November 8, 2022
Update to Residents on 11/8/2022
Masks required even to walk through SCC
Please help us remain in compliance with our COVID 19 guidelines for the licensed area of the Stephens Care Center (SCC). At this time, all staff and visitors in the SCC are to be masked. This includes everyone who does not live in the SCC is required to wear a mask when in any public space in the SCC. This includes walking through the hallways. Masks are available at each entrance. Although we are all weary of it, the COVID rate remains high in Lorain County. Our vigilance continues.
Coffee Hour, Nov. 9
Please join us for Coffee Hour tomorrow, Wednesday, 9:30 AM in the Fox & Fell. Come in person to enjoy the coffee and social gathering. Otherwise join via Zoom or on KOTV. Zoom Meeting https://kendal-org.zoom.us/j/82657113724 Meeting ID: 826 5711 3724
CARF “Exit Conference”
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 2 PM in the Auditorium (and via Zoom and KOTV.) In-person participation is encouraged. To join via Zoom: https://kendal-org.zoom.us/j/86899260043 Meeting ID: 868 9926 0043.
Important: KORA’s Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 4:00 pm — in the Auditorium and via Zoom. The Zoom meeting link is https://kendal-org.zoom.us/j/84257430126. Residents can review the minutes from the previous Annual Meeting (Nov 2021) in the library and on the shelf by the KORA bulletin board. A quorum is needed to conduct official business, including the approval of the 2023 Council, officers, and budget. Therefore, there will be no KOTV broadcast of this important meeting. Good news: come early to Heiser for refreshments starting at 3:30! – Anne Palmer, KORA Secretary
Reminder: Veteran’s Day event on Friday, Nov. 11
Oberlin Schools will pay tribute to veterans at the new Elementary School at 10:00 am. Our Kendal Vets are contributing photos for a slide show and mementos from their service days. Bus transportation from Kendal will be at 9:30 am giving you time to look over the displays.
Year-End Tax Planning webinar
Vance DeBouter, CPA will be Friday, November 11 at 3:00 PM via Zoom. The Zoom link is https://kendal-org.zoom.us/j/89659647615. Sponsored by Kendal at Oberlin Philanthropy Committee. For more information, please contact Grace Tompos, Chair, or Tom Konkoly.
How to sign up for Velvet Turtle appointments
The Salon at Kendal is now open! Please help us welcome Kathy Toth-Smith and Marian Hunker from Velvet Turtle, in Oberlin. The Velvet Turtle has their own appointment scheduling online program. If you have access to a computer/smart phone, you are encouraged to create your own account to schedule your hair appointments directly with them. You’ll need a cell phone number in order to create an account (so their system can send you confirmations.) Go to https://www.vagaro.com/marianatthevelvetturtlesalon If you don’t have a computer or otherwise need help, you can (1) stop by the Velvet Turtle when the stylist is there; or (2) ask the Kendal receptionist to assist you (once we’ve all been educated about their system, too!)
Construction / Deconstruction News
A new Emergency Access Roadway (pathway) is being constructed from near the employee parking lot to the apartment building, to provide better access for fire trucks for better safety in case of an emergency.
Kendal at Oberlin recently took down two houses near the Windmill. The houses were blighted and in disrepair. There is no plan to take down the barn.
Will be on duty:
- Sun – 9:30-10:30 am; 3:30 – 4:30 pm and 4:30-5:30 pm
- Mon – 10:30-11:30 am
- Tues – 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30 pm
- Weds – 9:30 am-10:30 am and 10:30-11:30 am
- Thurs – 10:30 – 11:30 am and 1:30-2:30 pm
- Fri – 9:30-10:30 am and 10:30-11:30 am
- Sat – 9:30-10:30 am and 3:30-4:30 pm
This means you do not have to find a buddy to come and swim at these times. You will need to exit the pool, however, if you are a solo swimmer when the monitor’s time is up. (They have other things to do, too.) You can swim at other open times (when there are no classes) but you will need to find a buddy. Enjoy our wonderful pool.
PS: Sometimes our monitors have conflicts and if they are unable to cover their time, their name will be erased from the board. So always be sure to check the board to ensure there will be a monitor at the time you hope to swim. (Shared by Kathy Caldwell)
Recyclables versus trash
Not sure whether something is trash or recyclable? Confused about which plastics actually can be recycled? Bring those items to the presentation by a representative from Republic Services and ask whether it’s a candidate for recycling or not. That’s next Tuesday, November 15, 7:15 p.m., Heiser Auditorium/KOTV). (Shared by Ted Wolner)
Jameson Zhang, an Oberlin Conservatory student, won second prize at the Sixth Annual NTD International Piano Competition in New York over this past weekend. Jameson performed three times at Kendal this year at the Sunday afternoon Live Chamber Music concerts in Heiser Auditorium, most recently on October 16, when he played his entire program for the competition. Jameson sent a very heartfelt thank-you note to his friends at Kendal who gave him opportunities to play before a live audience, which he credits as crucial to his success at the competition. Congratulations, Jameson! (Shared by Larry Mirel)
Covid News/ Statistics
Governor Mike DeWine’s regular COVID Press Conferences: https://ohiochannel.org
(Shared by Elizabeth Aldrich) The AMA and CDC both encourage getting the covid booster even if you have long covid. Plus, Yale Health has an interesting article that seems to say it might help those with long covid https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/vaccines-long-covid
Georgia Newman, our Medical Director, noted there are still many unknowns about long-haul COVID; fortunately, we are served by some wonderful health systems locally. The Cleveland Clinic has a Long Haul COVID Clinic that might be helpful for you. University Hospitals provides a Long Haul COVID Clinic too. You might want to ask your Primary Care Physician for a referral to one of those clinics. We will continue to share information as we research and learn more ourselves. Information from the Cleveland Clinic: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/respiratory/depts/covid-19-recovery
Information from University Hospitals is here.
|COVID STATISTICS as of||11/8/2022|
|VACCINATIONS||# Vaccinated||Population||% of Pop|
|Kendal at Oberlin vaccinations|
|Staff Vaccinated (some have Medical or Religious Exemption)||221||224||98.7%|
|Total Residents + Staff vaccinated||559||562||99.5%|
|Lorain County (Vaccinations Started)||212,087||68.4%|
|Ohio (Vaccinations Started)||7,509,319||64.2%|
|KENDAL AT OBERLIN – COVID CASES (Cumulative)||11/8/2022||Increase|
|Independent Living Resident Cases||47||5|
|Stephens Care Center – Residential Care||18||1|
|Stephens Care Center – Skilled Nursing||4||0|
|SCC Staff and Volunteer Cases||100||1|
|Other Staff Cases||73||0|
|Total Residents + Staff||242|
|Current # in Isolation, COVID Positive||3|
|Total # of COVID, Beyond Isolation||241|
|LORAIN COUNTY – COVID CASES (Cumulative)||11/4/2022||Increase|
|Total in Zip Code 44074||2,576||17|
|Total Lorain County||83,022||438|
|Current CDC Lorain County Positivity Rate||9.6%||HIGH|
|Total Lorain County||959||8|
|Age Range Breakdown: 20-29: 5. 30-39: 7. 40-49: 23. 50-59: 73. 60-69: 190. 70-79: 271. 80+: 390|
|Note: Cumulative = since start of pandemic. Increase = since last week.|
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Terrell, Chief Health Services Officer, at 440-775-9811