To our Residents, Family Members, and Associates ~
We recognize that these past several months have been trying. Social distancing has kept us apart from our loved ones as we all work together to flatten the curve and keep everyone healthy and safe. This has been especially difficult in senior living, where community is at the heart of everything we do – from shared meals, programs and activities, to simply being together with friends and loved ones in and around the community.
Our associates have always been the backbone of our community, and that is particularly true now, as direct care and support staff have risen to the occasion to care for our loved ones while meeting an ever-expanding list of obligations at home. But providing exceptional care has been an ongoing challenge as we face shortages of protective equipment and a lack of testing, and we all know how critically important these are to stop the spread of the virus.
That’s why we are asking everyone – residents, family and associates – to join us in a collective effort to send 500,000 letters to Congress sharing how senior living communities are coping with the virus and urging lawmakers to prioritize our communities for protective equipment and tests, and the resources we need to continue providing exceptional care. It’s critical that they hear the personal needs of our communities as they consider additional efforts to combat the virus, get things back to normal and make this feel like home again.
Writing to Congress takes less than a minute. Just click on the appropriate link below and you’ll find a pre-written letter that you can add to with a personal note on how your daily life has changed as a result of the virus. Then all you need to do is enter your contact information and click “send message.” Your message will be sent directly to your member of Congress and both of your senators.
On behalf of all of us at Solstice Senior Living, I want to thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we work together during this difficult time.
Collette Gray President/CEO
Solstice Senior Living