As we continue our efforts to protect the health, well-being and safety of our residents, tenants and staff at Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT, we extend our sincere thankfulness and appreciation to the local community for your concern and support.
Our residents and tenants have received cards, letters, drawings, remote visits via Facetime, Skype, etc., phone calls, window visits, individually wrapped sweet treats and more. Overall, they have been understanding and tolerant with the restrictions that we have implemented as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, The Center for Medicare and Medicaid and The MN Department of Health.
Generous community members and loved ones of our residents and tenants have kindly donated, to our staff, a variety of items (Crookston RMA bucks, individually wrapped candy, breakfast treats, cookies, face masks) and more.
Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT so values our employees. They work tirelessly to maintain the highest quality of care and service to ensure the emotional, physical and spiritual wellness of our residents and tenants during this unprecedented time.
“The health and well-being of our residents and staff remain our top priority. We are grateful for the support and donations from the local community as well as for the tremendous dedication and care shown daily by all of our associates,” stated Judy Hulst, executive director.
In response to questions from those asking how to get involved:
Cards, letters, artwork or signs created by children or adults for our residents and staff. Mail to #GramsForGrands Program, C/O Ashley Melsa, Volunteer Coordinator, 1600 Barrette St., Crookston. MN, 56716 (Yes, residents/tenants are still able to receive mail.)
Local schools, school children, or those homeschooled who would like to be part of the “Pandemic Pen Pals” program with residents/tenants, may do so.
Emails to residents/tenants and/or to arrange video chats can be made by contacting Karen Swatlowski, Villa St. Vincent Activities Director or Kathy Hanson, SUMMIT Activities Coordinator or by visiting the “Contact” page at www.villa stvincent.org (under “Connect With Us” menu) or by calling 218-281-3424.
Donations of goods for our residents and tenants , including ; large print puzzle or activity books, fingernail polish, arts and crafts supplies, magazines/ books, etc.)
Donations of new surgical-grade face masks, and homemade cloth masks from experienced seamstresses (please note: homemade masks will not replace surgical masks and medical grade Personal Protective Equipment that are worn by staff when necessary). For homemade mask instructions, visit www.bhshealth.org/news.
Consider a contribution to the Villa St. Vincent/ SUMMIT Foundation which provides support for our residents/tenants and our life-enhancing, faith-based mission.
At this time, Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT are continuing to serve members of the local community with a variety of services, including short-term care and rehabilitation, memory care, extended skilled nursing care, respite care, and end-of-life care and senior housing with assisted living services. We have been a trusted provider of senior care services for more than 65 years.
For more information, contact Judith Meyer, Social Service Director for information about Villa St. Vincent or Cassie Rudie, Housing Manager for information about The SUMMIT.