‘Light the Way’ 2020

Dear Friends of Arbutus Park,

I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well.

During these difficult and uncertain times, I want to assure you that our staff remains committed to providing our residents with quality care in a faith-based environment.

While our care remains the same, day to day life at Arbutus has changed due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Our hallways are quiet.  Our dining rooms, once filled with delicious food and fellowship, are empty and residents eat alone in their rooms.  Our chapel, once alive with songs and blessings, is silent.  Our residents now receive daily devotions and prayer over the intercom.  Group activities have become individual activities inside our resident’s rooms. 

We made these temporary changes for the safety of our residents and staff, but isolation is so difficult for everyone.  Visits from family and friends now happens through virtual visits on electronic tablets and phone calls are the highlight of their day.

Through all of these changes, our activities staff has been amazing.  They are always thinking of creative ways to make the days brighter.  Hallway Bingo, musical parades, holiday treats and root beer floats are just some of the ways we strive to make this current situation less lonely.  Our nursing staff is commitment to the comfort and care of everyone they touch.

I am reaching out to you to prayerfully ask you to join with us to send a message of encouragement and faith to our residents and staff.  Simply compose a heartfelt message on the enclosed card and return it to us.  These cards will be displayed on the hallway walls throughout the manor to remind our residents and staff they are loved, missed and appreciated.   If you can donate to Arbutus at this time, please include it with the card.  We assure you, the donation you make will be used to enrich the lives of our residents and our dedicated staff who cares for them.

We know there is a light at the end of this dark tunnel.                                                                       
I invite you to join us to “Light the Way.”

God Bless You,

Rick Wilson

Click HERE to make an online donation.
Checks can be mailed to Arbutus Park: Light the Way, 207 Ottawa St, Johnstown, PA 15904