at 2PM and is titled: “Setting the Tone for Dialogue: Creating a Safe Space for Acknowledgement, Understanding, Empathy and Respect.”
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. at https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97878848631
    • OR To listen by phone: Call 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(301) 715-8592. When prompted, use your keypad to enter Meeting ID number: 978 7884 8631. Then press the # key for access.
    • Watch for more information on upcoming panel discussions in this series.
    • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
  • CASSELS TOWER HVAC PROJECT UPDATE
    • It was decided at 2PM this afternoon that the weather forecasts do NOT look favorable to bring in the large crane tomorrow to lift the new A/C unit for the east end of Cassels Tower.
    • The JKV Operations Team, working with the HVAC vendor, will decide by 2PM Tuesday if the weather looks good to have the unit lifted on the CT roof Wednesday. Look for more information on that side of the project, including the closure of the east-end parking lots, in tomorrow’s Update.

 FITNESS STUDIO TO OPEN FOR STAFF, JULY 6

    • STAFF: The Fitness Studio will be opening for employees beginning Monday, July 6th. A flyer with specific information concerning class schedules and hours of availability was released in a flyer from Human Resources on Friday, June 19th. Contact your Supervisor if you did not receive it.
    • RESIDENTS: Please be aware that beginning July 6th the Fitness Studio will be open for JKV Staff from 5PM to 7AM Monday through Sunday, as well as for scheduled group classes.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Friday, June 19 Update

Unless it is necessary, NO Update will be published Saturday or Sunday

  • “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT MEETING W/ADMINISTRATION, MONDAY 2PM
    • This will be the last Update with log-in and call-in information for Monday’s 2PM “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents.
    • AS MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, BUT WORTH REPEATING: NO Resident Senate Committee updates will be given during this meeting.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the JKV Board Paul Simpson, Resident Senate President Pete Audet, several JKV Directors and gusts from Moss Construction will be on hand to provide campus updates, then answer Questions that Residents have submitted.
    • Residents will NOT be able to ask questions during the “Virtual” meeting.
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97700451294
    • Residents wishing to only listen to the meeting are being asked to join by phone. Residents should dial in to one of the following phone numbers (PLEASE NOTE: Due to higher call volume, the quality of the phone transmission could be compromised. Should a Resident NOT have a good connection, please hang up and call in to a different number).
  • Here are the phone numbers: 1-(301) 715-8592 or 1-(312) 626-6799 or 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(253) 215-8782 or 1-(346) 248-7799 or 1-(669) 900-6833
    • After connecting on the call, you will be prompted to use the keypad to put in the following Meeting ID numbers: 977 0045 1294. Then hit the # key for access.
    • All computers and phones will be muted for the meeting. ONLY the Panelists will be speaking.
    • The meeting will be recorded and available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the JKV YouTube channel the next day, as well as on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM on Wednesday, June 24.
  • FITNESS UPDATES
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of June 29th, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions beginning this Friday after 5PM.
      • If you do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet, you may also call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 Friday, after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, time, and location of the class you wish to attend for the week of June 29th.
      • A fitness professional will contact you next week to confirm the classes you called in for.
      • The class schedule is remaining the same for the month of June. Find a schedule on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect, UNDER WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES.
  • LONGEST DAY
    • It is hoped Residents saw the “Longest Day” flyer from the JKV Fitness Team in Wednesday’s resident newsletter—The Weekly. Residents are being asked to participate in one of more of the suggested “Meaningful Activities,” listed on the flyer between June 21st and June 27th. For more information call (954) 784-4730.
  • RACE RELATIONS PANEL LOG-IN INFORMATION
    • Look for a flyer in the June 24th Resident newsletter, The Weekly, will bios and other information on the specifics related to our first of a six-part “Virtual” webinar series on race relations.
    • The series is being called: “Understanding and Closing the Divide: A Discussion About Race Relations in America.”
    • Our first Zoom webinar will June 25th at 2PM and is titled: “Setting the Tone for Dialogue: Creating a Safe Space for Acknowledgement, Understanding, Empathy and Respect.”
    • Residents are asked to submit questions to be asked of the panelists by emailing LE Manager Jamisyn Becker at jbecker@jkvfl.com by Monday, June 22nd.
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. at https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97878848631
    • OR To listen by phone: Call 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(301) 715-8592. When prompted, use your keypad to enter Meeting ID number: 978 7884 8631. Then press the # key for access.
    • Watch for more information on upcoming panel discussions in this series.
    • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.

 JUNE POP-UP BIRTHDAY POP-UP CELEBRATION, MONDAY

    • It may have rained on our June Birthday Parade, but it will not stop our Birthday celebration! Join us in celebration of June Birthdays at the Wellness Park on June 22nd at 11AM. We will have “Music with Teddy,” pre-packaged snacks, and refreshing cold bottled water.
    • Call Life Enrichment for more information (954) 783-4039.

 MUSICAL FRIDAYS

    • Life Enrichment’s Musical Fridays continues THIS EVENING with musician extraordinaire JD (Jumah Day) concierge at The Woodlands! JD will be playing from 5 to 6:30PM in the Dining Room during portions of both dinner seatings. To reserve your seat for one of the two, dine-in dinner seatings please call (954) 783-4062 and get verbal confirmation of your reservation from a Dining Services staff member.
  • FATHER’S DAY RESERVATIONS BEING TAKEN
    • The Dining Services Team is taking Father’s Day dinner reservations this Saturday between 10AM and 3PM by calling (954) 783-4062. The menu will feature shrimp cocktail, prime rib, poached salmon, among other items. Seatings will be Sunday, June 21st, from 11AM-1:30PM and 1:30PM-3PM.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website this Sunday, June 21st and run through June 27th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Thomas Rodriguez, JKV Media Specialist, at trodriguez@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4796.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, June 18 Update

  • INFORMATION FOR “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT MEETING W/ADMINISTRATION
    • The “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents is scheduled for 2PM this coming Monday, June 22nd and the Zoom video and telephone conferencing platform will be used.
    • THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONFUSION RELATED TO THIS MEETING. NO Resident Senate Committee updates will be given during this meeting.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the JKV Board Paul Simpson, Resident Senate President Pete Audet and several JKV Directors are expected to provide campus updates, then answer Questions that Residents have submitted.
    • Residents will NOT be able to ask questions during the “Virtual” meeting.
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97700451294
    • Residents wishing to only listen to the meeting are being asked to join by phone. Residents should dial in to one of the following phone numbers (PLEASE NOTE: Due to higher call volume, the quality of the phone transmission could be compromised. Should a Resident NOT have a good connection, please hang up and call in to a different number).
  • Here are the phone numbers: 1-(301) 715-8592 or 1-(312) 626-6799 or 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(253) 215-8782 or 1-(346) 248-7799 or 1-(669) 900-6833
    • After connecting on the call, you will be prompted to use the keypad to put in the following Meeting ID numbers: 977 0045 1294. Then hit the # key for access.
    • All computers and phones will be muted for the meeting. ONLY the Panelists will be speaking.
    • The meeting will be recorded and available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the JKV YouTube channel the next day, as well as on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM on Wednesday, June 24.
  • FITNESS UPDATES
    • The Fitness Team wishes to thank Residents for using JKVConnect as the primary tool to sign up for fitness classes and workout sessions. Voicemail messages left for Fitness each week have decreased significantly—from 90 to less than 30.
    • Many Residents are enjoying the convenience of scheduling their fitness sessions, checking their calendars and canceling a class when needed.
    • For Residents who need a little more assistance, Staff is always here to help. The option to call-in and leave a message is still available. Remember to log-on or call-in this Friday, June 19th at 5PM to sign up for the week of June 29th.
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of June 29th, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions beginning this Friday after 5PM.
      • If you do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet, you may also call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 Friday, after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, time, and location of the class you wish to attend for the week of June 29th.
      • A fitness professional will contact you next week to confirm the classes you called in for.
      • The class schedule is remaining the same for the month of June. Find a schedule on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect, UNDER WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES.
  • LONGEST DAY
    • It is hoped Residents saw the “Longest Day” flyer from the JKV Fitness Team in Wednesday’s resident newsletter—The Weekly. Residents are being asked to participate in “Meaningful Activities,” between June 21st and June 27th. For more information call (954) 784-4730.
  • FITNESS STUDIO TO OPEN FOR STAFF, JULY 6
    • STAFF: The Fitness Studio will be opening for employees beginning Monday, July 6th. Look for specific information concerning class schedules and hours of availability in a flyer from Human Resources on Friday, June 19th.
    • RESIDENTS: Please be aware that beginning July 6th the Fitness Studio will be open for JKV Staff from 5PM to 7AM Monday through Sunday, as well as for scheduled group classes.
  • RACE RELATIONS PANEL DISCUSSION
    • JKV will be holding the first of a six-part “Virtual” webinar on race relations, in light of the recent killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and the aftermath the country is experiencing.
    • The series is being called: “Understanding and Closing the Divide: A Discussion About Race Relations in America.”
    • Our first Zoom webinar will June 25th at 2PM and titled: “Setting the Tone for Dialogue: Creating a Safe Space for Acknowledgement, Understanding, Empathy and Respect.”
    • Moderator will be Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger – JKV Spiritual Life Director
      • Panelists will be:
        • Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony – Broward Sheriff’s Office; Akeem Cedeno – North Broward Prep Leadership Educator and TEDx speaker; Marsha Wilson – Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor at Smith Community Mental Health; Wendy Bednarcik – JKV Human Resources Director.
      • Residents are asked to submit questions to be asked of the panelists by emailing LE Manager Jamisyn Becker at jbecker@jkvfl.com by Monday, June 22nd.A flyer with specific information on the panelists, their complete bios, as well as, the Zoom link to connect to the webinar will be forthcoming. Your input is valued and thank you in advance for your insightful questions.
      • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.

 MUSICAL FRIDAYS

    • Life Enrichment’s Musical Fridays continues tomorrow with musician extraordinaire JD (Jumah Day) concierge at The Woodlands! JD will be playing from 5 to 6:30PM in the Dining Room during portions of both dinner seatings. To reserve your seat for one of the two, dine-in dinner seatings please call (954) 783-4062 and get verbal confirmation of your reservation from a Dining Services staff member.
  • FATHER’S DAY RESERVATIONS BEING TAKEN
    • The Dining Services Team is taking Father’s Day dinner reservations this Saturday between 10AM and 3PM by calling (954) 783-4062. The menu will feature shrimp cocktail, prime rib, poached salmon, among other items. Seatings will be Sunday, June 21st, from 11AM-1:30PM and 1:30PM-3PM.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website this Sunday, June 21st and run through June 27th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Thomas Rodriguez, JKV Media Specialist, at trodriguez@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4796.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, June 17 Update

  • RESIDENT COVID TESTS FOLLOW UP
    • Here are answers to questions Residents have been asking subsequent to the on-campus COVID-19 testing.
      • Over the last week we confirmed the package containing the specimens from June 1, 2020 was lost. We learned yesterday FedEx closed its investigation, indicating the contents could not be located and FedEx sent an apology letter to the lab.
      • The lost FedEx Package contained the swabs and specimens of 95 Residents. The lab did not receive them and therefore did not bill Medicare.
      • John Knox Village coordinated having the lab on campus to provide a convenient testing location, however we were not involved in the appointments, testing, shipping, or providing the results.
      • Throughout this process, JKV’s goal has been to share what we know, as soon as we know it, with our Residents. It is recommended Residents with questions the lab directly at (914) 307-1678.
      • JKV has certainly advocated for our residents and contacted the lab as soon as we heard Residents had not received their results.
      • It was confirmed by the lab that the JKV package contained 95 specimens from JKV taken on June 1, 2020.
      • We are talking with the lab to coordinate a date for re-testing for those residents who were tested on June 1, 2020 and we will share that information once that date has been determined.

If you are interested in getting a COVID-19 test at nearby off-campus COVID-19 testing locations, many CVS pharmacies test, as well as:

Mitchell Moore Park

901 NW 10th Street

Pompano Beach, FL  33060-8508

Call (954) 412-7300 9am-6pm Every day except Thursdays—Appointment-OR- Walk-ups Accepted

  • INFORMATION FOR “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT MEETING W/ADMINISTRATION
    • The “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents is scheduled for 2PM this coming Monday, June 22nd and the Zoom video and telephone conferencing platform will be used.
    • THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONFUSION RELATED TO THIS MEETING. NO Resident Senate Committee updates will be given during this meeting.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the Board Paul Simpson, Resident Senate President Pete Audet and several JKV Directors are expected to provide campus updates, then answer Questions that Residents have submitted.
    • Residents will NOT be able to ask questions during the “Virtual” meeting.
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97700451294
    • Residents wishing to only listen to the meeting are being asked to join by phone. Residents should dial in to one of the following phone numbers (PLEASE NOTE: Due to higher call volume, the quality of the phone transmission could be compromised. Should a Resident NOT have a good connection, please hang up and call in to a different number).
  • Here are the phone numbers: 1-(301) 715-8592 or 1-(312) 626-6799 or 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(253) 215-8782 or 1-(346) 248-7799 or 1-(669) 900-6833
    • After connecting on the call, you will be prompted to use the keypad to put in the following Meeting ID numbers: 977 0045 1294. Then hit the # key for access.
    • All computers and phones will be muted for the meeting. ONLY the Panelists will be speaking.
    • The meeting will be recorded and available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the JKV YouTube channel the next day, as well as on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM on Wednesday, June 24.
  • FITNESS UPDATES
    • Additional availability for Independent Resident Access and Supervised Exercise sessions:
  • Beginning June 22nd availability to use the machines inside the Fitness Studio will increase from 4 to 6 residents at a time.
  • 6 feet physical distancing and safety measures will still be maintained during workouts sessions.
  • Screening and temperature checks remain the same.
  • Time schedule remains the same (45 mins workout/15 mins cleaning)
  • Sign up on JKVConnect for desired sessions.
    • LONGEST DAY
      • It is hoped Residents saw the “Longest Day” flyer from the JKV Fitness Team in today’s resident newsletter—The Weekly. Residents are being asked to participate in “Meaningful Activities,” between June 21st and June 27th. For more information call (954) 784-4730.
    • CATERING DEPARTMENT UPDATE
      • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, June 18th for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the Catering team will serve beer, wine and pre-mixed cocktails such as gin and tonic, and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
      • Call Catering at (954) 783-4063 for more information.
    • RACE RELATIONS PANEL DISCUSSION
      • In light of recent events regarding the killing of George Floyd and the aftermath we are experiencing, JKV will be hosting a six-part “Virtual” webinar series, “Understanding and Closing the Divide: A Discussion About Race Relations in America.” Our first will be held on, on June 25th at 2PM: “Setting the Tone for Dialogue: Creating a Safe Space for Acknowledgement, Understanding, Empathy and Respect.”
      • Moderator: Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger – JKV Spiritual Life Director
        • Panelists: Sherriff Gregory Tony – Broward Sheriff’s Office; Akeem Cedeno – North Broward Prep Leadership Educator and TEDx speaker; Marsha Wilson – Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor at Smith Community Mental Health; Wendy Bednarcik – JKV Human Resources Director.
      • Residents are asked to submit questions relating to the above topic for our panelists by emailing LE Manager Jamisyn Becker at jbecker@jkvfl.com by Monday, June 22nd. Watch for forthcoming specific information on—our panelists, their complete bios, as well as, the Zoom link to connect to the webinar—in an upcoming flyer. Your input is valued and thank you in advance for your insightful questions.
      • FATHER’S DAY RESERVATIONS BEING TAKEN
        • The Dining Services Team is taking Father’s Day dinner reservations this Saturday between 10AM and 3PM by calling (954) 783-4062. The menu will feature shrimp cocktail, prime rib, poached salmon, among other items. Seatings will be Sunday, June 21st, from 11AM-1:30PM and 1:30PM-3PM.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

 Tuesday, June 16 Update

  • RESIDENT COVID TESTS LOST
    • FedEx has confirmed the package shipped out to Phoenix Labs on June 1, 2020—containing Resident COVID-19 tests—was lost.
      • FedEx has investigated, could not locate the contents and has closed its investigation.
      • The package and contents will not be able to be delivered.
      • FedEx officials recognize there is nothing they can do or say to change this unfortunate situation.
      • FedEx sent JKV Administration an apology and sincerely regret any inconvenience caused by this incident.
      • Behind-the-scenes, the JKV Administration is exploring the possibility of scheduling a date for retesting, if there is a sufficient desire for retesting from an ample number of Residents.
    • As mentioned in last night’s Update, there continues to remain nearby off-campus COVID-19 testing locations, including many CVS pharmacies and:

Mitchell Moore Park

901 NW 10th Street

Pompano Beach, FL  33060-8508

Call (954) 412-7300 9am-6pm Every day except Thursdays—Appointment-OR- Walk-ups Accepted

  • NO VISITATION IN HIGHER LEVELS OF CARE
    • As a reminder, the prohibition of visitors remains in effect for Elders in all of JKV’s higher levels of care. That means, until further notice, Independent Living Residents are not permitted into Gardens West, Seaside Cove and The Woodlands.
    • This requirement is an AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) mandate.
  • CASSELS TOWER HVAC PROJECT UPDATE
    • Weather Permitting, Carrier Air Conditioning technicians will be testing the new HVAC unit that was lifted and installed on the west-side roof of Cassels Tower and it remains scheduled to be fully operational by this Thursday.
    • The JKV Operations Team, working with the HVAC vendor, has determined that the east-end AC Unit will NOT be lifted onto the CT roof until next week.
    • Look for more information on that side of the project, including the closure of the east-end parking lots, as we get closer to the day of the lift.
  • LOG-IN INFORMATION FOR “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT MEETING W/ADMINISTRATION
    • The “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents is scheduled for 2PM this coming Monday, June 22nd and the Zoom video and telephone conferencing platform will be used.
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97700451294
    • Residents wishing to only listen to the meeting are being asked to join by phone. Residents should dial in to one of the following phone numbers (PLEASE NOTE: Due to higher call volume, the quality of the phone transmission could be compromised. Should a Resident NOT have a good connection, please hang up and call in to a different number).
  • Here are the phone numbers: 1-(301) 715-8592 or 1-(312) 626-6799 or 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(253) 215-8782 or 1-(346) 248-7799 or 1-(669) 900-6833
    • After connecting on the call, you will be prompted to use the keypad to put in the following Meeting ID numbers: 977 0045 1294. Then hit the # key for access.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the Board Paul Simpson, Resident Senate President Pete Audet and several JKV Directors are expected to provide campus updates, then answer Questions that Residents have submitted.
    • Residents will NOT be able to ask questions during the “Virtual” meeting.
    • All computers and phones will be muted for the meeting. ONLY the Panelists will be speaking.
    • The meeting will be recorded and available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the JKV YouTube channel the next day, as well as on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM on Wednesday, June 24.
  • LONGEST DAY
    • In the June 17th resident newsletter—The Weekly—you will find a flyer from the JKV Fitness Team related to the Longest Day. The Fitness Team is asking Residents to participate in “Meaningful Activities,” between June 21st and June 27th. If you do not find the flyer in The Weekly, you can get more information by calling the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE
    • STROLLING ICE CREAM CART – (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 3 to 4:30PM on Wednesday, June 17th, for the JKV Strolling Ice Cream Cart. Members from the LE Team will be serving delicious complimentary ice cream. (One per person please).
    • PLEASE NOTE THE NEW ROUTE: 7-MINUTE TRAVEL TIMES AND ICE CREAM STOPS
      • Cassels Tower (approx. 3PM); then the western-most South Garden Villa Bulletin Board (approx. 3:07PM); then heading east to the 3 remaining South Garden Bulletin Boards, ending at the one closest to the Dixie Gate at approx. 3:28; then the Bulletin Board near Lakeside-405 (approx. 3:35); East Lake (approx. 3:42); then the Bulletin Board near LS-604 (approx. 3:49); Village Towers (approx. 3:56); Heritage Tower (approx. 4:03); Bulletin Board by Northeast Garden-607 (approx. 4:10) and ending at NE-611 (approx. 4:17PM).
      • Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
      • For more information please contact the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039.
  • ZOOM ‘HOW-TO’ TRAINING JUNE 17, 18 & 19
    • JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers will be presenting 6 separate Zoom webinar session this week. This will assist residents wishing to log into the Zoom Meeting that the JKV Administration will be holding with Residents on Monday, June 22 at 2PM.
    • To maintain proper 6-foot physical distancing, all Zoom Training classes WILL have a MAXIMUM of 4 Residents.
    • Location: Village Towers Unit-212. Contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers at (954) 895-0752 or (954) 784-4739 to sign-up. The Schedule is as follows:
    • Wednesday, June 17, 2-3PM & 3-4PM
    • Thursday, June 18, 10:15-11:15AM & 3:30-4:30PM
    • Friday, June 19, 10-11AM & 11AM-12Noon.
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE
    • Take advantage of JKV ‘s shopping assistance program, through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

 Monday, June 15 Update

  • WEEKEND SPIKE IN POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES
    • Some have questioned why John Knox Village continues being as diligent in its attempts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Headlines coming from the Florida Department of Health over the weekend are the reason:
    • DOH reported over 2,500 more positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday—the largest single-day spike since the department started counting. The state has seen an increase of more than 1,000 cases in 10 of the last 11 days.
    • The tri-county areas of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade continue to (sadly) account for more than half of all cases, coming in at 39,482 out of 75,388 positive residents. And we near the grim milestone of 3,000-related deaths (2,938 as of 4PM today).
    • “The best way that you can avoid either acquiring or transmitting infection is to avoid crowded places, [and] to wear a mask,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, with the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
      • To that end, we continue to recommend avoiding groups of 10 or more and to wear a face covering when 6-foot physical distancing CANNOT be maintained. Independent Living residents may have Local family members and guests come to the Village, provided:
      • They pass the screening at the gate
      • Wear a mask
      • Only visit residents inside their apartment or villa home
      • Guests who have traveled outside of Florida will NOT be permitted on campus unless:
      • They can provide a negative COVID-19 test result, that has been taken locally within the last 3 to 5 days.

Family and guests remain prohibited from visiting Elders in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove

and Gardens West, due to AHCA (Agency for health Care Administration) mandates.

  • RESIDENT ON-CAMPUS COVID TESTING UPDATE
    • The JKV Administration has been contacted and is aware that not all Residents have received their results from the recent on-campus COVID-19 testing. The lab confirmed that FedEx had a shipping error with the package containing the specimens for everyone tested on Monday, June 1, 2020. We are waiting for the final investigation to see if there is a possibility of locating those specimens. We will share the final determination. JKV does not have the list of Residents tested that day as the testing coordinated between the individual Resident and the lab. We will continue to work with the lab to see if they will make arrangements to retest anyone who is interested. There continues to remain nearby off-campus locations including many CVS pharmacies and:

Mitchell Moore Park

901 NW 10th Street

Pompano Beach, FL  33060-8508

Call (954) 412-7300 9am-6pm Every day except Thursdays—Appointment-OR- Walk-ups Accepted

  • STAFF COVID TESTING
    • Last week, testing took place with 68 Home Health aides, healthcare workers, Shahbazim and others who were re-tested on the possibility of being exposed. We heard back this afternoon from the DOH, and ALL 68 STAFF MEMBERS TESTED NEGATIVE!!!
  • CASSELS TOWER HVAC PROJECT UPDATE
    • Weather Permitting, Carrier Air Conditioning technicians will be testing the new HVAC unit that was lifted and installed on the west-side roof of Cassels Tower last week. The west-side unit is scheduled to be fully operational by this Thursday.
    • The JKV Operations Team will be monitoring the weather this week and should conditions present themselves accordingly, the HVAC unit for the east-side roof of CT will be lifted and set for installation on Friday. This will involve the closure of the east-end parking areas, as noted in a flyer to CT residents last week.
    • A new formal notice, along with phone calls, will go out the day before.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT
    • TACO TUESDAY FOOD TRUCK – On Tuesday, June 16th from 11:30AM to 2PM, Outside the Box Food Truck will be serving up delicious tacos in the open green space just west of Rex Foster Lake.
    • Please see flyers posted at all bulletins for the full menu. Residents and Staff are asked to place their orders by 9AM, Tuesday, June 16 by calling or texting (561) 314-5353. The menu can also be found on JKVConnect as the last page of the Friday, June 12th, Update.
    • PLEASE BRING A CREDIT CARD TO PAY FOR YOUR MEAL ORDERS. For more information call the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039.
  • ZOOM ‘HOW-TO’ TRAINING JUNE 17, 18 & 19
    • JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers will be presenting 6 separate Zoom webinar session this week. This will assist residents wishing to log into the Zoom Meeting that the JKV Administration will be holding with Residents on Monday, June 22 at 2PM.
    • To maintain proper 6-foot physical distancing, all Zoom Training classes WILL have a MAXIMUM of 4 Residents.
    • Location: Village Towers Unit-212. Contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers at (954) 895-0752 or (954) 784-4739 to sign-up. The Schedule is as follows:
    • Wednesday, June 17, 2-3PM & 3-4PM
    • Thursday, June 18, 10:15-11:15AM & 3:30-4:30PM
    • Friday, June 19, 10-11AM & 11AM-12Noon.
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE
    • Take advantage of JKV ‘s shopping assistance program, through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

 Friday, June 12 Update

Unless it is necessary, an Update will not be published Saturday or Sunday

  • RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO HOSPITAL CARE
    • When a Resident or guest comes to the JKV campus from a hospital procedure, emergency room visit or inpatient admission there continues to be a need for a 14-day self-isolation period. Having a recent COVID-19 negative test does NOT exempt anyone from this requirement.
    • Until the number of cases in Broward County declines this restriction is one of the single greatest factors that prevents the transmission of the virus on campus.
    • This mandate from AHCA (The Agency for Health Care Administration) for our health care areas has NOT been lifted.
    • In addition, the Florida Department of Health recommends it for our independent living areas as well
    • JKV continues to hear from many outside observers, “Keep doing what you are doing it is amazing.”
    • We are happy to assist residents to problem-solve their care needs.
    • Residents with questions about this can contact Wellness Nursing (954) 783-4004, Joanne Avis (954) 783-4023, Loli Pire-Schmidt (954) 784-4785 or Leslie Schlienger RN (954) 317-6411.
  • COVID-19 AND THE 2020 HURRICANE PLAN
    • What is the same this year?
      • We do not evacuate high rises, East Lake, The Woodlands, Seaside Cove or Gardens West
      • If you live in a high rise, we may ask you to move at some point during the storm should unsafe conditions arise such as building damage, tornados etc.  We will not routinely evacuate the top floors.
      • Residents in Villas may stay in their Villa for a Tropical Storm or Category 1 Hurricane.  It is not only the roofs and windows that are of concern, but also trees falling.  We cannot send staff out into a storm to assist you.
      • Those Residents insisting on remaining in their Villa will receive a visit from BSO and will be asked to complete a waiver
      • Senators play an important role in communication and encouraging preparation
      • Teams of Directors, Managers and Staff will be in each area to assist during the storm
      • ALL Residents (those moving to an alternative location as well as those sheltering in place) will be required to have non-perishable, food, water, medication, personal care items and bedding on hand to take to their location.  We will provide cots.

 What is different this year?

    • Generator Power: Seaside Cove, The Woodlands and Gardens West will have full power throughout the buildings, including A/C via generator.
    • The Village Centre Auditorium has full generator power also, so some people from Villas with oxygen or CPAP machines may go there. Those in the high-rise buildings and East Lake can have an extension cord to work the oxygen in their home.
  • COVID-19
    • Because of COVID-19, we will be 6-foot physical distancing as much as possible. As a result, there will be fewer people in the Auditorium. There will not be pets in the Auditorium due to allergies etc. Villa Residents with pets will be assigned to other areas.
    • Some Villa Residents will be placed in other areas such as Party Rooms, RMR (the Resident Meeting Room in Cassels Tower) etc. in groups of less than 10.
    • We will utilize empty apartments on campus for Residents and Staff when possible. They will be in various stages of design and anywhere from 2 to 6 persons may be placed into one unit, depending on the size.
    • We may utilize some classrooms at the Forum if necessary, in order to social distance.
    • Residents will be assigned to an area and notified of their location prior to the storm
    • Residents will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and Travel Restrictions prior to entry, temperature taken, provided an opportunity to wash hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • Masks and Physical Distancing will be required
    • Bathrooms and common areas will be sanitized regularly
    • Residents who test positive for COVID-19 and those suspected of COVID-19, along with persons under investigation or those with symptoms, will be isolated or cohorted together.
    • Spouses of Residents in Skilled care currently will NOT be permitted to stay in The Woodlands or Seaside Cove with their spouse due to regulations. We will monitor the regulations for any changes.
    • Villa Residents will NOT be placed with Elders in The Woodlands and Seaside Cove long term homes. Some may be placed in The Woodlands’ Life Enrichment Center on the first floor, if necessary.
  • PETS
    • Residents with pets may bring them with them to the high rises, if necessary.
    • Residents must supply all food, leashes, bedding, supplies, medications, pee pads, cat boxes, litter, bird cages, crates (if necessary) and waste cleaning materials, etc.
    • Vaccination records must be up to date and waivers will be required as there may be more than one pet in the area.  Please forward them to Joanne Avis’s office (first floor of Cassels Tower, west wing) so they may be recorded. Joanne’s phone number is (954) 783-4023
    • Residents will be required to care for and control their own pets. If this is difficult for you, we suggest that you board your pet offsite.
    • Waste stations (plastic pools with sod) for dogs will be available in each building for use during the time the doors are closed. You must respect this, as opening the door can endanger all in the building. Residents will be required to remove their pet’s waste immediately into plastic bags for disposal into a provided receptacle.
  • FLAG DAY VIDEO
    • A video about Flag Day, narrated by Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger, with photographs from previous on-campus Flag Day ceremonies and other patriotic images, will be broadcast on Channel 8001 on Flag Day, June 14th at 11AM and 3PM. The video will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website starting this Sunday.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Thomas Rodriguez, JKV Media Specialist, at trodriguez@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4796.
  • FRESHLY MADE FROZEN ENTREES
    • Let the JKV Catering Team take the fuss out of meal preparation for you with freshly made frozen entrees. There are 4 new dishes for you to choose from:
      • Homestyle Salisbury Steak, with red-skin potatoes and green beans
      • Grilled Basil Chicken Orzo
      • Vegan Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto
      • Vegetable Pasta Primavera
    • Prices range from $6.99 to $9.99 depending on portion size and entrée. Call Catering Director Susanne Russell (954) 783-4063 or email her at srussell@jkvfl.com to place your order.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT
    • TACO TUESDAY FOOD TRUCK – On Tuesday, June 16th from 11:30AM to 2PM, Outside the Box Food Truck will be serving up delicious tacos in the open green space just west of Rex Foster Lake.
    • Please see flyers posted at all bulletins for the full menu, as well as, at the lobby front desks and pasted below!
    • PLEASE BRING A CREDIT CARD TO PAY FOR YOUR MEAL ORDERS. For more information call the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039.
  • FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS

Thank you for JKV residents for following all screening procedures and maintaining a healthy environment in the Fitness Studio.  Our priority is your continued safety and wellbeing.  Starting the week of June 22nd, independent and supervised exercises sessions will expand from 4 to 6 residents at time in the Fitness Studio. To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of June 22nd, please see the following steps below:

  • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions today after 5pm.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet, you may also call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 today, Friday June 12th after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, time, and location of the class you wish to attend for the week of June 15th.
  • A fitness professional will contact you next week to confirm the classes you called in for.
  • The class schedule for the week of June 22nd was inserted in the June 10th The Weekly resident newsletter. Classes on this calendar will be scheduled through July 2nd.  Schedule of classes can also be found on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect, UNDER WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website this Sunday, June 14th and run through June 20th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Thomas Rodriguez, JKV Media Specialist, at trodriguez@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4796.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, June 11 Update

  • SIGNING UP ON JKVCONNECT
    • Once logged in to your account, on the left-hand side choose “Event Reservation Calendar” (Click the menu button at the top left-hand side of the screen if you do not see a list first)
    • Click the calendar that shows the day, month, and year and choose your week or day you wish to attend an event located on the far right.
    • Choose the event you would like to attend, once the event details appear, click the green box titled “Attend Event”.
    • The word ‘Attend’ will turn to “You’re Attending” which will confirm you are signed up for the event.
    • To remove yourself from an event, click “Leave Event”.
    • For more detailed information regarding how to use JKVConnect, JKVConnect User Manuals are now available at all tower front desks. You can also call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 to request one be emailed to you or sent to you through campus mail.

 LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE

    • The LE Department has received feedback that some residents have not heard the Good Humor Ice Cream cart coming through their areas on Wednesdays. We apologize if we missed you. In response to this feedback we will being improving our system in the Villa neighborhoods. Please be sure to check next week’s Update with details on the new stationary locations and timeframes along the route.
    • In conjunction with our Trustbridge partners, we have uploaded 6 short videos to JKV Connect provided by Trustbridge including topics such as: Reducing stress; handling anxiety and worry; soothing skills; impact of gratitude and grieving during COVID 19. For more information on how to access these videos please reach out to Jacquee Thompson at (954) 783-4038.
    • History and Criminal Law professor Stephen Singer from NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute will be on campus to present a lecture on the Salem Witch Trials on Friday, June 19th at 10AM and 11:15AM, both in the Village Centre Auditorium. Please sign up through JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039.  Seats are very limited. The lecture will be recorded for later “On Demand” viewing.
  • FLAG DAY VIDEO
    • A video about Flag Day, narrated by Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger, with photographs from previous on-campus Flag Day ceremonies and other patriotic images, will be broadcast on Channel 8001 on Flag Day, June 14th at 11AM and 3PM. The video will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website starting this Sunday.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Thomas Rodriguez, JKV Media Specialist, at trodriguez@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4796.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES
    • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, June 10 Update

  • DINING ROOM REMAINS OPEN FOR 2 DINNER SEATINGS
    • A poster from March 22nd at which time the state began prohibiting communal dining in the Main and Lakeside Dining rooms was erroneously re-posted on the Cassels Tower vestibule doors, causing some residents to think the Dining Room had closed again.
    • The Dining Room REMAINS OPEN for the two dine-in dinner seatings—as has been offered since May 18th. Please let your fellow Residents know the Dining Room is OPEN for dinner and nothing has changed with Home Deliveries for breakfast, lunch or dinner meals.
    • Below is information on the dine-in reservation procedures and how to order your Home Delivery meals:
      • Reservations Must Be Made (between 10AM – 3PM the day before you wish to dine-in) for one of the two dine-in dinner seatings in the Dining Room. NO WALK-INs will be accepted. We are able to provide a safe, physically distanced dining experience with the advance reservations. The seatings are 4 to 5:30PM and 5:30 to 7PM.
      • Reservations may be made by calling (954) 783-4062.
      • Call (954) 783-4061 or email Dining@jkvfl.com for Home Delivery for your breakfast, lunch or dinner items.
    • HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD
      • Tomorrow, June 11th is the last day to submit a question you may have of the Administration, to be answered during the upcoming “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents.
      • The “Virtual” meeting is set Monday, June 22nd at 2PM.
      • Questions will not be able to be asked during the “Virtual” meeting, so Residents wishing to submit a question—to be answered during the Meeting—are asked to send them in this week until end of day Thursday, June 11th to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President.
      • Hand-written questions can be delivered to her office on the first floor of Cassels Tower or she can be emailed at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com
      • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the Board Paul Simpson and Resident Senate President Pete Audet are expected to provide campus updates, which will then be followed by the Question & Answer session.
      • More specific information, with easy-to-use log-in directions, will be forthcoming.
    • JKVCONNECT UPDATE
      • JKVConnect Users, please note we have re-formatted the layout of JKVConnect making it easier to navigate through the platform. We have added a “Report a Problem” tab for your help/troubleshooting needs. The first tab is the “Event Reservation Calendar” where you can sign up for programs and classes you would like to attend. Due to the current limited capacity for events if you sign up for an event and can no longer attend please be sure to remove yourself from the list so others on the waitlist can be added.
      • SIGNING UP ON JKVCONNECT
        • Once logged in to your account, on the left-hand side choose “Event Reservation Calendar” (Click the menu button at the top left-hand side of the screen if you do not see a list first)
      • Click the calendar that shows the day, month, and year and choose your week or day you wish to attend an event located on the far right.
      • Choose the event you would like to attend, once the event details appear, click the green box titled “Attend Event”.
      • The word ‘Attend’ will turn to “You’re Attending” which will confirm you are signed up for the event.
      • To remove yourself from an event, click “Leave Event”.
      • For more detailed information regarding how to use JKVConnect, JKVConnect User Manuals are now available at all tower front desks. You can also call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 to request one be emailed to you or sent to you through campus mail.
    • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE
      • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, June 11th for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the LE & Catering teams will serve beer and wine and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
      • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
    • FLAG DAY VIDEO
      • A video about Flag Day, narrated by Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger, with photographs from previous on-campus Flag Day ceremonies and other patriotic images, will be broadcast on Channel 8001 on Flag Day, June 14th at 11AM and 3PM. The video will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website starting this Sunday.
        • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Thomas Rodriguez, JKV Media Specialist, at trodriguez@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4796.
      • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
    • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
      • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website this Sunday, June 14th and run through June 20th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
        • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Thomas Rodriguez, JKV Media Specialist, at trodriguez@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4796.
      • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
    • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES
      • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, June 9 Update

JKV CEO Message to Community of Staff, Residents and Respective Families

A Human Face Tells a Story

 

For the past 53 years, John Knox Village has been an active, civic-minded community partner in South Florida.

As we face these unprecedented times in our country’s history, I have come to the conclusion that silence is not an option. After listening to the media, listening to conversations at JKV among staff, residents and within my own family, I felt compelled to write and acknowledge the injustice around the death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020.

Racism has been going on for a long time. Now it can be filmed. Now people discuss it openly. The expressions of “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace” are personal to me.

My family is diverse. My sister is married to a wonderful black man she met over 20 years ago.

Our family was blessed when they gave birth to a baby girl named Faith. Faith, now 15, has been an activist for injustice, equality and bullying in her local upstate New York Community.

My oldest niece married a talented black man who is an accomplished police officer for the York Police Department in Pennsylvania. They gave birth to Alex, a handsome young boy, who at age 2 years and 3 months is curious to what these moments and expressions mean.

These recent photos of my family show my father, “Grandpa Stryker” embracing these young lives and our family’s joy and commitment to making the future of the next generation better.

This past Sunday, CBS News Sunday Morning shared a new CBS poll. The survey question asked was “Compared to Life today, the Future of the next generation will be…?”

The data revealed:

  • Better 28%
  • Worse 47%
  • The Same 20%

These results are very concerning to me. Our commitment to action is important! Many of us are soul-searching, having tough, uncomfortable conversations with ourselves and one another.

Oprah Winfrey shared recently, “It is incumbent on all of us to not just be outraged when we see injustice. It is not enough to just say it’s so terrible. We need to speak up and say that will not happen on my watch. We’re going to do the work that it takes, to dismantle in our own way.”

That is how we can begin to make real change happen. Change starts with accountability, to ourselves and those around us. We all have a part to play in transforming the big picture.

Martin Luther King wanted everyone to have a voice. He was quoted sharing, “It’s not the violence of the few that scares me, it’s the silence of the many.”

Please join me in this commitment of changing the culture of “Us Versus Them”.

To making a difference with human dignity

That “Good Will” is within all our hearts

So, when we respond to the question, “What kind of country do you want to live in?”

We respond, “A country that respects and achieves equality for all.”

JKV Directors and Managers are scheduling team meetings with an agenda focusing on Racial Injustices in our country, state, and city. We are also planning on reaching out to work directly with local not-for-profit organizations on this initiative that will have a direct impact on our local future generations.

I look forward to sharing additional action steps that our community of staff, residents and their respective families can take this week and beyond.

With Gratitude and Respect,

Gerry Stryker

  • 2 DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS
    • The upcoming “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents has caused some confusion. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) requires that JKV hold a meeting, at least on a quarterly basis, at which Residents are able to have questions asked of, and answers provided by, the Administration.
    • The “Virtual” meeting has been scheduled for June 22nd at 2PM.
    • Questions will not be able to be asked during the “Virtual” meeting, so Residents wishing to submit a question—to be answered during the Meeting—are asked to send them in this week until end of day Thursday, June 11th to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President.
    • Hand-written questions can be delivered to her office on the first floor of Cassels Tower or she can be emailed at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com
    • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the Board Paul Simpson and Resident Senate President Pete Audet are expected to provide campus updates, which will then be followed by the Question & Answer session.
    • More specific information, with easy-to-use log-in directions, will be forthcoming.
  • RESIDENT ON-CAMPUS COVID TESTING UPDATE
    • Some Residents have not received their results from the recent on-campus testing that took place at JKV. Results were to be mailed to Residents within one week. If you have NOT received your results, please contact Phoenix Health at (914) 307-1678.
    • If the test comes back negative, no further action is required.
    • If a Resident tests positive, the Resident should schedule an appointment with their preferred physician.
      • Also, if you test positive please let Wellness Nursing know, so medical files can be updated, by calling (954) 783-4004.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE
    • STROLLING GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM CART – (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 3 to 4:30PM on Wednesday, June 10th, for the JKV Strolling Ice Cream Cart. Members from the LE & Catering teams will serve ice cream sandwiches. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Ice Cream Cart—with fun music playing—will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 3PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 3:10); then Village Towers (approx. 3:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 3:30); East Lake (approx. 3:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 3:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 4:10PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
    • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, June 11th for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the LE & Catering teams will serve beer and wine and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
    • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
  • PALM BISTRO REMAINS CLOSED
    • The Palm Bistro in The Woodlands remains closed until visitation restrictions in health-care settings throughout Florida, such as The Woodlands, are lifted. Because the Bistro is in a health-care building, all state health-care regulations apply and therefore it cannot reopen until restrictions are lifted.
    • Let us remember our Elders in The Woodlands are among the most vulnerable and susceptible.
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES
    • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009
  • MEET & GREET SIGN-UPS
    • Rev. Bridgette A. Sullenger will be holding Meet & Greets on June 16th, 17th, and 18th each beginning at 10AM and all of them held in the Village Centre Auditorium. For physical distancing purposes space is limited to 10 people total at each event.
    • Sign-up at (954) 783-4039, on JKVConnect or by visiting the Village Centre Lobby.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE-APPETIZER SPECIAL
    • Reservations Must Be Made (between 10AM – 3PM the day before you wish to dine-in) for one of the two dine-in dinner seatings in the Dining Room. NO WALK-INs will be accepted. The seatings are 4 to 5:30PM and 5:30 to 7PM.
    • Reservations may be made by calling (954) 783-4062.
      • Call (954) 783-4061 or email Dining@jkvfl.com for Home Delivery for your breakfast, lunch or dinner items.

 APPETIZER AVAILABLE AGAIN

    • Soft shell crabs are in season. Executive Chef Mark Gullusci and his team have created a delicious new appetizer to enjoy for lunch and dinner—1 Fried Soft-shell Crab, served with remoulade for $8.99, while supplies last. They can be ordered when calling or emailing in your lunch or dinner orders.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Monday, June 8 Update

  • REJUVENATE SPA UPDATE
    • After a discussion this past Friday by officials with AHCA (the Agency for Health Care Administration), it was determined that they are not ready to approve the reopening of salon services in health-care settings. That means the Rejuvenate Spa & Salons in The Woodlands and Seaside Cove will remain closed until further notice.
      • The Rejuvenate Spa & Salon in Cassels Tower remains open for Independent Living Residents and Elders in Gardens West. Days and Hours remain Tuesday through Saturday from 9AM to 4:30PM. Call (954) 783-4013 to schedule an appointment.
      • We apologize for any confusion.
    • UPCOMING “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT MEETING WITH ADMINISTRATION
      • The upcoming “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents has caused some confusion. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) requires that JKV hold a meeting, at least on a quarterly basis, at which Residents are able to have questions asked of, and answers provided by, the Administration.
      • The “Virtual” meeting has been scheduled for June 22nd at 2PM.
      • Questions will not be able to be asked during the “Virtual” meeting, so Residents wishing to submit a question—to be answered during the Meeting—are asked to send them in this week until end of day Thursday, June 11th to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President.
      • Hand-written questions can be delivered to her office on the first floor of Cassels Tower or she can be emailed at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com
      • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the Board Paul Simpson and Resident Senate President Pete Audet are expected to provide campus updates, which will then be followed by the Question & Answer session.
      • More specific information, with easy-to-use log-in directions, will be forthcoming.
    • RESIDENT ON-CAMPUS COVID TESTING UPDATE
      • Some Residents have not received their results from the recent on-campus testing that took place at JKV. Results were to be mailed to Residents within one week. If you have NOT received your results, please contact Phoenix Health at (914) 307-1678.
      • If the test comes back negative, no further action is required.
      • If a Resident tests positive, the Resident should schedule an appointment with their preferred physician.
        • Also, if you test positive please let Wellness Nursing know, so medical files can be updated, by calling (954) 783-4004.
      • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE
        • Phase 1 Programming Reminder: Due to space limitations and modified programming, ALL previous singular and recurring room reservations and bookings for ALL resident run programs will need to be re-reserved through Life Enrichment. You can pick up a revised Blue Room Reservation Form from Village Centre between the hours of 10AM and 3PM, and at all tower lobby front desks. This process of requesting room reservations began on Monday, June 1st.
        • STROLLING GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM CART – (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 3 to 4:30PM on Wednesday, June 10th, for the JKV Strolling Ice Cream Cart. Members from the LE & Catering teams will serve ice cream sandwiches. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Ice Cream Cart—with fun music playing—will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 3PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 3:10); then Village Towers (approx. 3:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 3:30); East Lake (approx. 3:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 3:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 4:10PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
        • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, June 11th for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the LE & Catering teams will serve beer and wine and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
        • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
      • PALM BISTRO REMAINS CLOSED
        • The Palm Bistro in The Woodlands remains closed until visitation restrictions in health-care settings throughout Florida, such as The Woodlands, are lifted. Because the Bistro is in a health-care building, all state health-care regulations apply and therefore it cannot reopen until restrictions are lifted.
        • Let us remember our Elders in The Woodlands are among the most vulnerable and susceptible.
      • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES
        • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009
      • MEET & GREET SIGN-UPS
        • Rev. Bridgette A. Sullenger will be holding Meet & Greets on June 16th, 17th, and 18th each beginning at 10AM and all of them held in the Village Centre Auditorium. For physical distancing purposes space is limited to 10 people total at each event.
        • Sign-up at (954) 783-4039, on JKVConnect or by visiting the Village Centre Lobby.
      • DINING SERVICES UPDATE-APPETIZER SPECIAL
        • Reservations Must Be Made (between 10AM – 3PM each day) for one of the two dine-in dinner seatings in the Dining Room. NO WALK-INs will be accepted. The seatings are 4 to 5:30PM and 5:30 to 7PM.
        • Reservations may be made by calling (954) 783-4062.
          • Call (954) 783-4061 or email Dining@jkvfl.com for Home Delivery for your breakfast, lunch or dinner items.
        • APPETIZER AVAILABLE AGAIN
          • Soft shell crabs are in season. Executive Chef Mark Gullusci and his team have created a delicious new appetizer to enjoy for lunch and dinner—1 Fried Soft-shell Crab, served with remoulade for $8.99, while supplies last. They can be ordered when calling or emailing in your lunch or dinner orders.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Friday, June 5 Update

 Unless it is necessary, an Update will not be published Saturday or Sunday

  • COVID 19 TESTING UPDATE
    • JKV is pleased with the on-campus COVID-19 testing that has taken place this past week. Over the last few weeks, a total of 812 tests have been administered. *In the second graph you will see 265 Residents were tested when we conducted our on-campus testing. Those results are sent directly to every Resident. We are asking if a Resident tests positive to contact Wellness Nursing by calling (954) 783-4054.
    • If you receive a positive test you should self-isolate in your apartment or villa home for a minimum of 14 days. If a person is asymptomatic, it is recommended that they can start retesting at 10 days. You must have 2 negative tests to be cleared from self-isolation.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TESTING

Summary Positive Negative Invalid No Result Insufficient Sample
Staff/Resident Unknown 3 377 0 0 1
Total 3 377 0 0 1

 

DRIVE THRU TESTING-Abbot Labs
Summary Tested
Residents 265
Total 265

*Results provided directly to every Resident. No Positive cases reported to staff

JKV TESTING-SKILLEDCARE
Summary Positive Negative Invalid No Result Insufficient Sample
Staff/Resident Unknown 0 170 0 0 0
Total 0 170 0 0 0

 

  • We received 3 positive results out of 547 Residents and Staff tested by JKV and the Florida Department of Health—that is a fantastic .005% result. “John Knox Village is doing an excellent job in managing infection control and it shows,” said Rafael Mendoza, Florida Department of Health, Biological Supervisor II – SES, Department of Epidemiology Supervisor, after reviewing JKV’s results.
  • No Residents tested positive
  • Three Health Care employees tested positive
  • The likelihood of spreading the virus by these individuals is minimal based on the use of Personal Protective Equipment
    • Precautionary measures continue throughout the Village: With all appropriate screening, disinfection and infection control procedures in place and use of Personal Protective Equipment in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove and Gardens West.
  • JKV TRANSPORTATION/DINING
    • As the campus begins to reopen gradually and thoughtfully, we will be providing updates on Transportation and Dining early next week.
  • JKVCONNECT UPDATE
    • JKVConnect Users, please note we have re-formatted the layout of JKVConnect making it easier to navigate through the platform. We have added a “Report a Problem” tab for your help/troubleshooting needs. The first tab is the “Event Reservation Calendar” where you can sign up for programs and classes you would like to attend. Due to the current limited capacity for events if you sign up for an event and can no longer attend please be sure to remove yourself from the list so others on the waitlist can be added.
    • SIGNING UP ON JKVCONNECT
      • Once logged in to your account, on the left-hand side choose “Event Reservation Calendar” (Click the menu button at the top left-hand side of the screen if you do not see a list first)
    • Click the calendar that shows the day, month, and year and choose your week or day you wish to attend an event located on the far right.
    • Choose the event you would like to attend, once the event details appear, click the green box titled “Attend Event”.
    • The word ‘Attend’ will turn to “You’re Attending” which will confirm you are signed up for the event.
    • To remove yourself from an event, click “Leave Event”.
    • For more detailed information regarding how to use JKVConnect, JKVConnect User Manuals are now available at all tower front desks. You can also call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 to request one be emailed to you or sent to you through campus mail.
  • FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS

Thank you JKV residents for making our Phase One reopening a huge success!  It was wonderful seeing you all in the Fitness Studio this week.  To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of June 15th, please see the following steps below:

  • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions today after 5PM.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet, you may also call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 today, Friday June 5th after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, time, and location of the class you wish to attend for the week of June 15th.
  • A Fitness Professional will contact you next week to confirm the classes you called in for.
  • The class schedule for the week of June 15th was inserted in the June 3rd The Weekly resident newsletter and can also be found on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect, UNDER WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website this Sunday, June 7th and run through June 13th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Thomas Rodriguez, JKV Media Specialist, at trodriguez@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4796.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
    • MEET & GREET SIGN-UPS
      • Sullenger will be holding 3 Meet & Greets, June 16, 17 and 18 each beginning at 10AM and all of them held in the Village Centre Auditorium. For physical distancing purposes space is limited to 10 people total.
      • Sign-up at (954) 783-4039, on JKVConnect or by visiting the Village Centre Lobby.

 DINING SERVICES UPDATE-APPETIZER SPECIAL

    • Reservations Must Be Made (between 10AM – 3PM each day) for one of the two dine-in dinner seatings in the Dining Room. NO WALK-INs will be accepted. The seatings are 4 to 5:30PM and 5:30 to 7PM. There will be musical entertainment tonight, and every Friday until further notice, from 5 to 6:30PM
    • Reservations may be made by calling (954) 783-4062.
    • Call (954) 783-4061 or email Dining@jkvfl.com for Home Delivery for your breakfast, lunch or dinner items.
      • APPETIZER AVAILABLE AGAIN
        • Soft shell crabs are in season. Executive Chef Mark Gullusci and his team have created a delicious new appetizer to enjoy for lunch and dinner—1 Fried Soft-shell Crab, served with remoulade for $8.99, while supplies last. They can be ordered when calling or emailing in your lunch or dinner orders.
  • REJUVENATE SPA UPDATES
    • Here is the new re-opening schedule for the Rejuvenate Salons in The Woodlands and Seaside Cove. With assistance from the Guides in each Home, the Rejuvenate receptionist will reach out directly to Elders in each location to set all appointments. There is no need for Elders to call the Salon to book appointments. PLEASE NOTE Only Elders in each respective building can take advantage of the services there. Cassels Tower remains available for Independent Living residents and Gardens West Elders. (See below).
    • THE WOODLANDS
      • Re-opens Tuesday, June 9th
      • Hours of Operation: 9AM-4:30PM
      • Tuesdays/Thursdays – Hair appointments
      • Wednesdays – Nail appointments
    • SEASIDE COVE
      • Re-opens Monday, June 15th
      • Hours of Operation: 9:30AM-3PM
      • Mondays – Hair appointments
      • Mondays 1x/month beginning Monday, June 22nd – Nail appointments
    • CASSELS TOWER
      • The Cassels Tower Salon continues to serve all Independent Living and Gardens West residents with Hair and Nail appointments, Tuesday to Saturday from 9AM – 4:30PM. Please call (954) 783-4013 to schedule an appointment.
  • JKVCONNECT TRAINING STARTS JUNE 8
    • To maintain proper 6-foot physical distancing, all JKVConnect Training classes WILL have a MAXIMUM of 4 Residents. Each class will be 90 minutes in duration.
    • Location: Village Towers Unit-212. Contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers at (954) 895-0752 or (954) 784-4739 to sign-up. Classes will be open for Residents new to JKVConnect, as well as refresher training.
    • Mondays at 10:30AM
    • Wednesdays at 10:30AM
  • UPCOMING “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT MEETING WITH ADMINISTRATION
    • The upcoming June 22nd “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents has caused some confusion. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) requires that JKV hold a meeting, at least on a quarterly basis, at which Residents are able to have questions asked of, and answers provided by, the Administration.
    • Due to the COVID-19 world-wide pandemic, those meetings have not been able to take place, however a “Virtual” meeting has been scheduled for June 22nd at 2PM, in order for JKV to continue remaining in compliance with the OIR.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the Board Paul Simpson and Resident Senate President Pete Audet are expected to provide campus updates, which will then be followed by a Question & Answer session.
    • Questions will not be able to be asked during the “Virtual” meeting so any Resident wishing to submit a question—to be answered during the Meeting—is asked to send it between June 8th and end of day June 11th to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President.
    • Hand-written questions can be delivered to her office on the first floor of Cassels Tower or she can be emailed at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, June 4 Update

  • UPCOMING “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT MEETING WITH ADMINISTRATION
    • The upcoming June 22nd “Virtual” meeting with Administration and Residents has caused some confusion. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) requires that JKV hold a meeting, at least on a quarterly basis, at which Residents are able to have questions asked of, and answers provided by, the Administration.
    • Due to the COVID-19 world-wide pandemic, those meetings have not been able to take place, however a “Virtual” meeting has been scheduled for June 22nd at 2PM, in order for JKV to continue remaining in compliance with the OIR.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the Board Paul Simpson and Resident Senate President Pete Audet are expected to provide campus updates, which will then be followed by a Question & Answer session.
    • Questions will not be able to be asked during the “Virtual” meeting so any Resident wishing to submit a question—to be answered during the Meeting—is asked to send it between June 8th and end of day June 11th to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President.
    • Hand-written questions can be delivered to her office on the first floor of Cassels Tower or she can be emailed at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website this Sunday, June 7th and run through June 13th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Thomas Rodriguez, JKV Media Specialist, at trodriguez@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4796.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
    • MEET & GREET SIGN-UPS
      • Sullenger will be holding 3 Meet & Greets, June 16, 17 and 18 each beginning at 10AM and all of them held in the Village Centre Auditorium. For physical distancing purposes space is limited to 10 people total.
      • Sign-up at (954) 783-4039, on JKVConnect or by visiting the Village Centre Lobby.
    • LIFE ENRICHMENT
      • OLDER AND WISER LECTURE
        • Due to very limited physical distancing-related seating, the lecture “Older and Wiser,” scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th with former JKV Spiritual Life Leader Rev. Richard Lewallen is filled to capacity, however, this event will be recorded in its entirety, and will be posted within a few days after the event for anytime “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and on JKV’s You Tube Channel.
      • BLUE RESERVATION FORMS
        • Any forms for events that require the shared handling of materials such as game pieces or game tiles will NOT be approved at this time. Please refrain from submitting these forms until we notify you that the policy has changed.
        • These forms must be submitted no more than 60 days prior to your event due to evolving regulations. We are not able to keep future requests on file.
        • For sanitation scheduling purposes, these forms must be submitted no later than the Thursday of the week prior to the event.
      • FRIDAY DINNER MUSIC
        • Life Enrichment’s Friday Dinner Musical accompaniment continues tomorrow with Alan Cohen making his JKV debut performance. He will be playing from 5 to 6:30PM. To reserve your seat for one of the two, dine-in dinner seatings please call (954) 783-4062 and get verbal confirmation of your reservation from a Dining Services staff member.
      • CHANNEL 8001 AUDIO
        • We are aware that there have been some issues with the volume when Residents have been watching videos on Channel 8001. We ask that you turn up your TV to its highest level. Do not forget to lower the volume after the video plays, so you are not alarmed by the high volume when the music from Pandora returns.
      • DINING SERVICES UPDATE
        • Now that the phones are working properly, Reservations must be phoned in (10AM to 3PM) and confirmed by a Dining Services Staff Member over the phone.
          • Call (954) 783-4062 to make your dine-in dinner reservation for either the 4PM or 5:30PM seating.
          • Call (954) 783-4061 or email Dining@jkvfl.com for Home Delivery for your breakfast, lunch or dinner items.
        • REJUVENATE SPA UPDATES
          • Here is the new re-opening schedule for the Rejuvenate Salons in The Woodlands and Seaside Cove. With assistance from the Guides in each Home, the Rejuvenate receptionist will reach out directly to Elders in each location to set all appointments. There is no need for Elders to call the Salon to book appointments. PLEASE NOTE Only Elders in each respective building can take advantage of the services there. Cassels Tower remains available for Independent Living residents and Gardens West Elders. (See below).
          • THE WOODLANDS
            • Re-opens Tuesday, June 9th
            • Hours of Operation: 9AM-4:30PM
            • Tuesdays/Thursdays – Hair appointments
            • Wednesdays – Nail appointments
          • SEASIDE COVE
            • Re-opens Monday, June 15th
            • Hours of Operation: 9:30AM-3PM
            • Mondays – Hair appointments
            • Mondays 1x/month beginning Monday, June 22nd – Nail appointments
          • CASSELS TOWER
            • The Cassels Tower Salon continues to serve all Independent Living and Gardens West residents with Hair and Nail appointments, Tuesday to Saturday from 9AM – 4:30PM. Please call (954) 783-4013 to schedule an appointment.
  • JKVCONNECT TRAINING STARTS JUNE 8
    • To maintain proper 6-foot physical distancing, all JKVConnect Training classes WILL have a MAXIMUM of 4 Residents. Each class will be 90 minutes in duration.
    • Location: Village Towers Unit-212. Contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers at (954) 895-0752 or (954) 784-4739 to sign-up. Classes will be open for Residents new to JKVConnect, as well as refresher training.
    • Mondays at 10:30AM
    • Wednesdays at 10:30AM

 —Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, June 3 Update

JKV Remains Free Of Any Known COVID-19 Cases

  • RESIDENT SENATE FOR ALL RESIDENTS MEETING INFORMATION
    • To clarify, the JKV Resident Senate meeting mentioned in last night’s Update has typically been referred to as the: Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents and is run by the Resident Senate President Pete Audet.
    • Pre-COVID the meeting was held on even months in the Village Centre Auditorium. Instead, June’s meeting will be conducted “virtually,” on Monday, June 22nd at 2PM, due to physical distancing guidelines related to the prevention of COVID-19.
    • Look for more information with log-in and call-in information in an upcoming Update for the “virtual” meeting.
    • If you have questions you would like to be answered during the Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents, please submit them between June 8th and end of day June 11th to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President. Hand-written questions can be delivered to her office on the first floor of Cassels Tower or email her at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com
    • These informative meetings are held to keep residents up to date on JKV activities and a mandate from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
  • REJUVENATE SPA UPDATES
    • Below is the new re-opening schedule for the Rejuvenate Salons in The Woodlands and Seaside Cove.
    • With assistance from the Guides in each Home, the Rejuvenate receptionist will reach out directly to Elders in each location to set all appointments. There is no need for Elders to call the Salon to book appointments. PLEASE NOTE Only Elders in each respective building can take advantage of the services there. Cassels Tower remains available for Independent Living residents and Gardens West Elders. (See below).
    • THE WOODLANDS
      • Re-opens Tuesday, June 9th
      • Hours of Operation: 9AM-4:30PM
      • Tuesdays/Thursdays – Hair appointments
      • Wednesdays – Nail appointments
    • SEASIDE COVE
      • Re-opens Monday, June 15th
      • Hours of Operation: 9:30AM-3PM
      • Mondays – Hair appointments
      • Mondays 1x/month beginning Monday, June 22nd – Nail appointments
    • CASSELS TOWER
      • The Cassels Tower Salon continues to serve all Independent Living and Gardens West residents with Hair and Nail appointments, Tuesday to Saturday from 9AM – 4:30PM. Please call (954) 783-4013 to schedule an appointment.
  • BROWARD COUNTY CURFEW LIFTED
    • The Emergency Executive Curfew Order that Broward County ordered Sunday was lifted Wednesday afternoon. Officials warned it could be put back into place should circumstance warrant doing so.
    • According to the emergency order signed at 2:30PM today. “If required to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Broward County, a curfew may be reimposed for part of all of Broward Country, including incorporated and unincorporated areas, with as little as an hour prior notice.”
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE
    • Former JKV Spiritual Life Leader Rev. Richard Lewallen will be here to share his book, “Older and Wiser: Inspiration, Humor and Hope for Growing Older,” on Wednesday, June 10th at 10:30AM in a live lecture in the Village Centre Auditorium. Due to 6-foot physical distancing requirements, space is extremely limited and Reservations are Required. Sign up through JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 738-4039. Rev. Lewallen will share some of his experiences as a chaplain working with seniors. His book will be available for sale at the event for $20, tax included. If you would like to purchase a book at this event, please bring exact change or a check payable to Richard Lewallen.
    • Phase 1 Programming Reminder: Due to space limitations and modified programming, ALL previous singular and recurring room reservations and bookings for ALL resident run programs will need to be re-reserved through Life Enrichment. You can pick up a revised Blue Room Reservation Form from Village Centre between the hours of 10AM and 3PM, and at all tower lobby front desks. This process of requesting room reservations began on Monday, June 1st.
    • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, June 4th for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the LE & Catering teams will serve beer and wine and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
    • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
  • JKVCONNECT TRAINING STARTS JUNE 8
    • To maintain proper 6-foot physical distancing, all JKVConnect Training classes WILL have a MAXIMUM of 4 Residents. Each class will be 90 minutes in duration.
    • Location: Village Towers Unit-212. Contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers at (954) 895-0752 or (954) 784-4739 to sign-up. Classes will be open for Residents new to JKVConnect, as well as refresher training.
    • Mondays at 10:30AM
    • Wednesdays at 10:30AM
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES
    • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, June 2 Update

 JKV Remains Free Of Any Known COVID-19 Cases

  • RESIDENT SENATE MEETING INFORMATION
    • The JKV Resident Senate meeting, typically held in the Village Centre Auditorium will instead be conducted “virtually,” on Monday, June 22nd at 2PM, due to physical distancing guidelines related to the prevention of COVID-19.
    • Look for more information with log-in and call-in information in an upcoming Update for the “virtual” meeting.
    • Please submit questions you have for the Administration to be answered during the meeting between June 8th and June 11th to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President. Hand-written questions can be delivered to her office on the first floor of Cassels Tower or email her at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com
    • These informative meetings are held to keep residents up to date on JKV activities and a mandate from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
  • DOH TESTING ON-CAMPUS TUESDAY
    • As reported yesterday, officials from the Florida Department of Health and AMR Emergency Technicians were on campus today from 8:15AM until 2:15PM conducting COVID-19 testing for all healthcare employees and those who work in the healthcare buildings on a regular basis.
    • The Life Enrichment Room at The Woodlands and the Living room area at Gardens West first floor lobby were the two staging sites for the testing of JKV Employees and Gardens West Assisted Living Elders.
    • Nurses, Shahbazim, Therapists, Private Duty Aides, JKV HH aides, Fitness Instructors, Meaningful Life and Administrative Staff and Elders got tested today.
    • They tested 325 Staff members and 43 Gardens West Elders.
    • We should receive the results in 3 to 5 business days.
    • Here is hoping for Negative results—368 times!
  • BROWARD COUNTY CURFEW CONTINUES
    • The Emergency Executive Curfew Order that Broward County ordered Sunday remains in effect tonight. Times of the curfew are 9PM to 6AM.
    • STAFF: Contact your supervisor if you need a JKV Curfew Letter permitting you to travel to or from John Knox Village for work during those curfew hours.
  • HURRICANE PREP ON CHANNEL 8001 WEDNESDAY
    • Due to phone issues last week we are re-broadcasting the JKV Hurricane Preparedness video titled, “2020 Hurricane Season in the Midst of COVID-19,” on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM tomorrow, June 3rd.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE
    • Phase 1 Programming Reminder: Due to space limitations and modified programming, ALL previous singular and recurring room reservations and bookings for ALL resident run programs will need to be re-reserved through Life Enrichment. You can pick up a revised Blue Room Reservation Form from Village Centre between the hours of 10AM and 3PM, and at all tower lobby front desks. This process of requesting room reservations began on Monday, June 1st.
    • STROLLING GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM CART – (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 3 to 4:30PM on Wednesday, June 3rd, for the JKV Strolling Ice Cream Cart. Members from the LE & Catering teams will serve ice cream sandwiches. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Ice Cream Cart—with fun music playing—will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 3PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 3:10); then Village Towers (approx. 3:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 3:30); East Lake (approx. 3:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 3:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 4:10PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
    • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, June 4th for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the LE & Catering teams will serve beer and wine and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
    • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
  • PALM BISTRO REMAINS CLOSED
    • The Palm Bistro in The Woodlands remains closed until visitation restrictions in health-care settings throughout Florida, such as The Woodlands, are lifted. Because the Bistro is in a health-care building, all state health-care regulations apply and therefore it cannot reopen until restrictions are lifted.
    • Let’s remember we remain free of any known COVID-19 cases and our Elders in The Woodlands are among the most vulnerable and susceptible.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE
    • Now that the phones are working properly, Reservations must be phoned in (10AM to 3PM) and confirmed by a Dining Services Staff Member over the phone.
      • Call (954) 783-4062 to make your dine-in dinner reservation for either the 4PM or 5:30PM seating.
      • Call (954) 783-4061 or email Dining@jkvfl.com for Home Delivery for your breakfast, lunch or dinner items.
      • The Food For Thought and Daily Specials for the week of June 8 to June 14 will NOT be included in Wednesday’s resident newsletter, The Weekly. Instead they will be stapled to dinner receipts and placed in apartment lobby front desks and the villa bulletin boards.

 JKVCONNECT TRAINING STARTS JUNE 8

    • To maintain proper 6-foot physical distancing, all JKVConnect Training classes WILL have a MAXIMUM of 4 Residents. Each class will be 90 minutes in duration.
    • Location: Village Towers Unit-212. Contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers at (954) 895-0752 or (954) 784-4739 to sign-up. Classes will be open for Residents new to JKVConnect, as well as refresher training.
    • Mondays at 10:30AM
    • Wednesdays at 10:30AM

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Monday, June 1 Update

John Knox Village Update—Monday, June 1, 2020—6:00PM

 In the wake of ongoing racial unrest in the area and nation, Broward County has set an Emergency Executive Curfew Order that began Sunday and is set for the next 7 days from 9PM until 6AM each day.

STAFF: Earlier today Human Resources E-blasted a related announcement that included a Curfew Letter, signed by President Stryker, requesting permission from Law Enforcement Officials allowing Staff to be outside during the curfew hours to come or leave JKV for work purposes. Directors and Managers, please share with your Staff members who may be affected by the curfew. Please keep the Curfew Letter on your person when traveling during curfew hours.

Tuesday Last Day For On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

JKV Remains Free Of Any Known COVID-19 Cases

  • Tomorrow will be the last day for on-campus COVID-19 testing. Residents wishing to pre-register may do so tonight and Tuesday morning.
  • How to set your Appointment:
    • An online registration website has been set up at phoenixhlth.com. Residents—ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WILL NOT BE DRIVING OVER TO THE TESTING SITE—need to call-in their registration to (914) 307-1678. Then call Transportation to let them know of your scheduled time, so we can group trips for testing. The phone number for Transportation is (954) 783-4054.
    • Location: The testing site is located on the west-side of the Professional Center Building. PLEASE drive go to the rear of the PCB Building, make 2 rights and head north to the two testing tents.
    • Residents should receive their results in the mail within one week. If the test comes back negative, no further action is required.
    • If you receive a positive test result you should self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days. You must have 2 negative tests to be cleared from self-isolation.
  • Testing Times: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
  • Cost: The testing is free for Residents through Medicare.
  • DOH TESTING ON-CAMPUS TUESDAY
    • Officials from the Florida Department of Health will be on campus tomorrow testing all health care professionals in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove and Gardens West for the COVID-19 virus. The is part of an emergency order by the Agency of Health Care Administration. All assisted living and skilled care centers receive only a 24-hour advance notice when the DOH is coming test.
  • STAFF TESTING
    • For those Staff members who are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, yet would like to be tested, there is a Department of Health test site close to the JKV campus that is offering throat swab testing for asymptomatic individuals at no charge. This is a walk-up site. The process is simple and quick with results provided in a few days. There are several test sites in Broward. The address closest to JKV is:

 Mitchell Moore Park

 901 NW 10th Street

 Pompano Beach, FL  33060-8508

 Call (954) 412-7300 9am-6pm Every day except Thursdays—Appointment-OR- Walk-ups Accepted

 You will be provided your results within 3 to 5 business days

  • JUNE BIRTHDAY PARADE- TUESDAY, JUNE 2 at 3PM (WEATHER PERMITTING)
    • At 3PM Tuesday, the JKV June Birthday Parade will begin, WEATHER PERMITTING. A decision will be made by Life Enrichment Staff at 2PM, based on the weather forecast at that time. The Parade will include an antique car, JKV carts, entertainment, and goodies. Find a flyer and campus map with the Parade Route posted on JKVConnect and printed flyers have been left in apartment building lobbies, as well as posted in the Villa bulletin boards.
      • Following the route used during the annual Holiday Parade, the group will start just to the east of the Village Centre and head west along SW 6th Street, then north past Gardens West, make a right at the Fitness Studio, heading east past the front of Village Towers, then parade past the northside of Village Towers;
      • From there they will turn right to go past The Woodlands, then east to the northside of Heritage Tower, then past the southside of HT and past Northeast Garden Villas, eastward down Lakeside Circle to East Lake  and finish back near the Auditorium.
      • Chairs will be spaced appropriately along the Parade Route to ensure proper Physical Distancing.
      • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
    • HURRICANE PREP ON CHANNEL 8001 WEDNESDAY
      • Due to phone issues last week we are re-broadcasting the JKV Hurricane Preparedness video titled, “2020 Hurricane Season in the Midst of COVID-19,” on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM Wednesday, Wednesday June 3rd.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE-APPETIZER SPECIAL
    • CORRECTION: Incorrect phone numbers were given in Friday night’s Update. Here are the correct phone numbers.
      • To order home delivery breakfast, lunch and dinner meals please call (954) 783-4061.
      • To reserve spots for one of the two, dine-in dinner seatings call (954) 783-4062.
      • You can email Dining@jkvfl.com for both home delivery and reservations.

 JKVCONNECT TRAINING STARTS JUNE 8

    • To maintain proper 6-foot physical distancing, all JKVConnect Training classes WILL have a MAXIMUM of 4 Residents. Each class will be 90 minutes in duration.
    • Location: Village Towers Unit-212. Contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers at (954) 895-0752 or (954) 784-4739 to sign-up. Classes will be open for Residents new to JKVConnect, as well as refresher training.
    • Mondays at 10:30AM
    • Wednesdays at 10:30AM

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Friday, May 29 Update

 Unless it is necessary, we will not publish an Update tomorrow, or Sunday

UPDATE: COVID-19 Testing At JKV

In the first two days of on-campus COVID-19 testing, 177 residents have been tested. As of now, there are 133 appointments scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. This represents less than 40% of our Independent Living Residents.

If you have been tested, please share with your neighbors how easy it was. If you have not been tested, we strongly recommend you do so. We can each do our part to stop the spread.

That said, John Knox Village remains free of any known COVID-19 cases.

On the last page of tonight’s Update please find COVID-19 Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here is more information on the testing:

  • Testing Dates: June 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
  • Testing Times: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
  • Cost: The testing is free for Residents through Medicare.
  • YOU must pre-register for your test:
  • How to set your Appointment:
    • An online registration website has been set up at phoenixhlth.com. Residents—ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WILL NOT BE DRIVING OVER TO THE TESTING SITE—need to call-in their registration to (914) 307-1678. Then call Transportation to let them know of your scheduled time, so we can group trips for testing. The phone number for Transportation is (954) 783-4054.
  • Location: The testing site is located on the west-side of the Professional Center Building.
  • Residents should receive their results in the mail within one week. If the test comes back negative, no further action is required.
  • STAFF PLEASE NOTE: After 9AM each testing day STAFF will be asked to enter JKV through either the Main or Dixie Gates. The employee screening at the PCB gate will be open for STAFF FROM 6:30AM to 9AM, during the next 5 testing days (June 1 through June 5).
  • GATE SCREENING UPDATE
  • Beginning Monday, June 1st and daily afterwards, Residents, Staff and Guests coming onto the campus for the first time each day will NOT automatically be given a colored screening pass at the gates and in the Professional Center Building Lobby.
  • People who intend the leave the campus and re-enter later in the day should request a screening pass.
  • All Residents, Staff, Guests and Vendors will have their temperatures taken upon their entry onto the campus, even if they have been screened and had their temperature taken earlier in the day.
  • JKV is committed to a diligent screening process. It has been working.
  • HURRICANE PREP ON CHANNEL 8001 SATURDAY
    • The JKV Hurricane Preparedness video titled, “2020 Hurricane Season in the Midst of COVID-19,” can be viewed on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM tomorrow, May 30th.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE-APPETIZER SPECIAL
    • As a reminder, Reservations Must Be Made for one of the two dine-in dinner seatings in the Dining Room. NO WALK-INs will be accepted. The seatings are 4 to 5:30PM and 5:30 to 7PM. There will be musical entertainment tonight, and every Friday until further notice, from 5 to 6:30PM
    • Reservations may be made by calling (954) 783-4061 or emailing Dining@jkvfl.com
      • NEW APPETIZER AVAILABLE STARTING TOMORROW
        • Soft shell crabs are in season. Executive Chef Mark Gullusci and his team have created a delicious new appetizer to enjoy for lunch and dinner—1 Fried Soft-shell Crab, served with remoulade for $8.99, while supplies last. They can be ordered when calling or emailing in your lunch or dinner orders.
  • JUNE BIRTHDAY PARADE- TUESDAY, JUNE 2 at 3PM
    • Tuesday, June 2, starting at 3PM, we will be having our June Birthday Parade. There will be an antique car, carts, BSO cruisers, entertainment, and goodies. Find a flyer and campus map with the Parade Route on it posted on JKVConnect tonight and printed flyers will be left in apartment building lobbies, as well as posted in the Villa bulletin boards.
      • Following the route used during the annual Holiday Parade, the group will start just to the east of the Village Centre and head west along SW 6th Street, then north past Gardens West, make a right at the Fitness Studio, heading east past the front of Village Towers, then parade past the northside of Village Towers;
      • From there they will turn right to go past The Woodlands, then east to the northside of Heritage Tower, then past the southside of HT and past Northeast Garden Villas, eastward down Lakeside Circle to East Lake  and finish back near the Auditorium.
      • Chairs will be spaced appropriately along the Parade Route to ensure proper Physical Distancing.
      • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.

 SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON

    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website this Sunday, May 31st and run through June 6th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Mark Lewkowicz, JKV Media Specialist, at mlewkowicz@jkvfl.com or (954) 247-2465.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATE
    • What to expect when returning to the Fitness Studio:

As the we prepare to welcome you back to the Fitness Studio, we would like to share safety measures put in place to protect our Residents’ health and well-being. Listed below are changes to expect when arriving to the Fitness Studio on Monday, June 1st.

  • Only Residents with confirmed appointments will be allowed to enter the Fitness Studio.
  • All Residents returning to Fitness will be required to sign an updated Waiver. Waivers will be available if you have not yet signed one. (sample of Waiver can be found under Weekly Fitness Tab on JKVConnect)
  • Residents must wear face covering or mask when entering and exiting the building. You do not have to wear your mask while working out. 6 feet Physical Distancing must be maintained.
  • Space in the waiting area is limited. Please arrive at your scheduled time to avoid gathering in the lobby.
  • Prior to starting your exercise session, you will be greeted by a Fitness Professional and asked the following:
    • Do you have a headache, fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath? (If yes to any of these, you will be unable to work out that day)
    • Have you been in contact with someone who has/had COVID-19 with in the past 14 days? (If yes, you will be unable to work out that day).
    • Your temperature will be taken and recorded by a touchless thermometer. (If higher than 100.1 degrees, you will be unable to work out that day).
  • All Residents will be asked to sanitize their hands.
  • There will be no access to the water fountain. Please bring bottled water to stay hydrated.
  • Residents will still have access to the restrooms and storage cubbies.
  • Signs around the Fitness Studio will indicate which machines can be used.
  • Fitness Professionals will be on the floor to assist with workouts and sanitizing equipment.
  • Residents are encouraged to wipe down the machine and any equipment (weights, band, ankle weights, etc.) they may have touched.
  • FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise for the week of June 8th, please see the following steps below:
    • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions today after 5pm.
    • You may also call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 today, May 29th after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, and time of the class you wish to attend for the week of June 8th.
  • The class schedule for the week of June 1st was inserted in the May 27th The Weekly resident newsletter and can also be found on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect, UNDER WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES.

 PLEASE NOTE: Residents who have signed up for fitness selections using JKV Connect have priority to all fitness selections.  For assistance with your JKV Connect log-in or to create an account, please contact Nicholas Sconiers at 954-895-0752.

COVID-19 TESTING

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q: How is the test administered?
    • A: Tests will utilize an FDA approved nasopharyngeal (NP) swab to collect an upper respiratory specimen
  • Q: What are we being offered the Swab test vs. the Blood Test?
    • A: Our test sites are offering the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Viral test, using a nasal swab.
  • Q: Does it hurt while the sample is being taken?
    • A: The test is not painful. It might be slightly uncomfortable, but it easily tolerable.
  • Q: How will I get my results?
    • A: You will receive a phone call on the phone number you provided during registration, followed by a hard copy of your results via the United States Postal Service.
  • Q: How long does it take to get the results?
    • A: You should receive results via a phone call within 5-7 days. The hard-copy results will be received within 7 days.
  • Q: Will John Knox Village receive my results?
    • A: No, the results will only be sent to you. If you test positive, it is important to self-isolate in your apartment or villa home for a minimum of 14 days and notify Wellness Nursing at (954) 783-4004.
  • Q: What do I do if I do not get my results in 7 days?
    • A: Contact Alliance Laboratories at (914) 307-1678
  • Q: Is there a cost for the test?
    • A: Medicare, and many commercial insurance plans, are paying 100% of the price for testing, and the individuals will not have a co-payment or deductible. During registration, any specific questions about your coverage can be answered.
  • Q: What is the purpose of getting tested?
    • A: As more and more testing has become available and contact tracing has taken place, approximately 50% of people testing positive are asymptomatic and therefore have no idea they are positive and carrying the virus. This is important to minimize the spread of the virus.
  • Q: How long are the results valid?
    • A: The swab test determines if there is an active virus at the time of testing. This means you can be tested with negative results, literally the next day be exposed and catch the virus. There is no proven way for total prevention currently. All government regulatory agencies are recommending testing to get a baseline. There has been a fair amount of discussion of on-going testing for specific health care settings, however, that has yet to be finalized.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, May 28 Update

1st Day Of COVID-19 Testing A Bit Disappointing

Only 182 total appointments have been made for our on-campus COVID-19 testing. That is only 25% of our total Independent Resident population. The testing company we worked very hard to get to the campus because of Resident requests will not be able to stay through June 5th if the demand does not increase.

That said, John Knox Village remains free of any known COVID-19 cases.

This testing currently being offering is the swab test, which identifies whether the virus is active.

  • WHY GET TESTED?
    • Approximately 50 percent of the people who test positive for COVID-19 are asymptomatic and have no idea they have the virus
    • Testing provides the peace of mind that you are not unknowingly spreading the virus to family, friends, and neighbors, many of whom may become ill

Here is more information on the testing:

  • Testing Dates: May 29, June 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
  • Testing Times: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
  • Cost: The testing is free for Residents through Medicare.
  • YOU must pre-register for your test:
  • How to set your Appointment:
    • An online registration website has been set up at phoenixhlth.com. Residents—ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WILL NOT BE DRIVING OVER TO THE TESTING SITE NEED TO call-in their registration to (914) 307-1678. Then call Transportation to let them know of your scheduled time, so we can group trips for testing. For Transportation call (954) 783-4054.
  • Location: The testing site is located on the west-side of the Professional Center Building.
  • Residents should receive their results in the mail within one week. If the test comes back negative, no further action is required.
  • IF YOU TEST POSITIVE
    • If a Resident tests positive, the Resident can continue to work with the local physician brought in by Phoenix Health, or they may go to their preferred physician.
    • If you test positive, let Wellness Nursing know, by calling (954) 783-4004.
    • If you receive a positive test result you should self-isolate in your apartment or villa home for a minimum of 14 days. If a person is asymptomatic it is recommended that they can start retesting at 10 days.
    • You must have 2 negative tests to be cleared from self-isolation
  • STAFF PLEASE NOTE: After 9AM each testing day STAFF will be asked to enter JKV through either the Main or Dixie Gates. The employee screening at the PCB gate will be open for STAFF FROM 6:30AM to 9AM, during the next 6 testing days (tomorrow and June 1 through June 5).

  2020 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SALES TAX HOLIDAY

    • The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, May 29TH and ends on Thursday, June 4th. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.
    • Qualifying Items Appropriate For JKV Residents

 Selling for $10 or less:

Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)

Selling for $20 or less:

Any portable, self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank, or gas):

Candles * Flashlights * Lanterns

Selling for $30 or less:

Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and            boat batteries):

AAA-cell * AA-cell

C-cell * D-cell

6-volt * 9-volt

Coolers and ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)

Selling for $50 or less:

Radios (powered by battery, solar, or hand-crank)

Two-way * Weather band

  • LIFE ENRICHMENT
    • Life Enrichment will be instituting the first of many Friday Dinner Musical accompaniments beginning this Friday, May 29th, during the two dine-in dinner seatings. Bob Folse, one of JKV’s favorite guitarist and singer, will be the first of many to entertain diners on Fridays. He will be playing from 5 to 6:30PM. Continue to use the Dining Room sanctioned reservation process, by calling (954) 783-4061.
  • LAST HURRICANE PREP VIDEOS FRIDAY
    • Due to the virus we are unable to provide our hurricane preparedness presentations in-person in the Village Centre Auditorium, as in years past. We are, however, able to offer several viewing options for the video titled: “2020 Hurricane Season in the Midst of COVID-19.”
    • Residents with questions about getting on their specific Zoom presentation are asked to contact their Senators and Alternates. Here is the schedule of days, times, and specific groups for the Zoom presentations.
      • May 29th: 9:30AM to 10:15AM JKV High Rise and East Lake: All Residents
      • May 29th: 11:00AM to 11:45AM JKV Villas: All Residents
    • The Zoom meeting login information is the same for every meeting. Here is the schedule:
      • Join Zoom Meeting by typing the following into your browser bar
        • https://zoom.us/j/3036299525
        • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
        • One tap mobile +1-929-205-6099, 303-629-9525# US (New York)
        • Dial by your location +1 929-205-6099 US (New York)
        • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
      • All Zoom Meetings will be recorded, however only the meetings scheduled on May 29th will be broadcast on Channel 8001 and posted on JKVConnect, JKVResidents.com and the JKV YouTube channel.
      • For more information contact JKV Risk Manager Kirsten Whiting at (954) 783-4077 or kwhiting@jkvfl.com

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, May 27 Update

COVID-19 Testing At JKV Starts Tomorrow For Residents

The tents are up! The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will be open at 9AM tomorrow for JKV Residents

It took some time and effort, however after many Residents asked if JKV could make COVID-19 testing available on campus, it’s here!

  • Up to 160 people can be tested per day with 40 appointment slots available in blocks of time May 28, May 29, June 1, 2, 3,4 &5 at:
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM
    • 1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM
    • Appointments can be made online at PhoenixHlth.com or by calling (914) 307-1678
    • Appointments are available for three days at a time in order to fill up slots before adding additional days
    • COVID-19 Testing is covered by Medicare and there is no Co-Payment
  • WHY Get Tested?
    • Approximately 50 percent of the people who test positive for COVID-19 are asymptomatic and have no idea they have the virus
    • Testing provides the peace of mind that you are not unknowingly spreading the virus to family, friends, and neighbors, many of whom may become ill
    • On-campus testing is convenient and no cost
    • Testing is a Drive-Through Only Site (No Walk Ups)
    • Drive to the west-side of the JKV Professional Building, where you will see the two tents
    • If you do not drive, please contact Transportation and arrangements will be made for you to get to the testing site via a cart or bus. The number to call is (954) 783-4054.
  • Testing is coordinated by three companies: Loyal Lifestyles, Inc, Phoenix Health, and Alliance Labs, which have been testing since March in New York and Florida, including Century Village-West Palm Beach and Wynmoor in Coconut Creek.

As of 3:15pm today, 68 JKV Residents have made appointments for testing. That is 10 percent of our total Independent Living Population. We are hoping many more take advantage of this convenient on-campus testing. If you have questions regarding testing, please feel to call COO Bill Pickhardt at (954) 784-4745.

HELP STOP THE SPREAD by GETTING TESTED

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 RESIDENTS’ THANK YOU AD

    • On a page in tonight’s Update please find a copy of an advertisement JKV Residents paid for thanking Staff for their continued hard work during this COVID-19 pandemic. The full-page, full-color ad has run in the Sun-Sentinel on Sunday and today. It will appear in The Pelican on Friday and the Miami Herald on Sunday.
    • It is a wonderful gesture from our dear Residents.
  • REVISED FITNESS SIGN UP PROCEDURE FOR ALL RESIDENTS.

The Fitness Studio is scheduled to reopen at limited capacity on Monday, June 1st. During this Phase One reopening, the Fitness Studio will be extended to Independent Living residents only. This Friday, May 29th at 5PM, sign-ups for ALL Group Classes, Independent Fitness, and Supervised Exercise sessions will be available on JKVConnect. Please log on to JKVConnect to secure your Fitness sessions for the week of June 8th.

  • Residents signing up for Independent Fitness
    • To sign up for the week of June 8th, log on to JKVConnect this Friday, May 29th after 5pm to select a 45-minute workout session.
    • DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY, A MAXIMUM OF 3 SESSIONS WILL BE PERMITTED PER WEEK PER RESIDENT, PER WEEK.
    • Workout sessions begin on the hour for 45 minutes and for 4 residents at a time.
    • The Fitness team will use the last 15 minutes of the hour to clean and sanitize all equipment, machines, and high touch areas.
      • Monday – Friday 8am, 12pm, 3pm and 4pm
      • Saturday 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm
    • Residents signing up for Supervised Exercise
      • To sign up for the week of June 8th, log on to JKV Connect this Friday, May 29th after 5pm to select a 45-minute workout session.
      • Residents who do not have access to a computer, internet, or smartphone may leave a message for Fitness at 954-784-4730 after 5pm on Friday, May 29th.
      • DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY, A MAXIMUM OF 3 SESSIONS WILL BE PERMITTED PER WEEK PER RESIDENT, PER WEEK.
      • Workout sessions begin on the hour for 45 minutes for 4 residents at a time.
      • The Fitness team will use the last 15 minutes of the hour to clean and sanitize all equipment, machines, and high touch areas.
        • Monday – Friday 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm
      • Residents signing up for Group Classes:
        • To sign up for the week of June 8th, log on to JKV Connect this Friday, May 29th after 5pm to select your classes.
        • Residents who do not have access to a computer, internet, or smartphone may leave a message for Fitness at 954-784-4730 after 5pm on Friday, May 29th.
        • All CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 10 RESIDENTS TO ENSURE 6-FEET PHYSICAL DISTANCING

 PLEASE NOTE: Residents who have signed up for Fitness selections using JKVConnect have priority.

  • To Sign-up for Fitness Classes
    • With a desktop or laptop computer, mobile device, or tablet with internet connection, log-on to JKVConnect using your username and password
    • Once logged in, on the left-hand side choose “CALENDAR” (Click the menu button at the top left-hand side of the screen if you don’t see a list first)
    • Next, click the calendar that shows the day, month, and year and choose your week or day you wish to attend a class
    • Lastly, click on the fitness class and choose “ATTEND” (each class will yield a max of 4 residents)

For assistance with your JKVConnect log-in or to create an account, please contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nicholas Sconiers at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.

  • LIFE ENRICHMENT
  • OUTSIDE THE BOX LUNCH TOMORROW. Earlier today an E-blast to all Residents, with email addresses, was sent announcing an encore visit from Outside The Box Sandwich Co. For more information contact the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039.
    • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, May 28th for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the LE & Catering Teams will serve beer and wine and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
  • LAST HURRICANE PREP VIDEOS MAY 29
    • Due to the virus we are unable to provide our hurricane preparedness presentations in-person in the Village Centre Auditorium, as in years past. We are, however, able to offer several viewing options for the video titled: “2020 Hurricane Season in the Midst of COVID-19.”

 Here is the schedule:

  • Residents with questions about getting on their specific Zoom presentation are asked to contact their Senators and Alternates. Here is the schedule of days, times, and specific groups for the Zoom presentations.
    • May 29th: 9:30AM to 10:15AM JKV High Rise and East Lake: All Residents
    • May 29th: 11:00AM to 11:45AM JKV Villas: All Residents
  • The Zoom meeting login information is the same for every meeting. Here is the schedule:
    • Join Zoom Meeting by typing the following into your browser bar
      • https://zoom.us/j/3036299525
      • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
      • One tap mobile +1-929-205-6099, 303-629-9525# US (New York)
      • Dial by your location +1 929-205-6099 US (New York)
      • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
  • All Zoom Meetings will be recorded, however only the meetings scheduled on May 29th will be broadcast on Channel 8001 and posted on JKVConnect, JKVResidents.com and the JKV YouTube channel.
  • For more information contact JKV Risk Manager Kirsten Whiting at (954) 783-4077 or kwhiting@jkvfl.com
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE RESUMES
    • JKV has resumed its shopping assistance program through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

6-FOOT PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND MASK WEARING ANYTIME YOU ARE GOING TO BE WITHIN 6 FEET OF ANYONE ELSE WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED BY THE LE ENRICHMENT TEAM!

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, May 26 Update

COVID-19 Testing At JKV For Residents Begins Thursday, May 28, 2020

Beginning this Thursday, a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will be open for John Knox Village Residents!

  • Testing Dates: May 28, May 29, June 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
  • Testing Times: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
  • Cost: The testing is free for Residents through Medicare.
  • Location: The testing site will be located on the west-side of the Professional Center Building and will consist of two tents.
  • The first tent will be for registration confirmation.
    • Please bring your ID and insurance card which will be copied and returned.
    • This should take 3 to 5 minutes.
  • The second tent will be for administration of the swab test, which should take 2 to 3 minutes.
    • The swabs are via the nasal cavity and can be self-performed or performed by an on-site medical professional.
  • The testing is part of a partnership between JKV, Phoenix Health and Alliance Laboratories.
  • Results will be mailed to Residents within one week. If the test comes back negative, no further action is required. If a Resident tests positive, the Resident can continue to work with the local physician brought in by Phoenix Health, or they may go to their preferred physician. If you test positive, let Wellness Nursing know, by calling (954) 783-4004.
  • YOU must pre-register for your test:
  • How to set your Appointment:
    • An online registration website has been set up at phoenixhlth.com. Residents can also call-in their registration to (914) 307-1678.
  • This is a drive-thru testing site, so Residents who no longer drive or no longer have a car may call for a JKV Cart to be transported to the PCB. To schedule your cart, please call Transportation at (954) 783-4054. Two residents are permitted in a cart at one time. One in the middle row and one in the back row.

***

With nearly 1,000 residents living at John Knox Village there seems to be a variety of differing interpretations of Social Distancing and based on feedback from many residents, “A LOT OF RESIDENTS ARE IGNORING OUR RECOMMENDATIONS!!!”

Instead of Social Distancing, think of it as Physical Distancing. This may make it easier for you to understand you are NOT distancing from people:

  • RATHER YOU ARE DISTANCING YOURSELF FROM THE PHYSICAL PROXIMITY THAT CAUSES THE SPREAD OF COVID-19!!!

You are potentially impacting yourself and your neighbors when you do not police yourself or your neighbors. Gatherings in apartment building lobbies, REQUIRE 6-foot Physical Distancing and the wearing of face coverings.

  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE
    • Please Note: Home Delivery continues to be available—at no charge, until further notice—for breakfast, lunch and dinner by calling (954) 783-4061 or emailing Dining@jkvfl.com. We apologize if there was some confusion after reading the May 26 through May 31 Dining menu.
  • FOUNDATION SURVEY
    • A 7-page survey from the John Knox Village Foundation was inserted in Wednesday’s The Weekly. For Residents with emails you should also have received the survey through Survey Monkey. If you have not done so, please complete the survey as soon as possible. For more information contact Foundation Executive Director Nanette Olson at (954) 784-4757 or nolson@jkvfl.com
  • SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Service of Remembrance, held this afternoon, will be broadcast at 3PM Wednesday, May 27th on Channel 8001. Residents can also watch the Service “On Demand” anytime tomorrow, also after 3PM, on JKVConnect and jkvresidents.com.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Mark Lewkowicz, JKV Media Specialist, at mlewkowicz@jkvfl.com or (954) 247-2465.
    • LIFE ENRICHMENT
      • Phase 1 Programming Reminder: Due to space limitations and modified programming, ALL previous singular and recurring room reservations and bookings for ALL resident run programs will need to be re-reserved through Life Enrichment. You can pick up a revised Blue Room Reservation Form from Village Centre between the hours of 10am-3pm and all tower lobby front desks. This process of requesting room reservations will begin on June 1st
      • STROLLING GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM CART – (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 3 to 4:30PM on Wednesday, May 27th, for the JKV Strolling Ice Cream Cart. Members from the LE & Catering Teams will serve ice cream sandwiches. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Ice Cream Cart—with fun music playing—will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 3PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 3:10); then Village Towers (approx. 3:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 3:30); East Lake (approx. 3:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 3:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 4:10PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
      • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday, May 28th for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the LE & Catering Teams will serve beer and wine and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.

6-FOOT PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND MASK WEARING ANYTIME YOU ARE GOING TO BE WITHIN 6 FEET OF ANYONE ELSE WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED BY THE LE ENRICHMENT TEAM!

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Friday, May 22 Updates

Unless necessary, we will not publish an Update tomorrow, Sunday or Monday

Dearest Residents, Staff Members and Guests,

As we get ready for our first Memorial Day under our “new normal” guidelines, we nonetheless can take a moment to remember the many who have sacrificed so we may live as free as we do. At 11AM on Memorial Day Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger will provide a Memorial Day appreciation video for viewing on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect. If you miss the video at that time you can view it on JKVConnect “On Demand,” anytime after that.

Speaking of free, John Knox Village remains free of any known COVID-19 cases and long holiday weekend or not, that is something for which to be grateful.

  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE
    • A flyer with information about the Memorial Day one-meal was E-blasted to residents earlier today and paper menus will be stapled to Home Delivery bags today and over the weekend. Dessert options will be provided when Residents call in their orders.
    • There will be Home Delivery for the Memorial Day meal.
  • FOUNDATION SURVEY
    • A 7-page survey from the John Knox Village Foundation was inserted in Wednesday’s The Weekly. For Residents with emails you should also have received the survey through Survey Monkey. If you have not done so, please complete the survey as soon as possible. For more information contact Foundation Executive Director Nanette Olson at (954) 784-4757 or nolson@jkvfl.com
  • ZOOM VIDEO FOR EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIPS
    • A 4-page brochure-ballot from the Scholarship Board was inserted into Wednesday’s resident newsletter—The Weekly. In it were photos and brief descriptions of 27 employees interested in receiving a 2020 scholarship, and a request for residents to send any “No” recommendations to Claire Dunn, CT-1510 by Wednesday, May 27th.
    • If you have not done so, please review information on the applicants and provide your feedback by Wednesday.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website this Sunday, May 24th and run through May 30th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Mark Lewkowicz, JKV Media Specialist, at mlewkowicz@jkvfl.com or (954) 247-2465.
    • MEMORIAL DAY APPRECIATION VIDEO
      • A Memorial Day Appreciation video, presented by Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger, will be broadcast on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect on Monday at 11AM, the nationally recognized Memorial Day Observance Time. It will remain on JKVConnect for “On Demand” viewing for those who may have missed the Channel 8001 broadcast. The video is 5:30 minutes in length.
    • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE RESUMES
      • JKV has resumed its shopping assistance program through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.
  • FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS
    • To reserve classes for the week of June 1st, please see the following steps below:
    • Call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 this Sunday, May 24th after 7PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, and time of the class you wish to attend for the week of June 1st.
    • A Fitness Professional will call to confirm the classes for which you have signed up. For your safety and well-being, classes MUST BE LIMITED TO 10 RESIDENTS PER CLASS AND 6 FOOT SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENFORCED.
    • To cancel a class or adjust your schedule, please call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730.
    • The class schedule for the week of June 1st was inserted in the May 20th The Weekly resident newsletter and can also be found on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect, UNDER WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES.
    • There will be NO Fitness Classes on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

 JKV PAPER PRODUCTS PURCHASING PROGRAM

    • Because of the Memorial Day holiday, the next Resident Paper Products Shopping Day for those in ODD-numbered apartment or villa homes has been moved from Monday to this Tuesday, May 26, from 9AM to 12 Noon.
    • The Wednesday Paper Shopping Day for EVEN-numbered apartment and villa homes will remain on Wednesday.
    • To make your purchases, please go to the lobbies of HT, VT, CT, or EL. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR RESIDENT BADGE WITH YOU FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES. For more information contact the Housekeeping Department at (954) 784-4727 or 4728.
  • HOUSEKEEPING
    • Rescheduling continues for Residents who do not want Housekeeping on Memorial Day. Please note: The next date of service will be based on first-availability.
    • For more information contact Housekeeping at (954) 784-4727 or 4728.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT
    • Due to the COVID-19 virus and restrictions on group size and social distancing, there will NOT be a Memorial Day ceremony conducted on the campus.
    • There will be NO Life Enrichment programming taking place Monday, May 25th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING ON JKV TRANSPORTATION
    • Residents riding to the Dining Room for one of our 2 nightly dinner dine-in seatings will find tape on the seats in the JKV Campus Dining Shuttle. Every other row is taped off to help maintain 6-Foot Physical (Social) Distancing on the shuttle.
    • Residents riding to the Dining Room in carts will be instructed to sit as follows: One resident in the back row, 1 rider in the middle and the driver up front.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, May 21 Updates

Dearest Residents, Staff Members and Guests,

Due to the virus we are unable to provide our hurricane preparedness presentations in-person in the Village Centre Auditorium, as in years past. We are, however, able to offer several viewing options for the video titled: “2020 Hurricane Season in the Midst of COVID-19.”

Here is the schedule:

  • Watch the broadcast on Channel 8001 on Monday, May 25th or Tuesday, May 26th at 10AM or 2PM.
  • Residents with questions about getting on their specific Zoom presentation are asked to contact their Senators and Alternates. Here is the schedule of days, times, and specific groups for the Zoom presentations.
    • May 22nd: 9:30AM to 10:15AM High Rise and East Lake Senators and Alternates
    • May 22nd: 11:00AM to 11:45AM Villa Senators and Alternates
    • May 27th: 9:30AM to 10:15AM JKV High Rise and East Lake Residents who moved into JKV after June 2019
    • May 27th: 11:00AM to 11:45AM JKV Villa Residents who moved into JKV after June 2019
    • May 29th: 9:30AM to 10:15AM JKV High Rise and East Lake: All Residents
    • May 29th: 11:00AM to 11:45AM JKV Villas: All Residents
  • The Zoom meeting login information is the same for every meeting. Here is the schedule:
    • Join Zoom Meeting by typing the following into your browser bar
      • https://zoom.us/j/3036299525
      • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
      • One tap mobile +1-929-205-6099, 303-629-9525# US (New York)
      • Dial by your location +1 929-205-6099 US (New York)
      • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
  • All Zoom Meetings will be recorded, however only the meetings scheduled on May 29th will be broadcast on Channel 8001 and posted on JKVConnect, JKVResidents.com and the JKV YouTube channel.
  • For more information contact JKV Risk Manager Kirsten Whiting at (954) 783-4077 or kwhiting@jkvfl.com

 ZOOM VIDEO FOR EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIPS

  • A 4-page brochure-ballot from the Scholarship Board was inserted into Wednesday’s resident newsletter—The Weekly. In it were photos and brief descriptions of 27 employees interested in receiving a 2020 scholarship, and a request for residents to send any “No” recommendations to Claire Dunn, CT-1510 by Wednesday, May 27th.
  • Members of the Scholarship Committee, Claire Dunn, Flora McQueen and Fran Welch spent 6 days interviewing the Employee Scholarship candidates via Zoom meetings.
  • Residents can learn more about the applicants by viewing the Zoom meeting on the John Knox Village YouTube channel or JKVConnect.
  • To view on the YouTube channel, Google “YouTube John Knox Village,” then click on the link. The 42-minute video is titled “JKV Scholarship Applicant Presentation.” On JKVConnect it can be seen at the link titled, “Scholarship Applicant Video.”
  • It will also be shown on Channel 8001 at 1:30PM Friday, May 22nd.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and JKVResidents.com website this Sunday, May 24th and run through May 30th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on logging into JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739. For information on logging into jkvresidents.com please contact Mark Lewkowicz, JKV Media Specialist, at mlewkowicz@jkvfl.com or (954) 247-2465.
  • MEMORIAL DAY APPRECIATION VIDEO
    • A Memorial Day Appreciation video, presented by Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger, will be broadcast on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect on Monday at 11AM, the nationally recognized Memorial Day Observance Time. It will remain on JKVConnect for “On Demand” viewing for those who may have missed the Channel 8001 broadcast. The video is 5:30 minutes in length.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING ON JKV BUS
    • Residents riding to the Dining Room for one of our 2 nightly dinner dine-in seatings will find tape on the seats in the JKV Campus Dining Shuttle. Every other row is taped off to help maintain 6-Foot Physical (Social) Distancing on the shuttle.
    • Residents riding to the Dining Room in carts will be instructed to sit as follows: One resident in the back row, 1 rider in the middle and the driver up front.
  • FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS
  • To reserve classes for the week of June 1st, please see the following steps below:
  • The preferred method is to log on to JKVConnect to select your classes.
  • Call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730 this Sunday, May 24th after 7PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, and time of the class you wish to attend for the week of June 1st.
  • A Fitness Professional will call to confirm the classes for which you have signed up. For your safety and well-being, classes MUST BE LIMITED TO 10 RESIDENTS PER CLASS AND 6 FOOT SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENFORCED.
  • To cancel a class or adjust your schedule, please call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730.
  • The class schedule for the week of June 1st was inserted in the May 20th The Weekly resident newsletter and can also be found on Channel 8001 and JKVConnect, UNDER WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES.
  • There will be NO Fitness Classes on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE RESUMES
    • JKV has resumed its shopping assistance program through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE
    • The Menu for the week of May 26th through May 31st was inserted in Wednesday’s resident newsletter, The Weekly. Readers will note effective Tuesday, May 26th we are returning to a la carte item pricing.
    • Look for a flyer on Friday with items selections for the one-meal Memorial Day. No breakfast will be served. There will be two seatings, from 11AM to 1:30PM and 1:30PM to 3PM. Home Delivery will be available from 10AM to 3PM.
  • HOUSEKEEPING UPDATE
    • Door tags and hangers were placed on all the Residents’ doors for those residents who wish to reschedule their Memorial Day cleaning. Please note: The next date of service will be based on first-availability.
    • For more information contact Housekeeping at (954) 784-4727 or 4728.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT
    • Due to the COVID-19 virus and restrictions on group size and social distancing, there will NOT be a Memorial Day ceremony conducted on the campus.
    • There will be NO Life Enrichment programming taking place Monday, May 25th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, May 20 Updates

Dearest Residents, Staff Members and Guests,

For those residents not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, yet would like to be tested, there is a Department of Health test site close to the JKV campus that is offering swab testing for asymptomatic individuals at no charge. This is a walk-up site. The process is simple and quick with results provided in a few days. There are several test sites in Broward. The address closest to JKV is:

Mitchell Moore Park

901 NW 10th Street

Pompano Beach, FL  33060-8508

 Call (954) 412-7300 9am-6pm Every day except Thursdays—Appointment-OR- Walk-ups Accepted

Many residents asked to reinforce the message that JKV’s hurricane preparedness presentations that have been held in the Village Centre Auditorium for many years, will take place this week and next through Zoom meetings.

  • The presentation is titled, “2020 Hurricane Season in The Midst of COVID-19.” Residents with questions about getting on their specific Zoom presentation can contact their Senators and Alternates. Here is the schedule of days, times, and specific groups for the Zoom presentations.
    • May 22nd: 9:30AM to 10:15AM High Rise and East Lake Senators and Alternates
    • May 22nd: 11:00AM to 11:45AM Villa Senators and Alternates
    • May 27th: 9:30AM to 10:15AM JKV High Rise and East Lake Residents who moved into JKV after June 2019
    • May 27th: 11:00AM to 11:45AM JKV Villa Residents who moved into JKV after June 2019
    • May 29th: 9:30AM to 10:15AM JKV High Rise and East Lake: All Residents
    • May 29th: 11:00AM to 11:45AM JKV Villas: All Residents
  • The Zoom meeting login information is the same for every meeting. Here is the schedule:
  • Join Zoom Meeting by typing the following into your browser bar
    • https://zoom.us/j/3036299525
    • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
    • One tap mobile +1-929-205-6099, 303-629-9525# US (New York)
    • Dial by your location +1 929-205-6099 US (New York)
    • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
  • For more information contact JKV Risk Manager Kirsten Whiting at (954) 783-4077 or kwhiting@jkvfl.com

 FITNESS STUDIO PHASE 1 REOPENING, JUNE 1

  • The Fitness Studio is scheduled to begin its Phase One reopening, at limited capacity for Independent Living Residents ONLY, on Monday, June 1st.
    • Residents signing up for Independent Fitness
    • To sign up for the week of June 1st, log on to JKVConnect this Friday, May 22nd after 5PM to select a 45-minute workout session.
    • DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY, A MAXIMUM OF 3 SESSIONS WILL BE PERMITTED PER WEEK PER RESIDENT.
    • A Fitness Professional will call to confirm your selections and schedule to meet with you to sign your Waiver.
    • Face coverings or masks will be required when entering and leaving the Fitness Studio.
    • Residents may remove face coverings while exercising–ONCE 6-Foot Social Distancing has been established.
    • Workout sessions begin on the hour for 45 minutes and for 4 residents at a time.
    • The Fitness team will use the last 15 minutes of the hour to clean and sanitize all equipment, machines, and high-touch areas.
  • The 45-minute Independent Fitness Sessions will be:
    • Monday – Friday 8AM, 12PM, 3PM and 4PM
    • Saturday 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM and 1PM
  • Residents signing up for Supervised Exercise
    • To sign up for the week of June 1st, log on to JKVConnect this Friday, May 22nd after 5PM to select a 45-minute workout session.
    • DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY, A MAXIMUM OF 3 SESSIONS WILL BE PERMITTED PER WEEK PER RESIDENT.
    • A Fitness Professional will call to confirm your selections and schedule to meet with you to sign your Waiver.
    • Face coverings or masks will be required when entering and leaving the Fitness Studio
    • Residents may remove face covering while exercising once 6 feet distancing has been established.
    • Workout sessions begin on the hour for 45 minutes for 4 residents at a time.
    • The Fitness team will use the last 15 minutes of the hour to clean and sanitize all equipment, machines, and high touch areas.
    • Waiting inside the Fitness Studio will not be permitted, and the main entrance of the Fitness Studio will remain closed until the next session begins.
    • The Fitness team will use the last 15 minutes of the hour to clean and sanitize all equipment, machines, and high-touch areas.
  • The 45-minute Supervised Fitness Sessions will be:
    • Monday–Friday 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 1PM & 2PM

For JKVConnect support, please contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nicholas Sconiers at (954) 895-0752 or nsconiers@jkvfl.com to assist with your account. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this Phase One period of reopening the Fitness Studio and look forward to working with you again soon.

Call the Fitness Studio at 954-784-4730 to reserve your sessions or for more information.

 DINING SERVICES UPDATE

    • The two seatings for dinner last night in the Main and Lakeside dining rooms went very smoothly. Please Note: Reservations for one of the seatings can be made by calling (954) 783-4062 between 10AM and 3PM each day for the following day. The seatings are at 4:00PM to 5:30PM and 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Tables will be spaced out to ensure Social Distancing and only 4 Residents per party. PLEASE WEAR A MASK!
    • To order Home Delivery for Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner please either email your order to Dining@jkvfl.com or by calling (954) 783-4061.
    • The Menu for the week of May 26th through May 31st was inserted in today’s resident newsletter, The Weekly. Readers will note effective Tuesday, May 26th we are returning to a la carte item pricing.
    • Look for a flyer on Friday with items selections for the one-meal Memorial Day. No breakfast will be served. There will be two seatings, from 11AM to 1:30PM and 1:30PM to 3PM. Home Delivery will be available from 10AM to 3PM.
  • HOUSEKEEPING’S REGULAR BI-WEEKLY SERVICES UPDATE
    • Door tags on all the residents’ doors who will be serviced next week have been put in place today. PLEASE NOTE: the cleaning days and times given to you through door-tag notification will now be your new bi-weekly day for cleaning. Please mark your calendars.
    • For those residents who wish to reschedule their Memorial Day cleaning, the next date of service will be based on availability. Look for that service date information on door-tags and door hangers by end of day Thursday, May 21st.
    • For more information contact Housekeeping at (954) 784-4727 or 4728.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT
    • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART (WEATHER PERMITTING) Keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Thursday for the JKV Strolling Happy Hour Cart. Members from the LE & Catering Teams will serve beer and wine and provide a complimentary snack with a drink purchase. There will be no need for cash or credit card as your JKV account will be charged. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Happy Hour Cart will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.

6-FOOT PHYSICAL DISTANCING, MASK WEARING IN GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE AND SOCIAL GATHERING MEASURES WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED BY THE LE ENRICHMENT TEAM!

  • REX FOSTER LAKE “FLAMINGLE” –Have you had a chance to see our beautifully decorated flock of flamingos hanging out on the NW corner of Rex Foster Lake? If so, you may notice they have left to seek shelter after seeing the rainy and windy forecast for the next few days. Rest assured, they will return and when they do, they may have more friends with them anxiously awaiting some great outfits. If you are still in the process of decorating one, the flock will return when the weather clears, and we hope you will add it to the “flamingle” then.
  • Contact the Life Enrichment Office for more information at (954) 783-4039.

—Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, May 19 Updates

Dearest Residents, Staff Members and Guests,

 As Day Two of JKV’s gentle reopening of some services comes to a close, please note the Village remains free of any known COVID-19 cases on campus.

As many may know, hurricane season beings on June 1st. Typically, during the month of May JKV fills the Village Centre Auditorium with residents for several hurricane preparedness presentations.

  • Due to COVID-19 and the practice of assembling 10 residents or less at gatherings on campus, these presentations will be taking place through Zoom meetings. Zoom is a conferencing platform that allows for easy, reliable video and audio conferencing.
    • Titled, “2020 Hurricane Season in The Midst of COVID-19,” below please find days, times, and specific groups for the Zoom presentations. We will be relying on Senators and Alternates to assist with disseminating the information, this year more than ever.
    • The Zoom meeting login information is the same for every meeting. Here is the schedule:
      • May 22nd: 9:30AM to 10:15AM High Rise and East Lake Senators and Alternates
      • May 22nd: 11:00AM to 11:45AM Villa Senators and Alternates
      • May 27th: 9:30AM to 10:15AM JKV High Rise and East Lake Residents who moved into JKV after June 2019
      • May 27th: 11:00AM to 11:45AM JKV Villa Residents who moved into JKV after June 2019
      • May 29th: 9:30AM to 10:15AM JKV High Rise and East Lake: All Residents
      • May 29th: 11:00AM to 11:45AM JKV Villas: All Residents
    • Join Zoom Meeting by typing the following into your browser bar
      • https://zoom.us/j/3036299525
      • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
      • One tap mobile +1-929-205-6099, 303-629-9525# US (New York)
      • Dial by your location +1 929-205-6099 US (New York)
      • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
    • For more information contact JKV Risk Manager Kirsten Whiting at (954) 783-4077 or kwhiting@jkvfl.com
    • DINING UPDATE
      • Last night’s two seatings for dinner in the Main and Lakeside dining rooms were a success. As a reminder, Residents can make reservations by calling (954) 783-4062 between 10AM and 3PM each day for the following day. The seatings are at 4:00PM to 5:30PM and 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Tables will be spaced out to ensure Social Distancing and only 4 Residents per party. PLEASE WEAR A MASK!
      • HOME DELIVERY was delayed last night due to rough weather. Please note carts will cease making deliveries when lightening is in the area and winds are 30MPH or higher, both weather problems which took place last night.
      • Please be patient when bad weather delays your home deliveries.
    • TRANSPORTATION UPDATE
      • Cart service has resumed for Residents who have reserved for one of two seatings for dinner at the Main and Lakeside dining rooms. Please wear a face covering and maintain 6-foot Physical/Social Distancing at all times while riding in the cart.
    • HOUSEKEEPING’S REGULAR BI-WEEKLY SERVICES UPDATE
      • By the end of day Wednesday, May 20th, look for door tags on all the residents’ doors who will be serviced next week. PLEASE NOTE: the cleaning days and times given to you through door-tag notification will now be your new bi-weekly day for cleaning. Please mark your calendars.
      • Flyers will be placed in mailboxes for each apartment and villa that is scheduled to be cleaned on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. The flyer will ask whether you wish to have cleaning on the Holiday Monday. Please fill out the flyer with your reply and return it to the lobby desk in one of the apartment buildings by end of day Wednesday, May 20th.
      • For those residents who wish to reschedule their Memorial Day cleaning, the next date of service will be based on availability. Look for that service date information on door-tags by end of day Thursday.
      • The next Resident Paper Products Shopping Day for those in EVEN-numbered apartment or villa homes is Wednesday.
        • 9AM to 12 Noon
        • Go to the lobbies of HT, VT, CT, or EL. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR RESIDENT BADGE WITH YOU FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.
      • For more information contact Housekeeping at (954) 784-4727 or 4728.
  • CT REJUVENATE SALON REOPENED TODAY
    • Rejuvenate Salon services in Cassels Tower resumed today for Independent Living Residents and Gardens West Elders. PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of Residents and Staff there will be a plastic divider between workstations.
    • Hours will be 9AM to 4:30PM for Ladies and 4:30 to 5PM for Gentlemen, Tuesday through Saturday.
    • Residents and Stylists will be required to wear face masks throughout the appointment.
    • Appointments MUST be scheduled in advance.  Walk-ins will not be permitted, and the front door will remain locked during appointments. Call (954) 783-4013 to schedule your appointment.
    • There will be no waiting area so please be sure to come right at your scheduled time of service.
    • We know that the demand for services at Rejuvenate is very high right now and that we can only accommodate limited appointments daily for your safety. We appreciate your understanding and will make sure that everyone who has requested an appointment will get one in the coming days (and weeks). Thank you for your understanding.

 LIFE ENRICHMENT

  • STROLLING GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM CART – Weather permitting, keep your eyes out from 4 to 5:30PM on Wednesday, May 20th, for the JKV Strolling Ice Cream Cart. Members from the LE & Catering Teams will serve ice cream sandwiches. Here are the locations and approximate times the Strolling Ice Cream Cart—with fun music playing—will be in your neighborhood: Heritage Tower (approx. 4PM); then Northeast Garden Villas (approx. 4:10); then Village Towers (approx. 4:15); Lakeside Villas (approx. 4:30); East Lake (approx. 4:40); South Garden Villas (approx. 4:50) and end at Cassels Tower (approx. 5PM). Please note these timeframes are estimations and subject to change based on demand and inventory.
    • REX FOSTER LAKE “FLAMINGLE” –Have you had a chance to see our beautifully decorated flock of flamingos hanging out on the NW corner of Rex Foster Lake? If so, you may notice they have left to seek shelter after seeing the rainy and windy forecast for the next few days. Rest assured, they will return and when they do, they may have more friends with them anxiously awaiting some great outfits. If you are still in the process of decorating one, the flock will return when the weather clears, and we hope you will add it to the “flamingle” then.
    • Contact the Life Enrichment Office for more information at (954) 783-4039.

 —Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

Monday, May 18 Updates

Dearest Residents, Staff Members and Guests,

Today was the first day of our gentle restart of many services on campus. These included the return of regular bi-weekly apartment and villa home cleanings, Dining Services providing 2 dinner seatings in the Main and Lakeside dining rooms, and drivers returning to buses and carts to take residents to and from the Dining Room for dinner.

  • There seems to be some confusion surrounding on-campus visitation. Independent Living residents may have Local family members and guests come to the Village, provided:
    • They pass the screening at the gate
    • Wear a mask
    • Only visit residents inside their apartment or villa home
  • Guests who have traveled outside of Florida will NOT be permitted on campus unless:
    • They can provide a negative COVID-19 test result, that has been taken locally within the last 3 to 5 days.

Family and guests remain prohibited from visiting Elders in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove and Gardens West, due to AHCA mandates.

  • HOUSEKEEPING BEGAN REGULAR BI-WEEKLY SERVICES MONDAY
    • It was a successful first day for the Housekeeping team as they restarted regular bi-weekly cleanings for residents.
    • By the end of day Wednesday look for door tags on all the residents’ doors who will be serviced next week. PLEASE NOTE: the cleaning days and times given to you through door-tag notification will now be your bi-weekly day for cleaning. Please mark your calendars.
    • Flyers will be placed in mailboxes for each apartment and villa that is scheduled to be cleaned on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. The flyer will ask whether you wish to have cleaning on the Holiday Monday. Please fill out the flyer with your reply and return it to the lobby desk in one of the apartment buildings by end of day Wednesday, May 20th.
    • It is anticipated several cleanings will be necessary to return the apartment or villa to the condition it was in prior to the shut-down of service. We ask for your patience as we work through this.
  • ARTIST GALLERY STROLL
    • View a video capturing the artists who generously provided their artwork as part of the abbreviated 4th Annual ArtSage events. Listen to the stories behind the resident masterpieces.
    • The video can be seen now “On Demand” on JKVConnect and jkvresidents.com website and can be viewed twice on Channel 8001 tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19th at 10AM and 2PM.

CT REJUVENATE SALON TO REOPEN TUESDAY

    • Beginning Tuesday, May 19th the Rejuvenate Salon in Cassels Tower will resume service for Independent Living residents and Gardens West elders. PLEASE NOTE: for the safety of Residents and Staff there will be a plastic divider between workstations.
    • Hours will be 9AM to 4:30PM and 4:30 to 5PM for Gentlemen, Tuesday through Saturday.
    • At any given time, there will be 2 stylists with 2 residents and 1 manicurist with 1 resident allowed in the Salon.
    • The Salon will be sanitized for 15 minutes in between appointments.
    • Residents and Stylists will be required to wear face masks throughout the appointment.
    • Appointments MUST be scheduled in advance.  Walk-ins will not be permitted, and the front door will remain locked during appointments. Call (954) 783-4013 to schedule your appointment.
    • There will be no waiting area so please be sure to come right at your scheduled time of service.
    • We know that the demand for services at Rejuvenate is very high right now and that we can only accommodate limited appointments daily for your safety. We appreciate your understanding and will make sure that everyone who has requested an appointment will get one in the coming days (and weeks). Thank you for your understanding.
  • FITNESS STUDIO TO REOPEN JUNE 1
    • All residents returning to the Fitness Studio will need to sign a Waiver to regain card access.
    • Residents with independent access must register through JKV Connect.  Workout sessions begin on the hour for 45 minutes. The Fitness Studio will close for 15 minutes for staff to clean and wipe down the equipment before the next group arrives. A maximum of 4 residents will be allowed inside the Fitness Studio at each time. Sign up availability:
      • Monday – Friday 8am, 12pm, 3pm and 4pm.
      • Saturday 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
      • Closed Sundays
    • Residents for supervised exercise may sign up on JKV Connect or call the Fitness Studio at 954-784-7430 to reserve their workout sessions. Workout sessions begin on the hour for 45 minutes. The Fitness Studio will close for 15 minutes for staff to clean and wipe down the equipment before the next group arrives. A maximum of 4 residents will be allowed inside the Fitness Studio at each time.  Sign up availability:
      • Monday – Friday only at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm.
    • Fitness Professional will be wearing masks while assisting residents.
    • Fitness Professional will wipe down machine/equipment prior to and after each use.
    • Residents can sign up for group classes on JKV Connect or call the fitness studio Sunday evenings after 7pm.
    • Review the weekly calendar for class schedule and location.
    • Classes are limited to 10 residents to ensure social distancing.
    • Residents must wear a mask or face covering when entering and leaving the Fitness Studio and Party Rooms.
    • Residents interested in resuming personal training sessions can call the fitness studio for schedule one on one appointments.
    • No visitors, guests or employees permitted in the Fitness Studio at this time.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT TO OFFER MODIFIED PROGRAMMING JUNE 1

As the Life Enrichment Team begins its “soft opening” of programs, meetings, and events on campus, we must do so in accordance with state and local regulations, and with your safety in mind. We can accomplish this by being mindful about how to best execute these meetings and events, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Due to space limitations and modified programming, ALL previous singular and recurring room reservations and bookings for ALL Resident-run programs (including, but not limited to, the list below) will need to be re-reserved through Life Enrichment following the process below.

  • This process of requesting room reservations begins on June 1st. Residents can pick up a revised Blue Room Reservation Form at the Village Centre and all tower lobby front desks. This form can also be downloaded from JKVConnect.

PLEASE NOTE: All clubs, games and programs that require handling of shared material cannot be reinstated at this time, due to safety regulations. To reiterate, moving forward, please operate under the assumption that no previously reserved Resident-run program/activity will be confirmed without completing the NEW process below.

  • Examples of programs that need to be re-reserved:
    • Clubs/Groups: Computer Club, Rotary, Book Club, Garden Club, FLiCRA, Village Investment, RAS, Toastmasters, French Connection, etc.
    • **Games: Bingo, Board Games, Bridge, Bridge Lessons, Dominoes, Duplicate Bridge, Mex Train Dominoes, Scrabble, Table Tennis, Wii Bowling, Wii Bowling Night, Military Whist, Mahjong, etc. (**These will require completing a Blue Room Reservation Form for renewal once we are able to reinstate this type of activity.)
    • Social Events/Activities/Gatherings: LGBT Mix & Mingle, Flower Arranging, Trivia Night, Movie Nights, Bible Studies, Choral Groups, Art Group, etc.
    • Support Groups: Al-Anon, Diabetic Support Group, Parkinson’s Support Group, Caregiver Support Group, Grief and Bereavement, Visual Independence, etc.
    • Meetings: All Committees, Senate, Clusters, etc.
  • Resident Booking Process:
    • Pick up a Blue Room Reservation Form from the Village Centre or any tower lobby front desk.
    • Complete the entire form – No groups exceeding 10 residents will be accepted. Please include the names of residents who will be in attendance on the designated area on the back of the form. If the attendance list changes at the time of the event, please update Life Enrichment with the updated attendance list within 48 hours of the event.
    • Completed forms must be turned in to the Village Centre. You can bring the form in person or put it in campus mail to the Attention of: Bea St. Pierre/Teddy Tennie
      • Please Note:
        • Completed forms must be turned in to the front desk in the Village Centre (Auditorium) 72-hours (within Monday-Friday) prior to your event.
        • The Production team reserves the right to set the room according to 6-Foot Social Distancing regulations.
        • Your event is NOT confirmed until you receive verbal confirmation from Production Manager, Teddy Tennie.

PLEASE NOTE: Any recurring event requests are subject to change at any time based on room availability and other extenuating factors determined by the Life Enrichment team.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation in utilizing this system as we are working diligently to meet all requests while maintaining 6-Foot Social Distancing and sanitation regulations throughout the Village. Due to sanitation requirements, in order to occupy any common space on campus it must be approved and confirmed through Life Enrichment.

Life Enrichment Program Requirements:

  • No activity exceeding 10 residents in a space will be permitted
  • Face masks/coverings are always required at all programs
  • Protective gloves may be required and/or issued at some events
  • The Life Enrichment Production team will set up all spaces to follow required social distancing, and will have final authority on set-ups
  • Reservations are REQUIRED for all events. We will no longer be able to accommodate any drop-in guests
  • No activities that require sharing materials (i.e. cards, tiles, or chips) will be reinstated at this time, to adhere to health regulations

For reservations, please sign-up on JKV Connect or by calling (954) 783-4039. To register to attend an event, you must either speak with a Life Enrichment team member or sign up on JKV Connect.  At this time, we cannot accept any reservations left on the voicemail or via email due to the limited spacing for each event.

We look forward to bringing you new and reinstated programming while keeping you safe. Look for resumption of lectures, entertainment, Happy Hour, Technology instruction, and more. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in adhering to our new processes and your flexibility as we all navigate this together.

Contact the Life Enrichment Team at (954) 783-4039 for more information.

 —Gerry Stryker, JKV President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, Chief Operating Officer

 

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