JKV Updates

Thursday, August 6 Update

Our partners at LeadingAge Florida have notified John Knox Village that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has heard our calls for action and has formed a task force to work on safely opening up visitation to nursing homes. The Agency for Health Care is also involved. JKV will continue to monitor the situation and announce the finding as soon as they are released.

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South Florida remains the COVID-19 hotspot for the state that seems to be the pandemic’s epicenter. With 60,058 confirmed positive cases, Broward County is second only to Miami-Dade at 127,677. Combined with Palm Beach’s total, the tri-county area accounts for 223,472 out of Florida’s 510,389 positive cases—or a whopping 43 percent.

More than ever the time is now to remain diligent in your preventive measures:

  • Wear a face covering—over your nose and your mouth
  • Maintain a 6-foot physical distance from other people
  • Avoid crowds of 10 or more
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 70 percent or more.
  • GATE SCREENING UPDATE
    • Look for signage beginning Monday, Aug. 10th at the Main and Professional Center gates dividing traffic based on whether the people in the vehicle have their cellphone ready to be scanned, so then they only need their temperatures taken. The second line will be for folks who need screening assistance.
    • At the Main Gate, those with phones ready for the screening scan will be asked to pull into the Residents’ (Right) Lane and those needing assistance pull into the Visitors’ (Left) Lane.
    • At the Professional Center Gate, those ready for the screening scan will be asked to pass under the green awning and head right down to the Gate. Those needed assistance will be asked to continue heading south, along the west-side of the PCB.
    • Look for a notice in an upcoming Update should signage be needed at the Dixie Gate.
  • “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT SENATE MEETING MONDAY 1PM
    • The “Virtual” Resident Senate meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 10th 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. https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97221663346
    • Residents wishing to only listen to the meeting are being asked to join by phone. Residents should dial in to one of the following phone numbers (PLEASE NOTE: Due to higher call volume, the quality of the phone transmission could be compromised. Should a Resident NOT have a good connection, please hang up and call-in to a different number).
    • Here are the phone numbers: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
    • After connecting on the call, you will be prompted to use the keypad to put in the following Meeting ID numbers: 972 2166 3346. Then hit the # key for access.
    • All computers and phones will be muted for the meeting. ONLY the Panelists will be speaking.
    • The meeting will be recorded and available as of Wednesday, Aug. 12th for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the JKV YouTube channel, as well as on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM.
  • CHANNEL 8001 SCHEDULE FOR CANDIDATE VIDEOS
    • Here is the Channel 8001 viewing schedule for Residents wishing to learn more about candidates running for Judicial and Non-Judicial Seats in the Aug. 18 Primary Election.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Both videos can be viewed “On Demand” on the JKVConnect resident engagement portal.
    • Here is the schedule:
      • Tuesday (8/11) and Thursday (8/13)
      • 9:30AM Judicial, 10:45AM Primary, 1:30PM Primary, 2:45PM Judicial
    • 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 on Monday.
      • 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
    • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATES
      • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of August 17th, please follow the steps below:
      • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, August 7th 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, August 7th 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 Aug 17th.
      • 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
      • NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute presents a Mayoral Forum: “Governance in the Age of COVID-19” – Thursday, Aug. 13th, from 12:30–2PM.
      • Moderated by South Florida Journalist Bob Norman, former Investigative Reporter with WPLG-TV, this discussion panel will feature four Broward Mayors: Josh Levy, (Hollywood) Dean J. Trantalis, (Ft. Lauderdale), Joy Cooper, (Hallandale) and Dale V.C. Holness, (Broward County).
      • The Mayors will discuss how they lead, and govern, during COVID-19. This event is free and open to the community, but registration is required.
      • To register, email NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute for the Zoom link at LLI@nova.edu. If you need assistance with registration, you may call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039.

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

Tuesday, August 4 Update

REMINDER: WHEN SHOWING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

  • FOR RESIDENTS
    • Primary symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These are especially of concern if you have traveled recently or have come into contact with someone who has been suspected of having or been diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • Please stay home and contact JKV Wellness Nurses at (954) 783-4004 for further information and instructions.
  • FOR EMPLOYEES
    • Primary symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These are especially of concern if you have traveled recently or have come into contact with someone who has been suspected of having or been diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • DO NOT come to work with a fever. If you take Tylenol or another fever reducer, it does not mean that you are fever free. If you are feeling feverish and experiencing respiratory symptoms, contact your supervisor.
    • For more assistance contact a JKV Nurse at (954) 675-5219
  • TRANSPORTATION UPDATE
    • Off-campus transportation is for medically necessary appointments only. Please contact Lynne Hunt, Resident Services Administrative Assistant at (954) 783-4000 or lhunt@jkvfl.com prior to scheduling your doctor appointment to verify transportation is available at your preferred time.
  • ACCESSING EMPLOYEE BREAKROOM
    • Due to construction fencing going up for the new Westlake Pavilion, Staff wishing to access the Employee Breakroom need to use the following directions:
      • Take the sidewalk just to the east of the Fitness Studio and Seaside Cove south toward the Dining Rooms.
      • Walk through the Courtyard area and enter the Breakroom door on the northside of the building. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    • “VIRTUAL” RESIDENT SENATE MEETING MONDAY 1PM
      • The “Virtual” Resident Senate meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 10th 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. https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97221663346
      • Residents wishing to only listen to the meeting are being asked to join by phone. Residents should dial in to one of the following phone numbers (PLEASE NOTE: Due to higher call volume, the quality of the phone transmission could be compromised. Should a Resident NOT have a good connection, please hang up and call-in to a different number).
      • Here are the phone numbers: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
      • After connecting on the call, you will be prompted to use the keypad to put in the following Meeting ID numbers: 972 2166 3346. Then hit the # key for access.
      • All computers and phones will be muted for the meeting. ONLY the Panelists will be speaking.
      • The meeting will be recorded and available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect and the JKV YouTube channel on Wednesday, as well as on Channel 8001 at 10AM and 2PM on Thursday, Aug. 13.
  • CHANNEL 8001 SCHEDULE FOR CANDIDATE VIDEOS
    • Here is the Channel 8001 viewing schedule for Residents wishing to learn more about candidates running for Judicial and Non-Judicial Seats in the Aug. 18 Primary Election.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Both videos can be viewed “On Demand” on the JKVConnect resident engagement portal.
    • Here is the schedule:
      • Tuesdays (8/4 & 8/11) and Thursdays (8/6 & 8/13)
      • 9:30AM Judicial
      • 10:45AM Primary

 

  • 1:30PM Primary
  • 2:45PM Judicial
  • DAY-OF IN-PERSON VOTING
    • Florida law requires a photo ID and a signature in order to vote. A Resident’s JKV ID IS ONLY acceptable if a second ID with a signature is presented.
  • FITNESS UPDATE
    • During these uncertain times, it is important for one to have opportunities to relax the body and settle the mind. Through meditation, both can be achieved. Join Fitness Professional Erik Nenortas for guided meditation sessions Monday through Friday at 8:30am in the Fitness Studio. Sign up on JKVConnect or call the Fitness Studio.
    • NEW CLASS! An additional Chair Aerobics class will be added to the weekly fitness schedule starting Monday, August 10th at 3pm in the Fitness Studio. This class will replace Better Balance. Sign up on JKVConnect or call the Fitness Studio at (954) 784-4730.
  • JKV CONNECT
    • JKVConnect is the resident engagement portal on which Residents can read general campus information, see a calendar of events and sign-up for activities, view videos, and much more. To learn more about, and to obtain log-in credentials for JKVConnect, contact Ryan Peterson, JKV Production Technician. He can be reached at rpeterson@jkvfl.com or (954) 247-5837.
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES
    • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

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

Thursday, July 30 Update

  • HUMAN RESOURCES UPDATE
    • The leadership of John Knox Village would like to share some important and exciting news. John Knox Village noticed a trend in life care communities to partner with human resource companies to help manage the growing demands and navigate the emerging challenges of employment-related matters.
    • After careful evaluation by leadership, it was determined that the economies of scale and working with a partner that is updated daily on nation-wide human resource issues is in the best interests of the John Knox Village community.
    • This is especially true today when federal and state leaders are updating employment rules and regulations regularly due to the ongoing pandemic. As a single-site community, John Knox Village simply does not have resources to provide a human resources team equal to those of a national, fully dedicated human resources firm.
    • For all these reasons, John Knox Village decided to partner with the HR Service Firm, Concilium Partners 360, which is a full-service human resource firm providing on-site staff to handle human resource issues for John Knox Village.
    • Concilium Partners will also provide on-site human resource management services for the benefit of John Knox Village.
    • Concilium Partners will function as the new John Knox Village human resources department with the added benefit of a national presence to support local functions. Concilium Partners will provide updated policies and procedures, salary and benefit best administration, recruitment protocols, education and training, as well as candidate sourcing. They will be responsible for the operational and strategic leadership to align our valued team members with the strategic initiatives of John Knox Village.
    • Since Concilium Partners has its own personnel trained for its intended purpose, our current human resource team will no longer be in place. We share our gratitude and appreciation to our long-standing human resources team for their dedicated service. John Knox Village wishes them only the best in their future endeavors and look forward to having the opportunity to celebrate their contributions. Future details for this recognition will be announced in the weeks ahead.
    • We thank you in advance for kindness and patience as we welcome our new partner. The Concilium Partners team will arrive on campus this Monday, August 3, 2020.  We will provide an announcement for a meet and greet and to make sure everyone understands how to best interact with our new partner for all human resource needs.
    • In the interim, please contact Bill Pickhardt for items related to the Scholarship Fund and Greenhouse Sages related items at 954-784-4745.

–Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer

  • TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS
    • The JKV Emergency Preparedness Team is closely monitoring the tracking and meteorological developments of Tropical Storm Isaias, currently in the central tropical Atlantic. Please note JKV is working through its hurricane protocols. It is hoped Residents and Staff have begun their pre-storm planning and found the checklist in yesterday’s Update handy. Look for more detailed communications Friday.
    • As a refresher you can view “On Demand” the 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.” Printed editions can be found in the common areas in the apartment buildings, or you can receive one by contacting the Marketing Department at (954) 783-4040. Also, here is a link to that Village Voice issue: https://johnknoxvillage.com/2020/06/village-voice-july-august-2020/
  • LOBBY FURNITURE RELOCATION
    • In the near future, look for furniture in the apartment building lobbies to be relocated, and in some cases removed, to better help maintain our preventive COVID-19 measures It has come to Leadership’s attention that in many cases there has been blatant disregard for 6-foot physical distancing, the wearing of face coverings and the avoidance of groups of 10 or more.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATES
    • Residents are reminded that we will not be accepting large food orders at the end of the month or at times when Meal Plans reset. This creates a huge burden on the food production and delivery system and causes long waits for other Residents. Large orders (more than 4 meals) must be called in 24 hours in advance.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect this Sunday, July 12th and run through July 18th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
    • Contact Ryan Peterson JKV Production Coordinator, for information on signing up for JKVConnect. He can be reached at rpeterson@jkvfl.com or (954) 541-0348.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATES
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of August 10th, please follow the steps below:
  • In preparation for Tropical storm Isaias, the Fitness Studio will be closed Saturday, August 1st. All independent, supervised, and group classes will resume Monday, August 3rd.
  • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, July 31st 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, July 31st 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 Aug 10th.
  • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
  • Please be aware of the maximum capacity for each fitness session in JKVConnect. If your desired class time or location has reached capacity, please select another session with open availability. The Waitlist option does not guarantee your reservation if the class is full.
  • RESIDENT SENATE MEETING FOR ALL RESIDENTS
    • Save The Date. The Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents will be held Monday, Aug. 10 at 1PM. Look for more information on specifics around this meeting, in a future communication.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
  • This month the Life Enrichment team is excited to bring to you a Month-at-at-Virtual-Glance. Enjoy a variety of lectures, presentations, and workshops followed by an interactive discussion with a member of your Life Enrichment team on Zoom. The August Month-at-a-Virtual-Glance has been emailed to all residents on the email list. If you would like a printed copy, please call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 to request one be delivered to you. There is also a limited amount available in the Tower & Village Centre lobbies.

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

Tuesday, July 28 Update

Unless necessary, the next Update will be published Thursday, July 30.

We will continue to follow a Tuesday and Thursday Publication Schedule Until Further Notice

 This Update Answers Many New Questions Received from Residents

We hear you! John Knox Village Leadership continues to dedicate time and resources to the safety of our residents and team members. We are mobilizing daily as the current COVID-19 situation changes and evolves. We truly thank our residents and staff for showing confidence and cooperation while Leadership fights the ongoing pandemic. 

 Many residents asked questions about why John Knox Village has changed its polices and responses to the pandemic. We want to share the answers with you as a group.

 It is imperative that we follow the law and respect the privacy of our residents. Following the guidance of the CDC, health care laws such as HIPAA and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and expert counsel, we will be unable to disclose through these Updates the number of COVID-19 cases on campus. We are nonetheless making sure anyone who tests positive follows strict quarantine protocols for their safety, as well as the safety and protection of neighbors and staff.

 While we are working diligently to protect residents and team members, Leadership will not be able to respond to every specific question posed. We hope you understand that Leadership is, above all, focused on safety and prevention. Leadership will be available, as usual, to answer any general questions and provide continuing updates. We trust you understand and appreciate our renewed focus on safety measures, given the evolving pandemic and the constant updates we receive from federal, state and local officials, as well as updates we receive from medical personnel and life plan community advocate groups.    

 The management team at John Knox Village are considered essential workers. As such, management is needed on campus. If any member of management travels, they are tested for COVID-19 before leaving the out-of-state location and immediately upon their return. They must adhere to strict distancing guidelines, sanitary procedures and always wear personal protection equipment (PPE). If they test positive, they must quarantine and are not permitted to return to campus until they obtain a negative COVID-19 result.

 In addition to other safety measures you read about in prior Updates, we are in the process of updating our screening tools to ensure additional due diligence is performed for residents, staff, and vendors. John Knox Village is also arranging more frequent COVID-19 testing for both residents and staff. We are even in the process of establishing an on-campus clinic. It may take more time to build and staff, but it is nonetheless being established for future events that may follow this pandemic.

 We continue to ask that all residents continue to take precautions: Wash hands often, wear face coverings at all times, cooperate with updated testing procedures, stay at least six feet away from others when meeting with people, and keep all physical gatherings to less than 10 people whenever possible. We will continue providing Tuesday and Thursday Updates along with periodic video updates.   

 The safety of our residents and staff is of the utmost importance.

Thank you for your continued support and adherence to all safety recommendations.

  • COVID TEST RESULTS
    • If you were tested on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at The Village Centre and have not received your result, please contact Mary Sue McDermott in JKV Administration at msmcdermott@jkvfl.com and she can get you a copy or your results.
  • TROPICAL CYCLONE 9
    • The JKV Emergency Preparedness Team is closely monitoring the tracking and meteorological developments of Tropical Cyclone 9, currently in the central tropical Atlantic. While it is too early to know what kind of impacts Florida may get, now is a good time to review your hurricane preparation checklist.
    • As a refresher you can view “On Demand” the 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.” Printed editions can be found in the common areas in the apartment buildings, or you can receive one by contacting the Marketing Department at (954) 783-4040. Also, here is a link to that Village Voice issue: https://johnknoxvillage.com/2020/06/village-voice-july-august-2020/
  • RESIDENT SENATE MEETING FOR ALL RESIDENTS
    • Save The Date. The Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents will be held Monday, Aug. 10 at 1PM. Look for more information on specifics around this meeting, in a future communication.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • RACE RELATIONS PANEL RESCHEDULED
  • The second of JKV’s six-part Race Relations “Virtual” webinar series on Race Relations is being rescheduled to a later date. Look for new information in the near future.
  • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
  • AARP FACE MASK QUIZ
  • Here is a link to a 10-question True or False A.A.R.P. (American Association of Retired Persons) quiz on face masks. See how you do…https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/face-mask-quiz.html#quest1

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

Thursday, July 23 Update

Unless necessary, the next Update will be published Tuesday, July 28.

We will follow a Tuesday and Thursday Publication Schedule Until Further Notice

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

MASK USE/FACE COVERING/HYGIENE:

  • Since Monday, July 20, 2020: 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.

Residents who do not follow these new rules will lose privileges which will include access to common spaces, lifestyle programming, transportation, dining, and fitness.

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

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

  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE
  • Starting Monday, July 27th, Dining Services will offer Home Delivery ONLY!
  • Dining Room will be CLOSED for Dine-In, until further notice…
  • Home Delivery ONLY will be offered for the following meals:
    • Residents should CALL (954) 783-4061 or EMAIL dining@jkvfl.com
      • Monday-Friday BREAKFAST 8AM to 9:30AM
      • Monday-Saturday LUNCH 11AM to 1PM
      • Monday-Saturday DINNER 2:30PM to 6:30PM
      • Sunday (1 Meal Day as always) 10:30AM to 2:30PM
      • No delivery fee until further notice
      • New Freshly-Made Frozen Entrees are being offered, while supplies last, subject to availability. Call (954) 783-4061 or email dining@jkvfl.com
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect this Sunday, July 26th and run through Aug. 1st. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on signing up for JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.
    • Service of Remembrance will be broadcast on Channel 8001 Friday at 10AM and 2PM
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATES
    • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of August 3rd, please follow the steps below:
  • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, July 24th 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, July 24th 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 Aug. 3rd.
  • Fitness Calendars can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS CLASS OUTLINE and on Channel 8001.
  • Please be aware of the maximum capacity for each fitness session in JKVConnect. If your desired class time or location has reached capacity, please select another session with open availability. The Waitlist option does not guarantee your reservation if the class is full.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • PET PARADE FRIDAY
      • Friday, starting at 10:30AM, JKV will be hosting a special Pet Parade. Our 2- and 4-four-legged friends from Canine Assisted Therapy will be joining us for a fun drive-by pet parade with some of their therapy pups.
      • The Parade will take place, rain or shine, unless the weather is dangerous.
      • The group will start in front of the Village Centre and head west past Cassels Tower, north past Gardens West, make a right at the Fitness Studio, heading east past the front of Village Towers, then the northside of Village Towers.
      • From there they will turn right to go past The Woodlands, then east to the northside of Heritage Tower, then past the southside of HT and past Northeast Garden Villas, eastward down Lakeside Circle to East Lake and finish back near the Auditorium.  The Parade will pass under the Porte Cocheres of each tower for an up-close look at the pets.
      • Residents are encouraged to look out their windows as the Pet Parade passes by, or if you if you come to a Tower Porte Cochere, masks must be worn, and proper 6-foot Physical Distancing is required.
      • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
  • RACE RELATIONS PANEL LOG-IN INFORMATION
    • The second of JKV’s six-part Race Relations “Virtual” webinar series is Thursday, July 30th at 2PM and titled: “Continuing the Dialogue: How did we get here.”
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. at https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97338772441
    • OR To listen by phone: Call 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(301) 715-8592. When prompted, use your keypad to enter Meeting ID number: 973 3877 2441. Then press the # key for access.
    • Watch for more information on upcoming panel discussions in this series.
    • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.

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

Tuesday, July 21 Update

A number of people have questioned why John Knox Village began enforcing even stricter measures. Here is a message from our COO, Bill Pickhardt, who addresses these questions:

  • Science has proven a large number of asymptomatic people exist and knowing who is positive helps minimize spread, which is why JKV has continued to increase testing for both Residents and Employees
  • As a result of all this extra testing, we are seeing an uptick in positive COVID-19 test results
  • Look for an introduction in the very near future of a new screening tool to increase the speed and improve the consistency of screening at the Main, Dixie and Professional Center Building gates
  • JKV continues to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all Staff to better protect both Residents and Staff
  • JKV has also added Face Shields so if a Staff Member is exposed, he or she is better protected and the workforce, as a whole, is not impacted
  • When Residents and Staff are off-campus, or outside of work, everyone is still responsible to take the precautions of wearing face coverings, maintain 6-foot physical distancing and avoiding large groups.
  • We have learned a lot over the past four months that this is a journey. We need to remain steadfast and diligent, while continuing to be patient and compassionate to one another
  • We recognize and thank you for all you do and are humbled by your understanding and dedication. We are all in this Together…Apart.
  • CAMPUS COVID TEST RESULTS
    • Every Resident and Staff member who was tested today outside the Village Centre will receive a phone call from a member of the Florida Department of Health with their results. They will be calling the phone number you provided them on the Statlab Mobile Patient Information Form handed in at the time of testing.
  • JKV USING ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYERS
    • An electrostatic sprayer is a tool used to spray a disinfectant in which the chemical is given an electrostatic boost by a battery charge.
    • When the occurs, the chemical is broken down into smaller microns and when sprayed onto surfaces and/or touch points the static-charged chemical wraps and clings on and around the entire object that is being sprayed. The electrostatic sprayer allows the Housekeeping Staff to cover and disinfect more square footage in a more effective manner.
    • The Housekeeping team continues to manage all high-touch point areas manually, however the electrostatic sprayer is an added asset for the Environmental Services Department and in its continuous effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.
  • SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
    • Rev. Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Service of Remembrance, held this afternoon, will be available for Residents to watch “On Demand” any time after 12 Noon Wednesday, July 22nd. You can find the video under SPIRITUAL LIFE then scroll to the SPIRITUAL LIFE INSPIRATION tab. It will also be broadcast on Friday at 10AM and 2PM on Channel 8001.
  • FRESHLY-MADE FROZEN ENTREES
    • The JKV Catering Services team has done it again, with a new set of freshly-made frozen entrees for your culinary enjoyment. The 4 featured items will be Chicken Parmesan, Smoked Gouda Mac ‘n Cheese, Teriyaki Salmon and Black Bean Enchiladas. A flyer will provide information on portion size, ingredients, cost and ordering methods.
  • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATE
    • Tai Chi with James Cravens has been postponed until further notice. *
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • OUTSIDE THE BOX LUNCH, THURSDAY, JULY 23rd: Earlier today an E-blast to all Residents and Staff, was sent announcing an encore visit from Outside The Box Sandwich Co. For more information contact the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039.
  • RACE RELATIONS PANEL LOG-IN INFORMATION
    • The second of JKV’s six-part Race Relations “Virtual” webinar series is Thursday, July 30th at 2PM and titled: “Continuing the Dialogue: How did we get here.”
    • Residents wishing to view and listen to the meeting are asked to join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by typing into your browser or clicking on this URL to join. at https://jkvfl.zoom.us/j/97338772441
  • OR To listen by phone: Call 1-(929) 205-6099 or 1-(301) 715-8592. When prompted, use your keypad to enter Meeting ID number: 973 3877 2441. Then press the # key for access.
  • Watch for more information on upcoming panel discussions in this series.
  • Call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039 for more information.
  • ONE DAY UNIVERSITY LECTURE CANCELED FOR THIS THURSDAY, 7/23
    • The One Day University lecture, “The Art of Aging: What Everyone Should Know” scheduled in the Auditorium for this Thursday, 7/23 at 2PM has been postponed, a reschedule date is TBD. However, it is still available for “On Demand” viewing from the comfort of your own home. To take advantage of this, follow these log in instructions:
    • Go to https://www.onedayu.com/my-account/. To log in, use these credentials.  You can click “Remember me” and it should retain your login info for next time: User Name: JohnKnox@onedayu.com Password: JohnKnox-ODU-2020
    • Once logged in, copy or type this link into the address bar to get directly to the video: https://www.onedayu.com/videos/the-art-of-aging/ Then click “Watch Now.”
    • You can also browse all their archived lectures, or go to the “Live Stream Schedule” to view their daily livestreamed new lectures that run at 4PM every Monday through Friday.
  • JKV CONNECT
    • To learn more about JKVConnect, contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES
    • JKV ‘s shopping assistance program continues through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.

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

Friday, July 17 Update

Unless it is necessary, the next Update will be published Tuesday, July 21.

We will follow a Tuesday and Thursday Publication Schedule, Until Further Notice

To reinforce yesterday’s Update messaging, John Knox Village will begin more aggressive preventive measures beginning Monday, July 20th. These more stringent actions are based on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in our area. As of today’s Florida Department of Health, our 33060 zip codes stands at 999—up 40 new cases since yesterday.

These NEW RULES are to provide safety as well as set expectations, and consequences for Residents and Employees.

MASK USE/FACE COVERING/HYGIENE:

  • Effective Monday, July 20, 2020: Masks or Face coverings are to be worn whenever you are outside of your home (That means everywhere!)
  • Masks must always be properly worn to cover 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.

Residents who do not follow these new rules will lose privileges which will include access to common spaces, lifestyle programming, transportation, dining, and fitness.

  • ON-CAMPUS COVID-19 TESTING TUESDAY
    • Testing will be held starting at 9AM under the Porte Cochere in front of the Village Centre
    • All appointments are made within a time block and you can expect the time in line and testing to take from 15 minutes to about 45 minutes
    • Everyone being tested must show up with a completed informational form. (See attachment to this announcement). The following information is needed: First and last name, DOB, sex, address, and phone number
    • This test is free and will be a nasal swab in both nostrils
    • RESIDENTS: Can register on JKVConnect or by calling Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. Time blocks will be 10AM, 11AM, 1:30PM & 2:30PM
    • EMPLOYEES (THIS IS FOR NON-HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEES): Can register by calling Human Resources at (954) 783-4016. Time blocks will be 9AM, 12Noon, 2:30PM, 3:30PM
  • DINING UPDATES
  • Starting Monday July 20th
  • Monday-Friday
    • Residents can order Breakfast items from 8am to 9:30am FOR HOME DELIVERY ONLY Call (954) 783-4061 (no delivery fee until further notice) Or Email dining@jkvfl.com
  • Monday-Sunday 1 Meal Day Continues for Dine In or Home Delivery
    • Residents can order Lunch and/or Dinner items
    • Dine In– 3 seatings, reservations only, Residents call the day before (954) 783-4062
      • 11am to 12:30pm
      • 12:30pm to 2pm
      • 2pm to 3:30pm
    • Home Delivery- Residents can order by calling or by email:
      • CALL (954) 783-4061 from 10am to 3pm
      • EMAIL dining@jkvfl.com from 10am to 3pm-must receive email confirmation back from Dining Services Dept.
      • No delivery fee until further notice

Starting Monday July 27th, Dining will offer Home Delivery ONLY!

  • Dining Room will be CLOSED for Dine In until further notice…
  • Home Delivery ONLY will be offered for these meals:
    • Residents can CALL (954) 783-4061 or EMAIL dining@jkvfl.com
      • BREAKFAST 8am to 9:30am
      • LUNCH 11am to 1pm
      • DINNER 2:30pm to 6:30pm
      • No delivery fee until further notice
      • Frozen Entrees offered, while supplies last, subject to availability
      • ALERT: When cooking one of the Dining Services’ freshly frozen entrees, please vent the entrée lid after removing it from your freezer, and before placing into your microwave. This will assure proper cooking in your microwave.
    • INSTACART UPDATE
      • 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
      • If you are interested in learning how to set-up and manage your own Instacart account call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039. There are also Instacart “How To” Manuals available in each lobby and Village Centre.
    • If you do not have the above needed items to set-up and manage your own Instacart account and would like grocery shopping assistance please contact Ivy Smith in the John Knox Home Health Agency to set-up an appointment for personal shopper service at (954) 783-4009.
    • FITNESS STUDIO UPDATE
      • To reserve group classes, independent access, or supervised exercise sessions for the week of July 27th, please follow the steps below:
        • All Fitness classes and workout gym sessions will resume on Monday, July 20th.
        • Log on to JKVConnect to select your sessions on Friday, JULY 17th 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, July 17th after 5PM. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, along with the name, date, time, and location of the class you wish to attend for the week of July 27th.
        • July’s Fitness Calendar can be found on JKVConnect under FITNESS and on Channel 8001.
        • Please be aware of the maximum capacity for each fitness session in JKVConnect. If your desired class time or location has reached capacity, please select another session with open availability. The Waitlist option does not guarantee your reservation if the class is full.
**Beginning Tuesday, July 21st, these updates will BE PUBLISHED EVERY Tuesday and Thursday,
until further notice. If there is crucial information that needs to be shared on a different day, we
certainly, will inform Residents and JKV Employees immediately.**

Thursday, July 16 Update

  • John Knox Village leadership has been diligent in managing all aspects of COVID-19. This is an international pandemic. There are many perspectives and opinions on every aspect of the scope of the virus. JKV Leadership is committed to take all necessary precautions to keep all residents and team members safe and well.
  • Based on the number of cases in Broward County, we are initiating further steps to minimize the impact to our campus.
  • John Knox Village will begin more aggressive preventive measures beginning Monday, July 20th, due to the uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in Florida—another 13,837 today — Broward County now stands as Number 2 in the state with 35,171 and our 33060 Pompano Beach zip code is at 959, according to today’s report from the Florida Department of Health.

To be as clear as possible, we have established NEW RULES related to safety, expectations, and consequences.

MASK USE/FACE COVERING/HYGIENE:

  • Effective Monday, July 20, 2020: Masks or Face coverings are to be worn whenever you are outside of your home (That means everywhere!)
  • Masks must always be properly worn to cover nose and mouth.
  • Maintain 6-foot physical distancing.
  • Wash hands frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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.

Residents that do not follow these new rules will lose privileges which will include access to common spaces, lifestyle programming, transportation, dining, and fitness.

  • JKV’s Emergency Preparedness Team and Senior Management follow data provided by the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control, the Florida Department of Health, LeadingAge Florida and more.

New preventive measures taking effect Monday, July 20th:

  • The Fitness Studio:
    • Will continue providing a modified schedule of classes through Friday.
    • There will be Supervised Exercise sessions limited to fitness equipment.
    • The week of July 20th schedule will be in tomorrow’s update
    • Contact the Fitness Studio for more information (954) 784-4730.
  • Dining:
    • Starting Monday, July 20th, we will deliver breakfast from 8-10am order from 8am-9:30 am
    • Starting on Monday, July 27th, we will resume three-meal-a-day Home Delivery (at no cost).
    • Breakfast: 8-10am, Lunch: 11:30-1:30pm, Dinner: 4-7pm

Starting Monday, July 27th, No Dine-In dining Patio Dining until further notice

  • TESTING UPDATE
    • On Tuesday, July 21st, Testing will be provided on campus through the Division of Emergency Management.  Residents can make reservations starting Monday via JKV Connect.
    • More information to be included in tomorrow’s update.
  • Visitors & Guests:
    • We will continue to allow visitors with proper screening and the restrictions of not congregating in public places.
  • Housekeeping/Maintenance:
    • The service will remain as is and we will add Face Shields for housekeepers.
    • Services will continue and staff will be given the appropriate PPE
  • CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE
    • Take advantage of JKV ‘s shopping assistance program, through the John Knox Home Health Agency. For more information about this custom, personalized shopping service, or to make an appointment, call HHA at (954) 783-4009.
  • INSTACART GROCERY ORDERING
    • Residents use of the online grocery ordering app Instacart. Groceries are delivered to apartment building lobbies and to individual villas. For assistance or more information contact the Life Enrichment Department at (954) 783-4039.
  • CONTINUED SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
  • If possible, avoid going shopping and use Instacart or JKV’s Shopping Service (954) 783-4009.
  • Only make medical appointments that are essential during the time this virus spread is continuing at an alarming rate
  • Avoid crowds of 10 or more
  • Wear a mask, wash your hands often and follow social distancing protocols

 TRANSPORTATION UPDATE

    • Off-campus transportation is for medically necessary appointments only. Please contact Lynne Hunt, Resident Services Administrative Assistant at (954) 783-4000 or lhunt@jkvfl.com prior to scheduling your doctor appointment to verify transportation is available at your preferred time.

WHEN SHOWING SYMPTOMS

  • FOR RESIDENTS
    • Primary symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These are especially of concern if you have traveled recently or have come into contact with someone who has been suspected of having or been diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • Please stay home and contact JKV Wellness Nurses at (954) 783-4004 for further information and instructions.
  • FOR EMPLOYEES
    • Primary symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These are especially of concern if you have traveled recently or have come into contact with someone who has been suspected of having or been diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • DO NOT come to work with a fever. If you take Tylenol or another fever reducer, it does not mean that you are fever free. If you are feeling feverish and experiencing respiratory symptoms, contact your supervisor.
    • For more assistance contact a JKV Nurse at (954) 675-5219

* Beginning Tuesday, July 21st, these updates will BE PUBLISHED EVERY Tuesday and Thursday, until further notice. If there is crucial information that needs to be shared on a different day, we certainly will inform Residents and JKV Employees immediately.

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

Wednesday, July 15 Update

The Florida Department of Health has reported several new grim milestones for the state: We are now over 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases (301,810 [10,085 new cases today]) and more than 4,500 related deaths (4,512 [112 today]).

As for the Village, we have 2 more Residents and 3 more Employees who have tested positive. The Residents are self-isolating on campus and the Employees are at home following our protocols.

  • PROSPECTS VISITING JKV
    • When prospective new residents visit the campus, JKV’s strict COVID-19 preventive protocols are maintained.
    • Guests are asked to bring masks, however we provide one if they forgot theirs. Guests are screened at both the Main or Dixie gate upon their arrival. They are asked all of our screening questions, must submit to a temperature test and then are met outside of the JKV Discover Center, currently located at HT-119.
    • They do not enter the HT Lobby. One of our Life Plan Sales Consultants greets them and takes them into the Discovery Center where 6-foot physical distancing is maintained at all times.
    • If the prospects wish to tour the campus and even visit a model apartment or villa a JKV Marketing cart will be used with separate row seating during the tour (unless they are isolating together at home) The sanitized carts will be wiped down completely before and after tours, with extra emphasis on high-touch areas such as door knobs, chairs and tables.
  • FITNESS STUDIO MODIFIED SCHEDULE THROUGH FRIDAY
    • The Fitness Studio will continue providing a modified schedule of classes through Friday. There will NOT be any Independent Access and Supervised Exercise sessions until further notice.
    • The updated schedule has been posted to JKVConnect and Channel 8001 and a limited number of paper flyers have been distributed in the 4 Apartment Building lobbies.
    • For more information contact the Fitness Studio at (954) 783-4730.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE 1-MEAL DAYS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    • During 1-Meal Days Lunch AND/OR Dinner items may be selected.
      • Home Food Delivery MUST be ordered—Monday through Sunday—for Lunch and Dinner meal items between 10AM and 3PM. Until further notice, Breakfast will not be served. Call (954) 783-4061 to order your Lunch or Dinner or email Dining@jkvfl.com. (By clicking on the email address in blue it will automatically take you to the beginning of an email that you can send to Dining. You can type in your order and your personal information and then simply hit the SEND button. You will receive confirmation of your email order during business hours.
      • Please contact Dining Services at (954) 783-4061 if you do not receive your confirmation within a half-hour or for any more information and any other questions you may have.
      • Home Food Orders will be delivered—Monday through Sunday—from 11AM to 3:30PM.
      • The menu can be found in the Resident newsletter, The Weekly, on JKVConnect and jkvresidents.com, Channel 8001 and on the JKVConnect lobby monitors in each Apartment Building lobby.
    • 1-Meal Day meals will continue, until further notice. The Dine-In meals—which includes Lunch and Dinner meal items—will be by reservation only, following JKV’s strict COVID-19 protocols. The 3 seatings will be:
      • 11AM to 12:30PM; 12:30PM to 2PM; 2PM to 3:30PM
    • For reservations, Residents can call (954) 783-4062 from 10AM to 3PM for the following day.
    • If these times are not convenient, Dining Services offers freshly prepared frozen entrees.
  • NEW BUSINESS SURVEY REMINDER
    • PLEASE NOTE: should you receive an email that looks similar to the Google Forms below, it is not Spam.
    • In fact it is a survey JKV Administration is asking Residents in which to participate. The Village is in the preliminary stages of looking for new business opportunities inside and outside of JKV and we want your opinion.
    • The 14-question survey is called “Home and Community-Based New Business Opportunities,” and was E-blasted to all Residents with email addresses.
    • Again, it is NOT Spam, and we encourage Residents to complete the survey and email it back.
    • Paper copies have been distributed to all Apartment Building lobbies to be completed by Residents who do not have Email addresses. It includes how to return the survey to the John Knox Home Health Agency.
    • PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN 1 SURVEY, EITHER VIA EMAIL OR CAMPUS MAIL

 

I’ve invited you to fill out a form:
Survey Questions for Residents of John Knox Village of Florida
  • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART CANCELLED
    • Due to staffing shortages and minimal sales, the Strolling Happy Hour Cart, which typically rolls through the Village Thursday afternoon, is cancelled until further notice.
    • The Catering Department is working on a new format for the Happy Hours. Look for information in an upcoming Update.
  • BACKPACK DRIVE IS POSTPONED
    • For the past 17 years, Residents have provided Employees’ children with backpacks filled with supplies for the opening of school. After a great deal of thought, the Committee has decided to postpone this year’s drive because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee members will continue to look for a more opportune time and hopes Employees and Residents will understand.
  • NO MUSICAL FRIDAYS
    • Until further notice, Musical Fridays in the Dining Room are cancelled.

–Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer & Leslie Schlienger, John Knox Home Health Agency Administrator

Tuesday, July 14 Update

Florida remains the world’s epicenter for COVID-19 cases and South Florida the Hot Spot within that epicenter. The Florida Department of Health reported 9,194 new cases, today. It is the lowest number over the past 5 days, however that somewhat hopeful news is counter-balanced with a single-day record of 132 deaths, bringing to 4,514 the number of people who have perished since the pandemic began.

  • It is terribly important we continue being diligent with our preventive measures.
  • FITNESS STUDIO REOPENS TOMORROW
    • The Fitness Studio reopens tomorrow morning, July 15th. The Fitness class schedule has been modified for the balance of the week. The updated schedule has been posted to JKVConnect and Channel 8001 and a limited number of paper flyers have been distributed in the 4 Apartment Building lobbies.
    • For more information contact the Fitness Studio at (954) 783-4730 starting Wednesday.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE 1-MEAL DAYS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    • During 1-Meal Days Lunch AND/OR Dinner items may be selected.
      • Home Food Delivery MUST be ordered—Monday through Sunday—for Lunch and Dinner meal items between 10AM and 3PM. Until further notice, Breakfast will not be served. Call (954) 783-4061 to order your Lunch or Dinner or email Dining@jkvfl.com. You will receive confirmation of your email order during business hours. Please contact Dining Services at (954) 783-4061 if you do not receive your confirmation within a half-hour.
      • Home Food Orders will be delivered—Monday through Sunday—from 11AM to 3:30PM.
      • The menu can be found in the Resident newsletter, The Weekly, on JKVConnect and jkvresidents.com, Channel 8001 and on the JKVConnect lobby monitors in each Apartment Building lobby.
    • 1-Meal Day meals will continue, until further notice. The Dine-In meals—which includes Lunch and Dinner meal items—will be by reservation only, following JKV’s strict COVID-19 protocols. The 3 seatings will be:
      • 11AM to 12:30PM; 12:30PM to 2PM; 2PM to 3:30PM
    • For reservations, Residents can call (954) 783-4062 from 10AM to 3PM for the following day.
    • If these times are not convenient, Dining Services offers freshly prepared frozen entrees.
  • SURVEY SAYS
    • As mentioned in previous Updates, JKV is in the preliminary stages of looking for new business opportunities inside and outside of the Village and we want your opinion.
    • Called “Home and Community-Based New Business Opportunities,” the first step was a 14-question survey E-blasted to all Residents with email addresses. It should look like the example below, say it is from Google Forms and invite you to complete the survey by clicking on the “Survey Questions for Residents of John Knox Village of Florida” link.
    • It is NOT Spam, so we encourage Residents to complete the survey and email it back.
    • Paper copies have been distributed to all Apartment Building lobbies to be completed by Residents who do not have Email addresses. It includes how to return the survey to the John Knox Home Health Agency.
  • STROLLING HAPPY HOUR CART CANCELLED
    • Due to staffing shortages and minimal sales, the Strolling Happy Hour Cart, which typically rolls through the Village Thursday afternoon, is cancelled until further notice.
    • The Catering Department is working on a new format for the Happy Hours. Look for information in an upcoming Update.
  • BACKPACK DRIVE IS POSTPONED
    • For the past 17 years, Residents have provided Employees’ children with backpacks filled with supplies for the opening of school. After a great deal of thought, the Committee has decided to postpone this year’s drive because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee members will continue to look for a more opportune time and hopes Employees and Residents will understand.
  • CANDIDATE VIDEOS ON CHANNEL 8001
    • The Primary Election will be held Aug. 18th for selecting party nominees for the November General Election. The Legislative Affairs Committee and Marketing Department put together two videos with 3-minute maximum presentations from the many candidates. These are available now for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect. Here is the schedule for Channel 8001 viewing. A flyer with this information will also be inserted in tomorrow’s The Weekly resident newsletter.
    • Tuesdays, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
      • 9:30AM-10:30AM Political Candidate showing; 10:45AM-11:45AM Judicial Candidate showing
      • 1:30PM-2:30PM Political Candidate showing, 2:45PM-3:45PM Judicial Candidate showing
    • Thursdays, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13
      • 9:30AM-10:30AM Political Candidate showing; 10:45AM-11:45AM Judicial Candidate showing
      • 1:30PM-2:30PM Political Candidate showing, 2:45PM-3:45PM Judicial Candidate showing
    • NO MUSICAL FRIDAYS
      • Until further notice, Musical Fridays in the Dining Room are cancelled.

 –Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer & Leslie Schlienger, John Knox Home Health Agency Administrator

Monday, July 13 Update

  • POSITIVE CASES ON & OFF-CAMPUS
    • No new residents with positive results
    • We have 13 new employees that tested positive and all are off campus self-isolating. They will be cleared to return to work after two negative COVID-19 test results.
  • CASES ON THE RISE ALL OVER THE STATE
    • The number of cases in Florida continues to rise and outpace other states. Broward County is one of the counties with the highest number of new cases.

 BROWARD COUNTRY

New Cases in Florida over the last three days:

Friday, 7/10/2020 10,366

Saturday, 7/11/2020 15,283

Sunday, 7/12/2020 12,343

Broward County currently has 31,105 cases and our zip code, 33060 has 823 active cases as of yesterday’s report.

 NEW LEVELS OF PRECAUTION BEING IMPLEMENTED AT JKV

    • Based on the sheer volume of new cases all around us, you will begin to see new safety measures implemented over the next few days. We have assessed various departments and identified levels of risk and will implement more stringent guidelines.
    • Departments and staff that have more contact with residents will be required to wear certain Personal Protective Equipment, including Face Shields. These are extra measures to protect Residents, Employees and the organization. These extra measures will eliminate the need for people to be isolated if they are exposed to someone who tests positive.
  • CONTINUED RECOMMENDATIONS
    • If possible, avoid going shopping and use Insta-Cart or JKV’s Shopping Service (954) 783-4009.
    • Only make medical appointments that are essential during the time this virus spread is continuing at an alarming rate
    • Continue physical distancing of 6 feet or more, wash hands frequently, and wear a mask or facial covering
    • Avoid crowds of 10 or more
  • ON CAMPUS TESTING
    • Look for a date in the next couple days for Phoenix Labs to return to campus to retest those Residents who were tested on June 1st and whose samples were lost in transit by FedEx.
    • On Tuesday, July 21, Emergency Management Services will be on campus with a mobile Testing Unit. They have committed to test up to 500 Residents and Employees. They will arrive Tuesday morning, set up, and begin testing at 8:30AM and will stay until 5PM or completion of 500 tests, whichever comes first. This testing is no charge and will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do expect to get more details in the next few days and will pass that along as it becomes available.
  • FITNESS STUDIO TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY
    • Due to limited staff, the Fitness Studio will reopen Wednesday morning, July 15th. The Fitness class schedule has been modified for the balance rest of the week. The updated schedule has been posted to JKVConnect and Channel 8001 and a limited number of paper flyers have been distributed in the 4 apartment building lobbies.
  • The Employee Fitness Class for this evening has been cancelled. It will resume Monday, July 20th.
  • JKV’s Environmental Services Team successfully conducted a deep cleaning of all the equipment, floors, bathrooms and exercise rooms over the weekend.
  • For more information contact the Fitness Studio at (954) 7834-4730 starting Wednesday.
  • DINING SERVICES UPDATE 1-MEAL DAYS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    • Until further notice here are changes in Dining Services.:
      • Home Food Delivery can be ordered—Monday through Sunday—for Lunch and Dinner between 10AM and 3PM. Until further notice, Breakfast will not be served. Call (954) 783-4061 to order your lunch or Dinner or email Dining@jkvfl.com. You will receive confirmation of your email order during business hours. Please contact Dining Services at (954) 783-4061 if you do not receive your confirmation within a half-hour.
      • Home Food Orders will be delivered—Monday through Sunday—from 11AM to 3:30PM.
      • The menu can be found in the Resident newsletter, The Weekly Delivery, on JKVConnect and jkvrsidents.com, Channel 8001 and on the JKVConnect lobby monitors in each apartment building lobby.
    • 1-Meal Day meals will continue, until further notice. The Dine-In meals will be by reservation only, following JKV’s strict COVID-19 protocols. The 3 seatings will be:
      • 11AM to 12:30PM; 12:30PM to 2PM; 2PM to 3:30PM
    • For reservations, Residents can call (954) 783-4062 from 10AM to 3PM for the following day.
    • If these times are not convenient, Dining Services offers freshly prepared frozen entrees.

–Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer & Leslie Schlienger, John Knox Home Health Agency Administrator

Friday, July 10 Update

Two employees were identified as positive in JKV’s screening protocols. Their managers have reviewed the contacts that may have occurred and determined who on campus (fellow employees or residents) who may have had an exposure.

Those individuals have been contacted with instructions. We are not at liberty to comment on employee health issues specifically. Please note all protocols are in place and being followed, including them remaining off campus in self-isolation.

SOUTHWEST 6th STREET CLOSURE-STARTS WEDNESDAY

  • Starting Wednesday, July 15, S.W. 6th Street will be closed for approximately two weeks.
  • Specifically, the area directly in front of South Garden Villas 608/610/612 and the parking lot to the east will be fenced off to allow for sanitary and storm sewer connection for the Aquatic Complex. This is a deep dig and will require trench protection.
  • SG Villas East of this area can exit and enter the campus at the Dixie Gate. The Villas west of the construction work will need to go around Gardens West, Seaside Cove and out Lakeside Circle on the north side to the Main Gate.
  • Traffic coming in the Dixie Gate will be routed either through Lakeside Circle north of the Village Centre and the Aquatic Complex, through the Cassels Tower parking lot, or around Lakeside Circle toward Village Towers.
  • The lane closures along 6th Street will allow for multiple utility connections, grade changes and new parking spots.
  • Efforts will be made to find alternate parking as close as possible for the affected residents and Plant Operations will coordinate with Transportation to assist in meeting Residents’ needs. JKV will be in direct contact with those affected residents.
  • Look for a flyer on Monday with detailed information about the project and the road closures.
  • FITNESS STUDIO TO REOPEN MONDAY
    • JKV’s Environmental Services Team is conducting a deep cleaning of all the equipment, floors, bathrooms and exercise rooms over the weekend. The Staff looks forward to seeing Residents and Staff again, starting Monday morning.
  • DINING SERVICES STARTING 1-MEAL DAYS MONDAY
    • Due to the recent rise in COVID cases—and in another effort to err on the side of caution while maintaining as high a level of service possible to all Residents—Dining Services has made the difficult decision to move to a 1-Meal Day starting this Monday, July 13th, until further notice.
    • This will be by reservation only and the 3 seatings will be:
      • 11AM to 12:30PM
      • 12:30PM to 2PM
      • 2PM to 3:30PM
    • For reservations, Residents can call (954) 783-4062. Dining Services will be offering Lunch and Dinner, however, will not be able to provide Breakfast at this time. Home delivery will be available for Lunch and Dinner as always.
  • N95 MASK UPDATE
    • After last evening’s Update, there has been some confusion about the availability of N95 masks for Residents who are traveling and/or who are having visitors. In the event a Resident is about to travel—for a scheduled trip this month—John Knox Home Health can arrange to get them an N95 mask.
    • Family and friends visiting are expected to come with their own masks/facial coverings. If there is an emergent need, HHA will assist them with acquiring a mask. There will be a nominal charge for this. We do not have a supply of masks for free distribution, even at the nominal fee.
    • Please do not call Wellness Nurses of Home Health for assistance for a mask, unless you are traveling out of Florida or to an Amusement Park in Florida (which we strongly recommend you avoid!). Please do not call for a mask now for a scheduled trip in August or September.
  • WE WANT YOUR OPINION
    • JKV is in the preliminary stages of looking for new business opportunities inside and outside of the Village and we want your opinion.
    • This new initiative is called: “Home and Community-Based New Business Opportunities.”
    • On Monday, July 13th, surveys will be emailed to those Residents who have Email addresses and for those who do not, paper copies will be available at all lobby reception desks.
    • Once Residents receive the 14-question survey by Email we would appreciate completing and returning the survey via Email. WE PREFER TO NOT RECEIVE DUPLICATE SURVEYS, SO PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE ONE ONLINE AND ONE ON PAPER.
    • The deadline to submit surveys will be Monday, July 20th, by Email or through Campus Mail to the Home Health Agency.
  • SPIRITUAL LIFE SERMON
    • Dr. Bridgette Sullenger’s Sunday worship sermon will be available for “On Demand” viewing on JKVConnect this Sunday, July 12th and run through July 18th. It will not be shown on Channel 8001.
      • Contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator, for information on signing up for JKVConnect. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.
    • Spiritual Life hours will be available by appointment. Call Rev. Sullenger at (954) 784-4748.
  • LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATES
    • JKV Race Relations Panel Discussion
      • JKV will hold its second out of six Race Relations Panel Discussions on Thursday, July 30th at 2PM via Zoom. July’s discussion topic is “Continuing the Dialogue: How Did We Get Here?”
      • The panelist lineup is expected to be JKV’s Production Manager Teddy Tennie, NSU History/Civil Rights professor Vincent Toscano, and Akeem Cedeno, TEDx speaker and Educator at North Broward Prep, who was a guest on our first panel.
      • Information on how to connect to the discussion will be forthcoming. If you would like to submit a question for the panelists on this topic, please email them to Life Enrichment Manager Jamisyn Becker at jbecker@jkvfl.com.
  • JKV CONNECT
    • To learn more about JKVConnect, contact Nick Sconiers, JKV Technology Coordinator. He can be reached at nsconiers@jkvfl.com or (954) 784-4739.

–Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer & Leslie Schlienger, John Knox Home Health Agency Administrator

Thursday, July 9 Update

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

Resident Travel Outside of Florida

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

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

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

ALIVE WITH MELISSA JILL WELLNESS COACHING

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

–Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, July 8 Update

JKV: Preparedness During a Pandemic From A Leadership Perspective

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Face Coverings, Physical Distancing & Hand Washing

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

 

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

ALIVE WITH MELISSA JILL WELLNESS COACHING

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

–Bill Pickhardt, JKV Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, July 7 Update

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

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

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

 THE FOLLOWING BULLET ITEMS CANNOT BE STRESSED ENOUGH

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

ALIVE WITH MELISSA JILL WELLNESS COACHING

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

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

Monday, July 6 Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please keep this in a handy location for easy referencing.

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

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

Thursday, July 2 Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 JKV CATERING 4th OF JULY MEALS

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

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

Wednesday, July 1 Update

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

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

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

ALIVE WITH MELISSA JILL WELLNESS COACHING

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

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

Tuesday, June 30 Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 JKV CATERING 4th OF JULY MEALS

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

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

Monday, June 29 Update

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

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

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

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

 CATERING DEPARTMENT UPDATES

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

 * JKV CATERING 4th OF JULY MEALS

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

 CAMPUS SHOPPER SERVICE CONTINUES

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

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

Friday, June 26 Update

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

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

Add to that algorithm these statistics:

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

 FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS AND UPDATE:

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

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

Thursday, June 25 Update

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

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

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

 FITNESS WEEKLY SIGN-UPS AND UPDATE:

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

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

Wednesday, June 24 Update

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 23 Update

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

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

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

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

 CASSELS TOWER HVAC PROJECT UPDATE

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

 FITNESS STUDIO TO OPEN FOR STAFF, JULY 6

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

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

Monday, June 22 Update

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

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

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

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

 FITNESS STUDIO TO OPEN FOR STAFF, JULY 6

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

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

Friday, June 19 Update

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

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

 JUNE POP-UP BIRTHDAY POP-UP CELEBRATION, MONDAY

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

 MUSICAL FRIDAYS

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

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

Thursday, June 18 Update

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

 MUSICAL FRIDAYS

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

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

Wednesday, June 17 Update

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

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

Mitchell Moore Park

901 NW 10th Street

Pompano Beach, FL  33060-8508

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

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

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

 Tuesday, June 16 Update

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

Mitchell Moore Park

901 NW 10th Street

Pompano Beach, FL  33060-8508

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

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

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

 Monday, June 15 Update

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

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

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

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

Mitchell Moore Park

901 NW 10th Street

Pompano Beach, FL  33060-8508

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

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

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

 Friday, June 12 Update

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

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

 What is different this year?

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 11 Update

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

 LIFE ENRICHMENT UPDATE

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

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

Wednesday, June 10 Update

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

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

Tuesday, June 9 Update

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

A Human Face Tells a Story

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The data revealed:

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

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

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

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

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

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

To making a difference with human dignity

That “Good Will” is within all our hearts

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

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

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

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

With Gratitude and Respect,

Gerry Stryker

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

 APPETIZER AVAILABLE AGAIN

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

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

Monday, June 8 Update

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

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

Friday, June 5 Update

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

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

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TESTING

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 DINING SERVICES UPDATE-APPETIZER SPECIAL

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

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

Thursday, June 4 Update

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

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

Wednesday, June 3 Update

JKV Remains Free Of Any Known COVID-19 Cases

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

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

Tuesday, June 2 Update

 JKV Remains Free Of Any Known COVID-19 Cases

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

 JKVCONNECT TRAINING STARTS JUNE 8

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

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

Monday, June 1 Update

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

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

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

Tuesday Last Day For On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

JKV Remains Free Of Any Known COVID-19 Cases

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

 Mitchell Moore Park

 901 NW 10th Street

 Pompano Beach, FL  33060-8508

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

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

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

 JKVCONNECT TRAINING STARTS JUNE 8

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

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

 

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