Village Updates

Thursday, Nov. 19 Update

  • MANAGEMENT WANTS TO SHARE WE COMMUNICATED WITH ALL JKV STAFF THE RISK OF TRAVEL DURING HOLIDAYS INCLUDING:
§  Travel increases the risk of getting and spreading Covid-19
  • As we get closer to a Covid-19 vaccine, it is important to stay the course and use extra caution, especially over the holidays.
  • Staff are expected to do everything possible to protect our Residents and our coworkers.
  • We are asking that employees not travel over the holidays.
  • If traveling cannot be avoided, refer to restrictions as you may be asked to test or quarantine at your destination.
  • If an Employee Travels Out of State, the Employee is Required to be Tested Before Returning to Campus at His/her Own Expense
  • They will also be required to wear a KN95 for 14 days following their travel.
  • This link shows testing sites for Broward County:
  • TRANSPORATION CLARIFICATION
    • Tuesday’s update shared that only essential off campus transportation will be provided. We have also temporarily suspected transportation to grocery stores, pharmacies, and other shopping until further notice.
    • Thank you for your understanding. This is all done to protect residents and mitigate the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

JKV GENERAL UPDATES, 11/17/2020

  • SPIRITUAL LIFE
    • Sunday Worship in Person, Maximum 20 People
      • 10 in Auditorium and 10 in Hibiscus Room
      • Service will be Live and On-Demand
      • Register on JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039
    • Catholic Mass
      • Has been suspended until further notice
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT
  • GroovyTek “Getting Social” Presentation, Friday, November 20th at 3pm
  • Due to the limited capacities in effect in the common areas, this class will now be given live virtually through YouTube Live.
  • It is as easy as clicking on this link: https://www.groovytek.com/jkv/live from your computer, tablet, or smartphone from the comfort of your own home.
  • We recommend clicking on the link a few minutes before 3 PM to give yourself enough time to get situated
  • If you have signed up for this event and would still like to view it in-person, a Life Enrichment Coordinator will be reaching out to you to let you know what your options are. We have limited space available in several locations.
  • If you have already signed up and are not able to make it to the class tomorrow and still interested in this information, please contact
    • GroovyTek at (561) 560-0123 and they will set up a time for you to virtually meet with Jeff Waterhouse in a one-on-one setting to learn this material.
  • Venetian Arts Society- November Newsletter LIVE, Tuesday, November 24th at 2:00 PM and 3:15 PM
    • This event will now be held twice at 2 and 3:15 PM.
    • You can sign-up to see this event in-person on JKV Connect or by calling Life Enrichment (954) 783-4039.
    • You can also join in from home by connecting via Zoom with this link: https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/99141731665 or by phone by calling (929) 205-6099. The meeting ID is 991 4173 1665.
  • Other Reminders:
  • All Resident Run events that exceed 10 guests or include any shared material are discontinued at this time.
  • Due to the limited capacities and the courtesy of fellow residents if you sign up for an event and are not able to attend please call Life Enrichment to cancel.
  • FITNESS
  • In observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26th, Saturday, Nov. 28th and Sunday, Nov.29th. The From our family to yours, have a wonderful and safe holiday.
  • Class changes for Friday, November 27th: Great opportunity to work out after your feast! Please refer to the fitness calendar for changes to class schedule. Free feel to call the Fitness Studio with questions regarding your schedule.
  • To Reserve Group Classes, Independent Access, or Supervised Exercise Sessions for the week of November 30th Please Follow the Steps Below:
    • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, November 20th 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, November 20th 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 November 30th.
    • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
    • 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.
  • SUNDAY FITNESS:
    • Sunday fitness is scheduled for this Sunday on November 22nd. Sessions available are 9am, 10am or 11am. Sign up on JKVConnect or call the Fitness Studio at 954-7894-4730.
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IS A ONE-DAY MEAL FROM DINING
    • With options of Turkey, Ham, and Stuffed Sole from Dining Services
  • CATERING IS OFFERING CLASSIC THANKSGIVING MEALS
    • Catering is offering Thanksgiving Meals for Two for delivery on

Wednesday, Nov. 25th. Orders will be taken from now until Tuesday, Nov. 24th.

  • Items will be delivered in containers that can go in the oven for easy heating.
  • Instructions will be included on each item.
  • Please call or email Susanne to order, 954-783-4063, srussell@jkvfl.com
  • The cost $49.95 Dinner for Two and includes:
    • Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy
    • Sage & Onion Stuffing
    • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
    • Green Bean Casserole
    • Sweet Potato Souffle
    • Cranberry Relish
    • Fresh Baked Bread
    • Choice of Apple, or Pumpkin Pie

Tuesday, Nov. 17 Update

  • DUE TO THE RISE OF COVID CASES IN BROWARD, EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, JKV WILL LIMIT AND TEMPORARILY SUSPEND SERVICES
    • Broward County has 95,735 confirmed COVID-19 cases and has reported 5,576 (7.6% positive) new cases as of yesterday, 11/16/2020.
    • We Strongly Discourage Any JKV Resident from leaving the campus as the busy holiday season is upon us.
    • Due to this spike and with the approaching Thanksgiving holiday on 11/26/2020, JKV Management has instituted the following Updates regarding limited or suspended services beginning Friday, 11/20/2020:
      • Programming: The maximum capacity for all programs/gatherings will be 10 residents. This applies to Life Enrichment and Resident run events. We are also suspending any resident activities/games that have shared materials.
      • Fitness: Will be reduced from 10 residents at one time to 10 residents at a time in the Fitness Studio. Classes will remain the same at a maximum of 10. All fitness sessions must be reserved on JKVConnect or by calling Fitness at 954-784-4730.
      • Dining: Home delivery and take-out only. No dining in the dining room. For menus and free home delivery, visit JKVConnect, call 954-783-4061 or email Dining@jkvfl.com
      • Thanksgiving Day: There are 2 options:
        • One Meal Holiday Dining option with turkey, ham, stuffed sole & more.
        • Classic Thanksgiving Meal for two from Catering, details below under General Updates.
      • Transportation: Essential Medical transportation will be provided during the same hours off-campus that transportation generally provides. For reservations call between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday-Friday, 954-783-4000. Thursday’s Update will provide specific details regarding limited on-campus transportation.
      • Guest Unit Accommodations: We will be suspending reservations and on-campus guest accommodations.  Guest will be contacted by Resident Services to provide an update.
      • General Campus Visitation: We Strongly Discourage visitation to JKV. If residents do host visitors, after screening they are permitted to visit resident units. They are not permitted at events or in public gathering spaces.
    • WOODLANDS, SEASIDE COVE & GARDENS WEST RESIDENTS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED TO LEAVE CAMPUS
      • Because of this fact and the ongoing high risk of exposure, we are strongly discouraging any Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Elders from leaving the campus on the Thanksgiving Holiday.
      • Anyone with possible exposure by leaving the campus, will potentially be placed on a 14-day in-room Quarantine.
      • However, we do recognize the desire to spend time with loved ones.  We will provide additional visitation time slots for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please call Concierge number below for additional times.
      • A maximum of three visitors at any given time will be allowed.
      • A full Thanksgiving meal is being served in all the homes; therefore, we are asking visitors not to bring food to campus.
      • Any questions regarding the Woodlands or Seaside Cove please contact the JKV Woodlands Concierge at 954-247-5800
      • For questions regarding Gardens West, please call 954-783-4050
  • TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS, POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING RESIDENTS
§  Travel increases the risk of getting and spreading Covid-19.
·      Persons may feel well and still be infected
·      Do not travel if you are sick or have been around someone with Covid-19 within the last 14 days
  • Prior to travel, consider the following:
    • Consider the risk versus benefit of travel
    • Check the destination prior to travel regarding spread of Covid-19 and any restrictions (state or country)
    • If you live with someone who might be at increased risk for severe illness, you may wish to reconsider
    • Are you at increased risk for severe illness due to Covid-19?
    • Does your destination have any restrictions related to travel, such as isolation requirements, wearing of masks, etc.?
    • What type of travel is best for the situation such as air travel, bus, or car travel? Each have unique challenges regarding the ability to protect yourself
  • During your trip, please take steps to protect yourself including:
    • Wear an N-95 or KN-95 mask
    • Avoid close contact-stay at least 6 feet from anyone not in your household
    • Avoid large crowds and/or social gatherings
    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
    • Avoid contact with those that are sick
    • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • When you return:
    • Stay home as much as possible, especially if you were in large crowds during your travel feel you may have been exposed.
    • Stay at least 6 feet from others
    • Avoid being around those at increased risk of severe illness
    • Wear an N-95 or KN-95 mask on campus for 14 days
    • Monitor for signs and symptoms of Covid-19 for 14 days including temperature
    • Notify Wellness nursing if symptomatic or have questions regarding your situation
    • You are encouraged to get tested for Covid-19 (subject to availability)
  • GARDENS WEST VISITATION BY INDEPENDENT LIVING RESIDENTS
    • Gardens West has noted an increased number of independent living residents coming to GW unannounced to meet with a resident.
    • IL residents recently seen at GW are sometimes wearing a mask, and sometimes NOT!
    • Gardens West visitation guidelines follow the same policies as The Woodlands and Seaside Cove –
      • All visitors to GW must be scheduled in advance with the front desk
      • Visitors are required to go through COVID-19 screening assessment before being allowed into building
      • Unannounced visits, whether they are inside or outside, are not permitted at this time.
  • For questions regarding Gardens West, please call Gardens West, please call 954-783-4050

JKV GENERAL UPDATES, 11/17/2020

  • RESIDENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16th
  • For those who would like to see yesterday’s Zoom Resident Board of Directors meeting, please click here: https://youtu.be/VNNOo2NEUQk
  • This video will be shown on JKV’s In-House Channel 8001 on:
    • Wednesday, November 18th at 10AM and 2 PM
  • It is also posted on JKVConnect in the “Video” section
  • CLASSIC THANKSGIVING MEAL FROM CATERING
    • Catering is providing Thanksgiving Meals for Two for delivery on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. Orders will be taken from now until Tuesday, Nov. 24th.
    • Items will be delivered in containers that can go in the oven for easy heating.
    • Instructions will be included on each item.
    • Please call or email Susanne to order, 954-783-4063, srussell@jkvfl.com
    • The cost $49.95 Dinner for Two and includes:
      • Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy
      • Sage & Onion Stuffing
      • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
      • Green Bean Casserole
      • Sweet Potato Souffle
      • Cranberry Relish
      • Fresh Baked Bread
      • Choice of Apple, or Pumpkin Pie

Thursday, Nov. 12 Update

  • RESIDENTS & STAFF PLEASE REMAIN COVID VIGILANT AS HOLIDAY SEASON APPROACHES
    • With the holidays fast approaching, it is important for all residents and staff to not let our guard down as the number of newly identified COVID-19 infections is soaring across the country.
    • The new infection rate is the highest it has been in months and there are predictions that we will reach a peak greater than previously at the height of infections.
    • JKV has avoided such spikes, in large part, because of its screening measures and other preventive protocols, however, please continue to:
      • Wear a face covering—over the nose and mouth
      • Maintain 6-foot physical distancing
      • Wash your hands frequently
      • Avoid crowds
      • Limit time off campus
      • Be mindful of the number of asymptomatic carriers, remain cautious even around family and friends
    • Call Wellness Nursing at (954) 783-4004 to schedule your FREE flu shot.
  • TRAVEL POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR WOODLANDS, SEASIDE COVE & GARDENS WEST RESIDENTS
    • Residents and families wishing to have elders leave campus for family visits will be instructed regarding risks and need for maintaining appropriate infection control practices including use of surgical masks or KN-95 masks, face coverings, use of hand sanitizer, handwashing and social distancing as well as process upon return.
    • Residents will be subject to Covid-19 screening upon return from visit, no matter how long the visit lasts.
    • Residents will be monitored for symptoms of Covid-19 ongoingly and isolated upon return for fourteen days due to unknown nature of Covid-19 status and community increase in levels.
    • Residents will be subject to Covid-19 testing upon return if screening determines need or symptoms develop.
    • Residents will also be tested for Covid-19 approximately 5-7 days after leaving the facility for the visit or upon return if visit longer than a week subject to test availability.
    • Appropriate policies and notifications will be put into place for all Residents testing positive for Covid-19 upon return.
  • FITNESS UPDATES
    • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, November 13th 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, November 13th 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 November 23rd.
    • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
    • 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.
    • SUNDAY FITNESS: Sunday fitness is scheduled for next Sunday on November 22nd. Sessions available are 9am, 10am or 11am.
  • GETTING SOCIAL WITH GROOVYTEK, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 3 PM @AUDITORIUM
  • Join us for our first GroovyTek Class called “Getting Social” with Jeff Waterhouse, Personal Technology Trainer
  • This class will teach you about everything you wanted to know about social media platforms.  Just in time for the holidays – learn about different kinds of social media to help you connect with friends and family.
  • Sign up on JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at 954.783.4039
  • VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM
  • Veteran’s Day was Wednesday, November 11th and JKV honored all resident and staff veterans with a beautiful ceremony that is currently posted on JKVConnect and will be shown on Channel 8001 on:
    • Friday, Nov. 13th at 10 am & 2 pm, Saturday, Nov. 14th at 10 am & 2 pm and Sunday Nov. 15th at 10 am & 2 pm
  • “VIRTUAL” BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ REPORT TO ALL RESIDENTS MEETING

MONDAY, NOV. 16th at 3PM

    • Chairman of the Board Paul Simpson, Resident Senate President Pete Audet, President Gerry Stryker and several JKV Directors will be on-hand “live” during the 3PM Zoom webinar to provide campus updates, then answer resident questions.
  • 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. Please click the link below to join the webinar:
  • https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/95015298881?pwd=c09RbVlzY29rUnVKcG5lWW1QLzBBQT09
  • Passcode: 4039
  • Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13126266799,95015298881# or +19292056099,95015298881#
  • Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
  • US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799
  • Webinar ID: 950 1529 8881

Tuesday, Nov. 10 Update

  • RESIDENT & STAFF PLEASE REMAIN COVID CAREFUL
    • Even with Tropical Storm Eta forcing many testing sites to close last week, Florida is showing no signs of letting up on a three-week trend of rising virus cases and hospitalizations—with a Tuesday report from the Department of Health that another 4,353 people have tested positive in the state.
    • The state also reported another 69 deaths today, bringing the total to a grim 17,460.
    • South Florida continues to be the state’s hot spot with the tri-county reporting 40.2% of all positive cases.
    • JKV has avoided such spikes, in large part, because of its screening measures and other preventive protocols, however, please continue to:
      • Wear a face covering—over the nose and mouth
      • Maintain 6-foot physical distancing
      • Wash your hands frequently
    • Call Wellness Nursing at (954) 783-4004 to schedule your FREE flu shot.
  • CAMPUS-WIDE VETERANS DAY CEREMONY INFORMATION
    • Tomorrow’s Veterans Day ceremony will be a hybrid small in-person and Zoom -in event starting at 11 a.m.
    • Ceremonies will also be held for Elders in Gardens West, Seaside Cove and The Woodlands. A colorful 8-page Veterans Day program, listing all Resident and Staff Veterans will be available on JKVConnect and in Village common areas tomorrow. If you do not find one, feel free to contact Life Enrichment to have a printed version put in campus mail for you. Their number is (954) 783-4039.
    • 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.
    • Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    • https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/3036299525?pwd=aDhtb0hmT2pzajBkUHc1bTVlMkJrZz09
    • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
    • Passcode: 4039
    • One tap mobile +1 312 626 6799,3036299525# US (Chicago) +19292056099,3036299525# US (New York)
    • Dial by your location
    • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    • Meeting ID: 303 629 9525
    • Look for information in the Thursday Update concerning viewing the ceremony on JKVConnect and on Channel 8001.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERVICE RECORDING GLITCH
    • The Spiritual Life and Production Teams apologize for the partial recording of Sunday’s Nov. 8 service. We have worked on improving our procedures and protocols, in an effort to avoid this occurring in the future.
  • NEW PNC HOURS
    • Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Broward County, the JKV PNC branch is adjusting its hours to 10AM to 2PM Monday through Friday.
    • Located on the west-side on the first floor of Cassels Tower, bank officials will continue to monitor the situation and adjust, as necessary.
    • To contact PNC call (954) 781-0816.
  • “VIRTUAL” BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ REPORT TO ALL RESIDENTS MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY 3PM
    • Due to circumstances surrounding Tropical Storm Eta, the “Virtual” Board of directors’ Report to all Residents meeting has been re-scheduled to Monday, Nov. 16 at 3PM.
    • Chairman of the Board Paul Simpson, Resident Senate President Pete Audet, President Gerry Stryker and several JKV Directors will be on-hand “live” during the 3PM Zoom webinar 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.
    • Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    • https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/95015298881?pwd=c09RbVlzY29rUnVKcG5lWW1QLzBBQT09
    • Passcode: 4039
    • Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13126266799,95015298881# or +19292056099,95015298881#
    • Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    • US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799
    • Webinar ID: 950 1529 8881

TROPICAL STORM ETA UPDATE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8—11:30AM

Based on the National Hurricane Center’s 10AM advisory, Tropical Storm Eta should be leaving Cuba this morning, and by this afternoon or evening, tropical storm conditions are expected to begin being

felt in our area. (See graphic below). Coastal Broward County (east of I-95) is under a hurricane watch.

The JKV Emergency Operations Team will continue to closely monitor Eta, which has strengthened to 65MPH sustained winds. As Eta enters the Florida Straits it is expected to begin taking a significant

western path, leaving our area out of most of the danger—except for winds and rain.

It is HIGHLY recommended that Residents and Staff avoid going outside unless absolutely necessary.

  • One-Meal Sunday will be served, per usual, from 11AM to 3PM. It is recommended that Residents purchase an extra meal or a freshly frozen entrée in the event Dining Services is closed for part of Monday. We also ask that Residents exercise patience when waiting for their home-delivered meals, due to the
    • For the safety of Staff and Residents, the Dixie Gate will be closed once heavy winds and rains are being experienced. When the gate is closed Residents and Staff will receive a JKVAlert robocall or email communicating that.
  • Should you have a weekend work order, Residents are asked to call the Dispatch Office, which will get in contact with Plant Operations. The Dispatch number is (954) 783-4054.
  • Cart transportation will stop once the campus is

impacted by sustained winds of 39MPH (matching the mini- mum tropical storm wind threshold).

TROPICAL STORM ETA UPDATE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7—11:00AM

The JKV Emergency Operations Team continues closely monitoring (now) Tropical Storm Eta. As of the National Hurricane Center’s 10AM advisory, South Florida is now under a tropical storm warning, with tropical storm conditions expected to be felt Sunday evening. (Please see the graph below from the NHC).

Eta currently has maximum sustained winds of 40MPH and is traveling northeast at 17MPH.

  • Sunday Worship Service remains scheduled for 10:45AM
  • One-Meal Sunday will be served, per usual, from 11AM to
  • Sandbags have been placed near doorways and other areas that could see flooding. To avoid a tripping hazard, the Maintenance Team will not put them in place until
  • Should you have a weekend work order, Residents are asked to call the Dispatch Office, which will get in contact with Plant Operations. The Dispatch number is (954) 783-4054.
  • For the safety of Staff and Residents, the Dixie Gate will be closed once heavy winds and rains

are being experienced.

  • Cart transportation will stop once the campus is

impacted by sustained winds of 39MPH (matching the

minimum tropical storm wind threshold).

  • The JKV team will be

meeting tomorrow morning

to determine next steps.

  • Today would be a good day to finish your storm preparations.

STAY SAFE KEEP DRY

TROPICAL DEPRESSION ETA UPDATE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6—5:00PM

Tropical Depression Eta has re-entered the Caribbean Sea and is forecast to pass over Cuba as a Tropical Storm (sustained winds of 39 to 73MPH) Saturday and southern

Florida should begin feeling winds and rain mid-morning Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 4PM advisory today. (Please see NHC graphic below).

Eta is moving on a northeast track at 7MPH, with sustained winds of 35MPH.

The JKV Emergency Operations Team will be meeting tomorrow morning, after the NHC’s 8 AM advisory is released, to determine next steps and a communication will be sent

out to Residents and Staff shortly thereafter. Tonight and tomorrow will be good times to finish up your storm preparations. On the back of this flyer is a handy checklist.

PLEASE NOTE: For Resident and Staff safety, Village Transportation ceases once the campus is impacted by sustained winds over 35 MPH.

 RESIDENTS WITH HEALTH CONCERNS

Residents with health care concerns, who may need ad- ditional services (i.e. oxygen, dialysis), should contact our Wellness Nursing team at

(954) 783-4009.

 LEAVING CAMPUS

Residents wishing to leave the JKV campus in anticipation of the storm’s possible arrival should contact Security at (954) 784-4795 PLEASE FIND AN

IMPORTANT HURRICANE PREPARATION CHECKLIST

 

Hurricane Preparation Checklist

The Time To Prepare Is Now

This is a good time to review the Hurricane Preparedness Guides that were distributed in May.

To assist in your preparation, please know Individual Services are available through

our Home Health Agency. For information please contact them at (954) 783-4009.

As a reminder, now is the time to make sure you have a two-week supply of prescription medicines and you are stocked up with the following items:

 Suggested Items for Your Hurricane Kit:

  • One gallon of water per person per day for five days
  • Two flashlights with batteries and spares (Use of candles, oil lamps or sterno is prohibited)
  • A five-day supply of non-perishable food that can be eaten without

heating/cooking

  • A manually operated can opener
  • A 14-day supply of medications
  • Battery operated radio with extra batteries

 Items Should You Need to Evacuate:

  • A three-day supply of food ready to take with you
  • Pillow, blanket, towels and wash cloths
  • Change of clothing
  • Three-day supply of personal medication
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Three gallons of drinking water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Keys to your apartment or villa and automobile

Stay Tuned!

TROPICAL DEPRESSION ETA UPDATE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5—5:30PM

The John Knox Village Hurricane Emergency Operations Team continues to closely monitor the activity of Tropical Depression Eta. As of the National Hurricane Center’s 2PM advisory it is moving off Honduras, heading in a NNW path at 8 MPH, with sustained winds of 35 MH and the Cayman Islands are under a tropical storm watch.

While it remains too soon to make solid predictions, many models project that storm effects will begin to be felt over the coming weekend.

Some models also project Eta reorganizing in the Caribbean waters, with some modest restrengthening to tropical storm levels (sustained winds between 39 and 73 MPH).

PLEASE NOTE: Campus Transportation stops once winds of 35 MPH are sustained

The JKV Emergency Operations Team will be meeting tomorrow morning, after the National Hurricane Center’s 8 AM

advisory, to determine next steps.

As a resource, JKV offers a Campus Shopper Service and Instacart training and ordering. Here is that information, as well as other important related information.

·          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

Ivy Smith at HHA at (954) 783-4009.

·          SIGN-UP FOR INSTACART

The Life Enrichment Team is AVAILABLE to assist Residents in learning how to use Instacart for online grocery ordering. Here is what you need to set-up and manage your own Instacart Account:

  • Email address
  • Credit/debit card
  • Smartphone/tablet/laptop/computer

For more information call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. There are also Instacart “How To” Manuals available in each lobby and Village Centre.

·          RESIDENTS WITH HEALTH CONCERNS

Residents with health care concerns, who may need additional services (i.e. oxygen, dialysis), should contact our Wellness Nursing team at (954) 783-4009.

·          LEAVING CAMPUS

Residents wishing to leave the JKV campus in anticipation of the storm’s possible arrival should contact Security at (954) 784-4795

PLEASE FIND AN IMPORTANT HURRICANE PREPARATION CHECKLIST ON THE OTHER PAGE

Hurricane Preparation Checklist

 The Time To Prepare Is Now

This is a good time to review the Hurricane Preparedness Guides that were distributed in May.

 To assist in your preparation, please know Individual Services are available through

our Home Health Agency. For information please contact them at (954) 783-4009.

As a reminder, now is the time to make sure you have a two-week supply of prescrip- tion medicines and you are stocked up with the following items:

 Suggested Items for Your Hurricane Kit:

 One gallon of water per person per day for five days

  • Two flashlights with batteries and spares (Use of candles, oil lamps or sterno is prohibited)
  • A five-day supply of non-perishable food that can be eaten without

heating/cooking

  • A manually operated can opener
  • A 14-day supply of medications
  • Battery operated radio with extra batteries

 Items Should You Need to Evacuate:

 A three-day supply of food ready to take with you

  • Pillow, blanket, towels and wash cloths
  • Change of clothing
  • Three-day supply of personal medication
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Three gallons of drinking water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Keys to your apartment or villa and automobile

 

Stay Tuned!

Thursday, Oct. 29 Update

  • 2021 BUDGET PRESENTATION LETTER AND VIDEO
    • Letters explaining the 2021 budget will be in Resident mailboxes by Nov. 1 and a video from President Gerry Stryker, CFO Bruce Chittenden, Controller Doug Folsom and Fiscal Committee Chairman Terry Colli can now be viewed “On Demand” on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube Channel.
    • The videos will also be shown on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM on Friday.
    • You can see the YouTube video “On Demand.” Just hold down the CTRL button on the bottom left of your computer keyboard and click on the link below
    • https://youtu.be/0onpLryyuKI
  • FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION CONFUSION
    • There has been some confusion over the free bus transportation. Attached and below please find the handy transportation reference guide for your convenience. It can also be found on JKVConnect.
  • LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR RESIDENT-BOARD MEETING
    • The next “Virtual” Board of Directors’ Report to All Residents meeting will be Monday, Nov. 9 at 3PM.
    • 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 to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President, by end of day Friday, Oct. 30.
    • 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.
  • CALLING ALL VETERANS
    • Due to COVID-19 and following JKV’s 6-foot physical distancing and wearing of facial covering protocols, the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11th at 11 a.m. will look much different this year.
    • We are asking, if you are a Veteran, to please register at one of the Concierge (Main Lobby) Desks in Cassels Tower, Heritage Tower, East Lake, Village Towers, Gardens West, or the Village Centre Lobby. Sign-up sheets will be available at all those locations until the deadline of Thursday, Nov. 5.
    • Look for the resident Veteran sign-up sheet and make sure to include your name, branch of service, rank at discharge, and your JKV Apartment or Villa unit number.
    • Once the list of Veterans has been compiled, commemorative Veterans Day pins will be delivered to each Veterans’ campus mailbox. Then, on Nov. 11th a Zoom ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., along with a maximum of 40 people allowed in-person in the Auditorium. A local high school Color Guard is being recruited to open the ceremony and during the ceremony a “virtual” roll call will be given by Rev. Jamie Champion, followed by a video rendition of the Armed Forces Medley.
    • Call the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039 for more information and thank you for your service!
    • PLEASE NOTE: On Nov. 9 members of the Life Enrichment team will be going door to door to provide a Veterans Day pin to all Resident Veterans. If they do not get to everyone on the 9th, Tuesday, Nov. 10th will also be used.
  • MACY’S POP UP SHOP FOR RESIDENTS-STAFF
    • Macy’s is coming to JKV on Nov. 18 from 10AM to 7PM in the Village Centre Auditorium for Residents and Nov. 19 at the same time and location for Staff.
    • The Life Enrichment team is happy to announce a new amenity being offered to JKV Residents – personal shopping. To kick off this partnership, come by to meet Personal Stylist Mindy Kahn from Macy’s at Galleria Mall, who will be providing personal shopping services for JKV residents free of charge as a benefit to you, beginning with this event.  Mindy will be on site on for two shopping days as the Auditorium gets transformed into a mini Macy’s – a “Pop-Up Shop”.
    • Come get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping or treat yourself to something new. Mindy will be on hand to assist you as you browse (and if you wish, purchase) cosmetics, fragrances, handbags, watches and jewelry, holiday décor, and home goods. Shop brands like Estee Lauder, Dior, Clinique, Lancôme, Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade, Chanel, Polo, Gucci, Prada, Tiffany, Nespresso, and much more.  Macy’s will also be bringing “Backstage” to the event – some luxury items at their lowest prices.
    • All major credit cards and Macy’s gift cards are welcome. No cash, please.  Returns after the event can be made by contacting Mindy or bringing them back to Macy’s.  After this event, you’ll be able to contact Mindy directly any time you’d like to utilize her personal shopper services.
    • For this Pop-Up Store event, reservations are required for one-hour shopping experiences. To sign up for this kickoff event, please sign up on JKV Connect, or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039.
    • Due to COVID guidelines, a maximum of 20 people will be able to shop at once to allow for social distancing.
  • DINING SERVICES’ LUNCH TIME CHANGES
    • Due to noise related to construction work that will be taking place on the Westlake Pavilion project, the Dine-In Lunch Hours will change, beginning Monday, Nov. 2.
    • The new hours will be for two seatings—11:30AM to 12:30PM and 12:30PM to 1:30PM. As a REMINDER lunch is available Monday through Saturday, NOT on Sundays.
    • This change will be in effect for probably two weeks (depending on how weather affects the work) from Oct. 26 through Nov. 6.
    • Home Delivery and Take Out WILL NOT be affected.
    • Call (954) 783-4061 to place your meal orders for Home Delivery or Take-Out.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
    • Reminder: To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate.
    • Please register on JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment (954) 783-4039.
  • To join Zoom meeting login https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/98049574778. The Meeting ID: is 980 4957 4778
  • PLEASE NOTE ZOOM IS NOW REQUIRING THE ADDITIONAL STEP OF PUTTING IN A PASSWORD—FOR JKV ZOOM MEETINGS THAT PASSWORD IS 4039.
  • To dial in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 980 4957 4778.
    • Spiritual Life wants to hear from you!  We are putting together our Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and would like your input.  We would like to share with others what you are thankful for despite the pandemic!
    • Please send your thankful thoughts to bsullenger@jkvfl.com or jchampion@jkvfl.com by Nov. 5th.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATE
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of November 9th, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, Oct. 30th 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, Oct. 30th 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 Nov. 9.
      • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
      • 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.
      • SUNDAY FITNESS SCHEDULE: No Sunday fitness session this week. The next Sunday availability is Nov. 8 at 9am, 10am or 11am.

Tuesday, Oct. 27 Update

  • ON VERGE OF COVID-19 RESURGENCE
    • Most health officials, and news outlets, are reporting our area is on the verge of a COVID-19 resurgence and backed by today’s news that Florida’s COVID-19 cases topped 4,000 for the third time in six days.
    • To date Broward has reported 83,593 cases and 1,520 deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health.
    • JKV has enjoyed good results in part because of its screening measures and other preventive protocols that have been put in place, however, please continue to:
      • Wear a face covering
      • Maintain 6-foot -physical distancing
      • Wash your hands frequently
    • Call Wellness Nursing at (954) 783-4004 to schedule your FREE flu shot.
  • 2021 BUDGET PRESENTATION LETTER AND VIDEO
    • Letters explaining the 2021 budget will be in Resident mailboxes by Nov. 1 and a video from President Gerry Stryker, CFO Bruce Chittenden, Controller Doug Folsom and Fiscal Committee Chairman Terry Colli will be available Thursday for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube Channel.
    • The videos will also be shown on Channel 8001 on Thursday at 11:30AM and 5PM and at 10AM and 2PM on Friday.
    • Look for the YouTube link in Thursday’s Update.
  • SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR RESIDENT-BOARD MEETING
    • The next “Virtual” Board of Directors’ Report to All Residents meeting will be Monday, Nov. 9 at 3PM.
    • 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 to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President, by end of day Friday, Oct. 30.
    • 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.
  • CALLING ALL VETERANS
    • Due to COVID-19 and following JKV’s 6-foot physical distancing and wearing of facial covering protocols, the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11th at 11 a.m. will look much different this year.
    • We are asking, if you are a Veteran, to please register at one of the Concierge (Main Lobby) Desks in Cassels Tower, Heritage Tower, East Lake, Village Towers, Gardens West, or the Village Centre Lobby. Sign-up sheets will be available at all those locations until the deadline of Thursday, Nov. 5.
    • Look for the resident Veteran sign-up sheet and make sure to include your name, branch of service, rank at discharge, and your JKV Apartment or Villa unit number.
    • Once the list of Veterans has been compiled, commemorative Veterans Day pins will be delivered to each Veterans’ campus mailbox. Then, on Nov. 11th a Zoom ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., along with a maximum of 40 people allowed in-person in the Auditorium. A local high school Color Guard is being recruited to open the ceremony and during the ceremony a “virtual” roll call will be given by Rev. Jamie Champion, followed by a video rendition of the Armed Forces Medley.
    • Call the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039 for more information and thank you for your service!
    • PLEASE NOTE: On Nov. 9 members of the Life Enrichment team will be going door to door to provide a Veterans Day pin to all Resident Veterans. If they do not get to everyone on the 9th, Tuesday, Nov. 10th will also be used.
  • MACY’S POP UP SHOP
    • Macy’s is coming to JKV on Nov. 18 from 10AM to 7PM in the Village Centre Auditorium.
    • The Life Enrichment team is pleased to announce a new amenity being offered to Residents–personal shopping.
    • To kick off this partnership, come by to meet Personal Stylist Mindy Kahn from Macy’s, who will provide personal shopping services for Residents.
    • This is a chance to get jump on your holiday shopping, or treat yourself to something new. Mindy will be on hand to assist as you browse (and if you wish, purchase) clothing, housewares and home goods.
    • For more information contact the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039.
    • Reservations are required for one-hour shopping experiences.  More details to come on a future flyer.
  • CATERING OFFERING “STEAK NIGHT”-NOV. 5
    • The JKV Catering Department will be holding a Steak Night on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 5PM to 8PM in the Village Centre Auditorium.
    • A maximum of 40 guests will be admitted to make reservations, due to JKV spacing protocols.
    • Along with filet mignons that will be grilled outside of the Auditorium, there will be a scallop appetizer, a bacon pear salad and a choice of dessert.
    • Catering Manager Susanne Russell will take reservations from 9AM to 3PM beginning Friday, Oct. 30 by calling her at (954) 783-4063.
    • Look for a flyer with more details in the next several days.

Thursday, Oct. 22 Update

  • MOST POSITIVE CASES SINCE AUGUST
    • The Florida Department of Health reported 5,557 new positive cases for COVID-19—the most since 6,352 were tallied on Aug. 15.
    • In Kansas—where wearing face coverings is not mandatory—all 62 nursing home residents have tested positive and 10 have died. While that state’s governor issued an executive order mandating masks, 90 of Kansas’ 105 counties have opted out. Yes, only 15 counties have mask mandates, and Norton County where this nursing home is located, has ignored the executive order.
    • Those two reminders have the JKV Administration again URGING the wearing of face coverings, maintaining 6-foot physical distancing, frequent hand washing and calling Wellness Nursing at (954) 783-4004 to schedule your FREE flu shot.
  • JKV SUPPLIES OF PPE
    • John Knox Village has adequate supplies of all Personal Protective Equipment and test kits—for testing Staff and Elders in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove and Gardens West.
    • As a point of information testing for staff, in the higher levels of care, is based on the positivity rate in Florida counties. For us, if Broward County has a greater than 5% positivity rate Staff have to be tested once a week, versus once a month if the rate is less than 5%–which the Village has to pay for.
    • It benefits EVERYONE, not just physically but financially, by being COVID-careful.
  • SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR RESIDENT-BOARD MEETING
    • The next “Virtual” Board of Directors’ Report to All Residents meeting will be Monday, Nov. 9 at 3PM.
    • 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 to Mary Sue McDermott, Executive Assistant to the President, by end of day Friday, Oct. 30.
    • 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.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATE
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of Nov. 2nd, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, Oct. 23rd 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, Oct. 23rd 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 Nov. 2.
      • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
      • 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.
    • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
      • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
      • Reminder: To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate. 
      • To join Zoom meeting login https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/98049574778. The Meeting ID: is 980 4957 4778
      • PLEASE NOTE ZOOM IS NOW REQUIRING THE ADDITIONAL STEP OF PUTTING IN A PASSWORD—FOR JKV ZOOM MEETINGS THAT PASSWORD IS 4039.
      • To dial in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 980 4957 4778.
    • EPISCOPAL SERVICES START OCT. 25
      • Episcopal Worship Services, with Mother Leslie Hague of All Saints Episcopal Church, will be held the fourth Sunday of every month beginning this Sunday at 1:30PM in the Village Centre Auditorium.
      • To reserve a seat for the COVID-careful 40-person-maximum in-person worship service, please register on JKVConnect. For more information, please contact Northeast Villa #607 resident Barbara Rowell at (954) 946-339

 DINING SERVICES’ LUNCH TIME CHANGE REMINDER

    • Due to noise related to construction work that will be taking place on the Westlake Pavilion project, the Dine-In Lunch Hours will change, beginning Monday, Oct. 26. (See related flyer).
    • The new hours will be for two seatings—11:30AM to 12:30PM and 12:30PM to 1:30PM. As a REMINDER lunch is available Monday through Saturday, NOT on Sundays.
    • This change will be in effect for probably two weeks (depending on how weather affects the work) from Oct. 26 through Nov. 6.
    • Home Delivery and Take Out WILL NOT be affected.
    • Call (954) 783-4061 to place your meal orders for Home Delivery or Take-Out.

 Tuesday, Oct. 20 Update

  • SURGE IN COVID-19 CASES
    • Heading into Fall and with the reopening of businesses, we are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, as many health officials predicted.
    • According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida reported 3,662 new COVID-19 cases today—more than double Monday’s 1,707—with the state passing more than 750,000 positive cases. Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County account for 307,697 cases, nearly 41% of Florida’s total.
    • This spike is beginning to worry hospital officials about the availability of beds.
  • CONTINUE BEING COVID-CAREFUL
    • Residents, Family, Friends, Staff and Vendors, we MUST remain united in our attempt to keep the COVID-19 virus out of our homes and work areas.
    • Now is not the time to let your guard down.
      • Continue to use a face covering or KN-95 mask
      • Maintain 6-foot physical distancing
      • Use excellent hand hygiene—washing them frequently for 20 seconds with soap and warm water, or hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol or greater
      • RESIDENTS & STAFF, please make sure to get your free flu shot. Call Village Nursing at (954) 783-4004 to schedule your appointment
    • When you use a cloth face covering you protect others.
    • When you maintain 6-foot physical distance and diligently wash your hands, you protect yourself.
    • Call Wellness Nursing (954) 783-4009 if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
      • Trouble breathing
      • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
      • Bluish lips or face
      • Vomiting
      • Loss of taste and smell
      • Fever over 100-degrees Fahrenheit
    • It is a good thing that we are less stressed out by this, but that does not mean we should not continue to take it very seriously. Now that we are thoughtfully figuring out how to live in a pandemic, we must practice good judgment every time we leave our homes and workspaces. It only takes one inadvertent, careless encounter to be exposed. So, keep those masks and hand sanitizers handy.

–Leslie Schlienger, John Knox Village Home Health Agency Administrator

  • RESIDENT SENATE MEETING VIDEO
    • Monday’s Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents is available for “On Demand” viewing at the John Knox Village YouTube Channel. Just hold down the CTRL button on the bottom left of your computer keyboard and click on the link below:
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJgqOBot5zg&feature=youtu.be
    • It can also be viewed “On Demand” at JKVConnect and Channel 8001 this Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 21 and 23 at 10AM and 2PM.
  • GET YOUR GROOVYTEK ON WEDNESDAY
    • Representatives from GroovyTek—JKV’s new technology partner—will be on campus, Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 10AM to 3PM in the Village Centre Lobby.
    • The GroovyTek Winnebago will be strategically parked just outside the Village Centre and trainers will have information and gifts. Come see the Groovy Tek Bar in the lobby. Residents can learn about their services with all types of personal technology—from personal computers and Smartphones to tablets and how to download apps.
    • A raffle will be held for a free one-hour session, a $75 value. Residents do not to be present to win. Pastries will be served in the morning and hot dogs and ice cream in the afternoon.
    • For more information call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039.
  • DINING SERVICES’ LUNCH TIME CHANGES
    • Due to noise related to construction work that will be taking place on the Westlake Pavilion project, the Dine-In Lunch Hours will change, beginning Monday, Oct. 26.
    • The new hours will be for two seatings—11:30AM to 12:30PM and 12:30PM to 1:30PM. As a REMINDER lunch is available Monday through Saturday, NOT on Sundays.
    • This change will be in effect for probably two weeks (depending on how weather affects the work) from Oct. 26 through Nov. 6.
    • Home Delivery and Take Out WILL NOT be affected.
    • Call (954) 783-4061 to place your meal orders for Home Delivery or Take-Out.
  • CALLING ALL VETERANS
    • Due to COVID-19 and following JKV’s 6-foot physical distancing and wearing of facial covering protocols, the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11th at 11 a.m. will look much different this year.
    • We are asking, if you are a Veteran, to please register at one of the Concierge (Main Lobby) Desks in Cassels Tower, Heritage Tower, East Lake, Village Towers, Gardens West, or the Village Centre Lobby. Sign-up sheets will be available at all those locations until the deadline of Thursday, Nov. 5.
    • Look for the resident Veteran sign-up sheet and make sure to include your name, branch of service, rank at discharge, and your JKV Apartment or Villa unit number.
    • Once the list of Veterans has been compiled, commemorative Veterans Day pins will be delivered to each Veterans’ campus mailbox. Then, on Nov. 11th a Zoom ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., along with a maximum of 40 people allowed in-person in the Auditorium. A local high school Color Guard is being recruited to open the ceremony and during the ceremony a “virtual” roll call will be given by Rev. Jamie Champion, followed by a video rendition of the Armed Forces Medley.
    • Call the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039 for more information and thank you for your service!
  • 2020 MUNICIPAL BOND ISSUE VIDEO ON JKV YOUTUBE
    • A video from JKV Chief Financial Officer Bruce Chittenden discussing the 2020 Municipal Bond issue and an investment opportunity can be seen “On Demand” at the JKV YouTube channel or by clicking on the link below. To view just hold down the CTRL button on the bottom left of your keyboard and click on this link:
    • https://youtu.be/E9rSG38P7jM
  • EPISCOPAL SERVICES START OCT. 25
    • Episcopal Worship Services, with Mother Leslie Hague of All Saints Episcopal Church, will be held the fourth Sunday of every month beginning this Sunday at 1:30PM in the Village Centre Auditorium.
    • To reserve a seat for the COVID-careful 40-person-maximum in-person worship service, please register on JKVConnect. For more information, please contact Northeast Villa #607 resident Barbara Rowell at (954) 946-339

Thursday, Oct. 15 Update

  • GET YOUR GROOVYTEK ON, OCT. 21
    • GroovyTek—JKV’s new technology partner—is holding a meet and greet, Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 10AM to 3PM in the Village Centre Auditorium.
    • GroovyTek trainers will be offering complimentary consultations to help Residents learn to use all types of personal technology—from personal computers and Smartphones to tablets and how to download apps.
    • A raffle will be held for a free one-hour session, a $75 value. Need not be present to win. Pastries will be served in the morning and hot dogs and ice cream in the afternoon.
    • Look for the GroovyTek Winnebago in front of the Village Centre. For more information call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039.
  • CT AC SHUTDOWN OCT. 21 OR 22
    • Air conditioning for the entire Cassels Tower building will be shutdown either next Wednesday or Thursday, Oct. 21 or 22.
    • Some new underground piping needs to be connected as part of the Westlake project.
    • The shutdown will begin at 8AM on the selected day and be off for 8 hours. This will not affect using water in kitchens and bathrooms.
    • Look for a notice on Monday, Oct. 19 announcing which day the shutoff will occur.
  • “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT SENATE MEETING MONDAY 1PM
    • The “Virtual” Resident Senate meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19th at 1PM.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Resident Senate President Pete Audet, and several JKV Directors will be on-hand “live” during the 1PM Zoom webinar 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.
    • Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    • https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/96960746648?pwd=bXpJbmhOQy85RkJPdW1YZVVyWHM5UT09
    • Passcode: 4039
    • Or iPhone one-tap:
    • US: +13126266799,, 96960746648# or +19292056099,, 96960746648#
    • Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    • US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799
    • Webinar ID: 969 6074 6648
  • DINING BILLING UPDATE
    • Dining Services has been made aware that some Residents may have discrepancies on their September monthly statement, regarding “Extra Charges.
    • We are working closely with the Accounting Department to resolve these issues quickly. Should any Residents need further support or clarification regarding charges on their statement, they can contact Stacia Wells, Assistant Dining Room Manager, at (954) 783-4064, or email her at swells@jkvfl.com.
  • FITNESS UPDATE
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of Oct. 26, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, Oct. 15 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, Oct. 16 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 Oct. 26.
      • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
      • 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.
    • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
      • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
      • Reminder: To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate. 
      • To join Zoom meeting login https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/98049574778. The Meeting ID: is 980 4957 4778
      • PLEASE NOTE ZOOM IS NOW REQUIRING THE ADDITIONAL STEP OF PUTTING IN A PASSWORD—FOR JKV ZOOM MEETINGS THAT PASSWORD IS 4039.
      • To dial in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 980 4957 4778.
  • CALLING ALL VETERANS
    • Due to COVID-19 and following JKV’s 6-foot physical distancing and wearing of facial covering protocols, the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11th at 11 a.m. will look much different this year.
    • We are asking, if you are a Veteran, to please register at one of the Concierge (Main Lobby) Desks in Cassels Tower, Heritage Tower, East Lake, Village Towers, Gardens West, or the Village Centre Lobby. Sign-up sheets will be available at all those locations until the deadline of Thursday, Nov. 5.
    • Look for the resident Veteran sign-up sheet and make sure to include your name, branch of service, rank at discharge, and your JKV Apartment or Villa unit number.
    • Once the list of Veterans has been compiled, commemorative Veterans Day pins will be delivered to each Veterans’ campus mailbox. Then, on Nov. 11th a Zoom ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., along with a maximum of 40 people allowed in-person in the Auditorium. A local high school Color Guard is being recruited to open the ceremony and during the ceremony a “virtual” roll call will be given by Rev. Jamie Champion, followed by a video rendition of the Armed Forces Medley.
    • Call the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039 for more information and thank you for your service!
  • 2020 MUNICIPAL BOND ISSUE VIDEO ON JKV YOUTUBE
    • A video from JKV Chief Financial Officer Bruce Chittenden discussing the 2020 Municipal Bond issue and an investment opportunity can be seen “On Demand” at the JKV YouTube channel or by clicking on the link below. To view just hold down the CTRL button on the bottom left of your keyboard and click on this link:
    • https://youtu.be/E9rSG38P7jM
  • Birthday Party, MONDAY, OCT. 19, 7PM
    • For October, our Birthday Party returns to the Auditorium for a “hybrid” event which you can choose to enjoy either in person in the Auditorium (COVID-careful, maximum 40 people, with temperature checks, mandatory mask wearing and 6-foot physical distancing) or from home via Zoom.
    • https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/93502881582, Meeting ID: 935 0288 1582, Passcode: 4039
    • We will feature the music stylings of David Pedraza playing classical selections by Handel, Schumann, Brahms and more.
    • Reservations are required for Auditorium attendance. Sign up on JKVConnect or by calling (954) 783.4039.

–Bill Pickhardt, COO and Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Tuesday, Oct. 13 Update

  • NEW COMPANY PROVIDING LAB DRAWS STARTING MONDAY
    • Beginning Oct. 19 JKV will be working with a laboratory company called Molecular Stat Labs. They will provide Residents with a notification call the night before the lab draw. The Molecular Stat Labs representative will be visiting the doctors who are prevalent among JKV Residents to instruct the office in how to order lab work directly from the lab.
    • JKV will also be providing residents with wallet cards that they can hand to the doctor’s office. As always, if you have a hand-written prescription for labs, you can get it to the Village Nurse by means of the Wellness Nurses.
  • “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT SENATE MEETING MONDAY 1PM
    • The “Virtual” Resident Senate meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19th at 1PM.
    • Reports from each of the 12 Resident Committee Chairpersons will be videotaped in advance of Monday’s meeting and shown on Monday.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Resident Senate President Pete Audet, and several JKV Directors will be on-hand “live” during the 1PM Zoom webinar 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.
    • Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    • https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/96960746648?pwd=bXpJbmhOQy85RkJPdW1YZVVyWHM5UT09
    • Passcode: 4039
    • Or iPhone one-tap:
    • US: +13126266799,, 96960746648# or +19292056099,, 96960746648#
    • Or Telephone:
    • Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    • US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799
    • Webinar ID: 969 6074 6648
  • TRANSPORTATION UPDATE
    • Since the Oct. 5 rollout of the new Publix bus transportation schedule JKV Transportation has been listening to everyone’s positive feedback and suggestions.
    • Since the Publix pharmacy does not open until 9AM and there is usually a line of customers waiting for service, this makes it difficult for Cassels Tower residents to make the 9:30AM return trip every Tuesday and Friday.
    • Transportation has decided to alter the pick-up times for Tuesdays. There are no changes to the current Friday schedule. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 20, the new schedule will be:
    • Tuesdays Only
      • East Lake, Northeast, & Heritage Towers 8AM-10AM
      • Departure from Heritage Tower 8AM Return trip 9:30AM
      • Village Towers & Lakeside Villas (no changes) 10am-12pm
      • Departure from Village Towers 10AM Return trip 11:30AM
      • Cassels Tower and South Garden Villas 12NOON-2PM
      • Departure from Cassels Tower 12NOON Return trip 1:30pm
  • CALLING ALL VETERANS
    • Due to COVID-19 and following JKV’s 6-foot physical distancing and wearing of facial covering protocols, the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11th at 11 a.m. will look much different this year.
    • We are asking, if you are a Veteran, to please register at one of the Concierge (Main Lobby) Desks in Cassels Tower, Heritage Tower, East Lake, Village Towers, Gardens West, or the Village Centre Lobby. Sign-up sheets will be available at all those locations until the deadline of Thursday, Nov. 5.
    • Look for the resident Veteran sign-up sheet and make sure to include your name, branch of service, rank at discharge, and your JKV Apartment or Villa unit number.
    • Once the list of Veterans has been compiled, commemorative Veterans Day pins will be delivered to each Veterans’ campus mailbox. Then, on Nov. 11th a Zoom ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., along with a maximum of 40 people allowed in-person in the Auditorium. A local high school Color Guard is being recruited to open the ceremony and during the ceremony a “virtual” roll call will be given by Rev. Jamie Champion, followed by a video rendition of the Armed Forces Medley.
    • Call the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039 for more information and thank you for your service!
  • 2020 MUNICIPAL BOND ISSUE VIDEO ON JKV YOUTUBE
    • A video from JKV Chief Financial Officer Bruce Chittenden discussing the 2020 Municipal Bond issue and an investment opportunity can be seen “On Demand” at the JKV YouTube channel or by clicking on the link below. To view just hold down the CTRL button on the bottom left of your keyboard and click on this link:
    • https://youtu.be/E9rSG38P7jM
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE UPDATE
    • Residents wishing to register for Sunday worship are asked to do so on JKVConnect beginning with this coming Sunday’s service.
    • Residents wishing to sign up to use JKVConnect should contact JKV Technology Coordinator Nick Sconiers at (954) 784-4739 or email him at nsconiers@jkvfl.com
    • For more information on Sunday services contact the Spiritual Life offices are 9954) 784-4748.
  • WIC SNEAK PEEK TOURS
    • Sneak Peek Tours of the new Welcome & Innovation Center for Residents will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 10AM to 2PM. They will be with groups of no more than 8 Residents at one time.
    • Tour times will be: 10AM, 10:30AM, 11AM, 11:30AM, 12PM, 1PM, 1:30PM and 2PM.
    • Register by calling the Marketing Department at (954) 783-4040.

–Bill Pickhardt, COO and Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Thursday, Oct. 8 Update

  • MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION UPDATE
    • Starting Monday, Oct. 12, Transportation has made a few changes to the free medical Transportation Bus hour schedule. When first offered, the free medical transportation was originally a shuttle bus and  the volume of residents requesting the service was low.
    • Transportation began tracking the ridership and the data indicates an increase. All free medical transportation will now be provided on a shuttle bus. The bus will pick up on the hour.
    • If you are unable to ride the shuttle bus, you may request a personalized vehicle for a fee. Please continue to call (954) 783-4000 from 8:30AM to 4PM to make transportation reservations. All reservations require at least 24 hours’ notice.
      • Overview of the Free Medical Transportation
        • Monday /Thursday 8am-1pm Zone 1 North
        • Tuesday/Friday going 8am-1pm Zone 1 South
      • JKV OUTPATIENT THERAPY OPEN
        • The Outpatient Therapy Department is OPEN for all JKV Residents in The Woodlands’ 1st Floor Wellness Studio. To schedule your appointment, you can call (954) 247-5816.
      • STAFF VISITING EMPLOYEE BREAKROOM
        • Staff wishing to access the Employee Breakroom should continue accessing it through the Seaside Cove Service corridor and NOT use the exit door coming out of the Dining area, except for emergencies
        • PLEASE be aware of all the construction activities in the area.
      • STATEMENTS DELAYED
        • Due to the conversion to our new Point Of Sale (POS) system, the mailing of the October Monthly Statements will be delayed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Debbie Williams, the Accounting Billing Specialist at (954) 783-4048 or dwilliams@jkvfl.com, or visit her on the west side of the first floor in Cassels Tower. If Debbie cannot answer your question, she will get your question to the appropriate person who can.
      • 2019 JKV FINANCIAL AUDIT VIDEO
        • The 2019 JKV Financial Audit video, presented by CFO Bruce Chittenden and controller Doug Folsom, is available for “On Demand” at the John Knox Village YouTube Channel. Just hold down the CTRL button on the bottom left of your keyboard and click on the link below
        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKG7Jlr-FOI&feature=youtu.be
        • It can also be viewed “On Demand” at JKVConnect and Channel 8001 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 12, 14, and 16 at 10AM and 2PM.
      • PNC BANK OFFERING FULL-SERVICE NOW
        • The PNC branch bank is now offering full services WITHOUT MAKING APPOINTMENTS. All Residents and Staff going into the branch, located in the west wing on the first floor of Cassels Tower, MUST wear face coverings and maintain 6-foot physical distancing.
      • CATERING DIY MEALS
        • Beginning Friday, Oct. 9, the Catering Department will be offering 3 different DIY (Do It Yourself) meals. Look for a flyer with the selection, prices and ordering information. The flyer will also be available on JKVConnect.
          • Fire Grilled Chicken Salad with Roasted Vegetables & Pepitas – $22.95 Serves Two
          • Grilled Salmon & Cilantro Lime Riced Cauliflower Bowls – $22.95 Serves Two
          • Fire Grilled Steak Naanwich – $22.95 Serves Two
        • WIC SNEAK PEEK TOURS
          • Sneak Peek Tours of the new Welcome & Innovation Center for Residents will be held on Oct. 15 from 10AM to 2PM. They will be with groups of no more than 8 Residents at one time.
          • Tour times will be: 10AM, 10:30AM, 11AM, 11:30AM, 12PM, 1PM, 1:30PM and 2PM.
          • Register by calling the Marketing Department at (954) 783-4040.
        • RESIDENT SENATE MEETING FOR ALL RESIDENTS
          • The bi-monthly Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 19 at 1PM. It will be conducted “Virtually.”
          • No Resident questions will be taken during the meeting, however, feel free to submit questions to Mary Sue McDermott, JKV’s Executive Assistant by end of day tomorrow, Oct. 9. Hand-written questions can be dropped off in the West Wing of Cassels Tower or emailed to Mary Sue at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com
          • Look for more information on specifics around this meeting in a future Update.
        • BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK OCT. 22
          • Residents and Employees are invited to wear pink and participate in JKV’s 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Walk on Thursday, Oct. 22 to benefit Gilda’s Club South Florida. Registration begins at 2PM and the walk will begin at 2:30 pm.
          • This year, we will be starting from different locations around campus and walking in small groups. The required donation to participate is $5, or a donation of $10 for a Wish Balloon Bouquet to be released during the walk. Please bring your check made payable to Gilda’s Club South Florida to the registration table at your starting location the day of the event. The first 50 people to sign up and commit to a donation will receive a swag bag.
          • For more information and to register, call the Fitness Studio at 954-784-4730 and RSVP with your preferred starting location and the amount you wish to donate.
          • If you are not participating in the walk and would like to donate to Gilda’s Club, you can donate at gildasclubsouthflorida.org, or text GILDASFL to 44-321.  All donations are greatly appreciated.
        • FITNESS UPDATE
          • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of October19th, please follow the steps below:
            • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, Oct. 9 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, Oct. 9 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 Oct. 19.
            • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
            • 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.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
    • Reminder: To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate. 
  • To join Zoom meeting login https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/98049574778. The Meeting ID: is 980 4957 4778
  • PLEASE NOTE ZOOM IS NOW REQUIRING THE ADDITIONAL STEP OF PUTTING IN A PASSWORD—FOR JKV ZOOM MEETINGS THAT PASSWORD IS 4039.
  • To dial in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 980 4957 4778.

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Tuesday, Oct. 6 Update

  • MONTHLY STATEMENTS DELAYED
    • Due to the conversion to our new Point Of Sale (POS) system, the mailing of the October Monthly Statements will be delayed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Debbie Williams, the Accounting Billing Specialist at (954) 783-4048 or dwilliams@jkvfl.com, or visit her on the west side of the first floor in Cassels Tower. If Debbie cannot answer your question, she will get your question to the appropriate person who can.
  • 2019 JKV FINANCIAL AUDIT VIDEO
    • The 2019 JKV Financial Audit video, presented by CFO Bruce Chittenden and controller Doug Folsom, is available for “On Demand” at the John Knox Village YouTube Channel. Just hold down the CTRL button on the bottom left of your keyboard and click on the link below
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKG7Jlr-FOI&feature=youtu.be
    • It can also be viewed “On Demand” at JKVConnect and Channel 8001 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 12, 14, and 16 at 10AM and 2PM.
  • PHASE 3 LIFE ENRICHMENT RESIDENT-RUN PROGRAMS REGULATION
    • The Phase 3 Resident Run Programs that can resume are including, but not limited to:
      • Clubs: Computer Club, Rotary, Book Club, Garden Club, FLiCRA, Village Investment, 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.
      • Social Gatherings: LGBT Mix & Mingle, Trivia Night, Movie Nights, Bible Studies, Choral Groups, 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.
    • The following regulations are required for all gatherings on campus:
      • A Blue Reservation form must be submitted and approved to reserve space for the activity. These forms can be found at the Village Centre or any tower lobby front desk.
      • The maximum capacity of residents in the Village Centre Auditorium is 40 guests.
      • The maximum capacity of residents in all Party Rooms, Hibiscus Room, and other public spaces is 10 guests.
      • Face masks/coverings are required at all times at all programs.
      • For activities that require sharing materials (i.e. cards, tiles, or chips), it is the responsibility of the players to ensure those materials are sanitized before and after every use.
      • The Life Enrichment/Production team will set up all spaces to follow required 6-foot physical distancing and will have final authority on set-ups.
    • PLEASE NOTE: If you use an available common space without completing the reservation process you are still required to follow the above stated regulations at all times.
      • If you have any question, please contact Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039.
    • PNC BANK OFFERING FULL-SERVICE NOW
      • The PNC branch bank is now offering full services WITHOUT MAKING APPOINTMENTS. All Residents and Staff going into the branch, located in the west wing on the first floor of Cassels Tower, MUST wear face coverings and maintain 6-foot physical distancing.
    • TAKE-OUT MEALS START WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7
      • Dining Services is excited to announce that starting Wednesday Oct. 7, Take-Out Service for Residents will be offered on a limited basis for LUNCH and DINNER ONLY. Take-Out Service is just another option; Home Delivery and in-person Dining in the Dining Room continue to be available. To ensure control of the number of Residents at any time in the Dining Room Lobby, NO EMAIL ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TAKE OUT FOODS!
    • Here is how it works:
      • Residents call the main line (954) 783-4061 just like they do for Home Delivery
      • Lunch call from 11AM to 1PM
      • Dinner call from 2:30PM to 6:30PM
      • Sunday call 10:30AM to 2:30PM
      • Residents please tell our phone staff that YOU want to place a TAKE-OUT order, which YOU (the Resident) will pick up in the Dining Room Lobby.
      • Our staff will assign a time for Residents to pick up their food. For example, Staff will say “Your lunch will be ready for pick up at 12:30PM.”
      • To avoid over-crowding at the pick-up area in the front lobby, Dining Services will be spacing out the pick-up times in 10-minute increments.
      • The goal is to have no more than 2 Residents at a time in the pick-up area
      • Lunch will have 16 slots available for pick up from 11:30AM to 2PM
      • Dinner will have 22 slots available for pick up from 3:30PM to 7PM
      • Sunday will have 22 slots available for pick up from 11:30AM to 3PM
      • A manager will be assigned to this area to resolve any issues quickly
    • We hope this TAKE-OUT option for dining provides our Residents flexibility with their meals, more control over the timing, and keeps everyone safe at the same time.
    • CATERING DIY MEALS
      • Beginning Friday, Oct. 9, the Catering Department will be offering 3 different DIY (Do It Yourself) meals. Look for a flyer with the selection, prices and ordering information. The flyer will also be available on JKVConnect
    • WIC SNEAK PEEK TOURS
      • Sneak Peek Tours of the new Welcome & Innovation Center for Residents will be held on Oct. 15 from 10AM to 2PM. They will be with groups of no more than 8 Residents at one time.
      • Tour times will be: 10AM, 10:30AM, 11AM, 11:30AM, 12PM, 1PM, 1:30PM and 2PM.
      • Register by calling the Marketing Department at (954) 783-4040.
    • RESIDENT SENATE MEETING FOR ALL RESIDENTS
      • The bi-monthly Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 19 at 1PM. It will be conducted “Virtually.”
      • No Resident questions will be taken during the meeting, however, feel free to submit questions to Mary Sue McDermott, JKV’s Executive Assistant by end of day Oct. 9. Hand-written questions can be dropped off in the West Wing of Cassels Tower or emailed to Mary Sue at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com
      • Look for more information on specifics around this meeting in a future Update.
    • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATE
    • Extended workout hours at the Fitness Studio: Starting Oct. 6, the Fitness Studio will offer extended hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Sundays to allow for more flexibility to your workout schedule.
      • Weekday hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8AM to 4:45PM
      • Weekly Saturday hours: 9AM to 12Noon
      • New extended weekday hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8AM to 6:45PM
      • Alternating Sunday hours: 9AM to 12Noon. The first Sunday begins Oct. 18.
      • Sign up on JKVConnect or call the Fitness Studio for your desired session.

Thursday, Oct. 1 Update

  • JKV’s PHASE 3 REOPENING
    • Look for a letter as part of this Update from John Knox Village COO Bill Pickhardt on the Village’s Phase 3 reopening.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATES
    • Schedule change to the Group Fitness Classes during Active Aging Week:  Group Fitness Classes in the VT, CT, and HT party rooms have been canceled in order to fully support programming planned during Active Aging Week beginning Monday, Oct. 5. The Oct. 5 weekly Fitness Calendar will be posted on JKVConnect and shown on Channel 8001. Please call the Fitness Studio if you need assistance with scheduling your classes.
  • New Group Fitness Class at East Lake: Each Thursday, starting Oct. 15 at 11:15AM, a new chair exercise class will be featured inside the East Lake Party Room. This 30-minute class will combine seated aerobics, strength and balance exercises to keep you energized. Seating is limited! Log onto JKVConnect or call the Fitness Studio this Friday to secure your seat.
  • Extended workout hours at the Fitness Studio: Starting next week, the Fitness Studio will offer extended hours to allow for more flexibility to your schedule.
    • New extended hours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8AM – 6:45PM
    • Alternating Sundays from 9AM – 12NOON. The first Sunday begins Oct. 18.
    • Sign up on JKVConnect or call the Fitness Studio for your desired session.

 To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of October 5th, please follow the steps below:

    • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, Oct. 2 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, Oct. 2 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 Oct. 12.
    • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
    • 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.
  • RESIDENT SENATE MEETING FOR ALL RESIDENTS
    • The bi-monthly Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 19 at 1PM. It will be conducted “Virtually.”
    • Reports from each of the 12 Resident Committee Chairpersons will be videotaped in advance of the meeting.
    • No Resident questions will be taken during the meeting, however feel free to submit questions to Mary Sue McDermott, JKV’s Executive Assistant by end of day Oct. 9. Hand-written questions can be dropped off in the West Wing of Cassels Tower or emailed to Mary Sue at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com
    • Look for more information on specifics around this meeting in a future Update.
  • VIEWING SCHEDULE FOR CANDIDATE VIDEOS
    • Here is the viewing schedule for Residents and Staff wishing to learn more about local candidates running in the Nov. 3 General Election.
    • PLEASE NOTE: The video can NOW be viewed “On Demand” on the JKVConnect resident engagement portal, beginning Oct. 6.
    • The Channel 8001 schedule is:
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 6 through Oct. 29 at 10AM, 2PM and 7PM.
    • PASSWORD REQUIRED TO ACCESS LE ZOOM EVENTS
      • Please note that due to changes implemented by Zoom, all Zoom events will now either require a passcode, or will have a Waiting Room feature.  The passcode for all Life Enrichment, Spiritual Life, and Fitness events is 4039.
      • For Active Aging Week events, upon connecting to a Zoom meeting, you will see a message that the host will be letting you in shortly.  A member of the Life Enrichment team will monitor the Waiting Room and will automatically grant you access into the meeting.
      • For the remainder of October’s events, by using the link provided, you will automatically enter the meeting.  In the event you are asked for a passcode, please use 4039.
      • If you see the message that the host will let you in shortly, be assured that a Life Enrichment team member will grant you access.
      • Contact Life Enrichment for more information at (954) 783-4039.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
    • Reminder: To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate. 
  • To join Zoom meeting login https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/98049574778. The Meeting ID: is 980 4957 4778
  • PLEASE NOTE ZOOM IS NOW REQUIRING THE ADDITIONAL STEP OF PUTTING IN A PASSWORD—FOR JKV ZOOM MEETINGS THAT PASSWORD IS 4039.
  • To dial in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 980 4957 4778.
  • BLESSING OF THE PETS
    • In honor and celebration of St. Francis of Assisi’s love of animals and the environment Residents and Staff are invited to a “Blessing of the Pets” service Sunday at 7PM in the Wellness (Doggy) Park.
    • This service is ecumenical and all inclusive. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the Village Centre porte-cochere and lobby.
  • FREE FLU VACCINES ARE IN
    • Complimentary flu vaccines are available for Residents and Staff through JKV’s Wellness Nursing. To provide appropriate physical distancing and maintain other strict JKV COVID-19 preventive protocols, while offering the Vaccine this year, flu stations will be set-up in each apartment tower building.
    • Residents and Staff can call the Village Nursing at (954) 783-4004 to schedule an appointment.
    • THIS IS A FLU VACCINATION, NOT A COVID-19 VACCINATION.
  • GATE SCREENING FOR EVERY ENTRY TO CAMPUS
    • As an added precaution against COVID-19, the Gate Screeners will now be screening and re-screening every Resident, Staff Member, Guest and Vendor for every entry onto the campus.

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

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John Knox Village Phase 3 Reopening

Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an Executive Order moving the State of Florida to Phase 3 recovery, which includes, as examples, no capacity restrictions for dining and bars. John Knox Village’s leadership is committed to providing a safe environment through a thoughtful plan of resuming programming and services.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, we will begin methodically phasing in additional programming and monitor new infections for our campus, Broward County, Florida and the U.S.

As many know, there still is no vaccine and we continue to pride ourselves in the low infection rate we have experienced to date during this international pandemic, due in great measure to our strict measures.

Changes Beginning Oct. 5

  • Additional capacity—50 percent—for in-person dining in the dining room
  • Fitness will extend hours by adding 2 hours Tuesdays and Thursdays and every other Sunday.
  • Events will be planned with up to 40 participants in the Village Centre Auditorium and outdoors
  • Off-campus shopping will resume

Continuation Of Precautions

  • We will continue to screen all residents, employees, visitors, and vendors each time they enter the campus
  • We will continue to conduct large scale meetings via Zoom (any gathering or meeting over 40 participants)
  • We will continue to require masks/face coverings to be worn on campus while outside of your home, except when enjoying your meal in the dining room
  • Reservations will continue to be required for dining and fitness

We are cautiously optimistic with this (cautious) Phase 3 reopening for Residents and Staff. Look for additional details on each service change in the Tuesday/Thursday COVID-19 updates.

–Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, Sept. 29 Update

  • PHASE 3 REOPENING BEGAN FRIDAY
    • The State of Florida went into Phase 3 reopening on Friday. Look for information in Thursday’s Update about JKV’s Phase 3 reopening plans and protocols.
    • Here is a link from the Florida Department of Health that might answer some related questions:
    • https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/plan-for-floridas-recovery/
  • SW 6TH STREET UPDATE
    • Over the next three weeks, Residents and Staff will start seeing a substantial change along the Southwest 6th Street area near the Aquatic Complex.
    • Final paving, striping, irrigation, landscaping and stucco work will be taking place. When all work is completed, there will be a sidewalk on the south side of the Aquatic Complex to accommodate pedestrian traffic, as well as visitors parking in this area.
  • PROFESSIONAL CENTER BUILDING PARKING AREA
    • The week of Oct. 12, construction fencing at the Professional Center Building will be moved.
    • This will allow for the opening of the northeast parking lot section that is nearing completion.
    • Next, construction fencing will be installed on the northwest section to allow for placement of boring equipment that will be used to install a new 12-inch water line. Once connected, the water line will provide additional water to the campus, including the Westlake Pavilion project and future needs.
  • GARDENS WEST VISITATION GOING WELL
    • Visitation from family and friends for Gardens West Elders has been going well since beginning Monday. All visitors MUST follow JKV’s strict protocols as outlined below.
    • Visitation will occur in a systematic manner using appointments for essential visitors, compassionate care, and general visitors during the pandemic (including family members). All visitors must pass a screening, that includes a temperature check.
    • The following visitation guidelines must be followed:
      • Usage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required. All visitors must wear PPE and pass a screening, that includes a temperature check. For convenience, JKV PPE kits can be purchased for a cost of $10 per person, and will include a KN95 mask, face shield, gowns, and a set of gloves. The PPE will be available for purchase upon arrival.  Face shields and masks can be used more than one time. Payment can made with a personal check payable to John Knox Village or charged to the resident’s account. Residents are being asked to wear a mask during their visit.
      • All visitations will be by appointment only.
      • Residents can designate up to a maximum of two visitors per any given visit. Visits will be limited to 1 hour.
      • No visitors under 18 years of age can visit.
      • No facilities can allow visitors unless 14 days have passed without a positive case — except for an essential caregiver or emotional support giver (including family members).
      • Visits will be scheduled and occur in designated areas of the building with appropriate but not limited to environmental cleaning between visits. Suggested areas may be Gardens West common area across from desk on the first floor or a designated outdoor area.
    • You may call to schedule appointments between 10AM and 4PM on weekdays only (visitation is not restricted to these hours) at Gardens West (954) 783-4050. Scheduling will be agreeable to Residents and Visitors considering evening and weekends, to accommodate work or childcare
    • The staff scheduler will provide all needed information on purchasing your PPE kits.
  • RESIDENT SENATE MEETING FOR ALL RESIDENTS
    • Save The Date: Due to the Oct. 12th Columbus Day holiday, the bi-monthly Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 19 at 1PM. It will be conducted “Virtually.”
    • Reports from each of the 12 Resident Committee Chairpersons will be videotaped in advance of the meeting.
    • Look for more information on specifics around this meeting in a future Update.
  • CHANNEL 8001 SCHEDULE FOR CANDIDATE VIDEOS
    • Here is the Channel 8001 viewing schedule for Residents and Staff wishing to learn more about local candidates running in the Nov. 3 General Election.
    • PLEASE NOTE: The video can be viewed “On Demand” on the JKVConnect resident engagement portal, beginning Oct. 6.
    • The Channel 8001 schedule is:
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 6 through Oct. 29 at 10AM, 2PM and 7PM.
    • FREE FLU VACCINES ARE IN
      • Complimentary flu vaccines are available for Residents and Staff through JKV’s Wellness Nursing. To provide appropriate physical distancing and maintain other strict JKV COVID-19 preventive protocols, while offering the Vaccine this year, flu stations will be set-up in each apartment tower building.
      • Beginning Friday, Residents and Staff can call the Village Nursing at (954) 783-4004 to schedule an appointment.
      • THIS IS A FLU VACCINATION, NOT A COVID-19 VACCINATION.
  • GATE SCREENING FOR EVERY ENTRY TO CAMPUS
    • As an added precaution against COVID-19, the Gate Screeners will now be screening and re-screening every Resident, Staff Member, Guest and Vendor for every entry onto the campus.

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Thursday, Sept. 24 Update

  • VISITATION TO GARDENS WEST BEGINS, MONDAY, SEPT. 28
    • Gardens West Elders will be able to enjoy in-person visitations beginning Monday, Sept. 28. Visitation will occur in a systematic manner using appointments for essential visitors, compassionate care, and general visitors during the pandemic (including family members). All visitors must pass a screening, that includes a temperature check.
    • You may call to schedule appointments between 10AM and 4PM on weekdays only (visitation is not restricted to these hours) at Gardens West (954) 783-4050. Scheduling will be agreeable to Residents and Visitors considering evening and weekends, to accommodate work or childcare
    • The following visitation guidelines must be followed:
      • Usage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required. All visitors must wear PPE and pass a screening, that includes a temperature check. For convenience, JKV PPE kits can be purchased for a cost of $10 per person, and will include a KN95 mask, face shield, gowns, and a set of gloves. The PPE will be available for purchase upon arrival.  Face shields and masks can be used more than one time. Payment can made with a personal check payable to John Knox Village or charged to the resident’s account. Residents are being asked to wear a mask during their visit.
      • All visitations will be by appointment only.
      • Residents can designate up to a maximum of two visitors per any given visit. Visits will be limited to 1 hour.
      • No visitors under 18 years of age can visit.
      • No facilities can allow visitors unless 14 days have passed without a positive case — except for an essential caregiver or emotional support giver (including family members).
      • Visits will be scheduled and occur in designated areas of the building with appropriate but not limited to environmental cleaning between visits. Suggested areas may be Gardens West common area across from desk on the first floor or a designated outdoor area.
      • Appropriate waste containers will be available at each designated area, along with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. The area will be sanitized between uses by the visiting person. (before and following visit).
      • Visitors must sign in and out. All Visitor Logs and Visitation Schedules will be kept in a retrievable manner for future contact tracing and administrative use.
      • Visitors must sanitize their hands and be trained in use of PPE and sign that they have and will adhere to the requirements.
      • Visitation will be limited to the ability of the staff to manage the processes involved and the availability of proper PPE.
    • RESIDENT SENATE MEETING FOR ALL RESIDENTS
      • Save The Date: Due to the Oct. 12th Columbus Day holiday, the bi-monthly Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 19 at 1PM. It will be conducted “Virtually.”
      • Reports from each of the 12 Resident Committee Chairpersons will be videotaped in advance of the meeting.
      • Look for more information on specifics around this meeting in a future communication.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
    • Reminder: To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate. 
  • To join Zoom meeting login https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/98049574778. The Meeting ID: is 980 4957 4778
  • To dial in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 991 3190 4890.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATES
  • Schedule change to the Group Fitness Classes during Active Aging Week:  Group Fitness Classes in the VT, CT, and HT party rooms may be adjusted of canceled in order to fully support programming and events planned during Active Aging Week beginning Monday, October 5th.  The October 5th weekly Fitness Calendar will be posted on JKVConnect and shown on Channel 8001.  Please call the Fitness Studio if you need assistance with scheduling your classes.
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of October 5th, please follow the steps below:
  • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, September 25th 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, September 25th 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 October 5th.
  • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
  • 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.
  • FREE FLU VACCINES ARE IN
    • Complimentary flu vaccines are available for Residents and Staff through JKV’s Wellness Nursing. To provide appropriate physical distancing and maintain other strict JKV COVID-19 preventive protocols, while offering the Vaccine this year, flu stations will be set-up in each apartment tower building.
    • Beginning Friday, Residents and Staff can call the Village Nursing at (954) 784-4004 to schedule an appointment.
    • THIS IS A FLU VACCINATION, NOT A COVID-19 VACCINATION.
  • GATE SCREENING FOR EVERY ENTRY TO CAMPUS
    • As an added precaution against COVID-19, the Gate Screeners will now be screening and re-screening every Resident, Staff Member, Guest and Vendor for every entry onto the campus.

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Tuesday, Sept. 22 Update

  • PCB GATE SCREENING STOPPING AFTER SEPT 25 MORNING SHIFT
    • STAFF: Campus entry screening for Employees at the Professional Center Gate will stop after the morning shift (6:30AM-9AM) ends Friday, Sept. 25.
    • Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, all Employees wishing to gain entry to the campus MUST be screened at either the Main or Dixie gates. Directors and Managers, please post in your common areas to inform your Staff of the changes, especially those who do not have access to company emails.
    • The change will enable our Transportation Team members—who have been graciously assisting in screening at the gates—to go back to driving Residents now that the Village has its new campus loop transportation system in place.
    • RESIDENTS, STAFF, GUESTS AND VENDORS: Also on Monday, lanes will be designated at both the Main and Dixie gates—one for drivers who are “Ready” with the Quixi screening app to go through the screening measures and the other lane for those who “Need Assistance.” To speed up the screening process, please be prepared.
    • As an added precaution against COVID-19, the Gate Screeners will now be screening and re-screening every Resident, Staff Member, Guest and Vendor for every entry onto the campus.
  • SCHEDULE FREE FLU VACCINATION
    • Complimentary flu vaccines are available for Residents and Staff through JKV’s Wellness Nursing. To provide appropriate physical distancing and maintain other strict JKV COVID-19 preventive protocols, while offering the Vaccine this year, flu stations will be set-up in each apartment tower building.
    • Residents and Staff can call the Village Nursing at (954) 783-4004 to schedule an appointment.
    • THIS IS A FLU VACCINATION, NOT A COVID-19 VACCINATION.
  • JKV ALLOWING LIMITED VISITS TO SEASIDE COVE & THE WOODLANDS
    • Elders in The Woodlands and Seaside Cove are again allowed to have limited visitation following specific guidelines
    • Pre-scheduled 1-hour visits in designated locations at The Woodlands and Seaside Cove have begun.
    • The following visitation guidelines must be followed:
      • Usage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required. All visitors must wear PPE and pass a screening, that includes a temperature check. For convenience, JKV PPE kits can be purchased for a cost of $10 per person, and will include a KN95 mask, face shield and a set of gloves. The PPE will be available for purchase upon arrival.  Face shields and masks can be used more than one time. Payment can made with a personal check payable to John Knox Village or charged to the Elder’s account.
      • All visitations will be by appointment only.
      • Residents can designate up to a maximum of two visitors per any given visit.
      • No visitors under 18 years of age can visit.
      • No facilities can allow visitors unless 14 days have passed without a positive case — except for an essential caregiver or emotional support giver (family member).
      • Visits will take place at designated locations outside The Woodlands’ Green House homes (IE Woodlands Den/Bistro Patio/Seaside Cove Patio)
    • You may call to schedule appointments between 10AM and 6PM (visitation is not restricted to these hours) for The Woodlands and Seaside Cove, call the Concierge at (954) 247-5800.
    • Look for information in a future Update concerning the visitation policy for Elders in Gardens West. JKV Administration is currently working on those visitation guidelines.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE
    • The 24-page Life Enrichment Department-produced 2020 Active Aging Week (AAW) Guide is attached with tonight’s Update.
    • You will see, even with the havoc COVID-19 is causing, the team has been able to put together a week full of educational, entertaining and informative “virtual” and in-person activities.
    • For your convenience, printed Guides will be inserted into the Sept. 30 resident newsletter—The Weekly—as well.
  • CATERING DEPARTMENT UPDATE
    • The Department will be offering Curbside Catering this Thursday for pick-up (Village Centre) or delivery from 11AM to 3PM.
    • The offerings will be two gourmet salads—skirt steak or Asian chicken—or a Monte Cristo sandwich. Cost will be $13.99, $12.99 and $12.99, respectively.
    • To order, contact Catering Director Susanne Russell on Wednesday, between 10AM and 4PM. She can be reached at (954) 783-4063 or srussell@jkvfl.com
  • DECISION 2020 TO BROADCAST ON CHANNEL 8001
    • Today’s JKV Legislative Committee-sponsored Zoom webinar, “Decision 2020,” in partnership with the league of Women Voters, will be broadcast on Channel 8001 this Friday at 10AM and 2PM. It will also be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect as of Friday.

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Thursday, Sept. 17 Update

  • NEW CAMPUS LOOP TRANSPORTATION APP

REMINDER FROM LAST NIGHT’S ANNOUNCEMENT: Below please find a video link to a new transportation method, designed specifically for on-campus transportation.

In the video, JKV COO Bill Pickhardt shares the features and benefits of the new transportation method—called Quixi. You will hear Bill discuss the inefficiencies of the current on-demand system, which also often leads to response-time issues that, in turn, create frustration and disappointment for Residents.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, JKV will be introducing a new Standard Loop Transportation System that will be more efficient, consistent and will meet Residents’ transportation needs. There will be support for Residents from Drivers, Front Desk Concierges and other Staff members until Residents get familiar with the system.

Phase One of the roll-out, which begins Monday EXCLUDES Villa Residents. Phase Two, which will include the Villa Residents, is anticipated to roll out in approximately 6 weeks, giving us time to work out any unanticipated glitches.

So, starting Monday, it will no longer be necessary to call Transportation to request a cart (EXCEPT FOR VILLA RESIDENTS, WHO ARE CURRENTLY EXCLUDED).

Apartment building residents who do not have a personal device on which the Quixi app can be loaded can still use the Front Desk Concierges to request transportation.

You can view the link below as often as you wish.

The video is also available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect. After logging into JKVConnect go to the JKV VIDEOS tab, then click on the Loop Transportation System video.

It will also be shown on Channel 8001 this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10AM and 2PM.

Here is the video link. Just hold down your CTRL button on the lower left of your keyboard and click on the link:

https://youtu.be/DfhKfnjXOfw

Residents wishing to travel off-campus, should still contact Lynne Hunt at (954) 783-4000 or email her at lhunt@jkvfl.com

For questions about the new Loop Transportation System feel free to contact Transportation Supervisor Don Singh at (954) 783-4035 or dsingh@jkvfl.com

“We know that all change is difficult, and we appreciate your patience as we roll out a new transportation process,” Bill says in the video. “We hope that you find this simple and easy to follow. Thank you very much.”

  • FREE FLU VACCINES ARE IN
    • Complimentary flu vaccines are available for Residents and Staff through JKV’s Wellness Nursing. To provide appropriate physical distancing and maintain other strict JKV COVID-19 preventive protocols, while offering the Vaccine this year, flu stations will be set-up in each apartment tower building.
    • Beginning Friday, Residents and Staff can call the Village Nursing at (954) 784-4004 to schedule an appointment.
    • THIS IS A FLU VACCINATION, NOT A COVID-19 VACCINATION.
  • GATE SCREENING FOR EVERY ENTRY TO CAMPUS
    • As an added precaution against COVID-19, the Gate Screeners will now be screening and re-screening every Resident, Staff Member, Guest and Vendor for every entry onto the campus.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATES
    • A new doorbell feature was installed at the Fitness Studio this week. To alert the Fitness staff of your arrival, use your current JKV ID badge over the gray access box to the right of the sliding door. A Fitness Professional will greet you at the door and get you ready for your workout session. Please keep in mind, your JKV ID badge will not open the sliding door. It is to alert staff of your arrival.  Thank you for your patience during the installation.
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of Sept. 28, please follow the steps below:
  • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, Sept. 18 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, Sept. 18 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 Sept. 28.
  • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
  • 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.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
    • Reminder: To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate. 
      • Here are the Zoom instructions: Click on the Zoom link below to view. Call-in information is listed below the Zoom info.
      • Join Zoom Meeting https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/99131904890
      • Meeting ID: 991 3190 4890
  • Dial-in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 991 3190 4890.
  • CATERING DEPARTMENT UPDATE
    • A new offering of frozen breakfast items and freshly frozen dinner entrees will be offered by the Catering Department starting Monday, Sept. 21.
    • Look for flyers with both offerings in your campus mailboxes Friday, Sept. 18. The flyers will provide information on the items, ingredients, size, pricing and ordering.

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Tuesday, Sept. 15 Update

  • GATE SCREENING APP UPDATE
  • CENSUS 2020
    • The Census 2020 is happening now. Residents and Staff can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
    • Visit http://www.mycensus2020.gov to complete your 2020 Census.
  • HERITAGE TOWER PARKING PROJECT COMPLETE
    • Parking lot striping was completed today and Heritage Tower residents who had to move their vehicles from their regular parking locations can return their vehicles back to their spots tomorrow, Sept. 16 beginning at 8AM. JKV Administration greatly appreciates their patience, understanding and flexibility during the entire project.
    • Staff Please Note: The balance of the parking lot will NOT reopen until permits are signed off by the city of Pompano Beach. That should take 1 to 2 days.
  • JKV ALLOWING LIMITED VISITS TO GARDENS WEST, SEASIDE COVE & THE WOODLANDS
    • Since Sept. 8, Elders in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove, and Gardens West are again allowed to have limited visitation following specific guidelines
    • Pre-scheduled 1-hour visits in designated locations at The Woodlands and Seaside Cove have begun.
    • The following visitation guidelines must be followed:
      • Usage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required. All visitors must wear PPE and pass a screening, that includes a temperature check. For convenience, JKV PPE kits can be purchased for a cost of $10 per person, and will include a KN95 mask, face shield and a set of gloves. The PPE will be available for purchase upon arrival.  Face shields and masks can be used more than one time. Payment can made with a personal check payable to John Knox Village or charged to the residents account.
      • All visitations will be by appointment only.
      • Residents can designate up to a maximum of two visitors per any given visit.
      • No visitors under 18 years of age can visit.
      • No facilities can allow visitors unless 14 days have passed without a positive case — except for an essential caregiver or emotional support giver (family member).
      • Visits will take place at designated locations outside The Woodlands’ Green House homes (IE Woodlands Den/Bistro Patio/Seaside Cove Patio)
    • You may call to schedule appointments between 10AM and 6PM (visitation is not restricted to these hours) for The Woodlands and Seaside Cove, call the Concierge at (954) 247-5800 and for Gardens West (954) 783-4050.
  • ADDITIONAL SALON SERVICES
    • The Woodlands and Seaside Cove Salon Services have resumed with limited scheduled appointments, exclusively for Elders in both locations.
  • VIEWING “VIRTUAL” BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
    • The “Virtual” Board of Directors’ Report to All Residents meeting was held Monday. It can be viewed “On Demand” on JKVConnect AND will also be shown Wednesday, Sept. 16 on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM.
    • Residents and Staff can also view it by clicking on the following link https://youtu.be/9nflB7jj7ns
  • DINING SERVICES REMINDER
    • Limited seating in the Main Dining Room began Monday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seating is by “reservation only” as we are limited to 25% capacity of the dining room. That amounts to 40 Residents at a time in the dining room.
    • For your convenience, the Dining Services Team has added an additional telephone line to call for making your breakfast, lunch and dinner reservations for enjoying meals inside the Dining Room, starting this coming Monday. In addition to calling (954) 783-4062, you can also use (954) 783-4063.
    • Home Delivery will still be an option, and the delivery remains free. Below is how the Opening will work:
      • MONDAY–FRIDAY Breakfast: will offer 2 seatings 8am-9am and 9am-10am
      • MONDAY–SATURDAY Lunch: 2 seatings 11am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-2pm
        • Dinner: 2 seatings 4pm-5:30pm and 5:30pm-7pm
      • SUNDAY 
        • 1 Meal Day (as always): 2 seatings 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm
      • Residents can call (954) 783-4062 or (954) 783-4063 between 10am and 3pm for reservations for the following day. For example, please call Sunday for Monday, Monday for Tuesday etc.  Voicemails will not be accepted. Seating is extremely limited, so Residents MUST get a verbal confirmation from a staff member that the reservation is accepted.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON REMINDER
    • Erring on the side of caution JKV continues to maintain its strict COVID-19 precautions as it relates to Sunday in-person worship sermons.
    • Reminder: To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered by calling (954) 783-4039, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate.
  • CATERING DEPARTMENT UPDATE
    • A new offering of frozen breakfast items will be offered by the Catering Department starting Monday, Sept. 21.
    • ALSO, this Thursday, Catering will be offering a Gourmet Salad or Monte Cristo sandwich this Thursday. Please call Catering Director Susanne Russell for ordering and pricing information. She can be reached at (954) 783-4063 or srussell@jkvfl.com

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Thursday, Sept. 10 Update

HURRICANE SEASON PEAK TODAY

    • Statistically, Sept. 10th is the yearly peak of Hurricane Season. Please rest assured, that the JKV Emergency Preparedness Team is closely monitoring the weather patterns in the Atlantic Ocean currently.
    • As a refresher, you can view “On Demand” the JKV-produced “Hurricane Preparedness During COVID-19” video on JKVConnect. It can be found by clicking on the JKV Videos tab on the left side of the JKVConnect page. Then scroll down to Hurricane Preparedness-COVID.
    • Corporate Compliance Officer Fran Murphy also wrote a comprehensive article in the July-August Village Voice titled: “JKV’s Hurricane Plan Amid COVID-19.” It is attached to tonight’s Update and here is a link to that Village Voice issue: https://johnknoxvillage.com/2020/06/village-voice-july-august-2020/
  • DIXIE GATE REPAIRS COMPLETED
    • The Dixie entrance gate has been repaired, the gate re-installed and things are back to normal.
  • HOUSEKEEPERS WEEK SEPT. 13-19
    • International Housekeepers Week runs from Sept. 13 through 19, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank every Environmental Services/Housekeeping team member for their hard work and commitment in providing services to the Residents of John Knox Village.
    • We are in unique and challenging times and your willingness to come to work under these circumstances affirms your dedication to the Residents. The work you do for others is of extreme value, and I personally take notice and appreciate it.
    • Stay focused, positive and remember that what you accomplish during the day is worthwhile work.”
    • –From Michael Greenspan, JKV Environmental Services/Housekeeping Manager
  • SEPTEMBER 11TH VIDEO
    • A video about the 2001 Sept. 11 tragedy, narrated by Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger, will be broadcast on Channel 8001 on 9/11 at 8:46AM (when the first plane hit the North Tower) and again at 2PM.
    • New York City bells will toll at six observed moments of silence marking the timeline of the attacks tomorrow: 8:46 a.m., the moment when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center; 9:02 a.m., when hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 struck the Trade Center’s South Tower; 9:37 a.m., when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon; 9:59 a.m., when the South Tower collapsed; 10:02 a.m., when hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, PA; and 10:29 a.m., when the North Tower collapsed.
  • “VIRTUAL” BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ REPORT TO ALL RESIDENTS, MONDAY 3PM
    • Below please find the log-in and call-in information for Monday’s 3PM “Virtual” Board of Directors Report To All Residents.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the JKV Board Paul Simpson, Resident Senate President Pete Audet, several JKV Directors 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/98972642326
  • 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: 1 929-205-6099; 1 301-715-8592 or 1 312-626-6799
    • After connecting on the call, you will be prompted to use the keypad to put in the following Meeting ID numbers: 989 7264 2326. Then hit the # key for access.
    • All computers and phones will be muted for the meeting.
    • The meeting will be recorded and available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the JKV YouTube channel shortly after the meeting. Look for broadcast details in an upcoming Update.
  • (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).
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE
    • A REMINDER—Starting Monday, Sept. 14, limited seating in the Main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be offered. Seating is by “reservation only” as we are limited to 25% capacity of the dining room. That amounts to 40 Residents at a time in the dining room.
    • Home Delivery will still be an option, and the delivery remains free. Below is how the Opening will work:
      • MONDAY–FRIDAY Breakfast: will offer 2 seatings 8am-9am and 9am-10am
      • MONDAY–SATURDAY Lunch: 2 seatings 11am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-2pm
        • Dinner: 2 seatings 4pm-5:30pm and 5:30pm-7pm
      • SUNDAY 
        • 1 Meal Day (as always): 2 seatings 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm
      • Residents can call (954) 783-4062 between 10am and 3pm for reservations for the following day. For example, please call Sunday for Monday, Monday for Tuesday etc.  Voicemails will not be accepted. Seating is extremely limited, so Residents MUST get a verbal confirmation from a staff member that the reservation is accepted.
      • Some Residents have had questions regarding their meal receipts. For instance, it may show “Extra Charges” from other departments that provide services, etc. We are working with our vendor to “clean” this up and make it easier for Residents to read. Please do not hesitate to contact Dining Services, (954) 783-4061 or 4057 if you have a question or concern with your receipt.”
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • MASTER CLASS MONDAYS FOR SEPTEMBER – Master Class Mondays in September will feature Dr. Jane Goodall and her work with Chimpanzees, and our impact on the natural world. September classes will be held on 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28.
    • Please note a change from the usual 3pm class time for the first class in this series.  The Sept. 14 class will be held at 4PM (instead of 3PM), to avoid conflicting with the Resident Board Meeting.  The two remaining classes on 9/21 and 9/28 will be held at 3pm as originally planned.
    • Contact the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATES
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of Sept. 21st, please follow the steps below:
  • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, Sept. 11th 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, Sept. 11th 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 September 21st.
  • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
  • 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.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
    • Reminder: To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate. 
      • Here are the Zoom instructions: Click on the Zoom link below to view. Call-in information is listed below the Zoom info.
      • Join Zoom Meeting https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/99131904890
      • Meeting ID: 991 3190 4890
  • One tap mobile
    • +13126266799,99131904890# US (Chicago) or +19292056099,99131904890# US (New York)
  • Dial-in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 991 3190 4890.

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Tuesday, Sept. 8 Update

  • DIXIE GATE UPDATE
    • The Dixie entrance gate, damaged in an Aug. 22 car crash, remains in the shop for repairs. The company will be notifying the JKV Security Team tomorrow with an estimated day and time for reinstallation.
    • Meanwhile, one of JKV’s buses will be parallel parked at the gate overnight beginning at 10PM. Security Guards will be posted in the area overnight. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • “VIRTUAL” BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ REPORT TO ALL RESIDENTS, MONDAY 3PM
    • Below please find the log-in and call-in information for Monday’s 3PM “Virtual” Board of Directors Report To All Residents.
    • President Gerry Stryker, Chairman of the JKV Board Paul Simpson, Resident Senate President Pete Audet, several JKV Directors 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/98972642326
    • 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: 1 929-205-6099; 1 301-715-8592 or 1 312-626-6799
    • After connecting on the call, you will be prompted to use the keypad to put in the following Meeting ID numbers: 989 7264 2326. Then hit the # key for access.
    • All computers and phones will be muted for the meeting.
    • The meeting will be recorded and available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the JKV YouTube channel shortly after the meeting. Look for broadcast details in an upcoming Update.
    • (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).
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE
    • The Dining Services team is delighted to announce that starting Monday, Sept. 14, limited seating in the Main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be offered. This will be by reservation only as we are limited to 25% capacity of the dining room. That amounts to 40 Residents at a time in the dining room. Tables will be spaced out to promote 6-foot physical distancing. There will be a limit of 4 Residents per party. Reservations are first-come, first-served. Staff will be wearing appropriate PPE. Home Delivery will still be an option for anyone wanting it at no charge. Below is how this will work:
  • MONDAY – FRIDAY
    • Breakfast: will offer 2 seatings
      • 8AM to 9AM
      • 9AM to 10AM
    • MONDAY – SATURDAY
      • Lunch: will offer 2 seatings
        • 11AM to 12:30PM
        • 12:30PM to 2PM
      • Dinner: will offer 2 seatings
        • 4PM to 5:30PM
        • 5:30PM to 7PM
      • SUNDAY – 1 Meal Day as always: will offer 2 seatings
        • 11AM to 1PM
        • 1PM to 3PM
      • Residents can call (954) 783-4062 between 10AM and 3PM for reservations for the following day. For example, please call Sunday for Monday, Monday for Tuesday etc. Voicemails will not be accepted. Seating is extremely limited, so Residents MUST get a verbal confirmation from a staff member that the reservation is accepted. Reminder that free Home Delivery will continue to be offered to any Resident who desires it.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • MASTER CLASS MONDAYS FOR SEPTEMBER – Master Class Mondays in September will feature Dr. Jane Goodall and her work with Chimpanzees, and our impact on the natural world. September classes will be held on 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28.
    • Please note a change from the usual 3pm class time for the first class in this series.  The Sept. 14 class will be held at 4PM (instead of 3PM), to avoid conflicting with the Resident Board Meeting.  The two remaining classes on 9/21 and 9/28 will be held at 3pm as originally planned.
    • Contact the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
    • HAMILTON – We apologize for two separate technical issues that prevented the Life Enrichment Team from being able to show Hamilton last Friday. We are hoping to be able to reschedule this as an in-person showing on the big screen in the Auditorium, with refreshments—all while adhering to 6-foot physical distancing and face mask regulations.  We will communicate dates and details when they are finalized.
    • Thank you for your understanding. Again, we truly apologize for the inconvenience.
  • CATERING’S U-PICK 2 THURSDAY
    • U Pick 2 will BE PRESENTED BY Catering, Residents and Staff, this Thursday.
      • It will consist of a Choice of 2 – BBQ Chicken, BBQ Ribs, Hamburger, or Hot Dog and will be served with Baked Beans, Corn Cobette, Cole Slaw, and a Beverage.
        • Cost is $17 and the Village Centre Auditorium is the pickup location. Order by calling Catering Manager Susanne Russell will be the point of contact and food reservations. She can be reached at (954) 783-4063 or srussell@jkvfl.com

 –Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Thursday, Sept. 3 Update

  • JKV TO ALLOW LIMITED VISITS TO GARDENS WEST, SEASIDE COVE & THE WOODLANDS, STARTING SEPT. 8
    • Governor Ron DeSantis announced changes in visitation guidelines for long-term care facilities in Florida, that will allow loved ones to again visit
    • This will include Elders in The Woodlands, Seaside Cove, and Gardens West following specific guidelines
    • The Governor has signed the plan with specific requirements and procedures for executing is left up to each facility
    • John Knox Village is currently finalizing its on-campus visitation protocols; however, visitations will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, with pre-scheduled 1-hour visits in designated locations at The Woodlands and Seaside Cove.
    • The following visitation guidelines must be followed:
      • Usage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required. All visitors must wear PPE and pass a screening, that includes a temperature check. For convenience, JKV PPE kits can be purchased for a cost of $10 per person, and will include a KN95 mask, face shield and a set of gloves. The PPE will be available for purchase upon arrival.  Face shields and masks can be used more than one time. Payment can made with a personal check payable to John Knox Village or charged to the residents account.
      • All visitations will be by appointment only.
      • Residents can designate up to a maximum of two visitors per any given visit.
      • No visitors under 18 years of age can visit.
      • No facilities can allow visitors unless 14 days have passed without a positive case — except for an essential caregiver or emotional support giver (family member).
      • Visits will take place at designated locations outside The Woodlands’ Green House homes (IE Woodlands Den/Bistro Patio/Seaside Cove Patio)
    • You may call to schedule appointments between 10am and 6pm (visitation is not restricted to these hours) for The Woodlands and Seaside Cove, call the Concierge at (954) 247-5800 and for Gardens West (954) 783-4050.
  • ADDITIONAL SALON SERVICES
    • The Woodlands and Seaside Cove Salon Services will resume with limited scheduled appointments beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, exclusively for Elders in both locations.
  • DINING SERVICES’ NEW POINT OF SALE FEATURE
    • Dining Services is “LIVE” with its new Point of Sale system from Volante Systems. As with anything new, there is a learning curve, both for our Residents and Staff. Our 6-week-cycle menu also has over 180 items plus sides, desserts and beverages, all of which were programmed into Volante, and must be maintained. There may be some small price differences on certain items that will be worked out.
    • The biggest change Residents will notice is how their receipt looks. Previously, an Entrée would show at the menu price, for example Shepherd’s Pie would show as $10.99 (which includes sides). If Residents did not want sides or only 1 side, they would see a “credit” or a negative -$1.99 (1 side) or -$3.99 (no sides). Now the Shepherd’s Pie shows as $7 and sides are added as ordered. For example, now Shepherd’s Pie with 2 sides shows as $7, plus 2 sides as $3.99 = $10.99. The same applies for “smaller portions.” The Entrée will be priced to reflect the smaller portion on the receipt.
    • The new system will give Dining Services an edge in operating the department and provide information never available before. It will also help speed service up in the Dining Room and help control food costs.
    • Residents with concerns or questions to contact us either by email or phone. Joe Mallen at jmallen@jkvfl.com or (954) 783-4057 or Stacia Wells at swells@jkvfl.com or (954) 783-4059. “We certainly appreciate your patience with all that is going on around us.”—Submitted by Joe Mallen, Director of Dining Services.
    • Labor Day is a One-Meal Day, from 10:30AM to 2:30PM.
      • Featured Labor Day meal selections will be hamburger/hot dog combo, fried chicken, BBQ pork ribs or eggplant parmesan stack. (See attached flyer for more details). No breakfast will be served. Home delivery only. Call (954) 783-4061 or email Dining@jkvfl.com to place your order.
    • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATES
      • In observance of Labor Day, the Fitness Studio will be closed Saturday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 7. All Fitness sessions and classes will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
      • New class schedule: Starting next week, the Tuesday/Thursday 11:15AM classes in the Fitness Studio will discontinue. Please review the updated Fitness schedule on JKVConnect for a list of new classes being featured.
      • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of Sept. 14, please follow the steps below:
        • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, September 4th 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, Sept. 4 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 September 14th.
        • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
        • 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 UPDATE
        • Monday, Sept. 7, the Life Enrichment office will be closed in observation of Labor Day.
        • REMINDER: The September Virtual Month-At-A-Glance calendars are out. Please note, small quantities of the printed MAAGs are available at the lobby desks in Cassels Tower, Heritage Tower, Village Towers, East Lake and in the Village Centre. Individual copies can also be ordered by calling the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039. The full MAAG can also be found on JKVConnect. After logging in, go to the GENERAL INFORMATION tab, then click on MONTHLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS.
      • SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR RESIDENT-BOARD MEETING
        • The next “Virtual” Board of Directors’ Report to All Residents meeting will be Monday, Sept. 14 at 3PM.
        • 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 Friday, Sept. 4 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.
      • CATERING’S TACO TUESDAYS BEGIN SEPT. 8
        • The Catering Department begins Taco Tuesdays, Sept. 8.
        • The meal will consist of 2 Tacos (Hard or Soft shell) served with Rice and choice of Black Beans or Refried Beans, Mexican Street Corn, Chips, Salsa, Guacamole, and a beverage.
        • Taco Choices will be:
          • Steak Tacos – Queso Fresco, Refried Beans, Cilantro, Caramelized Onions, Crema, Crispy Onions, Roasted Tomato Salsa
          • Baja Fish Taco – Crispy Atlantic Cod, Slaw, Avocado, Pico De Gallo, Cilantro, Chipotle Crema
          • Exotic Mushroom (Vegan) – Mushroom Confit, Roasted Corn, Cotija Cheese, Truffle Crema, Cilantro
          • Traditional Beef Taco with Lettuce, Pico De Gallo, and Shredded Cheddar
          • Cost is $17 and will be charged to Residents’ accounts. The Village Centre Auditorium is the pickup location. Order by calling Catering Manager Susanne Russell at (954) 783-4063 or srussell@jkvfl.com
        • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
          • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
          • Reminder:  To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship, will not be allowed to participate. These guidelines have been put into place to keep us all safe. 
            • Here are the Zoom instructions: Click on the Zoom link below to view. Call-in information is listed below the Zoom info.
            • Join Zoom Meeting https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/99131904890
            • Meeting ID: 991 3190 4890
          • One tap mobile
            • +13126266799,99131904890# US (Chicago) or +19292056099,99131904890# US (New York)
          • Dial-in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 991 3190 4890
        • WIC SNEAK PEEK TOURS
          • Sneak Peek Tours of the new Welcome & Innovation Center for Residents of the new building will continue next Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 10, will conclude the Sneak Peek tours. They will be with groups of no more than 8 Residents at one time.
          • Tour times will be: 10AM, 10:30AM, 11AM, 11:30AM, 12PM, 1PM, 1:30PM and 2PM.
          • Register at JKVConnect or contact the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039.
          • To register on JKVConnect, log on, then go to Event Reservation Calendar (the very first tab at the top on the left).  It will automatically bring up today’s date with the schedule of today’s events, so then change the date on the top right to the desired date (any Tuesday or Thursday through 9/10). Then select the preferred time of the tour from the list of event options for that day and click on it. Then click the green “Attend Event” button, and you will be registered.

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

Tuesday, Sept. 1 Update

  • GOV REVIEWING LIMITED VISITS TO SKILLED NURSING AND ASSISTED LIVING
    • John Knox Village is continuing to carefully monitor measures Gov. Ron DeSantis is looking to put into place allowing visitation guidelines for Florida’s long-term care facilities, including The Woodlands, Seaside Cove and Gardens West.
    • Until DeSantis formalizes the policy, with approval from all related health care agencies, JKV’s strict, limited visitation protocols remain in place.

By most accounts everyone is heeding and taking very seriously the new, tighter preventive measures. And as a reminder:

MASK USE/FACE COVERING/HYGIENE:

  • Masks or Face coverings are to be worn whenever you are outside of your home (That means everyone, everywhere!)
  • Masks must always be properly worn to cover a person’s nose and mouth.
  • Maintain 6-foot physical distancing.
  • Wash hands frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Employees
    1. This INCLUDES when driving a cart around campus, even if you are alone in that cart.
    2. The only exception is when an Employee is in their workspace and able to maintain 6-foot physical distancing AND when they are eating.

GATHERING IN BUILDING LOBBIES AND COMMON SPACES:

  • We support safe socialization.
  • Gatherings will only be permitted with physical distancing and wearing proper mask or face covering.
  • Unfortunately, there are groups that gather and do not follow guidelines that create an unsafe environment for others.
  • Think of your neighbor’s as well as your own safety.
  • Do Not Share Food: Shared food is a source of germs and cross contamination.
  • During these gatherings only individually wrapped food items are acceptable.

SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR RESIDENT-BOARD MEETING

    • The next “Virtual” Board of Directors’ Report to All Residents meeting will be Monday, Sept. 14 at 3PM.
    • 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 Friday, Sept. 4 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.
  • CATERING’S TUESDAY TACOS AND U-PICK THURSDAYS BEGINS THURSDAY
    • U Pick 2—beginning Thursday, Sept. 3—will offer another dining opportunity for Residents and Staff.
      • It will consist of a Choice of 2 – BBQ Chicken, BBQ Ribs, Hamburger, or Hot Dog and will be served with Baked Beans, Corn Cobette, Cole Slaw, and a Beverage.
      • Taco Tuesday, Sept. 8th (we will do every Tuesday except the last Tuesday of the month. We will also change the menu weekly.)
      • Will consist of 2 Tacos (Hard or Soft shell) served with Rice and choice of Black Beans or Refried Beans, Mexican Street Corn, Chips, Salsa, Guacamole, and a beverage.
      • Taco Choices will be:
        • Steak Tacos – Queso Fresco, Refried Beans, Cilantro, Caramelized Onions, Crema, Crispy Onions, Roasted Tomato Salsa
        • Baja Fish Taco – Crispy Atlantic Cod, Slaw, Avocado, Pico De Gallo, Cilantro, Chipotle Crema
        • Exotic Mushroom (Vegan) – Mushroom Confit, Roasted Corn, Cotija Cheese, Truffle Crema, Cilantro
        • Traditional Beef Taco with Lettuce, Pico De Gallo, and Shredded Cheddar
        • Cost is $17 and the Village Centre Auditorium is the pickup location. Order by calling Catering Manager Susanne Russell will be the point of contact and food reservations. She can be reached at (954) 783-4063 or srussell@jkvfl.com
      • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
        • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be a live Zoom service at 10:45AM. It will then be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the John Knox Village YouTube channel later next week.
        • Reminder:  To attend Sunday worship in person, Residents must have registered, so we maintain the COVID-19 preventive mandates. In addition, anyone coming to the service without a mask, not adhering to social distancing nor having their temperature taken prior to worship will not be allowed to participate. These guidelines have been put into place to keep us all safe. 
          • Here are the Zoom instructions: Click on the Zoom link below to view. Call-in information is listed below the Zoom info.
          • Join Zoom Meeting https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/99131904890
          • Meeting ID: 991 3190 4890
        • One tap mobile
          • +13126266799,99131904890# US (Chicago) or +19292056099,99131904890# US (New York)
        • Dial-in use +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099, then use your number pad for the Meeting ID numbers, followed by the # key. Meeting ID: 991 3190 4890
      • WIC SNEAK PEEK TOURS
        • Sneak Peek Tours of the new Welcome & Innovation Center for Residents of the new building will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 10. The tours will be with groups of no more than 8 Residents at one time.
        • Tour times will be: 10AM, 10:30AM, 11AM, 11:30AM, 12PM, 1PM, 1:30PM and 2PM.
        • Register at JKVConnect or contact the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039.
        • To register on JKVConnect, log on, then go to Event Reservation Calendar (the very first tab at the top on the left).  It will automatically bring up today’s date with the schedule of today’s events, so then change the date on the top right to the desired date (any Tuesday or Thursday through 9/10). Then select the preferred time of the tour from the list of event options for that day and click on it. Then click the green “Attend Event” button and you will be registered.

–Gerry Stryker, President & CEO, Bill Pickhardt, COO & Leslie Schlienger, Home Health Agency Administrator

 

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