At this time of year, there are so many opportunities to gather, to laugh, to eat and to celebrate. Along with the festivities, we need to pause and to take time to reflect on the many blessings we take for granted… health, family, friends, residents, and team members.
Looking back over 2018, it has been a year of growth, of new beginnings, and some challenges and opportunities.
A lot has happened this year! We welcomed nearly 100 new residents to Tel Hai. By the end of January, residents finished moving into 45 new Brownstone Apartments in StoneCroft. We are enjoying the new common spaces such as the conservatory, theater, sewing room and model train room. Additionally, we welcomed 10 new households who moved into Maple Knoll Townhomes.
Responding to resident preferences of privacy choices and dignity needs, six Meadows Healthcare Center rooms were converted from shared-private to private accommodations. Renovations are currently underway for more rooms right now! We have also renewed our strategic planning process addressing four key priorities including strengthening financial performance, growing team member culture, re-envisioning health care services and integrating technology.
I am grateful for the many ways God has blessed Tel Hai and its mission to provide a vibrant, caring community. We know that God’s hand has guided Tel Hai for many years and continues even today.
“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things…” Isaiah 25:1
As we look forward to 2019 and what is in store for us, only God knows what tomorrow will bring! I wish you and those you love a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.
President & CEO
Tel Hai Retirement Community