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A Publication of Pathway to Living

We’re All In This Together,
Even When Apart
By: Pathway to Living® Director of Wellness Kelly Fischer, BSN, CHPN
Like most of you, residents in Pathway to Living communities are sheltering in place. We are closely following CDC guidelines and referring to local, state and federal protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and rely on the guidance from scientists and health professionals as our world heals.

While we remain focused on social distancing and proper hygiene practices, team members, residents and families are also finding ways to go through this experience together, even when apart.

Visitation is on hold, but residents and family are staying connected through virtual visits and even window visits, where loved ones can actually see each other from a safe distance.

Restaurant and family-style dining is on hold, but residents enjoy three fresh, healthy and delicious meals delivered daily to their doors. What’s more, team members cruise the hallways with snack and ice cream carts in between meals with tasty pick-me-up treats.

Group programming is on hold, but residents are rediscovering time to pursue passions like painting, scrapbooking and sewing with the support of team members, who deliver whatever supplies are needed for in-home projects.

Interactive programs like hallway happy hours, mobile dance parties and sing-alongs encourage residents to stay in touch and have fun with neighbors from a safe distance. Residents are accessing musical performances, museum tours and continue to experience lifelong learning content online from their personal devices or ones borrowed from the community.

Our residents tell us that they are experiencing less stress and loneliness, because they are living under one roof in a community of support and feel a true sense of being in this together. Our frontline caregivers are available to meet their physical and emotional needs, while families continue to find creative ways to connect and stay in touch.

The dedication of Pathway’s frontline team is being recognized by others with kind words of appreciation and thank-you letters, which lift the team’s spirits. People are invited to share their feedback and experiences on Pathway’s “Resident Experience Hotline” at 888-959-3745. You can leave a message anytime, and a Pathway team member will respond to you within six hours.

While the world navigates uncertain times, Pathway’s mission remains the same. We believe that a vibrant, meaningful and purpose-filled life is achievable at any age. Thank you for supporting us in this mission.

PS – We’re proud to share day-to-day photos of our real-life hero team members and residents, but want to point out that many photos were taken before the mandate to wear masks, which, rest assured, team members are currently following at all times.

Virtual Visits

The VIVA! Life Coordinator at each community is ready to help set up virtual visits between family members and residents. You can get a head start by downloading Zoom or Google Duo , and then call to schedule a visit.

Health Check

Hello and how are you feeling today? Pathway's dedicated essential workers start each shift with a temperature check and health screening questionnaire and then have a second temperature check during their shift.

Rolling in Positivity

Residents had fun sending family and friends “TP” messages to let them know that  they have   all the essentials  they need at Azpira Place of Breton . Besides sharing notes of love, some residents took the opportunity to request cookies and banana bread!
Special Delivery

Each Azpira Place of Lake Zurich resident received a personal care package from our team members filled with little gifts like puzzles, snacks, brain games and art projects to spread joy and keep everyone engaged. 
Creative Ways to Visit

Azpira Place of Lake Zurich resident Bill received a drive thru visit from his daughter, while other residents are staying in touch with their loved ones using technology.

Let us help you stay socially connected to loved ones by contacting Lake Zurich’s VIVA! Life Coordinator Kailey .
Hello Honey!
Resident Craig was happy to see his wife and dog, Honey Girl, when they popped by Azpira Place of Breton for a window visit.

Schedule a virtual visit by contacting Breton’s VIVA! Life Coordinator
Ashley Finnerty. 
Keep the Cards Coming

Diane and Nancy's mom, Dorothy , lives at Azpira Place of Breton , so they wrote a personal note to their mom AND 20 of Dorothy's Azpira Place friends and neighbors! 

Thank you to the families, friends and school children who continue to keep our residents in their hearts during this time. Please keep writing!
Little Orbs of Sunshine

“Life is beautiful,” “Smile,”  and  “Wash your hands,”  were a few of the many inspirational messages written on clementines to spread sunshine (and promote healthy snacking!) to Azpira Place of Breton residents and team members.

Happy Hour 

Hot diggity dog! On-the-go Happy Hours are coming to Azpira Place of Lake Zurich ’s residents’ doorways courtesy of team members, who served up drinks, snacks and fun while dressed in hot dog costumes for laughs.

Now Hiring

Join the heroes who work at Pathway to Living and use your talents to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults.

Temporary and permanent positions are available.

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Chicago, IL  60606
Phone: 1-888-342-4111