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COVID-19 Communications Hub

These interventions include, but are not limited to: Screening all individuals who enter the community Ongoing education for team members and residents regarding infection control practices Appropriate cleaning and disinfecting, particularly for common areas, shared spaces and high-touch surfaces Wearing facemasks for everyone, except during dining Residents, team members and visitors are encouraged to maintain …

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August 1: COVID-19 Update

Amid a pandemic, it may seem hard to focus on good news. However, for residents, team members and families at The Glebe, there is a lot to be thankful for. Some of the big picture positives are: Virginia has moved into, and remains in, Phase 3 primarily due to a collaborative effort to stay home …

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The Glebe Awards $3,000 in College Scholarships

The Glebe Retirement Community and its Residents’ Council are pleased to announce the 2020 scholarship recipients. A total of $3,000 was awarded to three deserving individuals. Two scholarships are funded by the Residents’ Council and one by The Glebe. The fund provides financial assistance for deserving team members to obtain higher education, as well as …

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Books for Memory Loss

Research has shown that people who read are less likely to decline cognitively as they age. A study in 2013, published in the journal Neurology, found that reading into old age reduced memory decline by more than 30%, compared to other forms of mental activity. An analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry found that doing intellectually …

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Community Update – Baseline Testing and Phase II Reopening

On June 29, The Glebe initiated COVID-19 baseline testing of all team members and residents in health care, assisted living and memory care as a prerequisite for beginning Phase II of the reopening processes for these higher levels of care. The past few months have been tremendously challenging for everyone involved. Thank you for the ongoing …

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COVID-19 Baseline Testing Timeline & FAQs

Timeline On June 29, The Glebe began baseline testing of all residents and team members in the assisted living, memory care and health care areas. The goal of the testing, which is mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Roanoke/Alleghany Health Department, is to ensure the safe re-opening of the …

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The Glebe Confirms Three Additional Cases of COVID-19

Management Team Outlines Baseline Testing Response Protocol The management team at The Glebe is working together to keep residents, families and team members safe and is committed to transparency related to baseline COVID-19 testing results. As of July 6, there are eight total positive cases of COVID-19 at The Glebe. This includes five team members and three …

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The Glebe Confirms Five Cases of COVID-19

On June 29, The Glebe started baseline testing team members and residents in health care, assisted living and memory care in order to move to Phase II of the reopening process for higher levels of care. A total of 181 tests were administered to 102 staff members and 79 residents, 112 of the results have …

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The Glebe Hosts a Drive-In Movie Night

Who doesn’t love a night at the movies? On June 25, The Glebe welcomed residents and members of the community’s circle of friends for a drive-in movie night. Attendees were invited to pull up a chair or car and enjoy featured film Leap Year. Everyone received popcorn, snacks and a cold drink.

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When Should You Move to a Senior Living Community?

If you’re thinking about what you want your lifestyle to look like in the future, you’ve probably heard about senior Independent Living communities. And while many seniors think they’ll move when they need care, there are advantages to moving to one of your area’s Independent Living communities sooner rather than later. To help you make …

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