The following video was broadcast to Flushing House Residents on January 27, 2021.
Good Day Folks!
It is good to be able to talk to you again through the video message that was just posted to Touchtown, our in-house TV Channel. I have just a few things to share with you as we near towards the end of January.
As you have probably seen and heard- we have finally started our building wide sprinkler project. I know you are experiencing unwanted noise and dust right now, but I ask that you think of it as a temporary inconvenience for a permanent improvement, just like the signs you would see during construction on the road. Please have a little patience as we are going to try to get through this as painlessly and as quickly as possible right now. I can promise you that we will give you plenty of notice as to when they will be coming into your room. It appears, so far, that they will need to be in your apartment for about three to four hours to set the pipe and once the pipe is set then they will leave you and go on to another apartment. If you would prefer to be moved to another room during this process, we have designated areas for you to relax and watch television. We have also opened the TV room for folks who are having work being done in their apartment.
Despite all the news about the vaccine shortage, we have been very fortunate that Flushing Hospital and Dr. DiFranco have been working closely with us to allow our residents access to the vaccines. Currently our van trips to the hospital for the vaccine are on hold because of a vaccine shortage. Once we receive word that there are vaccines, we can start up again. If you are interested in joining the list, speak to Rochell in Resident Services. Those of you who have appointments to receive your 2nd dosage of the vaccine will be contacted by Resident Services prior to the date of your shot to coordinate transportation with you.
Valentine’s Day is coming up and we will be doing a similar program to the Flushing Hugs one we ran in Spring. This time folks will have the chance to send and receive forever roses. Michael will give you information on this program soon, but for ten dollars you can send a resident a rose to show your love and appreciation during this time. It is a great way to make your neighbor feel special and make yourself feel better too.
Please know that you are doing a fantastic job! Keep it up and let us move on and get beyond this pandemic as we finally see that there are possibilities down the road. Have a great day and keep healthy, keep safe, wear your mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands. Have a great day!
Have a Great Day,
Rev. Douglas Kurtz