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Weekly Updates

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Oaks has sent email updates to our residents’ friends, family, and loved ones. You can view each of these communications below or learn more about our updated policies and practices here.
Weekly Updates: May 17, 2024

Dear Grand Oaks Residents and Families;

Happy Friday! Last weekend we had an amazing celebration for all of the wonderful mothers at Grand Oaks. Thank you to everyone who was able to come celebrate with us, we hope you enjoyed yourselves. We will celebrate again for all of our fathers in June, see below for more information.   

We are excited to share that Abdul, our long time cook, has returned to the community. Abdul will resume his prior schedule and be cooking Friday – Tuesday each week, please welcome him back to Grand Oaks.  \Below are several events to look forward to. Please be sure to RSVP to the holiday events by the specified date.

Important Reminder: RSVP for Upcoming Holidays at Grand Oaks

We are excited to announce our upcoming holiday celebrations and we would love for you to join us. To ensure that we can provide the best possible experience for everyone, we kindly ask that you RSVP before the respective deadlines.

Your timely response is crucial for us to make necessary preparations and ensure adequate staffing. This will help us create a memorable and special experience for you and your loved ones.

Upcoming Events:

Looking ahead, we have some exciting activities lined up:

  • May 20: Health Talk with Legacy– “What is Speech Therapy”
  • May 26: A live concert will be held in commemoration of Memorial Day, promising an afternoon of music and remembrance.
  • May 27: We will observe Memorial Day, a time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country.
  • June 16: Father’s Day is on the horizon, and we’re planning something special for all the dads and father figures at Grand Oaks.

Please refer to the attached flyer for more details on these events. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Jordan, Director of Activities. You can contact me at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We look forward to celebrating these special occasions with you. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

As always, thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Upcoming events:

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

As we enter the warmer season and prepare for upcoming holidays and events at Grand Oaks, we want to ensure that we are ready to provide you and your families with the best service possible. While reservations are not required for routine meals, they are recommended. However, please note that reservations are required for holidays and special events. For your convenience, below is a reminder of our reservation process:

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: May 10, 2024

Dear Grand Oaks Residents and Families,

Greetings and a wonderful Friday to you all! With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to extend my warmest wishes to all the incredible mothers and mother figures in our midst. Your boundless love and commitment to your families, near and far, are truly admirable. As we gear up to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, don’t forget to take time to relax, engage in activities that bring you happiness, and cherish the moments with your loved ones. Your mental health is a priority, and it’s important to balance celebration with rest and reflection

Now, let’s dive into this week’s updates and see what exciting activities we have in store for you.

Mother’s Day:

For those who have signed up to join us for our Mother’s Day brunch, we’re thrilled to have you celebrate with us. Our team has carefully planned an exciting event to honor the remarkable mothers among us. We’re looking forward to sharing this special occasion with you and your families.

Upcoming Events:

Looking ahead, we have some exciting activities lined up:

  • May 16: Join us for a trip to the Avalon Theater for Senior Cinema Thursday, where we’ll be watching the charming film “Wicked Little Letters.”
  • May 26: A live concert will be held in commemoration of Memorial Day, promising an afternoon of music and remembrance.
  • May 27: We will observe Memorial Day, a time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country.
  • June 16: Father’s Day is on the horizon, and we’re planning something special for all the dads and father figures at Grand Oaks.

Please refer to the flyers linked above for more details on these events. Don’t forget to call the front desk to secure your spot before the deadlines.

We look forward to celebrating with those of you joining us this weekend and wish everyone a well and enjoyable weekend. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Your input is highly valued, and we are committed to enhancing your experience and serving you and your loved ones at Grand Oaks to the best of our ability.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Upcoming events:

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

As we enter the warmer season and prepare for upcoming holidays and events at Grand Oaks, we want to ensure that we are ready to provide you and your families with the best service possible. While reservations are not required for routine meals, they are recommended. However, please note that reservations are required for holidays and special events. For your convenience, below is a reminder of our reservation process:

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: May 3, 2024

Dear Grand Oaks Residents and families,

Happy Friday, everyone! May has arrived, bringing with it the vibrant blooms and lush greenery that herald the heart of spring. This season of renewal is a perfect time to reflect on growth and well-being, not just in our gardens, but also within our lives.

Mental well-being is foundational to enjoying life at any age, but it becomes particularly crucial as we step into our golden years. For seniors, especially those in assisted living environments like Grand Oaks, maintaining mental health can present unique challenges. Emotional well-being influences every aspect of life, from how we engage with loved ones to our enthusiasm for daily activities.

Promoting Self-Care and Well-Being

Self-care plays a crucial role in managing mental health. “Engaging in meaningful social activities and maintaining personal routines can significantly impact the mental health of older adults,” highlights Sarah Wilson, Senior Care Specialist. Here are some proven self-care strategies:

  • Stay Active: Regular physical activity helps boost mood and reduce anxiety.
  • Connect with Others: Social interactions can reduce feelings of loneliness and enhance a sense of belonging.
  • Pursue Hobbies: Engaging in activities you love can bring joy and satisfaction.
  • Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle: Balanced nutrition, adequate sleep, and hydration are essential for mental health.

In line with promoting mental health awareness, we’re excited to announce that on Monday, May 13 at 3:30 pm, two mental health professionals will be joining us at Grand Oaks for a presentation on Older Adults and Mental Health. They will provide valuable resources and share ways our residents can manage their mental health effectively.

As we enjoy the beauty of May and its blossoming flowers, let’s also prioritize our mental well-being, especially during National Mental Health Month. This reminds us of the importance of mental wellness and provides an opportunity for meaningful discussions about mental health. We’re here to support you in every way we can. If you ever need assistance or someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Remember, staying socially engaged is vital for your overall well-being, so we encourage you to participate in activities like group exercise classes, art classes, social gatherings, or simply joining a friend for a meal.

Wishing you a restful weekend, nurturing your mental well-being in May’s beauty.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Upcoming events:

  • Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
  • Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16
  • 4th of July: Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 2

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

As we enter the warmer season and prepare for upcoming holidays and events at Grand Oaks, we want to ensure that we are ready to provide you and your families with the best service possible. While reservations are not required for routine meals, they are recommended. However, please note that reservations are required for holidays and special events. For your convenience, below is a reminder of our reservation process:

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: April 26, 2024

Dear Grand Oaks Residents and families,

Happy Friday, everyone! Can you believe we’re already bidding farewell to April? Time flies when you’re enjoying life at Grand Oaks. Yesterday was such a delight as we celebrated Bring Your Kids to Work Day. The children’s energy and excitement brought an extra sparkle to our community.

Throughout the day, the children joined in various activities, from creating art with our residents to bouncing around in the moon bounce. We wrapped up the day with a lively party where residents and children danced, sang, and savored some tasty treats. These moments remind us of the special warmth and spirit that make Grand Oaks feel like home.

Now, as we move forward, there are a few important updates I’d like to share with you.

New Team Member: Introducing SylviaGrace Shaw-Thompson, Our New Oasis RN Coordinator!

I’m thrilled to introduce SylviaGrace Shaw-Thompson, who has joined our Grand Oaks team as our Oasis RN Coordinator! With over two decades of extensive clinical experience, Sylvia brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our community. She holds not one, but three degrees from West Virginia University: a BA in International Affairs, a BS in Agricultural Microbiology, and a BS in Nursing.

Throughout her remarkable career, Sylvia has demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication in various healthcare settings, including in-patient, out-patient, and residential clinical settings, as well as in roles as an educator. Her vast clinical background underscores her commitment to excellence in patient care and her invaluable contribution to our team.

Sylvia will be a valuable addition to our Oasis department, where she’ll bring her passion for compassionate care and her wealth of clinical experience to enhance the well-being of our residents. Since joining us earlier this week, Sylvia has hit the ground running. She has been actively engaging with our Oasis residents and staff, taking the time to familiarize herself with our community and our processes. Her dedication and enthusiasm are truly commendable, and we are excited to see the positive impact she will have on our community. Please join me in extending the warmest of welcomes to Sylvia! If you’d like to connect with her or have any questions, feel free to reach out at 202-660-5184 or via email at sshawth1@jh.edu.

Water Shut Off: Southside only

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 27th, the Southside part of the Grand Oaks building will experience temporary water shut off from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. This shutdown is necessary as we will be updating the circulating pump to improve the hot water system. Please be aware that only residents living on the south side will be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to enhance our facilities.

COVID Update:
Earlier this week, two residents in our assisted living neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19. Please be assured that we are taking all necessary precautions to prevent any further spread of the virus. Our team has implemented enhanced cleaning protocols, strict adherence to infection control measures, and regular testing for both residents.

Your safety remains our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the situation while working closely with the DC Department of Health. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your own well-being or that of your loved ones, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jill Youens, our Director of Nursing, at jyouens1@jhu.edu. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these challenging times.

Happy Friday and warmest wishes for a wonderful weekend ahead!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Upcoming events:

  • Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
  • Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16
  • 4th of July: Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 2

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

As we enter the warmer season and prepare for upcoming holidays and events at Grand Oaks, we want to ensure that we are ready to provide you and your families with the best service possible. While reservations are not required for routine meals, they are recommended. However, please note that reservations are required for holidays and special events. For your convenience, below is a reminder of our reservation process:

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: April 19, 2024

Dear Grand Oaks Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! Today, we celebrate National Humor Day, a day dedicated to the joy and healing power of laughter. As we navigate the challenges and triumphs of life, let’s remember to find humor in our daily interactions, no matter how small they may seem. This weekend, I encourage you to share a laugh, a smile, or a light-hearted story. Let’s spread positivity and laughter in our wonderful community, enhancing our well-being and brightening our days.

New Updates

Bring Your Kids to Work Day:

On Thursday, April 25, we will be celebrating Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Our team will be bringing their children to Grand Oaks for a day filled with fun and learning. This day is more than just a day of fun—it’s a day for the younger generation to gain insights into the working world. They will be partnering with residents and staff, experiencing firsthand the dedication and effort that goes into making Grand Oaks the warm and welcoming community it is. We are excited about the activities planned and look forward to a day of shared experiences and mutual learning.

Mother’s Day Celebrations:

As we look forward to May, we are excited to start planning for our Mother’s Day celebrations. Mothers hold a special place in our hearts and in our lives, and we are eager to honor and celebrate them. We invite you to join us for a special celebration at our community center. This year, we have planned a memorable event filled with good food, great company, and live music to set the mood. Please find the details of the event here. Remember to RSVP by calling our concierge. We can’t wait to celebrate this special day with you, honoring the remarkable women who have shaped our lives.

As always, if you need anything or if there’s anything we can do to make your experience at Grand Oaks better, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Wishing you a weekend filled with laughter and joy!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Upcoming events:

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

As we enter the warmer season and prepare for upcoming holidays and events at Grand Oaks, we want to ensure that we are ready to provide you and your families with the best service possible. While reservations are not required for routine meals, they are recommended. However, please note that reservations are required for holidays and special events. For your convenience, below is a reminder of our reservation process:

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: April 12, 2024

Dear Residents and Families,

Greetings to all,

As we near the close of another week, I hope you’re all eagerly anticipating a wonderful weekend ahead. Your dedication and involvement are truly appreciated, and I’m grateful for the chance to provide you with some fresh updates.

Activities Update:

I’m pleased to share that our Grand Oaks residents will be heading to the Avalon Theatre “Senior Cinema Thursday” next week, where they will enjoy the screening of “La Chimera.” If you haven’t already, I encourage you to secure your spot for this event before the deadline on Monday, April 15.

Upcoming Events and Holidays:

We have a host of exciting events and celebrations lined up for the coming months. Please mark your calendars for the following:

  • Senior Cinema Thursday at Avalon Theatre – April 18
  • Bring Your Kids to Work Carnival: April 25
  • Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
  • Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16
  • 4th of July: Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 2

These events provide a wonderful opportunity for our Grand Oaks family to come together and create lasting memories. We look forward to your participation and enthusiasm.

As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Your feedback and input are invaluable in making Grand Oaks vibrant and engaging.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Upcoming events:

  • Senior Cinema Thursday at Avalon Theatre – April 18
  • Bring Your Kids to Work Carnival: April 25
  • Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
  • Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16
  • 4th of July: Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 2

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

As we enter the warmer season and prepare for upcoming holidays and events at Grand Oaks, we want to ensure that we are ready to provide you and your families with the best service possible. While reservations are not required for routine meals, they are recommended. However, please note that reservations are required for holidays and special events. For your convenience, below is a reminder of our reservation process:

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: April 5, 2024

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! It’s a pleasure to reconnect with you as we wrap up another productive week, and you’re all looking forward to a relaxing and enjoyable weekend ahead. Your continued support and engagement are truly appreciated, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with you once again and share some Tech Safety Tips and upcoming events.

Technology Safety:

As part of our ongoing commitment to your safety and security, I want to address a matter of great importance: protecting yourself from online scams, particularly those targeting senior citizens. Scammers often prey on older adults, taking advantage of their trusting nature and limited familiarity with technology. It’s crucial to stay vigilant and informed to avoid falling victim to these schemes.

Here are some of the scams you should watch out for.

  • Tech Support Scams: If you encounter a problem with your printer, email, computer, or other electronic device, avoid Googling and calling numbers you find online for companies like Microsoft, HP, or Google support. Scammers frequently impersonate tech support agents from such companies. They may request access to your computer to resolve the issue, but ultimately exploit your trust. Instead, contact the front desk and inform them that your computer or device is not working, and request tech support assistance.
  • Phishing Emails: Phishing refers to fraudulent attempts to obtain sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication. Be cautious of emails that seem to be from reputable sources but are actually attempts to steal your personal information. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails. Instead, delete it immediately or seek verification from a trusted source.
  • Social Media Scams: Scammers may create fake profiles or impersonate friends or family members on social media platforms to gain your trust and deceive you into sending money or personal information. Be cautious of friend requests or messages from unfamiliar individuals, especially if they solicit money or sensitive information.
  • Safe Cell Phone Usage: Beware of scam calls or text messages that appear authentic. Always verify the authenticity of such communications by contacting the organization directly using contact information from their official website or documents.
  • Romance Scams: Exercise caution when forming online relationships, especially if the other party requests money or personal details. Take your time to get to know someone before sharing sensitive information or providing financial assistance.
  • Grandparent Scams: Be vigilant if someone claiming to be a family member requests money urgently. Verify their identity by reaching out to other family members. Scammers often exploit emotions, so take a moment to confirm before taking any action.

For any further assistance with your phone, email, internet safety, or any other device, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Jordan Asrat, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. Remember, our Tech Support sessions are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday. To sign up for assistance, simply contact the concierge at 202-349-3400. If you encounter an urgent issue that simply cannot wait until those days, please feel free to contact the concierge, who will promptly connect you with me. I’m here to address your urgent computer concerns from Monday to Friday, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Upcoming Events and Holidays:

Looking ahead to the weeks ahead, Grand Oaks is filled with anticipation for our upcoming events and celebrations! We have an exciting lineup planned, including the Bring Your Kids to Work Carnival, as well as special observances for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day. Mark your calendars and get ready to create wonderful memories with your Grand Oaks family!

Looking forward to seeing you all at these events, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend ahead!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Upcoming events:

  • Bring Your Kids to Work Carnival: April 25
  • Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
  • Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16
  • 4th of July: Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 2

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

As we enter the warmer season and prepare for upcoming holidays and events at Grand Oaks, we want to ensure that we are ready to provide you and your families with the best service possible. While reservations are not required for routine meals, they are recommended. However, please note that reservations are required for holidays and special events. For your convenience, below is a reminder of our reservation process:

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: March 29, 2024

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday, everyone! As the weekend approaches, I wanted to take a moment to wish a happy Easter to those of you who will be celebrating this Sunday. May your festivities be filled with joy and laughter, surrounded by loved ones. Whether you’re observing Easter, spending time with family, enjoying quiet moments, or embarking on new adventures, I hope your weekend is nothing short of wonderful.

For those joining us for Easter Sunday, we are excited to share this special occasion with you. We eagerly anticipate celebrating together with delightful food, live music, and joyful moments.

I am delighted to share some fantastic news with all of you. Over the past three months, our dedicated team has completed a comprehensive dementia care training program. This training is essential for equipping our staff with the knowledge and skills required to provide exceptional care tailored to the unique needs of our residents living with dementia.

Dementia presents challenges for both individuals and their caregivers. By staying abreast of the latest research and best practices in dementia care, our staff can effectively connect and engage with our residents on a deeper level. This training empowers our team to navigate the complexities of dementia with confidence and empathy, ultimately enhancing the overall quality of life for our residents.

Our commitment to ongoing education in dementia care is paramount. By continuously improving our knowledge and skills, we can ensure that our residents receive the highest standard of care possible. This dedication not only promotes independence and dignity for our residents but also fosters a nurturing and supportive environment within our community.

As always, your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us. If there’s anything you’d like to share or any way we can enhance your experience at Grand Oaks, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter and a wonderful weekend ahead.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

As we enter the warmer season and prepare for upcoming holidays and events at Grand Oaks, we want to ensure that we are ready to provide you and your families with the best service possible. While reservations are not required for routine meals, they are recommended. However, please note that reservations are required for holidays and special events. For your convenience, below is a reminder of our reservation process:

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: March 22, 2024

Dear Residents and Families,

As we welcome the arrival of spring, I hope everyone is enjoying the transition into this vibrant season. Spring brings with it a sense of renewal and vitality, offering opportunities for us to connect with nature, enjoy outdoor activities, and spend quality time with our loved ones. I encourage each of you to take full advantage of this beautiful season and create cherished memories with your family and friends this weekend.

At Grand Oaks, we are thrilled about the warmer weather and the array of exciting events and experiences that lie ahead. It’s a time of anticipation and excitement as we look forward to sharing moments of joy, celebration, and togetherness with our cherished community.

Let me highlight some of the upcoming events and updates we have planned for the Grand Oaks community.

Important Message from Laurie Henley, Executive Director:

Please review this letter from Laurie Henley, our Executive Director, as it contains important information relevant to our community. Should you have any questions or concerns after reviewing the letter, please feel free to reach out to Laurie Henley at lhenley3@jhmi.edu. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

Easter Brunch:

Just a friendly reminder that our Easter Sunday Brunch is coming up on March 31st from 11:30am to 1:30pm. We’re eagerly awaiting the opportunity to welcome those of you who have made reservations. We look forward to the opportunity to gather with you and your loved ones, savor delicious food, and create cherished memories together.

Wi-Fi Instillation:

I have some exciting news to share! Our long-awaited Verizon Wi-Fi installation project is finally commencing on Monday, March 25, 2024. For more details, please see this letter from Jermaine Pendleton, our Facilities Director.

DC Water Annual Maintenance Update:

I want to inform you about the upcoming annual maintenance scheduled by DC Water, which will occur from March 25 through May 6. During this period, DC Water will conduct essential upkeep on the city’s water line network to ensure its optimal functioning. While this process involves a temporary switch in disinfectants from chloramine to chlorine, I want to reassure you that our internal filtration system ensures the continued quality and safety of the water provided to our community. Your comfort and well-being remain our top priority, and we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of service and care at Grand Oaks Assisted Living.

Thank you for your attention to this week’s updates. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to assist you in any way we can. Have a wonderful weekend filled with joy and cherished moments with your loved ones, despite the rainy weather.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

As we enter the warmer season and prepare for upcoming holidays and events at Grand Oaks, we want to ensure that we are ready to provide you and your families with the best service possible. While reservations are not required for routine meals, they are recommended. However, please note that reservations are required for holidays and special events. For your convenience, below is a reminder of our reservation process:

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: March 15, 2024

Dear Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

Happy Friday to all!

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been blessed with this week. As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, I find myself reflecting on the vibrant spirit that this season brings. With its promise of renewal and growth, there’s an undeniable sense of excitement in the air as we look forward to embracing all that the coming months have in store.

COVID-19 Update:

I want to share with you some important information regarding our ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of our community. This week, one of our assisted living residents has tested positive for COVID-19. Please know that our team has acted swiftly, implementing all necessary precautions and closely monitoring the situation. Your well-being remains our top priority, and we are committed to providing the highest level of care while maintaining a secure environment for all. Masks are readily available at the concierge desk, and I kindly remind everyone to utilize them during their time here. Should you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Director of Nursing, Jill Youens, at jyouens1@jhu.edu, or contact our wellness team at 202-349-3424.

Residents Events and Outings:

Scenic Van Ride – Cherry Blossom Tour:

Starting next week, both our Oasis and Assisted Living residents will have the opportunity to enjoy captivating Cherry Blossom tours during our scenic van rides. Each week, we’ll be alternating our tour between the Tidal Basin and Kenwood Community, ensuring that everyone can soak in the beauty of this annual spectacle.

Avalon Theatre:

After a three-year hiatus, I am delighted to share that the historic Avalon Theatre will be resuming its “Senior Cinema Thursday” on March 21. This month’s featured film is “One Life,” and Grand Oaks is proud to organize transportation for our residents to attend this event each month.

Easter Sunday Brunch:

As a friendly reminder, please mark your calendars for Easter Sunday Brunch at Grand Oaks on March 31. We extend this invitation to all Grand Oaks families, friends, and loved ones, and we look forward to sharing a delightful experience filled with delicious food and live music. More details can be found here.

As always, please remember that we are here for you, our valued residents and families. If you have any questions, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Your well-being is our priority, and we are committed to providing the support and assistance you need.

Wishing you all a weekend filled with warmth, joy, and cherished moments.

Clinical Staffing Update:

I want to remind you that Michelle Hill, RN, Director of Resident Services, is currently on vacation and will return on Monday, April 1, 2024. If you have any clinical inquiries during this time, please contact Jill Youens, RN, Director of Nursing, at jyouens1@jhu.edu or our wellness office at 202-349-3424.  For care-related questions, Laurie Henley, our Executive Director, will be available to assist.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: March 8, 2024

Dear Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

Happy International Women’s Day and Month! As we welcome the gentle breezes of March, I extend warm greetings to each of you. Today, we celebrate the remarkable achievements, resilience, and indomitable spirit of women worldwide. As we honor the invaluable contributions of the women in our Grand Oaks family and beyond, let us reflect on the theme for this year: “Invest in women: Accelerate progress.”

In this spirit, we recognize and appreciate the immense impact women have on our lives, communities, and the world. Your strength, compassion, and determination inspire us every day, shaping a brighter future for generations to come.

Now, let’s move on to some new updates and upcoming events:

Daylight Saving Reminder:

As we welcome the spring season, a friendly reminder to set your clocks forward by one hour on Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 am on Sunday. If you need any assistance, feel free to reach out, and I want to remind you that I’m available on Monday and Tuesday.

Easter Sunday Brunch:

Mark your calendars for a delightful Easter Sunday Brunch on March 31. We extend the invitation to all Grand Oaks families, friends, and loved ones. Join us for an enjoyable experience featuring delicious food and live music. Details can be found here.

Clinical Staffing Update:

I want to remind you that Michelle Hill, RN, Director of Resident Services, is currently on vacation and will return on Monday, April 1, 2024. If you have any clinical inquiries during this time, please contact Jill Youens, RN, Director of Nursing, at jyouens1@jhu.edu or our wellness office at 202-349-3424.  For care-related questions, Laurie Henley, our Executive Director, will be available to assist.

Wishing you all a wonderful and enjoyable weekend!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: March 1, 2024

Dear Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

Hello and happy Friday! As we bid farewell to February and welcome the first day of March, I trust you had a fantastic week. Now it’s time to kick back and enjoy the weekend ahead. Whether you have exciting plans or simply relish some well-deserved relaxation, here’s to a wonderful weekend.                                                                                  

Covid Update:

I’m thrilled to announce that there are no current cases of COVID among our residents. Our commitment to prioritizing the well-being and safety of everyone at Grand Oaks remains steadfast. We are dedicated to upholding a secure environment, ensuring your peace of mind. 

Clinical Staffing Update:

  • Jill Youens, RN, Director of Nursing, is currently on vacation and will return on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Please contact our wellness office at 202-349-3424 for any clinical questions or concerns during her absence.
  • Michelle Hill, RN, Director of Resident Services, will be on vacation from Thursday, March 7, 2024, to Monday, April 1, 2024. If you have any clinical inquiries during this time, please contact Jill Youens or our wellness office at 202-349-3424. For care-related questions or concerns, reach out to Laurie Henley, our Executive Director.

We understand the importance of clear and continuous communication, especially regarding health and wellness. Our team is committed to providing the highest level of care and support during this transition period.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Should you have any other needs or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff. Wishing each of you a restful and enjoyable weekend

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: February 23, 2024
Dear Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

Happy Friday to all our wonderful residents and families at Grand Oaks!

As we reach the end of another week, I hope you are all feeling energized and prepared for the weekend ahead. It is a pleasure to engage with you as we initiate another cycle of updates and activities within our community. I encourage each of you to prioritize your well-being and relaxation during the weekend, embracing positive moments and a feeling of renewal.

Covid Update:

This week, we want to inform you that one of our assisted living residents has tested positive for COVID-19. Our team has promptly notified individuals who may have been exposed, and we’re closely monitoring the situation. Your health and safety remain our utmost priority, and we’re committed to providing the highest level of care and maintaining a safe environment for everyone in our community. Masks continue to be available at the concierge desk for your convenience, and we strongly encourage their use during your time in our facilities. Your cooperation and support are invaluable as we navigate these challenging times together. If you have any clinical questions or concerns about your well-being or your loved one’s well-being, please feel free to contact our Director of Nursing, Jill Youens, at jyouens1@jhu.edu or reach out to our wellness team at 202-349-3424.

Remember, your well-being is our top priority, and we are here to support you in any way we can. If you have questions, concerns, or simply want to share your thoughts, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Wishing each of you a restful and enjoyable weekend.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: February 16, 2024
Dear Residents and Family,

Greetings and happy Friday! I hope this message finds you in high spirits. As we step into the weekend, I encourage each and every one of you to embrace the opportunities for joy, connection, and fulfillment. Your active participation in the Grand Oaks community adds an extra layer of positivity to our shared experiences. It is always a pleasure to share the latest updates from our esteemed Grand Oaks community.

I wish you and your loved ones a restful and enjoyable weekend. Thank you for being an integral part of the Grand Oaks community. Remember, we are here to support you in every possible way, so please feel free to get in touch for any assistance you may require.

Upcoming Events:

Spanish Club

I am thrilled to announce the grand return of our Spanish Club! Starting next Wednesday at 2 pm, join us for an exciting session led by our resident teacher, Ms. Olga. Ms. Olga not only possesses fluency in Spanish but also has a remarkable talent for making the learning experience enjoyable. Do not miss out on this fantastic opportunity to expand your language skills and have fun along the way!

Chili Cook-Off

Next week brings National Chili Day, and to celebrate, Grand Oaks will be hosting our annual chili contest on Thursday. This cherished tradition in our community invites you to join us in celebrating NATIONAL CHILI DAY at our annual Chili Cook-Off! It is an opportunity to savor and judge the variety of delicious chili creations whipped up for this special day. Your participation and enthusiasm make this event a favorite year after year, and we cannot wait to taste what this year has in store.

Your feedback, questions, or concerns are crucial to us as they help us improve and tailor our events and services more suitably to your preferences. Please do not hesitate to reach out directly to me or any member of our team.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: February 9, 2024
Dear Residents and Family,

Happy Friday! I trust you’re all doing well and looking forward to a pleasant weekend. As we embrace the end of the week, I want to extend a warm greeting to each and every one of you. Your presence is what makes Grand Oaks a unique and thriving community.

New Update

Accushield Sign-In/Out Update:

In an effort to streamline the sign-in process, we have revised our Accushield kiosk questions this week. Visitors will still be required to attest to COVID exposure and symptoms, but we have eliminated the secondary attestation. We value your courtesy and cooperation as we strive to uphold the highest standards of safety for everyone in the community. Remember, visitor badges must always be visible while you are on the premises. Additionally, please remember to sign out via the kiosk when exiting the community.

Thank you for your attention to the latest update regarding the Accushield sign-in/out process. Your cooperation in adhering to these changes is greatly appreciated and contributes to the safety and well-being of our community. As always, your commitment to maintaining a secure environment exemplifies the spirit of Grand Oaks. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Have a wonderful weekend filled with relaxation and rejuvenation.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: February 2, 2024
Dear Residents and Family,

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and a great start to February. As we enter this new month, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the significance of Black History Month. It’s an opportunity to honor the rich history, achievements, and contributions of Black individuals who have shaped our society. At Grand Oaks, inclusivity is fundamental, valuing each individual’s unique perspectives and talents. Let’s celebrate Black History Month together, embracing the diversity that strengthens us – today and every day.

We are thrilled to share the good news that we haven’t had any additional COVID cases in the community for two weeks. This allows us to return to normal operations as of this morning at 7 am. The mandatory masking requirement for staff and visitors has been lifted. While it’s no longer mandatory, we strongly encourage everyone to continue wearing masks when visiting the community. Masks are available at the concierge desk for your convenience. Seating for meals in the assisted living dining has returned to its usual arrangement, and all programs and activities have resumed their regular schedules and locations. I appreciate your continuous support in maintaining the safety of our Grand Oaks community over the past weeks.

Wishing you and your loved ones a restful weekend. Thank you for being part of the Grand Oaks community. We’re here to support you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: January 26, 2024
Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! I hope this message finds each of you and your loved ones in good spirits, eagerly anticipating a restful weekend ahead. Your presence within the Grand Oaks Assisted Living community is cherished and deeply valued. As we step into the weekend, let’s acknowledge the significance of your ongoing engagement. Your participation shapes the unique character of Grand Oaks, and we feel honored to be a part of this journey with each of you.

In our clinical update this week, I am pleased to report that we have had no new COVID cases, and all residents who were in isolation or quarantine have successfully completed their periods and resumed normal activities.

As part of our ongoing commitment to everyone’s safety, we will continue to uphold these safety measures into the upcoming week. Dining room seating will remain adjusted, and all activities will continue to be relocated to the commons for social distancing purposes. Large group gatherings and non-medical outings requiring residents to exit the Grand Oaks bus will be temporarily postponed. Masks will remain mandatory for staff and visitors, and we strongly recommend that residents wear masks when outside their rooms. Masks are readily available at the concierge desk for your convenience.

Your commitment to safety and well-being at Grand Oaks is genuinely appreciated. As we navigate the weeks ahead, remember that Grand Oaks is here to support you. Should you have any questions, concerns, or if there’s anything you need assistance with, don’t hesitate to reach out. Your comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance, and our team is dedicated to ensuring your experience remains exceptional.

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful weekend. We’re honored to have you as part of the Grand Oaks family

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: January 19, 2024
Dear Grand Oaks Family,

Happy Snowy and Cold Friday! Mother Nature has let us know that winter is here to stay.

Clinical Update: COVID-19

This week we had 2 additional residents test positive for COVID. As communicated earlier this week, one of the cases was in our Oasis Memory Care neighborhood. We continue to work to maintain the safest environment for everyone in the community. As a reminder, masking is required for all staff and visitors until further notice. In addition, we’ve adjusted the dining room seating, relocated activities to the Commons for social distancing in Assisted Living, and are limiting the movement of the Oasis residents between Myrtle and Azalea. As part of our commitment to your well-being, non-medical outings requiring residents to exit the Grand Oaks bus are temporarily postponed.

Your continued cooperation and understanding are crucial at this time. These proactive steps, including modifications in our community activities and seating arrangements, reflect our commitment to maintaining a safe environment for everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns about your well-being or your loved one’s COVID status, please feel free to contact our Director of Nursing, Jill Youens, at jyouens1@jhu.edu or reach out to our wellness team at 202-349-3424.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: January 12, 2024
Dear Grand Oaks Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! As we conclude this week at Grand Oaks, let’s reflect on our collective journey. Drawing inspiration from MLK’s insight, “Life’s journey may lead us to new places and unfamiliar paths. Yet, in each step, we possess the power to create connections, build bridges, and brighten our surroundings with the light of compassion. As we approach the long weekend, including Monday’s MLK Day—a moment for reflection and unity—it’s also an extended opportunity for shared moments and relaxation.”

In our community, your presence and contributions weave a unique tapestry of compassion and togetherness. Each step you take adds to the vibrant story we craft together. As we move into the weekend, let’s carry this warmth forward—nurturing connections and sharing moments of understanding. May your weekend be filled with positivity, introspection, and a genuine sense of belonging.

Now, in the spirit of our shared journey, let’s turn our attention to an update on our community’s well-being. Your health and safety are our utmost priorities, and your continued cooperation and support are invaluable.

Clinical Update: COVID-19

This week, we identified 5 additional residents who tested positive for COVID. All cases have been isolated to the Assisted Living neighborhood. To enhance safety, we’ve adjusted the dining room seating and relocated activities to the Commons for social distancing. As part of our commitment to your well-being, non-medical outings requiring residents to exit the Grand Oaks bus are temporarily postponed.

While masks remain mandatory for staff and visitors, we strongly recommend residents wear masks when outside their rooms. Masks are available at the concierge desk for your convenience. For a detailed activities schedule, please refer to the weekly activity schedule.

Your continued cooperation and understanding are crucial as we navigate these circumstances together. We want to assure our Grand Oaks community and website visitors that we are diligently taking extra measures to protect our residents, staff, and visitors. These proactive steps, including modifications in our community activities and seating arrangements, reflect our commitment to maintaining a safe environment for everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns about your well-being or your loved one’s COVID status, please feel free to contact our Director of Nursing, Jill Youens, at jyouens1@jhu.edu or reach out to our wellness team at 202-349-3424.

Wishing you continued strength and solidarity in our shared journey.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: January 5, 2024
Dear Grand Oaks Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! As we approach the weekend, I extend my warmest wishes to each of you for a weekend filled with joy and a deep sense of calm.

Now, turning to important matters within our community, I want to emphasize the significance of our new mandatory masking policy, effective January 5, 2024, at 7:00 am. This decision is a proactive response to an increase in illness observed within our community, with two residents testing positive for COVID in our Assisted Living neighborhood.

To prioritize the safety and well-being of everyone at Grand Oaks, all staff and visitors are now required to wear masks while on the premises. While residents have the option to wear masks, our concierge will provide surgical masks for those who prefer to use them. You can easily approach our concierge or any staff member for assistance in obtaining a mask.

Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated as we work together to maintain a safe environment for all. Our clinical team continues to monitor residents for any symptoms of illness. Should you or your loved one exhibit any symptoms, please reach out to our Director of Nursing, Jill Youens, at jyouens1@jhu.edu, or contact the wellness office at 202-349-3424.

As part of our ongoing commitment to your well-being, I urge everyone to take extra precautions. Regularly washing your hands, maintaining social distancing, and wearing masks in shared spaces are crucial steps to safeguard our community’s health. To ensure the safety of everyone, I kindly request that family members and visitors remain at home if they experience any symptoms, preventing any potential spread of illness.

Thank you for your cooperation in prioritizing the health and safety of our beloved community.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents – we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we’re happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let’s all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director – Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon – Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Previous Updates by Year

2023 COVID-19 Updates
Weekly Updates: December 31, 2023

Dear Grand Oaks Residents and Families,

Happy New Years, everyone!

As we step into the first week of 2024, I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a joyous and promising New Year. May the upcoming days be filled with positivity, new adventures, and moments that bring a smile to your face.

It's the beginning of a fresh chapter, and at Grand Oaks, we're excited about the possibilities that the new year holds for our wonderful community. Your warmth and spirit make this place truly special, and we look forward to sharing many more memorable moments together in the coming months.

Let's approach the year with optimism and a sense of togetherness. As we navigate the days ahead, remember that each day is an opportunity to embrace new opportunities, connect with others, and make a positive impact.

The Grand Oaks staff is committed to providing you and your loved ones with exceptional quality care. If there is anything we can do to work with you to improve your quality of life, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Your well-being is our top priority.

Thank you for being an integral part of Grand Oaks. Your presence enriches our community, and we're excited to create more wonderful memories together in 2024. Wishing you all a fantastic weekend and a fantastic start to the New Year!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

 Staffing Update

Yesterday marked a bittersweet farewell to two valued members of the Grand Oaks family. Denver Richards, our Maintenance Assistant, retired after more than 20 years of dedicated service at Grand Oaks. The departure that hits closest to home for me is that of my amazing Activities Assistant, Marco Lopez. He has been an integral part of Grand Oaks since 2018 and joined the Activities Department in 2021. Marco has decided to resign from his full-time position and change his status to PRN (as-needed). His last day in his full-time role was Monday, December 25th, 2023.

I want to take a moment to convey the genuine appreciation that residents and staff feel for Denver and Marco. Their unwavering commitment and hard work have made a lasting impact on our community. The overwhelming turnout of residents and staff to bid them farewell speaks volumes about the meaningful connections they forged during their time with us.

As we bid farewell to these valued members, we recognize and honor the significant roles they played in making Grand Oaks the warm and caring community it is. Their impact resonates not only in the memories and stories shared but also in the daily life of our community. While their absence will be felt, we are grateful for the lasting legacy they leave behind. We wish both Marco and Denver the very best in their future endeavors.

Activities Update:

On the Activities Department front, I'd like to update you that the search for a new Activities Assistant is underway. I am working with Sibley HR and the Recruitment team to identify the ideal candidate for the position. In the interim, Adela and I will continue to provide our regular programs in assisted living. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. If you know of someone suitable for the Activities Assistant role, please connect us via email.

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: December 22, 2023

Dear Grand Oaks Residents and Families,

Greetings and a happy Friday to all! As we approach the holiday season, I wish those celebrating a merry Christmas and extend warm holiday wishes to everyone. It's a time for reflection, gratitude, and treasuring moments with loved ones. This Monday, Grand Oaks will come together to celebrate Christmas with our residents at our annual Christmas Day luncheon, set from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. For those of you joining us, we anticipate the joy of celebrating with you. May your holiday season be filled with joy and peace.

New Staffing Update

Yesterday marked a bittersweet farewell to two valued members of the Grand Oaks family. Denver Richards, our Maintenance Assistant, retired after more than 20 years of dedicated service at Grand Oaks. The departure that hits closest to home for me is that of my amazing Activities Assistant, Marco Lopez. He has been an integral part of Grand Oaks since 2018 and joined the Activities Department in 2021. Marco has decided to resign from his full-time position and change his status to PRN (as-needed). His last day in his full-time role will be Monday, December 25th, 2023.

I want to take a moment to convey the genuine appreciation that residents and staff feel for Denver and Marco. Their unwavering commitment and hard work have made a lasting impact on our community. The overwhelming turnout of residents and staff to bid them farewell speaks volumes about the meaningful connections they forged during their time with us.

As we bid farewell to these valued members, we recognize and honor the significant roles they played in making Grand Oaks the warm and caring community it is. Their impact resonates not only in the memories and stories shared but also in the daily life of our community. While their absence will be felt, we are grateful for the lasting legacy they leave behind. We wish both Marco and Denver the very best in their future endeavors.

Activities Update:

On the Activities Department front, I'd like to update you that the search for a new Activities Assistant is underway. I am working with Sibley HR and the Recruitment team to identify the ideal candidate for the position. In the interim, Adela and I will continue to provide our regular programs in assisted living. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. If you know of someone suitable for the Activities Assistant role, please connect us via email.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a festive holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: December 8, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday and warm weekend wishes to all the wonderful residents and families of Grand Oaks! For those celebrating, happy Hanukkah—"Chag Chanukah Sameach," and may these eight days be filled with joy, light, and cherished moments. As we dive into the weekend, I'm thrilled to share the exciting results of our recent contests, showcasing the creativity and festive spirit within our community!

In the spirit of celebration, a big round of applause goes to the Maintenance, Security, and Transportation Team for their outstanding victory in the Staff Door Decorating contest! Your creativity and dedication have truly brightened our halls, and as a well-deserved reward: the entire department will be treated to a delicious meal of their choice. Kudos are also in order for the Legacy team, securing an impressive 2nd place, and a shared 3rd place for the Dining and Activities Team. Thanks to all who participated – your doors brought a delightful holiday spirit to our halls.

Now, let's shift our focus to the Winter Wonderland Tree Decorating contest. The Sibley Human Resource Team takes the spotlight with their enchanting Tree #4! Congratulations to them for capturing the magic of a Winter Wonderland. You can catch a glimpse of all the doors and the winning tree on the White Board throughout the weekend. Take a moment to soak in the festive ambiance and appreciate the incredible work of our talented teams.

The Grand Oaks Holiday Party is almost here, set for next Friday, December 15! This event is a chance for us all to gather, celebrate, and make some wonderful memories. Your presence truly brings life and joy to our community, and we're excited to share in this special time with each and every one of you.

As we head into the weekend, our dedication to exceptional care stands firm. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our nursing supervisor at 202-437-0346. Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend and eagerly looking forward to the festivities ahead!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Concierge Update:

Lately, it's come to our attention that some visitors and family members have not been wearing their name badges when visiting their loved ones. Your safety and the safety of all our residents are our top priorities, and these badges help us maintain a secure environment. To enhance the experience for everyone and ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere, we kindly request your cooperation in wearing your name badges visibly at all times. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for being a valued part of our Grand Oaks family.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, AL Office: 202-660-7545 & Oasis Office: 202-660-5184

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: December 1, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! Can you believe it's already December 1, 2023? The holiday season is upon us, and December unfolds as a grand celebration! From the cherished traditions of Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa to a multitude of December National and International Holidays, our month overflows with festivities. Taking the spotlight on our festive calendar is the eagerly anticipated Grand Oaks Residents and Family Holiday Party—an event poised to bring joy and togetherness to our community. Let's savor the enchantment of December and make every moment count!

Speaking of celebrations, our Grand Oaks Residents and Family Holiday Party on Friday, December 15, is just around the corner. Picture a winter wonderland filled with laughter, warmth, and delightful surprises. Your presence will add to the magic of the evening!

To ensure every moment is tailored to your enjoyment, please RSVP by Friday, December 8. Take a sneak peek at the invitation for a glimpse into the excitement that awaits. We're genuinely thrilled about celebrating, sharing laughter, and creating wonderful memories with you on the 15th! Mark your calendar, and let's make this holiday season truly remarkable.

As we immerse ourselves in the festive spirit, I'd like to remind you that our country kitchen is available for reserving your private events. Whether it's for special family dinners, holiday celebrations, birthday gatherings, or even a simple family luncheon with your loved ones, we've got you covered. To make your reservation, please send Jordan Asrat an email at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. She is more than happy to assist you and ensure that your event is special.

Wishing you a delightful Friday evening and an enjoyable weekend!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Concierge Update:

Lately, it's come to our attention that some visitors and family members have not been wearing their name badges when visiting their loved ones. Your safety and the safety of all our residents are our top priorities, and these badges help us maintain a secure environment. To enhance the experience for everyone and ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere, we kindly request your cooperation in wearing your name badges visibly at all times. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for being a valued part of our Grand Oaks family.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: November 23, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Thanksgiving! As we come together on this Thanksgiving eve, my heartfelt wishes extend to all our Grand Oaks community members. For those celebrating, may your day be filled with joy, gratitude, and cherished moments with loved ones. To those who may not observe Thanksgiving, I wish you a wonderful day filled with the warmth of community and moments of peace. Looking ahead to the weekend, may it be adorned with fantastic discoveries, unfolding into a delightful time for everyone and marking a joyful start to the holiday season.

Upcoming Update:

In the spirit of celebration, I'm delighted to extend an invitation to our much-anticipated annual Residents and Family Holiday Party, scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2023. This event marks our first opportunity to gather since the pandemic began, and we're thrilled to host this joyous occasion. Your presence would be greatly appreciated at our Grand Oaks family event.

We invite you to save the date and join us for an evening filled with delightful moments. If you plan to attend, please RSVP at your earliest convenience. If you have any inquiries or require additional information, please feel free to reach out. Let's make this celebration memorable together!

Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with warmth and gratitude, and a weekend of well-deserved relaxation.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Concierge Update:

Lately, it's come to our attention that some visitors and family members have not been wearing their name badges when visiting their loved ones. Your safety and the safety of all our residents are our top priorities, and these badges help us maintain a secure environment. To enhance the experience for everyone and ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere, we kindly request your cooperation in wearing your name badges visibly at all times. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for being a valued part of our Grand Oaks family.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: November 17, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and you are ready to enjoy your Friday evening. As we approach Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays, I encourage each of you to carve out a moment for your well-being. Whether you find solace in a peaceful moment, cherish meaningful connections, or explore a unique method to unwind, may this weekend serve as a precursor to the gratitude and joy awaiting us in the approaching Thanksgiving celebrations. Your health and happiness are paramount, and I wish you a rejuvenating weekend ahead.

Upcoming Update:

Clinical/COVID-19 Update:

I am pleased to inform you that we have completed the third round of COVID testing for potentially exposed residents this Monday, and I am happy to report that all results have come back negative. Our dedication to your safety and well-being remains steadfast, and I am happy to report that Grand Oaks continues to be COVID-free.

It is crucial that we remain vigilant as we have observed a recent increase in COVID cases within our community. Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us, and we kindly ask that you remain aware of any symptoms you or your loved ones may experience. If any symptoms arise, please contact our wellness office immediately so that we can closely monitor any changes. As a precautionary measure, we kindly request that family members and visitors who are experiencing symptoms delay their visits until their symptoms have subsided.

Additionally, I would like to remind everyone about the significance of practicing good hand hygiene. For your convenience and peace of mind, masks are readily available at the concierge desk.

If you have any clinical questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jill Youens, our Oasis RN Coordinator. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and we are here to address any concerns you may have.

Thank you all for your attention, cooperation, and understanding. Your ongoing support is truly appreciated as we continue to strive for a safe and secure environment for all residents at Grand Oaks.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Concierge Update:

Lately, it's come to our attention that some visitors and family members have not been wearing their name badges when visiting their loved ones. Your safety and the safety of all our residents are our top priorities, and these badges help us maintain a secure environment. To enhance the experience for everyone and ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere, we kindly request your cooperation in wearing your name badges visibly at all times. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for being a valued part of our Grand Oaks family.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: November 10, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! As we step into this weekend, I extend warm wishes for joy and relaxation to each one of you. This weekend holds profound significance as we join together to honor and express our deepest gratitude to the heroes in our midst—the cherished veterans among our residents and every veteran who has served our nation with unparalleled dedication.

Today, we observed Veterans Day at Grand Oaks by hosting a Veterans Day pinning ceremony. This event brought our community together to honor the incredible contributions and dedication of our respected veterans. Your dedication is a true inspiration, and the sacrifices you've made leave a lasting impact. Today, it's an honor to celebrate each one of you. Thank you for your service and the profound influence you've had on all our lives.

As we approach Veterans Day, my gratitude extends not only to our veterans here at Grand Oaks but to every past and present veteran nationwide. Your dedication is a guiding light of inspiration, and the sacrifices you've made have become an integral part of the story of our nation. It's a sincere privilege to stand alongside each one of you, recognizing the extraordinary individuals you are.

Upcoming Update:

Clinical/COVID-19 Update:

This week, one staff member tested positive for COVID. Residents potentially exposed were notified and underwent their first round of COVID tests earlier this week. I am pleased to inform you that all the results have come back negative. The second round of COVID tests is scheduled for tomorrow.

Should you have any clinical questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Jill Youens, Oasis RN Coordinator. As part of our ongoing commitment to your safety, the next round of COVID testing for residents is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday. Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue to practice good hand hygiene. Masks are available at the concierge desk for your convenience.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Update

For the week starting on Sunday, we have an update on our dining services. Andrew and the team are working diligently to maintain our dining services at Grand Oaks despite a staffing situation in the kitchen. We've made necessary adjustments to ensure your dining needs are met. Your understanding and support during this time are greatly appreciated, and if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Laurie Henley at lhenley3@jhmi.edu or Andrew Conlin at aconlin2@jhmi.edu

Concierge Update:

Lately, it's come to our attention that some visitors and family members have not been wearing their name badges when visiting their loved ones. Your safety and the safety of all our residents are our top priorities, and these badges help us maintain a secure environment. To enhance the experience for everyone and ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere, we kindly request your cooperation in wearing your name badges visibly at all times. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for being a valued part of our Grand Oaks family.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: November 3, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Good Friday to you all! As we approach the start of a new month, I wanted to provide a friendly reminder that this Sunday, November 5, marks the end of daylight saving time. You'll have the chance to "fall back" and gain an extra hour, which we hope you'll use wisely. It's an excellent opportunity to take stock of your routines, relish in the simple joys, and refresh your spirits for the weeks ahead. Your well-being and comfort are at the heart of what we do, and we're here to support you on this journey as we welcome November with a sense of care and positivity.

Upcoming Update:

Activities & Invitation

In our Activities Department, we have an enticing week ahead. This Monday, it's National Nachos Day, and we're having a Nacho bar in the library to celebrate. Residents can create their unique nachos with various toppings. Then, on Wednesday, November 8, residents are all in for the monthly Trivia Tournament, ready to put their knowledge and quick thinking to the test. Wrapping up the week, on Friday, November 10, we pay tribute to our Veterans with a pinning ceremony, live music, and a PowerPoint presentation showcasing our veterans.

Clinical Update:

As we continue to recruit for the Director of Nursing position, if you have clinical concerns, please contact the Wellness Office at 202-349-3424 or reach out to Jill Youens, Oasis RN Coordinator. Jill continues to spend more time helping in the Assisted Living Wellness Office, so for any Assisted Living and Oasis clinical questions or concerns, please feel free to contact her.

We're delighted to share that our community has remained COVID-free for several months. Nonetheless, we're keeping a close eye on the recent increase in COVID cases in our city. It's essential that you remain vigilant for any symptoms and reach out to our Wellness Office without delay so we can closely monitor any potential changes. To ensure everyone's safety, we kindly request that families experiencing symptoms postpone their visits until symptoms have subsided. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Update

For the week starting on Sunday, we have an update on our dining services. Andrew and the team are working diligently to maintain our dining services at Grand Oaks despite a staffing situation in the kitchen. We've made necessary adjustments to ensure your dining needs are met. Your understanding and support during this time are greatly appreciated, and if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Laurie Henley at lhenley3@jhmi.edu or Andrew Conlin at aconlin2@jhmi.edu

Concierge Update:

Lately, it's come to our attention that some visitors and family members have not been wearing their name badges when visiting their loved ones. Your safety and the safety of all our residents are our top priorities, and these badges help us maintain a secure environment. To enhance the experience for everyone and ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere, we kindly request your cooperation in wearing your name badges visibly at all times. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for being a valued part of our Grand Oaks family.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: October 27, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! We had a gorgeous week of warm weather. Our courtyard was busy this week with our residents and staff enjoying the warmer temperatures. Reality will hit us all next week when the temperature begins to dip into the 20s. I encourage everyone to get outside sometime tomorrow before the cool front comes in. 

This week we had one of our most successful flu clinics since my arrival. This year, as we did last year, we combined the flu vaccination with the COVID vaccination. Our plan was to vaccinate both Assisted Living and Oasis by 4:00pm. The team was extremely organized, the Giant pharmacists were wonderful, and I believe all of our residents received their vaccinations by 2:00pm on Monday. Thank you to all of our residents and families for submitting your consent forms timely and to the entire wellness team for such a great event.

I wanted to provide an update on the dining services at Grand Oaks. As we previously communicated, the national staffing shortage has hit our kitchen; we have a couple open positions in the kitchen. We are currently partnering with agency providers to supplement staffing, however they have also been challenged in finding candidates to fill the needs. This week Andrew met with another local staffing agency that we will partner with in hopes of filling current positions. After a long year of working in this changing environment, Andrew is now taking time away on a long planned vacation. The entire dining team is working hard to ensure that all of our residents are taken care of in his absence. We communicated to our residents this week during our Resident Forum meeting that we continue to partner with a local catering company to provide meals in the community. Please reach out to Laurie Henley if you have any specific requests or questions related to dining services.

I also wanted to share that Jessie Charles, our Director of Nursing, is no longer working at Grand Oaks. We have posted this position and are recruiting for her replacement. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns that Jessie was following up on. If you have clinical concerns, please contact the Wellness Office at 202-349-3424 or reach out to either Michelle Hill, Director of Resident Services or Jill Youens, Oasis RN Coordinator.

We continue to be COVID free at this time with no cases in the community for several months. There is currently an uptick of COVID cases in the city, please continue to be mindful of any symptoms and communicate with the wellness office so we can monitor any changes. We also ask that any families experiencing symptoms delay your visits until symptoms have subsided.

We appreciate you allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. Have a wonderful weekend.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Update

For the week starting on Sunday, we have an update on our dining services. Andrew and the team are working diligently to maintain our dining services at Grand Oaks despite a staffing situation in the kitchen. We've made necessary adjustments to ensure your dining needs are met. Your understanding and support during this time are greatly appreciated, and if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Laurie Henley at lhenley3@jhmi.edu or Andrew Conlin at aconlin2@jhmi.edu

Concierge Update:

Lately, it's come to our attention that some visitors and family members have not been wearing their name badges when visiting their loved ones. Your safety and the safety of all our residents are our top priorities, and these badges help us maintain a secure environment. To enhance the experience for everyone and ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere, we kindly request your cooperation in wearing your name badges visibly at all times. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for being a valued part of our Grand Oaks family.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: October 20, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!

As we approach the end of another week, I want to take a moment to reflect on the strength and unity that defines our community here at Grand Oaks. Your voices remain crucial in the coming days as we encounter more opportunities to make our voices heard, whether it's advocating for improvements within our community or the support and care we provide for one another. Our shared journey unites us as advocates for the positive change we wish to see.

In line with this unity and the power of your voices, the past two weeks have been a testament to how residents have come together to voice their preferences and needs through various committees. The Theater and Show Committee allowed residents to share their preferences for theater shows, and the Museum and Lunch Committee enabled residents to plan upcoming museum visits and restaurant outings for the next five months. Similarly, the Movie Outing and Showing Committee provided a platform for residents to suggest movies to watch at the theater and a list of preferred movies and documentaries to enjoy at Grand Oaks.

For instance, during the Theater and Show Committee meetings, residents took an active role in selecting preferred shows and performances that they'd like to see at their chosen theaters. During the Museums and Restaurant Luncheon Committee, residents shared their preferences, providing insight into which museums they wish to visit and their restaurant choices for lunch over the next several months. Similarly, during the Movie Theater Outing and In-House Movie Committee meetings, our residents made change occur by actively sharing their preferences in selecting the movies they want to watch at the movie theater and compiled a list of preferred movies and documentaries for me to show in-house at Grand Oaks.

This collaborative effort demonstrates that by expressing your preferences, we can create a community that genuinely reflects your desires and wishes. Thank you to our residents for actively contributing their voices, enabling us to develop a program that truly mirrors your aspirations. I look forward to residents continuing to share their voices during the Internal Events & Holidays Planning Committee next week. Your active participation not only reflects the strength of your voices but also underscores how unity is fostered when everyone's preferences are considered.

Upcoming Update:

COVID Update:

While Grand Oaks has not experienced any active COVID-19 cases in months, we want to remind you to remain vigilant and take care of yourself. It's important to be aware that the surrounding community has seen an uptick in cases. Please continue to follow COVID-19 protocols to ensure your safety and well-being. Your health and safety are our top priorities.

Clinical Reminder: Flu Shots/COVID Vaccine Clinic: Monday, October 23, 2023

This is a reminder that our Residents' Flu and COVID-19 clinic is scheduled for the upcoming Monday, October 23, 2023. The clinic will take place in the Commons, running from 10 am to 3 pm for Assisted Living residents, followed by the administration of vaccinations for Oasis residents and door-to-door service for Assisted Living residents. In collaboration with our Wellness Nurses, Giant Pharmacy will provide the Influenza Vaccine and the Covid-19 Monovalent Vaccine. Vaccines will be administered by floors. For specific details about the clinic's logistics, please refer to the attached flyer. We extend our gratitude to all those who have already submitted their vaccine consent forms to the wellness team. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the vaccines, please don't hesitate to reach out to the wellness office at (202) 349-3424 or contact Jessie Charles, Director of Nursing, at jcharl12@jh.edu.

As we approach the weekend, let's keep in mind the transformative power of voicing our thoughts and working together for positive change. Wishing you all a safe and rejuvenating weekend ahead!

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Update

For the week starting on Sunday, we have an update on our dining services. Andrew and the team are working diligently to maintain our dining services at Grand Oaks despite a staffing situation in the kitchen. We've made necessary adjustments to ensure your dining needs are met. Your understanding and support during this time are greatly appreciated, and if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Laurie Henley at lhenley3@jhmi.edu or Andrew Conlin at aconlin2@jhmi.edu

Concierge Update:

Lately, it's come to our attention that some visitors and family members have not been wearing their name badges when visiting their loved ones. Your safety and the safety of all our residents are our top priorities, and these badges help us maintain a secure environment. To enhance the experience for everyone and ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere, we kindly request your cooperation in wearing your name badges visibly at all times. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for being a valued part of our Grand Oaks family.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: October 13, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! Can you believe we're halfway into October? As we embrace the weekend, let's take a moment to appreciate the beauty in life's small details. It's in the laughter of loved ones, the warmth of the sun, and the gentle embrace of a friendly gesture that we find the true richness of life. This weekend, I encourage you to focus on fostering resilience, gracefully accepting life's challenges, and embracing each moment with an open heart.

In the days ahead, I encourage you to maintain your resilience, graciously accept life's challenges, and approach each moment with an open heart. Your well-being remains our top priority, and we're here to support you every step of the way. Should you have any requests or needs over the weekend, please remember that our nursing supervisor is just a call away.

Wishing you a Friday filled with bright smiles and a weekend overflowing with the simple, precious joys of life.

Upcoming Update:

Welcome New Team Member: Melanie Johnson, Administrative Assistant

I'm delighted to introduce Melanie Johnson, our newest administrative assistant, who joins our team this week. Melanie brings with her 15+ years of healthcare experience, along with exceptional customer service and communication skills. These qualities will play an important part in forging strong connections with residents, families, and staff. In her role as an administrative assistant, Melanie will work closely with Laurie, assisting in the billing department alongside Fema, and provide some administrative support to the leadership team. Currently, she's in the onboarding phase, acquainting herself with our systems and gaining an understanding of our processes.

The Grand Oaks Family extends a warm welcome to Melanie, and we're looking forward to getting to know her better and collaborating with her. To further welcome her, you can reach her by email at mjohn463@jh.edu.

Concierge Update:

Lately, it's come to our attention that some visitors and family members have not been wearing their name badges when visiting their loved ones. Your safety and the safety of all our residents are our top priorities, and these badges help us maintain a secure environment. To enhance the experience for everyone and ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere, we kindly request your cooperation in wearing your name badges visibly at all times. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for being a valued part of our Grand Oaks family.

URGENT Clinical Reminder: Flu Shots/COVID Vaccine Clinic:

This is a follow-up reminder regarding the upcoming Flu Shots/COVID Vaccine Clinic scheduled for October 23, 2023.

We want to emphasize that there are still outstanding consent forms that have not been completed and returned to the wellness team. If you have not yet completed the form, it is of paramount importance for the health and well-being of our residents that you promptly complete it and return it by the deadline on Monday, October 16.

The health and well-being of our residents is our top priority. Thank you to those who have promptly returned the completed consent forms.

The timely completion of these forms is crucial in ensuring a safe and efficient clinic. For any questions or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Wellness Office or reach out to Jessie Charles, Director of Nursing, at jcharl12@jh.edu.

We deeply appreciate your immediate attention to this vital matter.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Dining Update

For the week starting on Sunday, we have an update on our dining services. Andrew and the team are working diligently to maintain our dining services at Grand Oaks despite a staffing situation in the kitchen. We've made necessary adjustments to ensure your dining needs are met. Your understanding and support during this time are greatly appreciated, and if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Laurie Henley at lhenley3@jhmi.edu or Andrew Conlin at aconlin2@jhmi.edu

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: October 6, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! I hope you've all had a truly splendid week. This week, as we journey through the days ahead, let's remind ourselves that an optimistic outlook involves not only overcoming challenges with resilience but also cherishing the simple joys each day brings. Let's keep the spirit of optimism alive as we embrace another weekend. It's an opportunity for us to observe how we can be more cheerful and content, focusing on changing our outlook and gracefully accepting the difficulties of life with a smile, including forgiving yourself and others along the way.

Upcoming Update:

Dining Update:

Please review the latest Dining Update letter from Laurie and Andrew here. Please read the attachment to stay informed about the latest updates in the dining room.

Clinical Update: Flu Shot and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic - A Call to Action

A friendly reminder: our Flu and COVID-19 Clinic is set for Monday, October 23, between 9 am and 3 pm in the Commons. We'd like to extend our thanks to those who have promptly submitted their consent forms. For those who haven't, we kindly ask that you complete and return them as soon as possible to the Wellness Team. This will greatly assist our team in ensuring they have all the necessary information they need to ensure your loved one receives the flu shot. Should you have any questions or require assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to the Wellness Office or contact Jessie Charles, our Director of Nursing, at jcharl12@jh.edu or 202-660-7545. You can also reach the Wellness Office at 202-349-3424. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated, and we are here to assist you throughout this process.

Wishing you all a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead, filled with the simple joys of life. If there's anything you require this weekend, please feel free to contact our nursing supervisor.

Upcoming Events

Activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Joining us is easy! Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's For check donations, please make them out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on my fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Mail in form: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/ab8b90f5/ZA0Ne90vJ0e6hRDMjVhPGA?u=http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447%26px=14163534

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable cause. We eagerly anticipate your presence at both events. I wish you a safe and pleasant Friday and a restful weekend

Activities Outings and Transportation

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: September 29, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! I want to extend my warmest wishes to all of you for a fantastic day and a wonderful upcoming weekend. As we get ready to end one month and start a new one on Sunday, it's the perfect time to embrace the spirit of positivity. October is just around the corner, and it brings with it a special focus: Positive Attitude Month. This upcoming month is dedicated to cultivating and celebrating a positive mindset. So, as we head into October, let's all take a moment to reflect on the power of optimism and look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead. Think positively, expect great things, use and challenge yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Together, we can make October a month filled with positivity and resilience.

Dining Update:

For the week starting on Sunday, we have an update on our dining services. Andrew and the team are working diligently to maintain our dining services at Grand Oaks despite a staffing situation in the kitchen. We've made necessary adjustments to ensure your dining needs are met. For specific details about the dining schedule for the upcoming week, please refer to the attached letter from Laure and Andrew. Your understanding and support during this time are greatly appreciated, and if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Laurie Henley at lhenley3@jhmi.edu or Andrew Conlin at aconlin2@jhmi.edu

Upcoming Events

Activities:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Clinical Update: Flu Shots/COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

We're excited to announce our upcoming Flu Shots/COVID Vaccine Clinic is scheduled for October 23, 2023. From October 2 to October 5, Jessie Charles and our wellness team will reach out to residents and families for consent forms. When you receive the consent form, please complete all required information for either or both vaccines and return it by Monday, October 16th. On Monday, October 23rd, the Flu Clinic will run from 9 am to 3 pm in the Commons, followed by door-to-door service in Assisted Living, supported by four pharmacists and our Wellness Nurses. Specific details about the clinic's date and logistics can be found in the attached flyer. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Wellness Office or contact Jessie Charles, Director of Nursing at jcharl12@jh.edu

For your convenience, I have attached the schedules for Oasis and Assisted Living activities, along with the flyer for the upcoming Flu Clinic and the dining update. If you have any questions or need further information, enjoy a fantastic weekend!

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Joining us is easy! Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's For check donations, please make them out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on my fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Mail in form: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/ab8b90f5/ZA0Ne90vJ0e6hRDMjVhPGA?u=http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447%26px=14163534

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable cause. We eagerly anticipate your presence at both events. I wish you a safe and pleasant Friday and a restful weekend

Activities Outings and Transportation

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: September 22, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday and a warm welcome to the beautiful season of fall! As the leaves transform into vibrant hues and the autumnal scent fills the air, we invite you to join us in celebrating this remarkable season. Yesterday, Grand Oaks residents kicked off fall with a trip to the Kennedy Center, where they had a fantastic time enjoying Moulin Rouge. We look forward to creating more meaningful moments together, so stay tuned for updates, announcements, and engaging activities that will make this season at Grand Oaks truly special. We can't wait to share all the upcoming highlights with you!

Dining Update:

Please find attached a dining update regarding some modifications made to our usual meal setup format. For further details, kindly refer here. Should you have any inquiries, do not hesitate to reach out to Andrew Conlin, our Executive Chef, or Laurie Henley, our Executive Director. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we strive to provide exceptional service.

Thank you for your continued participation and valuable feedback. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to us. Have a wonderful fall weekend, filled with relaxation, joy, warmth, and cherished moments.

Upcoming Events

Activities:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.  

 Weekly Program Updates:

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Joining us is easy! The walk will take place on the National Mall, Saturday, October 14, 2023. Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's. Please make check donations out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on my fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Mail in form: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/ab8b90f5/ZA0Ne90vJ0e6hRDMjVhPGA?u=http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447%26px=14163534

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346.

Activities Outings and Transportation

As the weather gets cooler, we're excited to announce that we will be scheduling more outings for our residents. These outings include visits to museums, shopping trips, movie excursions, and enjoyable lunches. For Assisted Living residents, these outings will be on Tuesdays, while Oasis residents can look forward to outings on Thursdays. Please keep this in mind as you plan your personal and medical appointments using the transportation.

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: September 16, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

What a beautiful Saturday morning! This week our residents and staff celebrated National Assisted Living week with a variety of events. From the staff luncheon earlier in the week where residents passed out gifts they had put together for the staff to yesterday’s international celebration of snacks, the community was buzzing with excitement and joy all week. We definitely created memorable opportunities to connect and reflect. Thank you to all of our resident volunteers who made this the most successful Assisted Living week celebration yet. Have a wonderful weekend!

Upcoming Events

Activities:

Kennedy Center: Moulin Rouge! The Musical- September, 21, at 1:30pm, sign up is closed for this event.

 Weekly Program Updates:

Clinical Update:

Our clinical team is finalizing the details of the annual Flu and COVID clinic, scheduled to take place mid-October. Once everything is finalized, you will soon receive a flyer notifying you of the exact date and time of the clinic. Consent forms for the clinic will be sent out for completion as soon as the date is finalized.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Joining us is easy! The walk will take place on the National Mall, Saturday, October 14, 2023. Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's. Please make check donations out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on my fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's  

Mail in form: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/ab8b90f5/ZA0Ne90vJ0e6hRDMjVhPGA?u=http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447%26px=14163534

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346.

Activities Outings and Transportation

As the weather gets cooler, we're excited to announce that we will be scheduling more outings for our residents. These outings include visits to museums, shopping trips, movie excursions, and enjoyable lunches. For Assisted Living residents, these outings will be on Tuesdays, while Oasis residents can look forward to outings on Thursdays. Please keep this in mind as you plan your personal and medical appointments using the transportation.

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.  

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

To provide the best service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely transportation for you/your loved one.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Weekly Updates: September 8, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! As we approach the weekend, I wanted to extend my warm wishes to you all. I trust your week has been filled with meaningful experiences, and you're looking forward to a wonderful weekend ahead. As we transition into this weekend, allow me to share some exciting news and provide a few important reminders.

Upcoming Events:

National Assisted Living Week Celebration:

I'm thrilled to invite you to our upcoming National Assisted Living Week Celebration from September 10th to September 16th, 2023, themed "Season of Reflection." This year's celebration is extra special because it reflects the heart and soul of our Grand Oaks community, with resident-driven planning at its core.

Please find the attached flyer for a detailed schedule and all the exciting information about this resident-organized celebration. This week promises to be a memorable journey, filled with opportunities to connect, reflect, and create lasting memories.

Clinical Update:

As we enter the changing seasons and approach the flu season, I want to remind everyone to continue with the simple health practices that keep us all safe and well. Washing your hands regularly, avoiding touching your face, and covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze are small yet effective steps that make a big difference.

Our clinic team is finalizing the details of the annual flu and COVID clinic, scheduled to take place beginning to mid-October. Once everything is finalized, you will soon receive a flyer notifying you of the exact date and time of the clinic. Your health is our concern, and we want to make sure you have access to important healthcare services.

Activities Outings and Transportation:

As the weather gets cooler, we're excited to announce that we will be scheduling more outings for our residents. These outings include visits to museums, shopping trips, movie excursions, and enjoyable lunches. For Assisted Living residents, these outings will be on Tuesdays, while Oasis residents can look forward to outings on Thursdays. Please keep this in mind as you plan your personal and medical appointments using the transportation. We want to ensure that you have the opportunity to participate in these wonderful outings.

We can't wait to share these incredible moments with all of you and make National Assisted Living Week a truly unforgettable "Season of Reflection." Thank you for being a valued part of the Grand Oaks family, and we look forward to celebrating together. I wish you a safe and pleasant Friday and a restful weekend.

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Joining us is easy! Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's For check donations, please make them out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on my fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Mail in form: http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447&px=14163534

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable cause. We eagerly anticipate your presence at both events. I wish you a safe and pleasant Friday and a restful weekend

 Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to:

  • Kennedy Center: Moulin Rouge! The Musical- September, 21 at 1:30pm

Weekly Program Updates:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

 

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

Weekly Updates: September 1, 2023

Dear Residents and Family,

Happy Friday!

As September graces us with its presence and we prepare to embrace the extended Labor Day weekend, we find ourselves in a moment that resonates with the spirit of reflection and renewal. Labor Day, a celebration of the dedication and contributions of individuals nationwide, mirrors the very essence of introspection that accompanies the changing seasons. Just as nature allows us moments of reflection as the seasons transition, this Labor Day weekend offers a wonderful opportunity for us to pause, reminisce about our accomplishments, and savor the present.

Now, let's explore what lies ahead at Grand Oaks:

Upcoming Events

Resident Engagement Survey - Extended Deadline!

We have exciting news regarding the Holleran Resident Engagement Survey. Your feedback holds immense value for us, and we want to ensure everyone has ample time to contribute. Therefore, we're extending the survey submission deadline until the end of Monday, September 4th. This extension grants you a few extra days to share your thoughts, actively participating in shaping the future of Grand Oaks.

If you've already completed the survey, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your involvement. For those who haven't had the chance yet, we kindly request that you take a few moments to participate. The survey link was sent via email, and this extended deadline is a wonderful opportunity to provide us with your valuable insights.

National Assisted Living Week: Seasons of Reflection

Join us in celebrating National Assisted Living Week: Seasons of Reflection at Grand Oaks from September 10-16, 2023! During this special week, we're hosting a series of engaging activities that honor the resilience and vibrancy of our residents, staff, and the assisted living community as a whole. It's an opportunity to reflect on our past achievements, savor the present moments, and embrace the future with renewed optimism. Just as the changing seasons offer moments of contemplation, this week allows us to pause and celebrate the diverse and compassionate community we've built at Grand Oaks.

Each day of this week will be dedicated to a different theme, symbolizing the essence of each season. From "Springing into Reflective Memories" to "Giving Back: Harvesting Compassion," these activities are designed to create cherished experiences, foster friendships, and celebrate the cultural diversity that unites our community. We invite you and your loved ones to join us on this remarkable journey of reflection and growth at Grand Oaks Assisted Living.

As we embark on this meaningful journey and the long Labor Day weekend, we extend our warmest wishes for a weekend filled with relaxation, reflection, and happiness. Your well-being and comfort are of utmost importance to us, and we want to assure you that we are here for you. If there's anything you need or any questions you may have, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Joining us is easy! Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's For check donations, please make them out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on my fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Mail in form: http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447&px=14163534

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable cause. We eagerly anticipate your presence at both events. I wish you a safe and pleasant Friday and a restful weekend

 Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself for some fun:

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 4
  • Kennedy Center: Moulin Rouge! The Musical- September, 21 at 1:30pm
    • Deadline for signing up and cancelation is Monday, Sept. 11, 2023

Weekly Program Updates:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

 

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

Weekly Updates: August 25, 2023

Dear Residents and Family,

Happy Friday! As we continue on the journey of making happiness happen, we recognize that a crucial part of this pursuit is letting your voice be shared and being an integral part of our celebrations. As August's warm embrace surrounds us, let's remember to savor every moment of joy that life brings our way this weekend. Your presence and active engagement light up Grand Oaks, shaping it into the vibrant and joyful community that it is.

Upcoming Events:

  • Holleran Resident Engagement Survey Reminder: We want to emphasize the importance of your voice in shaping the future of Grand Oaks. For those of you who have requested the electronic version of the Holleran Resident Engagement Survey, we'd like to remind you that the deadline for submissions is Monday, August 28th. Your feedback is not just valuable; it's absolutely crucial in our collective effort to make Grand Oaks an even better place for you and your loved ones.

This survey provides you with an opportunity to directly influence the quality of life at Grand Oaks. Your thoughts, opinions, and insights hold immense significance, and we are eager to hear from you. Please take a moment to check your email, including your spam folder, for a message from Holleran on behalf of Grand Oaks. It contains the survey link. If you've already completed the survey, we sincerely thank you for your participation. If not, we kindly urge you to do so before the end of the day on Monday, August 28

  • Labor Day BBQ Reminder: We'd like to remind you of our upcoming Labor Day BBQ event. It's an opportunity for us to come together as a community and celebrate the dedication of our residents and staff. This special event promises a delightful gathering with delicious food and good company. Please make your reservations using the attached flyer for more details.

Your Involvement Matters: We greatly appreciate your active involvement in our community. Your presence and engagement continue to bring warmth and vitality to Grand Oaks, and for that, we are truly grateful.

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend filled with relaxation and happiness.

Routine Reminder

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Joining us is easy! Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's For check donations, please make them out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on my fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's  

Mail in form: http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447&px=14163534

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable cause. We eagerly anticipate your presence at both events. I wish you a safe and pleasant Friday and a restful weekend

 Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself for some fun:

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 4
  • Kennedy Center: Moulin Rouge! The Musical- September, 21 at 1:30pm
    • Deadline for signing up and cancelation is Monday, Sept. 11, 2023

Weekly Program Updates:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.  

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

 

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

COVID-19 Updates: August 18, 2023

Dear Residents and Family,

Happy Friday!

As we stand on the threshold of another weekend, I invite you to join me in embracing the spirit of happiness that August brings. Did you know that August is officially designated as 'Happiness Happens Month,' a celebration dedicated to the things that bring us joy? It's a wonderful reminder to celebrate the little and big things that bring joy to our lives. As we dive into the weekend, I encourage you to think about a special way you can bring happiness to yourself and spread it to your loved ones and those around you. Whether it's sharing a heartfelt conversation, trying out a new hobby, or simply spending quality time together, your actions have the power to create a ripple effect of positivity.

In our pursuit of fostering happiness, I am pleased to share the activity schedule for the upcoming week, accompanied by flyers detailing exciting events like our first outing to the Kennedy Center since the pandemic, as well as an invitation to the much-anticipated "TIMELESS ELEGANCE" all-white summer party in Oasis, and the Cooking Club's sharing their happiness by baking zucchini bread in Assisted Living.

Your active participation and valuable input are truly instrumental in shaping our lively community. As we continue our mission to ensure that each day at Grand Oaks is filled with happiness, we kindly remind you about the approaching deadline for the electronic version of the Holleran Resident Engagement survey, which is set for August 28th. If you haven't had the chance yet, please take a moment to complete and submit the survey. Your thoughts and opinions are of utmost importance in keeping Grand Oaks a place where joy thrives for everyone.

As we move through August, let's always remember that it's your presence that fills the halls of Grand Oaks with a special kind of magic. Your smiles, stories, and companionship create a tapestry of memories that enrich our lives in countless ways. Thank you for being an essential part of the Grand Oaks family. Your happiness matters, and together, we'll ensure that happiness happens all around us. Wishing you a weekend filled with happiness!

New Update: Important Parking Update: Resident Garage Usage and Reserved Parking

A friendly reminder that the Resident Garage is designated for those with reserved parking or requiring wheelchair accessibility. If you do not currently possess a reserved parking spot in the garage, we kindly request you to explore the gravel parking lot or street parking as alternative options.

For those interested in securing their own reserved parking, our sales team is readily available to provide assistance and address inquiries. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated as we collectively strive to ensure a seamless parking experience for all members of our community. Thank you for your cooperation.

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Joining us is easy! Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's. Please make check donations out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on my fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Mail-in form: http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447&px=14163534

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable cause. We eagerly anticipate your presence at both events. I wish you a safe and pleasant Friday and a restful weekend.

Masking & COVID-19 Update

As a reminder, we have discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside. We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself for some fun:

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Weekly Program Schedules

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way, everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

COVID-19 Updates: August 11, 2023

Dear Residents and Family,

As we welcome another Friday, I extend my warmest greetings to you all. I trust that the week has treated you well and that you're eagerly anticipating a well-earned weekend of relaxation and enjoyment.

Before we delve into the weekend's offerings, I'm excited to extend an invitation to our upcoming Labor Day celebration. This is a time for us to gather and recognize the hard work and dedication of our labor force. It's an occasion to celebrate as a close-knit family, and your presence would add a special touch to the event.

Furthermore, I'd like to encourage both our residents and family members to actively participate and provide their valuable suggestions. Your insights are essential in making our activity program even more enriching and tailored to your preferences. Whether it's an idea for a new activity, a movie – be it new or old – a theme for an event, or suggestions for improving our existing offerings, your feedback is invaluable.

Thank you for being an integral part of the Grand Oaks family. Your presence and active participation infuse our community with vitality and depth, and for this, we are profoundly grateful.                                                            

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising

Joining us is easy! Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's. Please make check donations out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on my fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's  

Mail-in form: http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447&px=14163534

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable cause. We eagerly anticipate your presence at both events. I wish you a safe and pleasant Friday and a restful weekend.

Masking & COVID-19 Update

As a reminder, we have discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside. We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself for some fun:

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Weekly Program Schedules

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.  

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way, everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

COVID-19 Updates: August 4, 2023

Dear Residents and Family,

As we commemorate the Coast Guard's Birthday today and approach Purple Heart Day on August 7, let us draw inspiration from their unwavering courage and dedication. This weekend, let's take a moment to cherish ourselves and our loved ones, honoring the brave souls who have faced sacrifices and wounds, and uniting our hearts in appreciation and remembrance.

Now, onto something exciting! Join us for "Tacos in the Tunnel" – our monthly fundraising lunch on Wednesday, August 9, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come and support Grand Oaks in raising money for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. This special occasion is not to be missed!

But that's not all! On Saturday, October 14, 2023, we're taking part in the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors. This event goes beyond mere walking; it's about making a real difference. As part of our compassionate team, we aim to raise essential funds and awareness for Alzheimer's care, support, and groundbreaking research. Your generous donations directly provide care and support to those facing Alzheimer's and drive critical research efforts. Together, we'll walk side by side, making a genuine impact and bringing hope to those affected by this challenging disease.

Joining us is easy! Support our efforts by making a donation on our fundraising page: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's. Please make check donations out to the Alzheimer's Association and mail them to the address provided on the above fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send your check donation to Grand Oaks Care of Laurie Henley, and we can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app.

Our page:  2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley - Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Donation link: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC: Search for a Participant or Team | Walk to End Alzheimer's

Mail in form: http://act.alz.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=16447&px=14163534

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable cause. We eagerly anticipate your presence at both events. I wish you a safe and pleasant Friday and a restful weekend.                                                          

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Masking & COVID-19 Update

As a reminder we have discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside. We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself for some fun:

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.  

 Weekly Program Updates:

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

 

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

COVID-19 Updates: July 28, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

I hope this email finds you all in high spirits and that you've had a truly wonderful week. First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your kind words, encouragement, and the warm welcome backs, smiles, and comforting hugs I received upon my return from my three weeks' time off. It truly meant the world to me. Now, I'm back, feeling refreshed, and absolutely thrilled to be working with our wonderful residents and family members again.

As we endure this scorching heat wave, I want to gently remind everyone to prioritize staying cool and safe. Please remember to stay indoors, stay hydrated, and find ways to stay comfortable during these hot days. Take advantage of this weekend as a chance to relax and rejuvenate.

I kindly request everyone to take a moment to read the attached letter regarding our upcoming annual Holleran Resident Engagement Survey for 2023. It will provide you with important information about the survey and what to expect. Your participation and feedback are invaluable in shaping the future of our community.

Once again, I extend my heartfelt appreciation for your ongoing support and understanding. Being a part of this compassionate community is an absolute honor, and I eagerly look forward to creating many more cherished memories together.

Thank you once again for your continued involvement and enthusiasm. Let's stay connected and make our community even stronger.

 

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

 

Masking & COVID-19 Update

As a reminder we have discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside. We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

 

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself for some fun:

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.  

 Weekly Program Updates:

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

 

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

COVID-19 Updates: July 21, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! I imagine we may have a few Washington (Redskins) Commanders fans celebrating this week after the sale of the team. Hopefully our hometown team can bring home some more wins in the coming months.

We have a few exciting things coming up next week including our Assisted Living trivia tournament. In addition, our activity team in Oasis will be working on expanding our life skills offerings and provide a silverware polishing session. Scheduling specific life skills programs for our residents with dementia has proven to be very successful, we look forward to expanding these programs. As always, thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. Have a wonderful weekend.

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Masking & COVID-19 Update

As a reminder we have discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside. We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself for some fun:

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.  

Weekly Program Updates:

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement; Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

COVID-19 Updates: July 14, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!  This week the heat and humidity really hit us, so we encouraged our residents to stay inside given the extremely high heat index. Luckily, Sunday, July 16th, we will celebrate National Ice Cream Day with an ice cream social at 3:00 pm. Come join us to enjoy a cool treat.

We appreciate your continued support, have a wonderful weekend!

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Masking & COVID-19 Update

As a reminder we have discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside. We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself for some fun:

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Weekly program updates:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com 

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

COVID-19 Updates: July 7, 2023

Dear Residents and Families;

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had an opportunity to spend time enjoying the 4th of July holiday. We had a wonderful event at Grand Oaks with residents and families enjoying a BBQ luncheon and music provided by Ordinary People. The residents ate, drank, danced and had a wonderful time. In addition, Jeanina DiVittorio and I once again enjoyed sponsoring the Palisades 4th of July community event by providing the neighborhood with an array of Red, White, and Blue treats at the Palisades Community Center.

Emergency Room Transfers

I wanted to provide clarification to all of our residents and families regarding transfers to the emergency room. In the event of a need for emergency care, for safety it is our policy not to transport residents through the tunnel and hospital system. In the event of a medical emergency requiring additional care, our team will notify EMS for assistance. If a medical condition requires an emergency room visit, families and/or responsible parties may transport their loved one through the tunnel on their own. If you have specific questions about this policy, please reach out to Jessie Charles, Director of Nursing.  

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Masking & COVID-19 Update

As a reminder, we have discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside. We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself for some fun:

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

The weekly Oasis schedule is below.

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.  

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

 

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

We appreciate your continued support; have a wonderful weekend!

COVID-19 Updates: June 30, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!

As we stand on the brink of a momentous occasion, I hope this message finds you filled with anticipation and excitement. In just four days, we will gather together to celebrate the remarkable milestone of July Fourth. May this special day be a source of inspiration, reminding us of the resilient spirit that resides within each of us. Let us join hands in honoring the past, embracing the present, and eagerly looking forward to a future filled with hope and opportunity.

The Pearl Perfection, All-White Party was a resounding success in Oasis! Just three days ago, our Oasis residents gathered for an unforgettable evening of fun and glamour. It was a sight to behold as residents, staff, and families embraced the theme by dressing from head to toe in stylish white attire. The garden underwent a magical transformation into a paradise of all-white decorations, created by our talented team. Andrew, our executive chef, prepared a delectable feast that delighted everyone's taste buds. The mouthwatering delicacies, expertly crafted by Andrew, added an extra touch of culinary perfection to the celebration. Captivating live music filled the air with joyous melodies, creating an atmosphere of pure delight. If you happened to miss this epic gathering, fear not, because we will be hosting these themed events exclusively for our Oasis residents every month throughout the summer. So, mark your calendars and get ready for July's upcoming theme: Silver Breezes & A Summer White Delight. Keep an eye out for the next event on our weekly update, as we can't wait to recreate the magic once again!

On behalf of the entire Grand Oaks team, we extend our warmest wishes for a memorable and uplifting Fourth of July celebration. We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday as we create cherished moments and forge lasting memories together.

Routine Reminders

Nursing Supervisor and Weekend Support

As the weekend approaches, rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering exceptional care and service to you and your loved one. Your satisfaction and their well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated nursing supervisor is available at 202-437-0346. We value your trust and are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way.

Masking & COVID-19 Update

On Monday, June 12th at 7:00 am, we discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside.

Below, you will find specific information regarding our updated procedures moving forward:

  1. There will be no further mandatory masking requirement in the community as of 06/12/23 at 7:00 am.
  2. Residents will no longer undergo daily screenings for COVID symptoms.
  3. Guests will no longer need to complete the additional step of signing the paper guestbook when visiting the community.
  4. All guests must continue to sign in at the main front desk using the Accushield kiosk. The COVID screening questions will remain unchanged.

We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Summer Celebrations. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some fun:

  1. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4 
  2. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Weekly Program Schedules

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones. 

Dining Reservations

  1. Holidays/Special Events Only
    1. Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  2. Routine Dining Reservations
    1. Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    2. For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    3. To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

 

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

We sincerely appreciate your continued support and cooperation. May this Friday fill your heart with joy and contentment, setting the stage for a fantastic weekend ahead. Remember to prioritize your safety and well-being, and embrace the marvels that each new day holds.

 

COVID-19 Updates: June 23, 2023

Dear Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

I hope this message finds you well on this beautiful Friday. As we approach the weekend, I am delighted to share the exciting events we have planned for the upcoming days at Grand Oaks.

For those who enjoy stimulating their minds and exploring new languages, I invite you to join our Math & French Club in Oasis. This club provides a stimulating environment for those interested in delving into mathematics and the beauty of the French language. It presents a fantastic opportunity for residents to exercise their minds and engage in meaningful discussions.

Additionally, I am thrilled to announce a special event exclusively for our Memory Care residents. If you have a loved one living in the Oasis neighborhood, please join us for the "Pearl Perfection: The White Party Experience" on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Dress elegantly in white attire and immerse yourself in an afternoon filled with delightful hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a celebration of unity.

For those interested in learning or practicing Spanish, our Assisted Living Spanish Club offers a warm and supportive environment. It provides a chance to enhance your language skills and connect with fellow residents who share a passion for the Spanish language and culture.

We understand the importance of creating a stimulating and inclusive environment for all residents, and we continuously strive to provide a variety of activities that cater to different interests and needs. If you have any suggestions or ideas for future events or activities, please don't hesitate to share them with Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities (yasrat@jhmi.edu). Your feedback is highly valued as we work to ensure that Grand Oaks remains a vibrant and fulfilling community for everyone.

As we approach the weekend, we want to reassure you that we are fully committed to providing support and care for both you and your loved one. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your loved one's well-being, please don't hesitate to reach out to our nursing supervisor on duty at 202-437-0346. We are here to assist you and ensure that your loved one receives the attention they deserve.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead, and we eagerly look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events.

Routine Reminders

Masking & COVID-19 Update

On Monday, June 12th at 7:00 am, we discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside.

Below, you will find specific information regarding our updated procedures moving forward:

  • There will be no further mandatory masking requirement in the community as of 06/12/23 at 7:00 am.
  • Residents will no longer undergo daily screenings for COVID symptoms.
  • Guests will no longer need to complete the additional step of signing the paper guestbook when visiting the community.
  • All guests must continue to sign in at the main front desk using the Accushield kiosk. The COVID screening questions will remain unchanged.

We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer Celebrations. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some fun:

  1. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4 - RSVP by 06/27, please limit guests to 5 per resident
  2. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Weekly program updates:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.  

Dining Reservations

  • Holidays/Special Events Only
    • Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  • Routine Dining Reservations
    • Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    • For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    • To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

We sincerely appreciate your continued support and cooperation. May this Friday fill your heart with joy and contentment, setting the stage for a fantastic weekend ahead. Remember to prioritize your safety and well-being, and embrace the marvels that each new day holds.

 

COVID-19 Updates: June 16, 2023

Dear Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

I hope this message finds you well and filled with anticipation. As we bid farewell to the past, let us embrace the spirit of freedom and celebrate the diversity and unity that enriches our lives. This week holds special significance as we approach Father's Day, a time to honor and appreciate the remarkable fathers and father figures in our community. To all the dads, grandfathers, and father figures, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a happy Father's Day filled with love, joy, and cherished moments with your loved ones. For those of you guys joining us this Sunday, we're super excited and can't wait to celebrate with you!

Oasis Visitors Entrance Update:

We have an exciting announcement regarding the entrance process that will bring added convenience to your visits. We are pleased to inform you that starting immediately, you can now enter the Oasis neighborhood through the Renaissance building. To access the Oasis neighborhood, simply take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

To ensure a smooth and secure entry, we will continue to utilize the Accushield kiosk, which you have previously used at the main entrance. The Accushield kiosk will be conveniently located on the table on the other side of the glass wall to the right after you open the glass door with the code. We kindly ask that you sign in using the Accushield kiosk and wear the provided Accushield visitor badges. These badges should be visibly displayed for the convenience of our team and residents. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this transition. Should you have any questions or require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated staff.

Masking & COVID-19 Update

On Monday, June 12th at 7:00 am, we discontinued the requirement for masks among residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside.

Below, you will find specific information regarding our updated procedures moving forward:

  • There will be no further mandatory masking requirement in the community as of 06/12/23 at 7:00 am.
  • Residents will no longer undergo daily screenings for COVID symptoms.
  • Guests will no longer need to complete the additional step of signing the paper guestbook when visiting the community.
  • All guests must continue to sign in at the main front desk using the Accushield kiosk. The COVID screening questions will remain unchanged.

We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer Celebrations. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some fun:

  1. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4 - RSVP by 06/27, please limit guests to 5 per resident
  2. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Weekly Programs:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones. 

Dining Reservations

  • Holidays/Special Events Only
    • Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  • Routine Dining Reservations
    • Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    • For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    • To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

  • Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele
  • Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence
  • Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Adele
  • Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Florence

 

Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation. We hope this Friday brings you a sense of joy and contentment, setting the tone for a marvelous weekend ahead. Stay safe, stay well, and embrace the wonders that each new day brings.

COVID-19 Updates: June 14, 2023

Dear Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

Happy Wednesday, and greetings from Grand Oaks Assisted Living! As we approach Independence Day, we cordially invite you and your family to join us for a memorable 4th of July BBQ celebration at Grand Oaks. This special occasion presents an opportunity for our diverse community to unite and pay tribute to the enduring values of freedom that hold immense importance for this nation.

Please take a moment to review our invitation flyer for this exciting event. We have carefully planned an unforgettable day filled with delicious food, lively music, and a joyous atmosphere that is sure to create lasting memories for everyone.

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Indoor Venue: Dining Room

Outdoor Venue: Courtyard

Live Music: Courtyard Only

To ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience, we kindly request a maximum RSVP of five people per family, which will allow us to accommodate as many families as possible and maintain a comfortable environment for all attendees. To secure your spot at this delightful event, please RSVP by Tuesday, June 27th, by calling our concierge at 202-349-3400. Our friendly concierge team will be happy to assist you with any questions or special requirements you may have.

We genuinely hope that you and your family can join us on this special occasion. It will be an opportunity to embrace the spirit of independence, enjoy great music, and share laughter and joy with your loved ones and our wonderful Grand Oaks community.

We look forward to celebrating the 4th of July with you and creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Should you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Wishing you a fantastic day ahead!

COVID-19 Updates: June 9, 2023 (2)

Friday, June 9, 2023

Dear Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

TGIF! As the air quality clears up and the weekend breeze fills the atmosphere, we bid farewell to the work grind and embrace the sweet joy of Friday. With high spirits, let's kickstart the weekend with enthusiasm and excitement, knowing that on Monday, we'll finally unveil our radiant smiles and bid farewell to masks, revealing our beautiful faces once again! (Masking and COVID Update below)

Before we dive into the weekend excitement, we have an important reminder for you. On Sunday, June 18, we will be hosting a special Father's Day celebration here at Grand Oaks. We have planned a delightful program to honor and appreciate all the fathers, grandfathers, and father figures among us. To ensure we can accommodate everyone and make appropriate arrangements, we kindly request that you RSVP by Monday, June 12.

Masking & COVID-19 Update

Starting Monday, June 12th at 7:00 am, we will no longer require masks for residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside.

Below, you will find specific information regarding our updated procedures moving forward:

  • There will be no further mandatory masking requirement in the community as of 06/12/23 at 7:00 am.
  • Residents will no longer undergo daily screenings for COVID symptoms.
  • Guests will no longer need to complete the additional step of signing the paper guestbook when visiting the community.
  • All guests must continue to sign in at the main front desk using the Accushield kiosk. The COVID screening questions will remain unchanged.

We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Activities & Invitation

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer Celebrations. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some fun:

  1. Father's Day: Sunday, June 18 - RSVP by 06/12, please limit guests to 5 per resident
  2. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4
  3. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Weekly Program Schedules

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones. 

Routine Reminders

Dining Reservations

  • Holidays/Special Events Only
    • Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  • Routine Dining Reservations
    • Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    • For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    • To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly. 

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

  • Saturday 7 am – 7 pm  Sheka
  • Saturday 7 pm – 7 am  Raquel
  • Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Sheka
  • Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Raquel

 

Wishing you a delightful Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead! Thank you for your continued support and for being an invaluable member of our community.

COVID-19 Updates: June 9, 2023 (1)

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! After more than three years of navigating the challenges of living in our post-COVID world, Grand Oaks is delighted to announce the conclusion of our mandatory masking procedures.

Starting Monday, June 12th at 7:00 am, we will no longer require masks for residents, visitors, and staff. However, please note that masking will still be necessary when providing care to some residents based on their current health status. We kindly request that you refrain from visiting our community if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms such as such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, or body aches. Please postpone your visit until your symptoms subside.

Below, you will find specific information regarding our updated procedures moving forward:

  • There will be no further mandatory masking requirement in the community as of 06/12/23 at 7:00 am.
  • Residents will no longer undergo daily screenings for COVID symptoms.
  • Guests will no longer need to complete the additional step of signing the paper guestbook when visiting the community.
  • All guests must continue to sign in at the main front desk using the Accushield kiosk. The COVID screening questions will remain unchanged.

We understand that some residents, families, and staff may choose to continue wearing masks while in our community. We kindly ask everyone to respect the personal decisions of everyone within our community. As always, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

Cheers to resuming even more normal activities at Grand Oaks!

COVID-19 Updates: June 2, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Wishing you a warm and wonderful Friday! As we bid farewell to another productive week, we hope you're looking forward to a rejuvenating weekend ahead. In this weekly email, we aim to keep you informed and connected to the happenings at Grand Oaks. From exciting events to important updates, we strive to create an enriching experience for all our residents and their families. So without further ado, let's dive into this week's highlights and discover the moments that make Grand Oaks truly special.

Father's Day Celebration Announcement

Celebrate Father's Day with us at Grand Oaks Assisted Living on Sunday, June 18th. We have planned a special event to honor and appreciate all the incredible fathers in our community. Join us for an enjoyable gathering filled with love, laughter, and heartwarming moments. To ensure your participation, please make your reservations by contacting our Concierge at 202-349-3400 no later than June 12. We look forward to sharing this memorable day with you and creating cherished memories together at Grand Oaks Assisted Living.

Masking & COVID-19 Guidelines

Our clinical team is finalizing updates to our masking procedures in the community that will affect residents, families, and staff.  We anticipate rolling out new masking procedures by the end of next week.

Activities

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer BBQs. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some epic BBQ fun:

  1. Father's Day: Sunday, June 18 - RSVP by 06/12, please limit guests to 5 per resident
  2. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4
  3. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones. Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below.

Routine Reminders

Dining Reservations

  • Holidays/Special Events Only
    • Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made seven days in advance.
  • Routine Dining Reservations
    • Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    • For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    • To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  

Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, provides notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon - Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm  Eno

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am  Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Eno

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Florence

Once again, we extend our warmest wishes for a fantastic weekend.  Thank you for being part of our wonderful community.

COVID-19 Updates: June 1, 2023

Dear Families of Grand Oaks Assisted Living,

I hope this email finds you well. I am excited to invite you to a special Father's Day celebration that we have planned for your loved ones.

We believe that Father's Day is a time to honor and appreciate the incredible fathers who have made a positive impact in our lives. To make this day even more memorable, we have organized a wonderful event filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.

Date: June 18, 2023

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Below, you will find the official invitation that provides all the details of the event.

To ensure that we can accommodate all attendees accordingly, we kindly request that you call our Concierge at 202-349-3400 to RSVP by June 12. Your prompt response will greatly assist us in finalizing the preparations for this special celebration.

We strive to create meaningful experiences and a sense of community for our residents and their families. This Father's Day event is just one of the many ways we aim to make their time with us truly special.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, directly. We look forward to celebrating Father's Day with your loved ones and making this occasion a truly memorable one.

COVID-19 Updates: May 26, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!

As we approach the long-awaited Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a joyful and rejuvenating time with your loved ones. This is a special occasion to honor and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.

If you will be joining us for our Memorial Day celebration, we are truly excited to celebrate with you. Our team has planned a wonderful event to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone. We look forward to sharing this meaningful holiday together and creating lasting memories. 

Please take a moment to review the exciting updates and friendly reminders provided below. We have critical information that we would like to share with you. (For electronic users - All new updates and reminders have been denoted in blue for your convenience.)

Memorial Day BBQ Venue Change
We have an important update regarding our upcoming Memorial Day BBQ. Due to the forecast of rain showers in the morning and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon, we have made the decision to move the event indoors to the dining room. While we understand this may be disappointing for those looking forward to an outdoor gathering, the safety and comfort of our residents and guests are our utmost priority. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and sincerely appreciate your understanding. We are working diligently to create a festive atmosphere indoors, complete with decorations, live music, and a delicious BBQ menu. Thank you for your cooperation and support in making this event a memorable celebration.

Dining Reservation Notice/Update
We have an important update regarding our dining reservation policy. Walk-ins are now welcome for groups of four or fewer for regular non-holiday dining. Please note that a seven-day advance notice reservation is still required for holidays, non-holiday reservations for groups of 5 or more, and to reserve the private dining room. Here is who you should call to make a reservation:

  • Concierge Reservation: For Holidays Only
    • Please call our Concierge at 202-349-3400. Reservations must be made 7 days in advance.
  • Dining Supervisor Reservation:
    • Regular Reservation/Non-Holiday Call our Dining Supervisors at 202-349-3411 between 8 am and 5 pm, seven days a week. If you reach voicemail, leave a detailed message, and a supervisor will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
    • For groups of five or more, a seven-day advance notice is required for non-holiday reservations.
    • To reserve the private dining room, contact the dining supervisor at least seven days in advance.

Please note that the above changes apply to our dining reservation policy. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Beauty Salon
The beauty salon is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  Phone: 1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Masking & COVID-19 Guidelines
As of yesterday, May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 Federal Public Health Emergency Declaration has ended. However, we have not yet received updated guidelines from DC Health. Therefore, our policies have not changed.

DC Health is still working on updating their guidelines for senior healthcare facilities. Once we receive these new guidelines, we will review and update our policies accordingly. In the meantime, Grand Oaks must continue to enforce the current masking and social distancing policies in our community to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and staff.

During your visits to our community, we kindly request that you comply with our COVID screening procedures and wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, our concierge will provide you with one. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

We understand that this may cause some inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community safe and healthy.

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance:
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

Activities

Upcoming Events

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer BBQs. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some epic BBQ fun:

  1. Memorial Day: Monday, May 29- RSVP is Open
  2. Father's Day: Sunday, June 18
  3. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4
  4. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

To make sure our BBQs run seamlessly, we request that families RSVP at least 7 days in advance, and limit their guests to a maximum of 5 per resident. We want everyone to have the chance to enjoy the mouthwatering BBQ feast!

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets
Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation
Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services
I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service.  We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service.  Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents.  Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

  • Saturday 7am – 7pm   Bianca
  • Saturday 7pm – 7am   Raquel
  • Sunday 7am – 7pm     Bianca
  • Sunday 7pm – 7am     Raquel

Once again, we extend our warmest wishes for a fantastic Friday and a memorable Memorial Day weekend. May it be filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments. Thank you for being part of our wonderful community.

COVID-19 Updates: May 19, 2023

Greetings, Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

I hope this message finds you feeling wonderful and energized on this beautiful Friday. As we enter the weekend, I encourage you to take some time for yourself to recharge and prioritize your well-being. Share happy moments with your loved ones and remember to find joy in laughter.

It was truly a joy to see everyone at our Mother's Day celebration. Your presence made the occasion even more special, and seeing your smiles was such a delight. I’m excited to invite you all back to celebrate Memorial Day with us! Attached is a flyer with more detailed information about the festivities. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us. We're always happy to help you and your loved ones in any way we can. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend filled with love, laughter, and sunshine!

Please take a moment to review the exciting updates and friendly reminders provided below. We have critical information that we would like to share with you.

Beauty Salon

The beauty salon is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact them directly.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Masking & COVID-19 Guidelines

As of May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 Federal Public Health Emergency Declaration has ended. However, we have not yet received updated guidelines from DC Health. Therefore, our policies have not changed.

DC Health is still working on updating their guidelines for senior healthcare facilities. Once we receive these new guidelines, we will review and update our policies accordingly. In the meantime, Grand Oaks must continue to enforce the current masking and social distancing policies in our community to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and staff.

During your visits to our community, we kindly request that you comply with our COVID screening procedures and wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, our concierge will provide you with one. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

We understand that this may cause some inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community safe and healthy.

Family Forum

I would like to express my gratitude to those who attended our first in-person Family Forum meeting post-COVID. It was a pleasure to see you all in person and to share with you the latest updates from our community. Additionally, the feedback, comments, and suggestions that we received during the meeting are highly valued and considered essential in ensuring the best possible care for your loved ones. We strongly encourage you to continue providing us with your feedback, comments, and suggestions so that we can continuously improve and enhance our services.

For your convenience, I have included the contact information of our leadership team at the bottom of this email. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them with any questions, concerns, or feedback you may have.

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance:

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

We are committed to providing you with the best dining experience possible, so we have implemented a new process to ensure your visit runs smoothly and your reservation is guaranteed. When making a reservation with our concierge, please provide us with your best email address or phone number for confirmation purposes. Our concierge will contact you 48 hours before your reservation date to confirm your booking, so please be sure to respond to this confirmation request to secure your reservation.

Remember, reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance, and there are limited slots for parties of 5 or less. For larger parties, only one reservation per meal is allowed in our private dining room. Guests will be seated in the far-left section of the dining room. To ensure the safety and well-being of all guests, we kindly ask that you wear a mask whenever you get up from your table during your visit, including Sunday brunch. Our team is committed to providing you with top-notch service and an unforgettable dining experience. Don't miss this opportunity! Contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now.

Activities

Upcoming Events

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer BBQs. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some epic BBQ fun:

  1. Memorial Day: Monday, May 29- RSVP is Open
  2. Father's Day: Sunday, June 18
  3. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4
  4. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

To make sure our BBQs run seamlessly, we request that families RSVP at least 7 days in advance, and limit their guests to a maximum of 5 per resident. We want everyone to have the chance to enjoy the mouthwatering BBQ feast!

Weekly program updates:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement; Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Adele

Sunday 7pm – 7am     Florence

 

We feel grateful that you are a part of our Grand Oaks family. We wish you a fantastic weekend! If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

COVID-19 Updates: May 12, 2023

Greetings, Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

Happy Friday! As we approach the weekend, I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a happy Friday! We hope that you've accomplished much and savored plenty of joy this week, and that you're eagerly anticipating a restful and replenishing weekend.

As Mother's Day draws near, I would like to extend my warmest wishes for a happy Mother's Day to all of our cherished residents and family members who have taken on the noble role of motherhood. Your tireless efforts and incredible dedication not only enrich the lives of your children, but also contribute to making the world a brighter and better place. We are truly grateful to have each and every one of you as an integral member of our Grand Oaks family, and we honor and celebrate you on this special day. For those of you joining us for our Mother's Day celebration, we hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the festivities.

Please take a moment to review the exciting updates and friendly reminders provided below. We have critical information that we would like to share with you.

Masking & COVID-19 Guidelines

As of May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 Federal Public Health Emergency Declaration has ended. However, we have not yet received updated guidelines from DC Health. Therefore, our policies have not changed.

DC Health is still working on updating their guidelines for senior healthcare facilities. Once we receive these new guidelines, we will review and update our policies accordingly. In the meantime, Grand Oaks must continue to enforce the current masking and social distancing policies in our community to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and staff.

During your visits to our community, we kindly request that you comply with our COVID screening procedures and wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, our concierge will provide you with one. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

We understand that this may cause some inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community safe and healthy.

Family Forum

I would like to express my gratitude to those who attended our first in-person Family Forum meeting post-COVID. It was a pleasure to see you all in person and to share with you the latest updates from our community. Additionally, the feedback, comments, and suggestions that we received during the meeting are highly valued and considered essential in ensuring the best possible care for your loved ones. We strongly encourage you to continue providing us with your feedback, comments, and suggestions so that we can continuously improve and enhance our services.

For your convenience, I have included the contact information of our leadership team at the bottom of this email. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them with any questions, concerns, or feedback you may have.

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance:

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

We are committed to providing you with the best dining experience possible, so we have implemented a new process to ensure your visit runs smoothly and your reservation is guaranteed. When making a reservation with our concierge, please provide us with your best email address or phone number for confirmation purposes. Our concierge will contact you 48 hours before your reservation date to confirm your booking, so please be sure to respond to this confirmation request to secure your reservation.

Remember, reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance, and there are limited slots for parties of 5 or less. For larger parties, only one reservation per meal is allowed in our private dining room. Guests will be seated in the far-left section of the dining room. To ensure the safety and well-being of all guests, we kindly ask that you wear a mask whenever you get up from your table during your visit, including Sunday brunch. Our team is committed to providing you with top-notch service and an unforgettable dining experience. Don't miss this opportunity! Contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now.

Activities

Upcoming Events

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer BBQs. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some epic BBQ fun:

  1. Memorial Day: Monday, May 29- RSVP is Open
  2. Father's Day: Sunday, June 18
  3. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4
  4. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

To make sure our BBQs run seamlessly, we request that families RSVP at least 7 days in advance, and limit their guests to a maximum of 5 per resident. We want everyone to have the chance to enjoy the mouthwatering BBQ feast!

Weekly program updates:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement; Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com,

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Kara Wilson, Rehab Director, Legacy Healthcare Services lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Janet Martinez, Intake Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Care at Home, jmarti241@jhmi.edu

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Raquel

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Raquel

We feel grateful that you are a part of our Grand Oaks family. We wish you a fantastic weekend and a happy Mother’s Day! If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

COVID-19 Updates: May 5, 2023

Greetings, Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

We hope that this message finds you well and enjoying the beautiful spring weather. May is National Mental Health Month and we want to take this opportunity to remind everyone how important it is to prioritize your well-being. We understand that life can be stressful and overwhelming at times, so setting aside time for yourself each day can make a world of difference in reducing stress levels.

Whether it's reading a book or going on a walk, find something that brings you joy! This month also serves as an excellent reminder to appreciate all the special things about our loved ones—no matter how small they may be. Make sure to take pictures with them or write down memories together—these moments will last far beyond the present moment.

COVID-19 Update:

Unfortunately, this week we had one resident test positive for COVID-19. All individuals potentially exposed have been notified by our team and we urge anyone who has questions or concerns regarding their loved ones’ health to reach out directly to the wellness office here at Grand Oaks.

Join Us for the Grand Oaks Family Forum Meeting!

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Family Forum meeting at Grand Oaks! Join us for an engaging in-person discussion with our leadership team about all the exciting happenings at Grand Oaks. Your safety is our top priority, so we kindly request all participants to wear masks during the meeting. While we won't be serving food, we'll have plenty of refreshing bottled water available for you to enjoy.

Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, May 10th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Grand Oaks Commons (1st floor Assisted Living)

Please RSVP to our Administrative Assistant, Erika Hayes-Trumble, at ehayes11@jhmi.edu or 202-660-7904.

We can't wait to see you all there and have a wonderful discussion together!

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance:

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

We are committed to providing you with the best dining experience possible, so we have implemented a new process to ensure your visit runs smoothly and your reservation is guaranteed. When making a reservation with our concierge, please provide us with your best email address or phone number for confirmation purposes. Our concierge will contact you 48 hours before your reservation date to confirm your booking, so please be sure to respond to this confirmation request in order to secure your reservation. 

Remember, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance, and there are limited slots for parties of five or less. For larger parties, only one reservation per meal is allowed in our private dining room. Guests will be seated in the far-left section of the dining room. To ensure the safety and well-being of all guests, we kindly ask that you wear a mask whenever you get up from your table during your visit, including Sunday brunch. Our team is committed to providing you with top-notch service and an unforgettable dining experience. Don't miss this opportunity! Contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now.

Activities

Upcoming Events

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer BBQs. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some epic BBQ fun:

  1. Mother's Day: Sunday, May 14 - RSVP Open Now
  2. Memorial Day: Monday, May 29
  3. Father's Day: Sunday, June 18
  4. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4
  5. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

To make sure our BBQs run seamlessly, we request that families RSVP at least seven days in advance, and limit their guests to a maximum of five per resident. We want everyone to have the chance to enjoy the mouthwatering BBQ feast!

Weekly activity schedules:

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents—we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement; Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Florence

We feel grateful that you are a part of our Grand Oaks family. We wish you a fantastic weekend! If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

 

COVID-19 Updates: April 28, 2023

Greetings, Residents and Families of Grand Oaks,

Happy Friday! I hope this message finds you all in good spirits and ready to unwind and recharge over the weekend. As we bid farewell to April, let's take a moment to appreciate our personal achievements and the progress we've made. Remember to take some time for self-care this weekend, so you can start the new month feeling refreshed and energized.

Please take a moment to read the exciting updates and friendly reminders below. We have some important information to share with you.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and let's welcome May with open arms!

Join us for the Grand Oaks Family Forum Meeting!

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Family Forum meeting at Grand Oaks! Join us for an engaging in-person discussion with our leadership team about all the exciting happenings at Grand Oaks. Your safety is our top priority, so we kindly request all participants to wear masks during the meeting. While we won't be serving food, we'll have plenty of refreshing bottled water available for you to enjoy.

Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, May 10th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Grand Oaks Commons (1st floor Assisted Living)

Please RSVP to our Administrative Assistant, Erika Hayes-Trumble, at ehayes11@jhmi.edu or 202-660-7904.

We can't wait to see you all there and have a wonderful discussion together!

Reminder Regarding Parking at Fire Lane in the Main Entrance:

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that parking your car at the fire lane located in the main entrance of the building is strictly prohibited. The fire lane is reserved for emergency purposes and is designated for pick-up and drop-off purposes only. Please note that your car cannot be left unattended for any reason. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and efficient environment for everyone.

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

We are committed to providing you with the best dining experience possible, so we have implemented a new process to ensure your visit runs smoothly and your reservation is guaranteed. When making a reservation with our concierge, please provide us with your best email address or phone number for confirmation purposes. Our concierge will contact you 48 hours before your reservation date to confirm your booking, so please be sure to respond to this confirmation request in order to secure your reservation. 

Remember, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance, and there are limited slots for parties of five or less. For larger parties, only one reservation per meal is allowed in our private dining room. Guests will be seated in the far-left section of the dining room. To ensure the safety and well-being of all guests, we kindly ask that you wear a mask whenever you get up from your table during your visit, including Sunday brunch. Our team is committed to providing you with top-notch service and an unforgettable dining experience. Don't miss this opportunity! Contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now.

Activities

Upcoming Events

  • Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer BBQs. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some epic BBQ fun:
  1. Mother's Day: Sunday, May 14 - RSVP Open Now
  2. Memorial Day: Monday, May 29
  3. Father's Day: Sunday, June 18
  4. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4
  5. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

To make sure our BBQs run seamlessly, we request that families RSVP at least seven days in advance, and limit their guests to a maximum of five per resident. We want everyone to have the chance to enjoy the mouthwatering BBQ feast!

Weekly program schedules

Additional activities

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Sheka

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Raquel

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Raquel

We feel grateful that you are a part of our Grand Oaks family. We wish you a fantastic weekend! If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team.

COVID-19 Updates: April 21, 2023

Dear Residents and Families, 

Greetings and a very happy Friday to you all! With the weekend within reach, it's time to gear up for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

But before you dive into your weekend activities, let's take a moment to appreciate and pat ourselves on the back for all that we've achieved this week, no matter how big or small. Let's give ourselves a much-needed boost of confidence before we hit the dance floor of our weekend plans. So, take a deep breath, stretch, and get ready to unleash your inner superhero this weekend! Whether you're spending quality time with your loved ones, exploring new hobbies, or just kicking back, make the most of it and enjoy every moment.

As always, don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Our team is always here to assist you in any way possible. Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!

Activities

Upcoming Events

Our team is excited to invite you to our annual outdoor Spring & Summer BBQs. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and prepare yourself for some epic BBQ fun:

  1. Mother's Day: Sunday, May 14 - RSVP Open Now
  2. Memorial Day: Monday, May 29
  3. Father's Day: Sunday, June 18
  4. 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4
  5. Labor Day: Monday, September 4

To make sure our BBQs run seamlessly, we request that families RSVP at least seven days in advance and limit their guests to a maximum of five per resident. We want everyone to have the chance to enjoy the mouthwatering BBQ feast!

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below.

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

Grand Oaks welcomes you to make a reservation in our dining room. We strive to offer a high-quality experience that is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for our residents and all our guests, and we look forward to helping you make beautiful memories while dining here with your loved ones. To ensure the safety of all residents and guests, we have implemented a few rules and regulations.

First and foremost, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal for larger parties that can be accommodated in our private dining room. Guests will dine in the far-left section of the dining room. In addition to making a reservation, guests are also asked to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time during their visit. This includes Sunday brunch, so don't forget your masks! This is all part of our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all guests. Our team provides top-notch service, creating an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. So, don't miss out on this opportunity—contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now! 

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Florence

Thank you for being part of our Grand Oaks family. You are appreciated, valued, and celebrated.

Enjoy your weekend!

COVID-19 Updates: April 14, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Greetings and a happy Friday! I hope this message finds you in high spirits and looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

As we wrap up another week, I encourage you to take a moment to appreciate your accomplishments, no matter how big or small they may be. Celebrate your efforts and recharge your batteries for the exciting weekend ahead.

At Grand Oaks, we know how important it is to celebrate life and cherish every moment with our loved ones. And this week was certainly one of celebrations as two of our beloved residents reached incredible milestones: one resident proudly turned 95, while another joyfully celebrated her 105th year! Today, these generous souls celebrated themselves surrounded by their nearest and dearest in a grand event complete with live music, cake, and cocktails that made us all smile.

Seeing our residents surrounded by the people they love, celebrating such a significant milestone with joy and excitement, was truly heartwarming. The event was a reminder of the importance of cherishing every moment with our loved ones and living life to the fullest. At Grand Oaks, we believe that life should be celebrated, and this event was a testament to that. Let's use this inspiring occasion to remember the power of celebrating each other's accomplishments, no matter what age or stage in life you're at. Let’s jump into any opportunity presented to have some fun together!

Activities

The French and Math Club we recently launched in Oasis has been an absolute hit! Our memory care residents have been participating enthusiastically in the activities, which include learning basic French phrases and solving math problems. We have seen fantastic participation and engagement from our residents, and we are thrilled to see them enjoying themselves so much. The club has been an excellent opportunity for them to engage their minds, socialize with others, and have some fun. By learning basic French phrases and solving math problems, our residents can challenge themselves and engage their minds, which is vital for mental stimulation and helps improve cognitive function. We appreciate our residents' enthusiasm for the club and the staff's hard work in making it a success. We believe that providing engaging activities like this is essential to enhancing our residents' quality of life.

If you have any questions or suggestions for new activities and programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jordan Asrat, Director of Activities, at yasrat1@jhmi.edu. We appreciate your involvement in our community and look forward to continuing to serve you and your loved ones.

Next week's program schedules for Assisted Living and Oasis are below.

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

Grand Oaks welcomes you to make a reservation in our dining room. We strive to offer a high-quality experience that is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for our residents and all our guests, and we look forward to helping you make beautiful memories while dining here with your loved ones. To ensure the safety of all residents and guests, we have implemented a few rules and regulations.

First and foremost, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal for larger parties that can be accommodated in our private dining room. Guests will dine in the far-left section of the dining room. In addition to making a reservation, guests are also asked to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time during their visit. This includes Sunday brunch, so don't forget your masks! This is all part of our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all guests. Our team provides top-notch service, creating an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. So, don't miss out on this opportunity—contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now! 

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Leona

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Kufa

Thank you for being part of our Grand Oaks family. You are appreciated, valued, and celebrated.

Enjoy your weekend!

COVID-19 Updates: April 7, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!

Wishing you an incredibly happy Good Friday! Whether you're observing the holiday or not, we hope your weekend is filled with peace, love, joy, and shared special moments with those you hold dear. The Easter season is always a time for celebration, and we're excited to be a part of it here at Grand Oaks. 

We're excited to announce that Andrew and his team have prepared a wonderful Easter Sunday brunch menu, and we can't wait for you to try it. For those who have already made their RSVP, we hope you have a wonderful time visiting your loved one and enjoy the delicious courses that will be served. To make your brunch even more delightful, a live piano player will be accompanying your meal. If you have any questions or concerns during your brunch, please don't hesitate to ask one of our cheerful and experienced dining staff. Enjoy your weekend to its fullest - we're sure it will bring cheer in abundance!

Activities

Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below.

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

Grand Oaks welcomes you to make a reservation in our dining room. We strive to offer a high-quality experience that is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for our residents and all our guests, and we look forward to helping you make beautiful memories while dining here with your loved ones. To ensure the safety of all residents and guests, we have implemented a few rules and regulations.

First and foremost, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal for larger parties that can be accommodated in our private dining room. Guests will dine in the far-left section of the dining room. In addition to making a reservation, guests are also asked to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time during their visit. This includes Sunday brunch, so don't forget your masks! This is all part of our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all guests. Our team provides top-notch service, creating an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. So, don't miss out on this opportunity—contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now! 

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a safe and healthy weekend filled with joy and happiness!

COVID-19 Updates: March 31, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!

As the week draws to a close, we hope you are doing well and enjoying the start of the weekend. With spring in the air, it's the perfect time to slow down and relish in the moments that make life truly special.

Speaking of special moments, mark your calendars for Sunday, April 9th, when we will be hosting our annual Easter Sunday Brunch for you and your loved ones. This cherished tradition is not to be missed, so be sure to check out this flyer for more information and reserve your spot soon!

Activities

We're thrilled to share that our residents have been keeping busy with exciting activities this week. Our resident's book club met earlier in the week and had a great time choosing their next book, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. And let's not forget our first Trivia Mania night on Thursday! Our residents had a blast showcasing their knowledge and competing in a fun-filled evening. It's always wonderful to see everyone engage in activities they love. Keep an eye out for more upcoming events and enjoy your weekend!

Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below. 

 

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

Grand Oaks welcomes you to make a reservation in our dining room. We strive to offer a high-quality experience that is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for our residents and all our guests, and we look forward to helping you make beautiful memories while dining here with your loved ones. To ensure the safety of all residents and guests, we have implemented a few rules and regulations.

First and foremost, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal for larger parties that can be accommodated in our private dining room. Guests will dine in the far-left section of the dining room. In addition to making a reservation, guests are also asked to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time during their visit. This includes Sunday brunch, so don't forget your masks! This is all part of our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all guests. Our team provides top-notch service, creating an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. So, don't miss out on this opportunity—contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now!

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Florence

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend filled with happiness and relaxation!

 

 

COVID-19 Updates: March 24, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!

As we wrap up another productive week, just wanted to drop a quick note and remind you all to take care of yourselves. We all work hard, but it's important to remember to be kind to yourself and focus on positivity. So, let's make this weekend count! Take a moment to appreciate the little things and create memories that will last a lifetime. And of course, indulge a little - you deserve it.

Activities

Yesterday, our Assisted Living neighborhood was buzzing with excitement as four residents and four staff members teamed up to create their ultimate chili masterpieces. The competition was fierce, with secret ingredients being prepped since Wednesday and chili simmering away early Thursday. The aroma of savory spices filled the halls, sending anticipation levels sky high. At 3 pm, the Commons was packed to the gills with chili enthusiasts savoring every bite, laughing, and bonding over their love of good food. After all was said and done, it turns out that everyone was a winner thanks to the magic of chili-powered bonding!

Want to know who came out on top? You can find out the result of this tasty treat showdown on the Grand Oaks Facebook page and Tiktok. Check it out and follow us to stay up to date on all the fun events and activities in our community! And who knows, maybe you'll even take-home top honors in the next Grand Oaks Cook-Off! 

Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below. 

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

Grand Oaks welcomes you to make a reservation in our dining room. We strive to offer a high-quality experience that is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for our residents and all our guests, and we look forward to helping you make beautiful memories while dining here with your loved ones. To ensure the safety of all residents and guests, we have implemented a few rules and regulations.

First and foremost, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal for larger parties that can be accommodated in our private dining room. Guests will dine in the far-left section of the dining room. In addition to making a reservation, guests are also asked to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time during their visit. This includes Sunday brunch, so don't forget your masks! This is all part of our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all guests. Our team provides top-notch service, creating an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. So, don't miss out on this opportunity—contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now! 

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus.  As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

 

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Florence

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend filled with happiness and relaxation!

 

COVID-19 Updates: March 17, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!

Wishin' you a wee bit of fun and a lot 'o' luck on St. Patrick's Day! May the day bring you joy and happiness as you celebrate the Irish culture and traditions with your loved ones. Sláinte!

Today was a special day at Grand Oaks. It was St. Patrick's Day, and everyone gathered to celebrate in style! This afternoon, our residents gathered in the commons and the Oasis Activities Room, dressed for the occasion and ready to have a good time. The celebration started with live traditional Irish music, dancing, and wine, beer, and sweet treats.

Little did they know that their celebrations would take an even more magical turn when a mysterious figure began making its way through the crowd: a green man in a top hat who seemed to have sprung right out of an old folktale! Everyone quickly realized that this must be their very own leprechaun friend here to grant three wishes to whoever caught him first! Cheers erupted from all corners as our little leprechaun made his rounds. Everyone was delighted by his presence and welcomed him warmly into their festivities. The leprechaun began dancing around the room, doing jigs and reels with anyone willing to join him!

It was a day to remember—what started off as any old St. Patrick's Day celebration in our community ended up becoming a one-of-a-kind occasion when the leprechaun joined our festivities. Watching all the residents and staff come together to join in the fun was truly priceless. All eyes were filled with joy and laughter as our magical visitor gifted our lucky participants with three wishes each!

With our St. Patrick's Day celebration concluding, we can't help but look ahead to the spring and summer season with promise and excitement. As the weather warms up, our residents will have more opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, from gardening to enjoying nature walks around our lush campus. We also plan to plan more fun holiday events, like Mother's Day and Father's Day brunches, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July cookouts. However, nothing could take away the joy our leprechaun companion brought us this St. Patrick's Day. His presence reminded us that small moments shared together bring larger moments of happiness and unforgettable memories. No matter what holiday we celebrate next, we look forward to seeing how this cheerful little leprechaun spreads more joy throughout our community!

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

Grand Oaks welcomes you to make a reservation in our dining room. We strive to offer a high-quality experience that is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for our residents and all our guests, and we look forward to helping you make beautiful memories while dining here with your loved ones. To ensure the safety of all residents and guests, we have implemented a few rules and regulations.

First and foremost, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal for larger parties that can be accommodated in our private dining room. Guests will dine in the far-left section of the dining room. In addition to making a reservation, guests are also asked to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time during their visit. This includes Sunday brunch, so don't forget your masks! This is all part of our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all guests. Our team provides top-notch service, creating an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. So, don't miss out on this opportunity—contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your dining room reservation now! 

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets’ waste responsibly. That way, everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Activities

Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below. 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

 

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Mimi

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Nancy

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Mimi

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Nancy

We are grateful for your continued support and willingness to work with us. Enjoy your weekend and take some time to relax!

COVID-19 Updates: March 10, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! Let's kick off the weekend with a bit of TLC! Treat yourself to something special today - it could be as simple as reading your favorite book, taking time for a stroll in nature, or indulging in that sweet treat you've been eyeing. No matter what floats your boat, make sure you save some energy for all those fun plans this beautiful Friday has ahead 🙂

Chili Cook Off - Sign up Deadline: Monday, March 13 at Midnight.

Attention all residents! Time is running out to sign up for the Partner Chili Contest happening on March 23rd. Don't miss your chance to put your culinary skills in the spotlight and show off what you've got—we can't wait to see! Get creative with some delicious ingredients, team up with a fellow staff member, and make sure those chili recipes are spiced just right. Not into cooking? No problem. Come join us on judging day as well—dig in, have fun, meet new people, and give votes 'til it hurts. Let's make this event awesome together: Sign up today so you don’t miss out—prizes await for whoever makes THE best bowl of chili! (Further details will be provided to those participating on Tuesday, March 14).

Daylight Saving: Spring Forward 

It is daylight saving time on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2:00 AM. Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday night and enjoy the extra hour of daylight in the evenings.

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

After months of anticipation, we are thrilled to announce that our dining room is now open for guests! On Wednesday, March 1st, we reopened our doors for guests for the first time since the pandemic began. To ensure the safety of all residents and guests, we have implemented a few rules and regulations.

First and foremost, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal for larger parties that can be accommodated in our Private Dining Room. Guests will dine in the far-left section of the dining room.

In addition to making a reservation, guests are also asked to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time during their visit. This includes Sunday Brunch - so don't forget your masks! This is all part of our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all guests. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch service and creating an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. So, don't miss out on this opportunity - contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your Dining Room Reservation now!

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at  lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, in order to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Activities

Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below. 

 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Kufa

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Martha

We are grateful for your continued support and willingness to work with us. Enjoy your weekend and take some time to relax!

COVID-19 Updates: March 3, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! I hope this day finds you all feeling good, healthy, and ready for a fantastic weekend. Whatever you decide to do this weekend, remember that it is important to carve out moments of joy throughout each day. Life can be busy but science has proven that moments of pleasure can help reset our mental state. So go ahead and make yourself smile!

A Friendly Reminder: Picking Up After Your Pets

Hey pet parents - we know your furry family members make visiting even more enjoyable, and we're happy to have them be a part of your visits! But let's all work together to keep our home clean by kindly disposing of your pets waste responsibly. That way everyone can enjoy the sparkling environment that makes Grand Oaks so special. Thank you for doing your part in helping us maintain a safe and clean space for everyone.

Dining Services: Dine with Us! Make Your Reservation in Our Main Dining Room

After months of anticipation, we are thrilled to announce that our dining room is now open for guests! On Wednesday, March 1st, we reopened our doors for guests for the first time since the pandemic began. To ensure the safety of all residents and guests, we have implemented a few rules and regulations.

First and foremost, reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal for larger parties that can be accommodated in our Private Dining Room. Guests will dine in the far-left section of the dining room.

In addition to making a reservation, guests are also asked to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time during their visit. This includes Sunday Brunch - so don't forget your masks! This is all part of our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all guests. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch service and creating an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. So, don't miss out on this opportunity - contact us today at 202-349-3400 to make your Dining Room reservation now!

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at  lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Transportation

Families, in order to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Activities

Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below. 

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Raquel

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Raquel

We are grateful for your continued support and willingness to work with us. Enjoy your weekend and take some time to relax!

COVID-19 Updates: February 24, 2023

Dear Residents and Families;

We hope everyone had a wonderful week and enjoyed the beautiful weather that graced us.

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration

The day began with a jubilant cheer that echoed throughout Grand Oaks as residents and staff celebrated Mardi Gras. Pancakes were flipped, parades were thrown, and music filled the air.

Residents in Oasis kicked off their celebration by making Shrove pancakes and then taking part in an exciting parade through the neighborhood. As they marched along, residents and the Oasis team cheered them on and waved colorful flags in support of the revelry. The parade had a festive atmosphere that was complemented by the sweet aroma of pancakes wafting through the air. After their march concluded, residents settled down to enjoy some tasty mini king cakes followed by classic New Orleans jazz tunes for dancing. Throughout the afternoon, residents laughed together as they swayed back and forth across the dance floor while enjoying each other's company.

Meanwhile over in assisted living, more festivities continued for those eager participants who took part in a special Mardi Gras scavenger hunt throughout the day! Afterward winners were announced amidst cheers from all those gathered around before everyone moved onto enjoying Fat Tuesday to its fullest potential - eating king cakes, drinking delicious beverages, listening to mesmerizing New Orleans jazz, and of course, lots of dancing!

All in all, our Mardi Gras celebration here at Grand Oaks was an absolute blast & thank you to everyone that joined us during this memorable occasion!

Dining Services

As we communicated, we will begin to have guests dine in our main dining room on March 1, 2023. Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We will have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal of larger parties that can be accommodated in our Private Dining Room. Guests will dine in the far-left section of the dining room away from our residents. Guests will also be required to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time (i.e. – Sunday Brunch). Please contact the concierge to make a reservation at 202-349-3400.

Activities (Sibley Senior Association)

Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below. 

Diabetes, Obesity, and Health Equity – Discussing the Facts on February 22 @ 7 p.m.

Sexual Health Equity and the LGBTQ+ Community - Presentation and Panel Discussion on February 24 @ 4 p.m.

Sex and Aging Conference on February 25 @ 12:30 p.m.

Transportation

Families, in order to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service. 

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at  lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Raquel

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Raquel

Let's use this weekend as an opportunity to recharge our batteries so that when Monday comes around again we are ready for whatever life throws at us. Until then, enjoy every moment!

 

COVID-19 Updates: February 17, 2023

Dear Residents and Families;

I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the nice weather this week, the windy cold air has arrived again tonight.

Dining Services

As we communicated, we will begin to have guests dine in our main dining room on March 1, 2023. Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We will have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less each meal and only one reservation per meal of larger parties that can be accommodated in our Private Dining Room. Guests will dine in the far left section of the dining room away from our residents. Guests will also be required to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time (i.e. – Sunday Brunch). Please contact the concierge to make a reservation at 202-349-3400.

Activities (Sibley Senior Association)

We have an exciting week of programs planned next week. Sibley Senior Association is offering several educational seminars in the next few weeks.  Tuesday we will be celebrating Mardi Gras. Father Andy is joining us for confession on Tuesday and Mass on Ash Wednesday. Flyers for these events with information on registering your loved one if they are interested and next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below. 

Diabetes, Obesity, and Health Equity – Discussing the Facts on February 22 @ 7 p.m.

Sexual Health Equity and the LGBTQ+ Community - Presentation and Panel Discussion on February 24 @ 4 p.m.

Sex and Aging Conference on February 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Transportation

Families, In order to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at  lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

 Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Raquel

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Raquel

Thank you for all of your support, have a safe and healthy weekend filled with joy and happiness!

COVID-19 Updates: February 10, 2023

Dear Residents and Families;

Happy Friday! Last week we bundled up for winter, this week spring was upon us. I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the nice weather.

Dining Services

We are excited to announce that we will begin to have guests dine in our main dining room on March 1, 2023. Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. We will have limited reservation slots for parties of five or less for each meal and only one reservation per meal of larger parties that can be accommodated in our Private Dining Room. Guests will dine in the far left section of the dining room away from our residents. Guests will also be required to wear a mask if they get up from their table at any time (i.e. – Sunday Brunch). Please contact the concierge to make a reservation at 202-349-3400. 

Activities

It was wonderful to see our Oasis residents in the AL dining room again today for lunch bunch. Next week’s program schedules for both Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods are below. Next week we are welcoming The Sapphires Shining Moments program on Wednesday evening, we hope our residents will enjoy the program. More information here.

Transportation

Families, In order to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement; Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm.  Please call her directly to schedule an appointment, 202-349-3424. As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at  lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

 Saturday 7 am – 7 pm  Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a safe and healthy weekend filled with joy and happiness!

COVID-19 Updates: February 3, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Frigid Friday! We don’t have any snow on the ground, but today definitely feels like winter.

This week we had one exposed resident test positive for COVID-19. Our Oasis neighborhood continues to operate with limited communal dining and programming. The activity department continues to provide 1:1 room visits and personalize these visits based on our resident’s needs. The Oasis activity programs are scheduled to return to normal on Monday, February 6, 2023. Both activity schedules for next week are below.

“National Dark Chocolate Day” Wed, February 1st

From the smiles on everyone's faces, it was clear that National Dark Chocolate Day was a success! As the aroma of freshly baked dark chocolate lava cake permeated the air, more residents emerged from their rooms to partake in the fun. The atmosphere was filled with joy as everyone enjoyed their cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with fresh strawberries. We shared stories and reminisced about our favorite recipes while indulging in the sweet flavor of dark chocolate.  A sense of camaraderie filled the room as residents shared memories of moms, grandmothers, and aunts baking with dark chocolate. Everyone enjoyed the delicious treats, and the warm atmosphere created by their shared stories. We can’t wait for the next baking club event.

Notary Services

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Henderson, our Administrative Assistant in the Wellness office, is now providing notary services on the campus. As per Sibley policy, the fee for notary service is $5.00/seal, cash only, paid to the notary at the time of service. We are unable to add this charge to a resident statement, Theresa must be paid directly for this service. Notary services are available by appointment only, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Please call her directly to schedule an appointment at 202-349-3424.  As a reminder, our employees are not permitted to serve as witnesses for any documents. Please ensure that you provide your own witnesses as needed for any notary service.

Dining Services

We are excited to announce that we will begin accepting reservations for guests to dine in our main dining room beginning March 1, 2023. We are finalizing the procedures to ensure the safest process for our residents and guests and will provide details next week. Advance reservations will be required to dine with us. We will be unable to accommodate any same-day reservations at this time.

Transportation:

Families, in order to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Masking:

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at  lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

 Saturday 7 am – 7 pm  Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Raquel

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Raquel

Thank you for all of your support, have a safe and healthy weekend filled with joy and happiness!

COVID-19 Updates: January 27, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope everyone has had a great week and is looking forward to a restful weekend

This week, we had both residents and staff who tested positive in our Oasis neighborhood. As a precaution, all Oasis residents got tested yesterday, and all positive results have already been reported to their families. To ensure the health and safety of all our residents, we are suspending communal dining and activities, and the salon will not be scheduling Oasis residents next week. Please contact the wellness team if you require any additional clinical information. Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate through COVID.

AL Activity Program Updates

In honor of National Dark Chocolate Day, our baking club will be making a rich, gooey, and luxurious dark chocolate lava cake in the air fryer on Wednesday, Feb. 1. We are all looking forward to the special treat. The weekly activity schedule for Assisted Living is below.

Oasis Activity Program Updates

  • 1:1 Room visits
  • During quarantine, each resident will be offered a personal, meaningful, and engaging experience that is tailored to their individual needs. Activities offered during room visits can include personalized sensory activities, music therapy, crafts, exercise, conversation, and reading. 

Transportation:

Families, in order to provide the best possible service to our residents, we require 48 hours' notice prior to scheduling any medical transportation for your loved ones. Scheduling in advance allows us to ensure that we have all the resources necessary to provide smooth and timely service for your loved ones.

Masking:

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly at  lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

 Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a safe and healthy weekend filled with joy and happiness!

COVID-19 Updates: January 20, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday, everyone!

I hope this Friday finds everyone feeling healthy and happy! Let's make it a great start to the weekend by enjoying some fun activities and taking some time to relax.

This week, residents celebrated International Flower Day by making flower arrangements for themselves or to give to friends. Residents discussed their favorite flowers and shared memories of when they received flowers as gifts from family and friends. Everyone enjoyed a sense of creativity and connectedness while they worked together in small, socially distant groups.

I am pleased to report that there were no positive COVID cases this week. In light of this positive news, the Assisted Living dining room and activity programs will open fully Monday, January 23. We recognize the importance of socialization, activities, and meaningful interactions for our residents during this time, and our staff will be working diligently to make sure residents get the opportunity to get out of their rooms, visit with their friends, and engage in all the exciting community activities.

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community.  Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment.  If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

Activity Program Updates

Information on programs for next week is below. In Assisted Living, we will continue with small-group activity programs next week without the need for registration or an RSVP. I encourage all residents to take part in these events and to remember that wearing a mask is required during activities.

Private Dining Room Reservations

We continue to welcome family and friends in our private dining room. Please contact the concierge to make a reservation at 202-349-3400.

 Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am  Raquel

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm    Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Raquel

Thank you for all of your support. Have a safe and healthy weekend filled with joy and happiness!

 

COVID-19 Updates: January 19, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Thursday! I am pleased to communicate that beginning today, we will open the Assisted Living dining room seating to two residents per table. We have not had any additional COVID cases and our positive resident and staff have surpassed their 10 day isolation period. As communicated earlier this week, we plan to fully reopen both the Assisted Living dining room and activity programs on Monday, January 23rd. Grand Oaks will provide additional communication if these plans change.

As always, we appreciate your support as we navigate through our most recent COVID cases.

 

COVID-19 Updates: January 16, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! On this MLK Day, let us find ways to honor him in our own lives by checking in on ourselves and those around us. Self-care and a simple act of kindness can be powerful acts of resistance and change.

Over the past week, we have had one positive resident and one positive staff member. DC Health Guidance recommends a full reopening after 14 days with no cases. We are working with DC Health to slowly increase our dining capacity for later this week, then plan for a full reopening on January 23, assuming no new positive cases. We are grateful for your continued support, and we are committed to following DC Health's guidelines to ensure the safety of our residents, staff, and visitors.

The wellness office at 202-349-3424 is available to help with any questions or concerns you may have about the health of your loved ones.

We understand that this has been a difficult time for everyone, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to move toward our goal of a full reopening on January 23.

COVID-19 Updates: January 13, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and please take a few minutes to review the programs we will be offering in both neighborhoods next week.

I'd like to remind everyone that all family visits must be done in your loved ones' apartment. Families are not allowed to visit their loved ones in the library, the Commons, or other areas where residents gather. It is important that we follow the guidelines of DC Health and remain mindful of everyone's health and safety.

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

Activity Program Updates

Information on programs for next week are below. In AL, we will continue with small-group activity programs next week without the need for registration or an RSVP. I encourage all residents to take part in these events and to remember that wearing a mask is required during activities.

Private Dining Room Reservations

We continue to welcome family and friends in our private dining room. Please contact the concierge to make a reservation at 202-349-3400.

 Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a safe and healthy weekend filled with joy and happiness!

COVID-19 Updates: January 9, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,

Please see the COVID-19 update letter below that will be delivered to residents this afternoon.

COVID-19 Updates: January 6, 2023

Dear Residents and Families,    

Thank you again for your patience as we navigate the current COVID-19 cases in the community. We had one additional staff member and one additional exposed resident test positive earlier this week. We continue to have no active cases of COVID-19 related to the Oasis memory care neighborhood.

Assuming there are no additional Assisted Living cases through the weekend and Monday, we will reopen our community on Tuesday morning for limited dining and activities. We will send another communication on Monday to confirm our reopening. As a reminder, unless you/your loved one is currently in isolation for a positive result or exposure, the residents are not quarantined at this time. Grand Oaks is unable to schedule and/or coordinate any communal gatherings at this time.   Residents are able to leave their apartments, move about the community, and visit with each other.

Please contact the Wellness Office at 202-349-3424 if you have questions about you/your loved one's current isolation status.                                         

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must continue to wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly. 

Activity Program

Below is the Oasis weekly activity schedule. We will send an Assisted Living activity schedule out next week pending our reopening.

  • Oasis                                                                                                              

Beauty Salon

As long as there are no new cases, the salon will be open next week Tuesday - Friday with limited capacity for both hair and nail care services for all residents. The salon will have to limit the number of residents in the salon at a single time. Please be patient with them as they try to serve all of our residents through the week. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Leadership Contact Information

Executive Director - Laurie Henley lhenley3@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3400

Director of Nursing - Jessie Charles, RN, BSN,  jcharl12@jh.edu, 202-660-7545

AL Director of Resident Services– Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis RN Coordinator – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, D.N.P., APRN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ANP-BC,RN-BC,  babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Director Of Facilities/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office Manager – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Director of Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Raquel

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Raquel

As always, thank you for your continued support.

2023 COVID-19 Updates

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy New Year!  Please see the notice being delivered to our residents this afternoon below.

2022 COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Updates: August 26, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday!  This week we have not had anyone test positive for COVID. We will continue to follow the current DC Health guidance and our standard precautions to maintain the safest environment for everyone in the community. 

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

  Leadership Contact Information

We are currently in a transitional period recruiting for a new Director of Nursing. Please find contact information for all of our leaders in the event you need to reach out for any questions or concerns.

 AL Clinical/Care concerns – Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis Clinical/Care concerns – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Maintenance/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 Activity Program Updates

Information on programs for next week for both neighborhoods is below.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • National Assisted Living Week, September 11th – 17th, Annual Theme: “Joyful Moments”
      • We will be celebrating with events daily for residents and staff
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend!

 

COVID-19 Updates: August 19, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday! This week we had one staff member test positive for COVID through asymptomatic testing. Any residents with potential exposure have been notified. This week, the DC level of community transmission has reduced to substantial. We remain hopeful that this reduction in cases continues. We will continue to follow the current DC Health guidance and our standard precautions to maintain the safest environment for everyone in the community. 

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

  Leadership Contact Information

We are currently in a transitional period recruiting for a new Director of Nursing. Please find contact information for all of our leaders below in the event you need to reach out for any questions or concerns.

 AL Clinical/Care concerns – Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis Clinical/Care concerns – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Maintenance/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 Activity Program Updates

Below is information on programs for next week for both neighborhoods.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • National Senior Citizen Day celebration, August 21st
  • National Assisted Living Week, September 11th – 17th, Annual Theme:  “Joyful Moments”
      • We will be celebrating with events daily for residents and staff
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

  As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Raquel

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Raquel

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend!

COVID-19 Updates: August 12, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! What a beautiful day. I hope everyone has plans to spend time outdoors this weekend, the weather forecast looks wonderful. This week we have not had any residents or staff test positive for COVID-19. DC remains at a high level of community transmission. We continue to follow the current DC Health guidance and our standard precautions to maintain the safest environment for everyone in the community.

The CDC updated recommendations for school age children regarding testing and quarantine periods this week, we are hopeful that they are working on updates information that affect our residents. As soon as we receive any updates to our guidance I will share the information with our residents and families.

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly at Lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Leadership Contact Information

We are currently in a transitional period recruiting for a new Director of Nursing, please find contact information for all of our leaders in the event you need to reach out for any questions or concerns.

Activity Program Updates

You’ll find information on programs for next week for both neighborhoods below:

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • National Senior Citizen Day celebration, August 21st , Flyer attached
  • National Assisted Living Week, September 11th -17th, Annual Theme:  “Joyful Moments”
    • We will be celebrating with events daily for residents and staff
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

  • Saturday 7 am – 7 pm: Adele
  • Saturday 7 pm – 7 am: Florence
  • Sunday 7 am – 7 pm: Adele
  • Sunday 7 pm – 7 am: Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend!

COVID-19 Updates: August 5, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

I hope everyone found some cooler places to spend their time this week, the summer heat is here!  This week we have not had any residents or staff test positive for COVID-19. DC remains at a high level of community transmission.  We continue to follow the current DC Health guidance and our standard precautions to maintain the safest environment for everyone in the community.

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

  Leadership Contact Information

We are currently in a transitional period recruiting for a new Director of Nursing, please find contact information below for all of our leaders in the event you need to reach out for any questions or concerns.

 AL Clinical/Care concerns – Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis Clinical/Care concerns – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Maintenance/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

 Activity Program Updates

Below is information on programs for next week for both neighborhoods.

  • Assisted Living
  • Oasis                                                                                                              

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • National Assisted Living Week, September 11th -17th, Annual Theme: “Joyful Moments”
      • We will be celebrating with events daily for residents and staff
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

  As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Leona

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Leona

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend!

COVID-19 Updates: July 29, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

I hope everyone continues to enjoy their summer. It is hard to believe August is already upon us. DC remains at a high level of community transmission with COVID cases continuing to rise. This week we had three Oasis residents test positive for COVID-19. Families of any positive residents have already been notified. We completed precautionary mass testing for all Oasis residents. All of the remaining residents returned negative results today.

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

Leadership Contact Information

We are currently in a transitional period recruiting for a new Director of Nursing. Please find contact information for all of our leaders below in the event you need to reach out for any questions or concerns.

 AL Clinical/Care concerns – Michelle Hill, RN, mhill72@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7312

Oasis Clinical/Care concerns – Jill Youens, RN, jyouens1@jhu.edu, 202-660-5184

Nurse Practitioner, Beth Abate, babate1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7471

Legacy Rehab – Kara Wilson, lhs-265@legacyinc.com, 202-244-6200

Maintenance/Security/Transportation – Jermaine Pendleton, jpendle4@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7228

Housekeeping concerns – Polima Sainvil, psainvi1@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3421

Executive Chef – Andrew Conlin, aconlin2@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7473

Dining Room Manager – Angel Perez, eperez16@jhmi.edu, 202-349-3411

Business Office – Fema Watson-Brown, fwatson5@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7900

Activities – Jordan Asrat, yasrat1@jhmi.edu, 202-660-7881

Activity Program Updates

Information on programs for next week for both neighborhoods is below.

  • Assisted Living
  • Oasis                                                                                     

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Nancy

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Nancy

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend!

COVID-19 Updates: July 22, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. DC continues to remain at a high level of community transmission with COVID cases on the rise once again.  This week we had three staff members test positive for COVID-19. As a reminder, any staff who tests positive will not return to the community until cleared by the Sibley Occupational Health team. During this forecast of extreme heat, we encourage our residents and families to stay cool and hydrated! Limit outdoor activity and avoid direct sunlight, especially in the afternoon when it is hottest.

 Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

  Activity Program Updates

Information on programs for next week for both neighborhoods is below.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

  As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm  Raquel

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am  Bianca

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm     Raquel

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am     Bianca 

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend!

 

COVID-19 Updates: July 15, 2022 (Additional)

Dear Residents and Families,

Please see the notice below that will be delivered to residents this evening.

Thank you!

COVID-19 Updates: July 15, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. DC continues to remain at a high level of community transmission with COVID cases on the rise once again. This week we had two staff members test positive for COVID-19. As a reminder, any staff who tests positive will not return to the community until cleared by the Sibley Occupational Health team.

 Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

Activity Program Updates

Information on programs for next week for both neighborhoods is below.

  • Assisted Living
  • Oasis                                                                                                           

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

 

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend!

COVID-19 Updates: July 8, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday, our residents enjoyed participating in the Palisades 4th of July parade on Monday. Thank you to Denver, our maintenance assistant, who drove the bus in the parade.   

 Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID-19 update

This week we had one additional staff member test positive for COVID-19.   

Activity Program Updates

This week we had our inaugural Spanish Class for residents in Assisted Living, and it was a great success. Information on next week’s programs for each neighborhood are below. 

  • Assisted Living 
  • Oasis                                                                                                          

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • July 12th – Book Club meeting, ‘The Spy and the Traitor’
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

  As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Raquel

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Bianca

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Raquel

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Bianca 

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

COVID-19 Updates: July 1, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Fourth of July weekend! It has been a rough week and a half with an uptick in COVID cases, we are all glad to be out of mass testing for the weekend. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID Update

This week we had 9 staff test positive during our round of mass staff testing. We did have Oasis staff test positive, and subsequently tested all Oasis residents yesterday. All Oasis residents also tested negative. We have no additional plans for any mass testing of residents or staff at this time.

Activity Program Updates

Next week we are having our inaugural Spanish class for residents in Assisted Living. More information on this and the programs for next week is below.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • 4th of July Palisades Parade – Grand Oaks Bus will ride in the parade
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

 As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm   Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm      Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am      Florence 

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend!

 

COVID-19 Updates: June 27, 2022 #2

Dear Residents and Families,

I am pleased to communicate that we have now received all of the resident results from last week’s testing. We did not have any additional positive results. At this time, only residents who are positive or have been notified of a potential exposure remain quarantined. We will open tomorrow morning for activities and the dining room will open at lunch. The beauty salon will also open at 10 am. Thank you again for your patience.

COVID-19 Updates: June 27, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

I wanted to let you know that we still have not received any test results for our resident testing. The lab has scanned them into their system but they are still in process. As a reminder, all assisted living residents remain quarantined at this time. The dining room, salon, and communal spaces are closed and there are no scheduled activities. The activity department is conducting 1:1 exercise programs in resident rooms. Please reach out to Jordan Asrat at yasrat1@jhmi.edu if you are interested and/or would like to sign your loved one up to be included. 

Thank you again for your patience as we try to maintain a safe environment. I remain hopeful that we will have results early tomorrow and will continue to provide updates as indicated.

COVID-19 Updates: June 26, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

I wanted to provide an update on our current quarantine status. I reached out to the DC Health epidemiology team today since we have not seen any results returned for our resident testing. It was communicated that the lab sometimes suspends work on the weekends, however they would follow up with our specimens ASAP. I will continue to monitor for results and communicate updates as indicated.

I appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to provide the safest environment for everyone in the community.

COVID-19 Updates: June 24, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!  As you know our assisted living residents are currently quarantined after mass testing today. We did not have to test our Oasis residents today. We are hopeful that we will receive all of the results in the next few days and be able to reopen everything early next week. I will send out additional updates as indicated through the weekend, including an Assisted Living activity schedule for next week as appropriate. I have attached the Oasis activity schedule for next week.

Masking 

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

Visitation

Visitation is welcome in the assisted living neighborhood during this time. Please remember that all residents are quarantined, visitation can only occur in the resident suite at this time. 

COVID Update

This week we have had 2 staff and 2 resident COVID cases. As a reminder, both residents are in the Assisted Living neighborhood.

Things to Look Forward to:

  • 4th of July Palisades Parade – Grand Oaks Bus will ride in the parade
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page: 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

  • Saturday 7am – 7pm: Bianca
  • Saturday 7pm – 7am: Raquel
  • Sunday 7am – 7pm: Bianca
  • Sunday 7pm – 7am: Raquel

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

COVID-19 Updates: June 23, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy rainy Thursday! This week we had two residents test positive for COVID-19 in the Assisted Living neighborhood. Any residents with potential exposure have been notified and placed on quarantine. As per DC Health guidance, we will be mass testing all residents tomorrow, Friday June 24th, beginning at 10 am. At this time, we have requested NOT to test our Oasis residents but are awaiting confirmation from DC Health. 

All residents will need to return to their rooms tomorrow after breakfast and will be quarantined until all test results are returned. The Assisted Living dining room will be open for breakfast tomorrow, but closed and provide room service only through the weekend. We are hopeful that all additional test results will be negative so we can resume normal activity next week. In addition to the dining room closure, there will be no communal activities starting tomorrow and the beauty salon will be closed as well. All communal areas of the community will be closed through the weekend since all residents must remain in their apartment. We will be working with the DC Health lab through the weekend.  Additional updates will be provided as indicated throughout the next few days.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Blaufox, DON, 202-437-2804 or Laurie Henley, 202-349-3400.

COVID-19 Updates: June 17, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday! The summer weather has definitely arrived. Please remember to hydrate well by drinking several glasses of water throughout the day. Legacy Healthcare will also be providing a discussion on hydration next week Tuesday in the Commons, please join us!

 Masking

Resident Masking – as a reminder all residents must wear a mask while in the common areas of the community. Please be sure that masks fully cover your nose and mouth at all times. Residents may choose not to wear a mask while in their private apartments.

 Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID Update

This week we have had no staff or resident COVID cases.

 Sibley 7th Annual Journey to Hope Virtual Conference for Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners

Saturday, June 25th from 12:30 pm-5:30 pm. Free via Zoom – We invite all of our families to join the 7th annual Journey to Hope-DC virtual conference

Dining Services

The weather looks wonderful for our Father’s Day celebration on Sunday. We look forward to seeing those families that RSVP’d for the event.

 Activity Program Updates

Information on programs for next week is below. Please reach out to Jordan Asrat with any questions.  Yasrat1@jhmi.edu

  • Assisted Living
  • Oasis                                                                                                         

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment. 

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • 4th of July Palisades Parade – Grand Oaks Bus will ride in the parade
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Raquel

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

COVID-19 Updates: June 10, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday! This was another great week at Grand Oaks. The assisted living residents enjoyed the first three parts of an 18-part series “Hermitage masterpieces” which examines the museum in St. Petersburg. Our Oasis residents began their gardening club by planting cherry tomatoes in the Myrtle Garden.

 Masking

Resident Masking – as a reminder all residents must wear a mask while in the common areas of the community. Residents may choose not to wear a mask while in their private apartments.

 Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID Update

This week we have no staff or resident COVID concerns.

 Sibley 7th Annual Journey to Hope Virtual Conference for Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners

Saturday, June 25th from 12:30 pm-5:30 pm. Free via Zoom – We invite all of our families to join the 7th annual Journey to Hope-DC virtual conference

Dining Services

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Please join us as we celebrate the amazing fathers that live at our community. Families are invited to join us for a Sunday brunch event, dining outside with live entertainment. Please see the menu below. RSVP to the concierge by Wednesday, June 15th (202-349-3400) to let us know how many guests will be joining the celebration. As a reminder, holiday guest meals are billed to the monthly statements – $30/person.

Activity Program Updates

 Information on programs for next week is below. Please reach out to Jordan Asrat with any questions.  Yasrat1@jhmi.edu

  • Assisted Living
  • Oasis                                                                                                       

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, RSVP to the concierge.
  • 4th of July Palisades Parade – Grand Oaks Bus will ride in the parade
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.

They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Alma

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Leona

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Arit

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Leona

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

 

COVID-19 Updates: June 3, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

What a beautiful Friday! Thank you to all of our families who joined us on Monday for our Memorial Day celebration. Everyone had a wonderful time and we appreciated the opportunity to host an event again. We are looking forward to our Father’s Day Brunch in a few weeks 

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. Please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting in your loved one’s apartment. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID Update

This week we had 1 staff member test positive. We have notified residents and families of any potential exposure. These residents will remain on quarantine as per DC Health guidance.

Sibley 7th Annual Journey to Hope – Virtual Conference for Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners

Saturday, June 25th from 12:30 pm-5:30 pm

Free via Zoom – We invite all of our families to join the 7th annual Journey to Hope-DC virtual conference.

Dining Services

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Please join us as we celebrate the amazing fathers that live at our community. Families are invited to join us for a Sunday brunch event, dining outside with live entertainment. RSVP to the concierge by Wednesday, June 15th (202-349-3400) to let us know how many guests will be joining the celebration. As a reminder, holiday guest meals are billed to the monthly statements – $30/person.

 Activity Program Updates

Next week we will resume holy communion and prayer in the Commons. Below is more information about this and the programs for next week. Please reach out to Jordan Asrat with any questions.  Yasrat1@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • Thursday, June 9th- meet & greet with Beau Finley, candidate for Ward 3 council member. 3:00 pm in the Commons.
  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, RSVP to the concierge.
  • 4th of July Palisades Parade – Grand Oaks Bus will ride in the parade
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

COVID-19 Updates: May 27, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                              

Happy Memorial Day weekend! We are excited to see some of our families on Monday for our outdoor celebration. As a reminder, reservations closed earlier this week for this event. 

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID Update

As we continue to see COVID cases increase again in the surrounding areas, I want to remind all visitors that you must continue wearing masks in our community. In addition, please DO NOT remove your mask while visiting your loved one in their apartment. In discussions with DC Health this week, they are reporting that the current outbreaks in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living communities are majority resident cases, not staff cases. It is imperative that we maintain the safest environment for our residents. Grand Oaks does not currently have any active cases of COVID-19. 

Dementia Support Group

As a reminder, our dementia support group has been meeting for the last several  months. If you are interested in joining the virtual support group, please contact Jill Youens at jyouens1@jhmi.edu.

 Activity Program Updates

Below is information on the programs for next week. Please reach out to Jordan Asrat with any questions. Yasrat1@jhmi.edu

  • Assisted Living
  • Oasis                                                                                                           

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • Friday, June 3rd- Meet & greet with Ben Bergmann, candidate for Ward 3 council member, 2:00 pm in the Commons.
  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th, celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.
  • 4th of July Palisades Parade – Grand Oaks bus will ride in the parade
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Leona

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Bianca

Sunday 7pm – 7am       Raquel

Monday 7 am – 7 pm      Alma

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

COVID-19 Updates: May 20, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! We had a great week this week that started with a delicious Sunday brunch for our residents. Residents also enjoyed a great presentation last evening; COVID-19 in the post pandemic world: What older adults should know, presented by Dr. Sabra Klein.

 Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID Update

As we continue to see COVID cases increase again in the surrounding areas I want to remind all visitors that you must complete the visitor guest book upon entry to the community. It is necessary that we gather this information in the event we must conduct contact tracing after a positive COVID result. If you have any concerns about completing this information during each visit, please contact me directly.

 Oasis Visitors

All visitors to our Oasis Neighborhood must enter the community through the main Grand Oaks entrance. Visitors may not enter the neighborhood through the Renaissance main entry. Our community requirements for screening are more strict to ensure the safety of everyone in the neighborhood. I appreciate your cooperation with this process, if you have any questions about visitation, please contact me at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

 Dining Services

We are looking forward to celebrating Memorial Day with families again this year with an outdoor BBQ lunch event with entertainment on Monday, May 30th, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. As a reminder, families must dine outdoor in the courtyard during this event. Guests are not currently joining us in the main dining room. Reservations are required for families to attend, please contact the concierge to make a reservation and specify 11:30 am or 1:00 pm for your attendance. $30/guest RSVP by close of business on Wednesday, May 25th.

 Activity Program Updates

Below is information on programs for next week as well as a flyer to our council member candidate visit. Please reach out to Jordan Asrat with any questions. Yasrat1@jhmi.edu

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to:

  • Tuesday, May 24th, Matt Frumin, candidate for ward 3 council member
  • Memorial Day BBQ – Monday, May 30th, celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.
  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th, celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Alma

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Nancy

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Raquel

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

 

COVID-19 Updates: May 13, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                         

Happy Friday! We had a great week this week that included two great scenic drives for our residents. In addition, our visit and discussion with Robert White, a current candidate for DC mayor, was well attended. He spent a significant amount of time answering questions and chatting with our residents. Our next candidate visit will be with Matt Frumin, who is a candidate for Ward 3 Council Member on May 24th.  We will provide a specific flyer closer to the event.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

 

COVID Update

This week we had one staff member test positive for COVID, fortunately, there were no residents potentially exposed by this individual. As we begin to see COVID cases increase again in the surrounding areas, I want to remind all visitors that you must complete the visitor guest book upon entry to the community. It is necessary that we gather this information in the event we must conduct contact tracing after a positive COVID result. If you have any concerns about completing this information during each visit, please contact me directly. Lhenley3@jhmi.edu

 SCAM Warning

We have heard from several residents that have unfortunately been victims of recent computer scams. Please DO NOT click on any pop up windows or items on your computer that you do not recognize. Additionally, we have provided you with a list of accurate support phone numbers for Microsoft, HP, and Best Buy tech support. If a number pops up on your screen or via email, please verify it with this list or contact our concierge for assistance. Do not click to dial any numbers that pop up on your computer or email without verifying them.

 Oasis Visitors

All visitors to our Oasis Neighborhood must enter the community through the main Grand Oaks entrance. Visitors may not enter the neighborhood through the Renaissance main entry. Our community requirements for screening are more strict to ensure the safety of  everyone in the neighborhood. I appreciate your cooperation with this process, if you have any questions about visitation, please contact me at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

 Activity Program Updates

As a reminder, families are not permitted to join our activity programs in either neighborhood at this time. Family visits should be occurring in resident rooms or other private areas as designated by staff. Activity programs continue in both neighborhoods. Below is information on programs for next week. Please reach out to Jordan Asrat with any questions.  Yasrat1@jhmi.edu

  • Oasis
  • Assisted Living                                                                                                           

Sunday Brunch

Beginning this Sunday, May 15th, we will resume our Sunday brunches in the dining room. Brunch will be a resident-only event at this time.  Please see the flyer below for additional information.

 Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment. 

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to

  • Resident Events – Assisted Living
    • Thursday, May 19th, 6:30pm, Speaker Series – COVID-19 in the post-pandemic world: What older adults should know.  (Presented by Dr. Sabra Klein)
  • Memorial Day BBQ – Monday, May 30th, celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.
  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th, celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.
  • Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Bianca

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am   Raquel

Sunday 7am – 7 pm      Bianca

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Raquel

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

 

COVID-19 Updates: May 6, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy rainy Friday! Happy Mother’s Day to all of our residents and family members who are mothers or mother figures to loved ones.  Thank you for all that you do.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID Update

As we begin to see COVID cases increase again in the surrounding areas, I want to remind all visitors that you must complete the visitor guest book upon entry to the community. It is necessary that we gather this information in the event we must conduct contact tracing after a positive COVID result. If you have any concerns about completing this information during each visit, please contact me directly. 

 Oasis Visitors

All visitors to our Oasis Neighborhood must enter the community through the main Grand Oaks entrance. Visitors may not enter the neighborhood through the Renaissance main entry. Our community requirements for screening are more strict to ensure the safety of everyone in the neighborhood. I appreciate your cooperation with this process, if you have any questions about visitation, please contact me at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

 Activity Program Updates

Activity programs continue in both neighborhoods. Information on programs for next week as well as information to assist residents who need to register to vote is below. Please reach out to Jordan Asrat with any questions. Yasrat1@jhmi.edu

Mother’s Day Celebration

Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not been helpful to us for our Sunday celebration. We have cancelled our outdoor event for our residents and families. We will continue to have entertainment for our residents during the lunch meal in the Commons.

 Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Alzheimer’s isn’t waiting — and neither are we. This year, we are participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Will you stand with us in this fight by joining our team? If you’re unable to participate, please consider making a donation to my fundraising efforts. Every dollar you donate helps the Alzheimer’s Association® provide care and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, and advance critical research.

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

 Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment. 

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to

  • Resident Events – Assisted Living
  • Memorial Day BBQ – Monday, May 30th- celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.
  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th- celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

 

COVID-19 Updates: April 29, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                                                                     

Happy Friday!  We had a very successful COVID-19 booster clinic yesterday. Some of our residents may be feeling a little sluggish today, please be sure to encourage lots of water and fluids over the weekend.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID Update

I am pleased to let you know that all of our residents who were potentially exposed last week returned negative test results. There are no longer any residents on quarantine in the community.

Oasis Visitors

All visitors to our Oasis neighborhood must enter the community through the main Grand Oaks entrance.  Visitors may not enter the neighborhood through the Renaissance main entry. Our community requirements for screening are more strict to ensure the safety of everyone in the neighborhood.  I appreciate your cooperation with this process, if you have any questions about visitation, please contact me at lhenley3@jhmi.edu

Activity Program Updates

Activity programs continue in both neighborhoods. Next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood are below.   

  • Oasis
  • Assisted Living                                                                                            

Mother’s Day Celebration

We are excited to host families again for Mother’s Day this year. We will be celebrating outside since we are still not open to guests for indoor dining. Our celebration will be held in the main Grand Oaks courtyard, weather permitting. Please see the menu below for additional information. This event is open to all Assisted Living and Oasis residents and families.11:30 am and 1:00 pm seating times. Reservations are required. Please call the concierge to RSVP – 202-349-3400 by Wednesday, May 4th.

Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Alzheimer’s isn’t waiting — and neither are we. This year, we are participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Will you stand with us in this fight by joining our team?  If you’re unable to participate, please consider making a donation to my fundraising efforts. Every dollar you donate helps the Alzheimer’s Association® provide care and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, and advance critical research.

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s 

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment. 

Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to

  • Resident Event – Thursday, May 19th, 6:30pm, Speaker Series – COVID-19 in the post pandemic world: What older adults should know. (Presented by Dr. Sabra Klein)
  • Memorial Day BBQ – Monday, May 30th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, More info to follow.
  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch.  Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Raquel

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Josephine

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Raquel

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Josephine

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

 

COVID-19 Updates: April 22, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy sunny and warm Friday!  I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather this week. I want to share several updates for us to share including access to the 2nd booster shot during a clinic at the community next week. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly by emailing Lhenley3@jhmi.edu

COVID Update

For the first time in several weeks, we had a staff member test positive which resulted in residents who are now quarantined due to potential exposure. As a reminder, COVID continues to be active in the surrounding areas, please maintain your mask when visiting and remind your loved one to wear a mask when outside of their apartment.

Moderna Booster Clinic

We will be holding a clinic for residents to receive their second booster shot on Thursday, April 28th. We will be offering the Moderna vaccine. Additional information about this vaccine is available below. Vaccinations will be given room to room in each neighborhood beginning around 9 am. If you/your loved one is interested in receiving a second booster shot, please complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening form below and return it to the wellness team in each neighborhood. Only the YELLOW highlighted section needs to be completed. Assisted Living forms should be sent to Julie Wieder at jwieder4@jhmi.edu. Oasis forms should be sent to Lynda Boateng at lboaten4@jhmi.edu. Forms may also be dropped off at the concierge desk.

Activity Program Updates

Activity programs continue in both neighborhoods. Next week’s activity schedules are below.

Alzheimer’s Walk – October 8th, National Mall

Alzheimer’s isn’t waiting — and neither are we. This year, we are participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Will you stand with us in this fight by joining our team?  If you’re unable to participate, please consider making a donation to my fundraising efforts. Every dollar you donate helps the Alzheimer’s Association® provide care and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, and advance critical research.

Grand Oaks Page:  2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, DC: Grand Oaks/Sibley – Walking Warriors | Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone:  1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to

  • Mother’s Day Celebration – Sunday, May 8th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch.  We are excited to host families again for Mother’s Day this year. We will be celebrating outside since we are still not open to guests for indoor dining. Our celebration will be held in the main Grand Oaks courtyard, weather permitting. This event is open to all Assisted Living and Oasis residents and families. 11:30 am and 1:00 pm seating times. Reservations are required. Please call the concierge to RSVP – 202-349-3400.
  • Memorial Day BBQ – Monday, May 30th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch.  Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.
  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.

(In the event of bad weather, events may be moved inside and families may not be able to attend)

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

 

COVID-19 Updates: April 8, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! We are hoping that these April showers definitely bring us May flowers. It has been a rainy week and we had to cancel our scenic rides, but we are thankful to be gathering together inside. As we continue to provide more opportunities for socialization, it is important to remember that residents are still required to wear masks in our community. In addition, if you take your loved one out, please remember that public settings that are indoor, crowded, and/or poorly ventilated all create increased risks of exposure to our residents.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly by emailing Lhenley3@jhmi.edu

Activity Program Updates

Activity programs continue in both neighborhoods. This week we enjoyed a steel drum performance during happy hour and are continuing to schedule more entertainment and outings as the weather gets warmer. Oasis residents enjoyed another Lunch Bunch in the main dining room today. Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis Neighborhood.

Weekly Telegraph

Our Weekly Telegraph began publication this week, we will continue distributing these on Tuesday each week in the Assisted living Neighborhood.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to

As we continue to work to incorporate more normalcy, we are planning some upcoming events for residents and families.

  • Easter Brunch – Sunday, April 17th served in the main dining room (open to residents only)
  • Mother’s Day Celebration – Sunday, May 8th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.
  • Memorial Day BBQ – Monday, May 30th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.
  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited to join outside only, more info to follow.

(In the event of bad weather, events may be moved inside and families may not be able to attend)

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm Adele

Saturday 7 pm – 7 am Florence

Sunday 7 am – 7 pm  Adele

Sunday 7 pm – 7 am  Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

 

COVID-19 Updates: April 4, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday, we hope that Spring has finally arrived.  We had a wonderful party to welcome spring this week, we are thankful to be celebrating some additional normalcy with our residents.  As we continue to provide more opportunities for socialization, it is important to remember that residents are still required to wear masks in our community. In addition, if you take your loved one out, please remember that public settings that are indoor, crowded, and/or poorly ventilated all create increased risks of exposure to our residents.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directlyLhenley3@jhmi.edu

Activity Program Updates

Activity programs continue in both neighborhoods. Today we held our Activity planning committee meeting, thank you to everyone who attended. We also hosted our Oasis residents for Lunch Bunch in the main dining room again, it was wonderful to welcome them back. Next week we are excited to welcome back a Steel Drum band performance on Thursday. Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis Neighborhood.

Weekly Telegraph

Our Weekly Telegraph began publication this week, we will be distributing these on Tuesday each week.

Resident/Family Surveys

As a reminder, you or your loved one will be invited to participate in a resident survey being conducted on behalf of Grand Oaks by Holleran, an independent research firm. Residents and/or families will receive either a hard copy survey or a notification via email beginning on Monday, April 4th to participate in the survey. This study is critical to our continuous improvement process and will provide a “benchmark” for future studies. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the resident survey.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.
Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

Things to Look Forward to

As we continue to work to incorporate more normalcy, we are planning some upcoming events for residents and families.

  • Easter Brunch – Sunday, April 17th served in the main dining room (open to residents only)
  • Mother’s Day Celebration – Sunday, May 8th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited; more info to follow.
  • Memorial Day BBQ – Monday, May 30th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited; more info to follow.
  • Father’s Day Celebration – Sunday, June 19th celebrated outside in the courtyard during lunch. Families will be invited; more info to follow.

(In the event of bad weather, events may be moved inside and families may not be able to attend)

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Raquel
Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Josephine
Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Raquel
Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Josephine

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful week.

COVID-19 Updates: March 25, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                           

Happy Friday! It’s has been another great week at Grand Oaks. We had 2 trips to see cherry blossoms this week, we are thankful the weather held off for us yesterday. As we continue to provide more opportunities for socialization, it is important to remember that residents are still required to wear masks in our community. In addition, please remember that public settings that are indoor, crowded, and/or poorly ventilated all create increased risks of exposure to our residents.    

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly at Lhenley3@jhmi.edu

Activity Program Updates

Activity programs continue in both neighborhoods.  Next week we are excited to “March into Spring” on Tuesday, March 29th with an afternoon of entertainment and celebration in the Commons. Next week our Oasis residents will resume their weekly trips to the Grand Oaks dining room for lunch on Friday. Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood:

Daily Telegraph

After two full years of publishing our Daily Telegraph, we have decided to scale back publication to once per week. The final issues of the Daily Telegraph will be delivered this weekend. Our Weekly Telegraph will begin publication next week.

Resident/Family Surveys

You will soon be invited to participate in a resident survey being conducted on behalf of Grand Oaks by Holleran, an independent research firm. Residents and/or families will receive either a hard copy survey or a notification via email to participate in the survey. This study is critical to our continuous improvement process and will provide a “benchmark” for future studies. Our goal is to provide our residents and their loved ones with an opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas. I will provide more information on the process next week. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the resident survey. 

Educational Program

The sales and marketing team is sponsoring an educational event on March 30, 2022. Please join us for a virtual discussion about the future of healthcare with Dr. Ernest Brown. Dr. Brown will be highlighting the role of older adults in the American healthcare system. To register for this event, please email Shon-nay at smcnei16@jhmi.edu.  Click HERE for more information.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Adele
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm      Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am      Florence

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

COVID-19 Updates: March 18, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                                                                       

Happy Friday!  I am pleased that today all of our staff were able to finally remove their face shields. We are hopeful that these shields will not return anytime soon. This week, both neighborhoods celebrated Saint Patrick’s day and enjoyed live musical performances by Darren and Peggy. We are thankful for our entertainers who have returned to Grand Oaks and look forward to seeing many more.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly: Lhenley3@jhmi.edu

Activity Program Updates

Activity programs continue in both neighborhoods. Next week are excited to go see the Cherry Blossoms, we have trips planned for both neighborhoods. Assisted living residents must RSVP at the concierge for this trip. As a reminder, we continue to require residents to wear masks while they are outside of their apartments and at all activity events. Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood:

Educational Program

The sales and marketing team is sponsoring an educational event March 30, 2022. Please join us for a virtual discussion about the future of healthcare with Dr. Ernest Brown. Dr. Brown will be highlighting the role of older adults in the American healthcare system. To register for this event, please email Shon-nay at smcnei16@jhmi.edu. Click HERE for more information.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

COVID-19 Updates: March 11, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday! What a wonderful week at Grand Oaks. It was great to finally see all of our assisted living residents socializing and dining together again. This week we held a number of activities, including our cocktail hour in the bistro and a scenic ride for our Oasis residents around the monuments and tidal basin. It feels great to get back to some sense of normalcy. 

Daylight Savings Time

Just a reminder that Daylight savings time begins on Sunday morning and we spring forward. Don’t forget to set you clocks ahead 1 hour on Sunday.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly at Lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Dining

The Assisted Living dining room will began full service dining last week. Beginning on Monday, March 14th, we will reinstate the $5.00/meal tray charge for room service in assisted living. We encourage all of our residents to return to the dining room for meals. As a reminder, the dining room is only open to residents at this time. I will provide an update when we reopen for guest dining.

Activity Program Updates

Activity programs continue in both neighborhoods. We are working to increase the frequency of live entertainment as well in both assisted living and Oasis. We will continue to require residents to wear masks while they are outside of their apartments and at all activity events. Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood:

Educational Program

The sales and marketing team is sponsoring an educational event next week. Please join us for a virtual discussion about the future of healthcare with Dr. Ernest Brown. Dr. Brown will be highlighting the role of older adults in the American healthcare system. To register for this event, please email Shon-nay at smcnei16@jhmi.edu. Click HERE for more information.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.co

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Adele
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support, have a wonderful weekend.

COVID-19 Updates: March 4, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday!  This week it really is a HAPPY Friday. We have received all negative test results for both staff and residents this week. We will be moving to a risk-based testing strategy next week, effectively testing any symptomatic or exposed individuals. I have provided several updates below as we transition back to more normal operations. 

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly at Lhenley3@jhmi.edu

Dining

The Assisted Living dining room will begin full-service dining for all residents on Saturday morning at breakfast. Residents will no longer have to dine alone at the table. We will no longer deliver daily menus, if you are interested in receiving room service, please contact the kitchen during meal times. At this time we are still not providing dining room service to guests. Guest dining may be enjoyed in resident apartments. The dining room is open for resident dining only right now. 

Activity Program Updates

Activity programs will resume next week without the need for sign-up/RSVP. We will continue to require residents to wear masks while they are outside of their apartments and at all activity events. I have attached next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood.   

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for all residents. Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm Raquel
Saturday 7 pm – 7 am Josephine
Sunday 7 am – 7 pm Raquel
Sunday 7 pm – 7 am Josephine

Thank you again for all of your patience and support as we navigated the COVID-19 surge during the last 10 weeks, we appreciate it!

COVID-19 Updates: February 25, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Good evening, this week we had 3 positive results in Assisted Living.  Two positive 2nd floor residents and 1 positive private duty aide.  The positive private aide was not working with either of the positive residents.  Nicole and I have been advocating for a risk-based testing strategy all week.  However, while it appears that the transmission for both residents may have been through outside appointments and/or indoor family visitation, DC Health is requiring another week of mass testing for the 2nd floor residents.  Our Oasis neighborhood will not undergo mass testing next week.  Staff testing will continue next week.

Testing on the 2nd floor will be completed next WEDNESDAY morning, March 2, 2022.  As a reminder, once testing begins, residents will be quarantined to their apartment until results are received.

Dining – Assisted Living Floors 1/3/4 and Oasis Residents Only

Limited communal dining will continue next week for anyone living on the 1st, 3rd, or 4th floor.  If you would like to order room service, please contact the kitchen. (202) 349-3400 Please refer to your weekly menu for dining options.  Daily menus will continue to be delivered to the 2nd floor for room service all next week.  Oasis residents will return to the dining room.

  • Breakfast 7:30am-9:30am
  • Lunch 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • Dining 5:00pm-6:30pm

Activities – Assisted Living Floors 1/3/4 and Oasis Residents Only

Limited small group activities will continue for residents living on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th floor.  Space is limited, residents must RSVP to the concierge to attend an activity.  I have attached the activity program to this email communication.  The printed schedule will only be delivered to the 1st, 3rd and 4th floors for next week’s programs. Oasis activities will resume next week, I have attached the Oasis activity schedule.

Beauty Salon – Assisted Living Floors 1/3/4 and Oasis Residents Only

The salon will be open next Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for floors 1st, 3rd, 4th floor and Oasis residents only.  Appointments must be made to limit capacity and allow for appropriate distancing in the salon.  As a reminder, 2nd floor residents will not be able to make salon appointments next week.  Please contact the salon directly for an appointment.

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Eno
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm      Eno
Sunday 7pm – 7am      Florence

Thank you for your continued support during this very challenging time.

COVID-19 Updates: February 18, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy President’s Day weekend. Nicole and I met with DC Health today to discuss the community COVID cases during this Omicron surge and outbreak. At this time, we will continue to test all staff weekly. In addition to weekly staff testing, DC Health has requested that our 2nd floor Assisted living and Oasis neighborhood continue weekly testing. These 2 areas of the community had positive results from the prior week. Testing on the 2nd floor and Oasis neighborhood will be completed next Tuesday morning, February 22, 2022. As a reminder, once testing begins, residents will be quarantined to their apartment until results are received.

I am pleased to let you know that residents who reside on floors 1, 3, and 4 in Assisted living may begin some limited communal activities. The Assisted Living 2nd floor and the Oasis neighborhood residents cannot partake in the Dining, Activity, and Salon programs listed below at this time. I will provide additional updates next week after we complete the weekly testing.

Dining – Assisted Living Floors 1/3/4 only

Limited communal dining will begin tomorrow during breakfast for anyone living on the 1st, 3rd, or 4th floor. Menus will no longer be delivered to these floors. If you would like to order room service, please contact the kitchen. Please refer to your weekly menu for dining options. Daily menus will continue to be delivered to the 2nd floor for room service all of next week.

  • Breakfast 7:30am-9:30am
  • Lunch 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • Dining 5:00pm-6:30pm

Activities – Assisted Living Floors 1/3/4 only

Limited small group activities will begin on Monday, February 21st for residents living on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors. Space is limited, residents must RSVP to the concierge to attend an activity (see the program here). The printed schedule will only be delivered to the 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors for next week’s programs.  

Beauty Salon – Assisted Living Floors 1/3/4 only

The salon will be open next Wednesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services for floors 1st, 3rdand 4th floor only. Appointments will be made to limit capacity and allow for appropriate distancing in the salon. As a reminder, the 2nd floor and Oasis residents will not be able to make salon appointments next week. Please contact the salon directly for an appointment.  

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you for your continued support during this most recent surge.

COVID-19 Updates: February 17, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

I am pleased to let you know that we have received all of our weekly mass testing results for this week. We had only 1 positive staff member and no positive residents. The staff member works in the Assisted Living neighborhood. At this time, all residents are no longer on quarantine unless they have been notified of exposure or positive results within the last 2 weeks. If you have questions about your quarantine status, please contact the wellness office at 202-349-3424.

Nicole Blaufox, Director of Nursing, and I are meeting with DC Health tomorrow morning. We are hopeful that we can move past weekly testing toward a risk-based testing strategy which would allow for more activity in the community. I will provide an update tomorrow detailing any plans for testing next week.

COVID-19 Updates: February 11, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

This week we had residents in both the Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood test positive for COVID-19. We completed testing all of the Oasis residents this afternoon as a precaution given the positive result in the neighborhood.  We expect to have these results back by the end of the weekend. At this time, the Assisted Living residents no longer remain on quarantine, unless they have been notified of a positive result or exposure. If you have specific questions about you/your loved one’s quarantine status, please contact the wellness office at 202-349-3424.

We will be continuing our mass testing of both staff and residents again next week. The resident testing schedule will flip back to the 1st/2nd floor testing on Tuesday and the 3rd/4th floor testing on Wednesday. Oasis testing will be conducted on Wednesday next week since we tested today. Testing next week will begin around 10 am each day.

This week DC Health announced that all healthcare workers must be “up to date” on their vaccination status by March 1, 2022. This means that anyone who is eligible for a booster must complete the dose prior to March 1st. We will be working with all Grand Oaks and Private Aide staff to ensure opportunities to meet this requirement as we continue to work to maintain the safest environment for everyone in the community.

As we continue to manage the current outbreak at Grand Oaks it is imperative that all residents and guests follow our infection control and PPE policies by utilizing the hand sanitizer provided and maintaining your mask over your mouth and above your nose anytime you are in the community. Please do not remove your mask while visiting residents at this time. Additionally, all residents are encouraged to wear a mask when anyone enters your apartment. Please contact the concierge if you need an additional mask.

The entire Grand Oaks team is working hard to mitigate the current COVID outbreak so we can go back to more normal operations at Grand Oaks. As always, we appreciate your support.

COVID-19 Updates: February 4, 2022

1:00 PM Update

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy rainy Friday. We have received all of our mass testing results for this week. Unfortunately, we had Assisted Living residents and private aide staff return positive results. At this time residents are no longer quarantined to their room unless they have been notified about exposure in the last 2 weeks. I am meeting with DC Health later today and will be reviewing the guidance and whether or not they will allow us to open areas of the community. I will provide an additional update tonight. Thank you for your patience during this continued pandemic event, our entire team appreciates your understanding while we work to maintain the safest environment for everyone at Grand Oaks.

5:00 PM Update

Good evening, we have been informed by DC Health that we will need to complete another round of mass testing next week which will include the Assisted Living residents. Testing in Assisted Living will be conducted following the same schedule as this week. We will test the 3rd/4th floor on Tuesday and the 1st/2nd floors on Wednesday. As a reminder, residents will be quarantined to their rooms once testing occurs until all results are returned from the lab. If you have any questions regarding weekly testing and quarantine, please contact the Wellness Office at 202-349-3424.

At this time the dining room and beauty salon remain closed. The activity department will continue to provide 1:1 exercise and social visits.

We can’t thank you enough for your support.

COVID-19 Updates: January 28, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!  I am pleased to let everyone know that all residents tested negative again this week. Unfortunately, DC Health is requiring us to test residents again because of positive staff results. In the past 2 weeks, 9 staff (including PDAs & Contractors) have tested positive. Although the positivity rate has declined in the past few weeks, they have advised that at least one more week of testing will be required to ensure the safety of our residents. 

Weekly Mass Testing

We will continue mass testing of residents and staff next week. The testing schedule for Assisted Living next week will remain the same as last week. We will test the 3rd and 4th floors on Tuesday. We will test the 1st and 2nd floors of Assisted Living on Wednesday. Again, once testing begins on you/your loved one’s floor, residents will be quarantined until all of the results are returned. Please contact the Wellness Office with any questions (202-349-3424). Testing in Oasis for any exposed residents will be completed on Tuesday next week.

Dining

As a reminder, the dining room remains closed at this time. All residents will receive room service at no additional cost during this time. The dining team will continue delivering daily menus to Assisted Living residents a day in advance, please circle your orders and place them on the shelf outside your apartment for delivery the following day. 

Activities

Communal activity programs remain paused at this time. The activity team continues to provide 1:1 exercise and social visits in the community. Next week we are excited to celebrate the Chinese New Year on Tuesday. Andrew has prepared a special menu (linked here) and Jordan and her team is preparing for the celebration. Our celebration will include social carts and a room-to-room delivery for residents to enjoy. There will not be a communal celebration next week. In an effort to get our residents moving again, Jordan and the activity team are starting a “Step Your Way to Better Help” challenge for the month of February. Here is the flyer with more information, please contact the concierge if you are interested in signing up.

Beauty Salon

The salon will remain closed for both hair and nail care services right now. 

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group

As a reminder, our dementia support group has been meeting for the last 2 months. If you are interested in joining the virtual support group, please contact Jill Youens, at jyouens1@jhmi.edu.

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm Adele
Saturday 7 pm – 7 am Josephine
Sunday 7 am – 7 pm Adele
Sunday 7 pm – 7 am Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: January 21, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!  As communicated earlier today, we have received all of our weekly test results and had no positive residents. Resident testing will continue until we have 2 consecutive weeks of all negative resident results. Residents are no longer on quarantine unless they received communication about potential exposure.

Weekly Mass Testing

We will continue mass testing of both residents and staff next week. The testing schedule for Assisted Living next week will be adjusted to test the 3rd and 4th floors on Tuesday. We will test the 1st and 2nd floors of Assisted Living on Wednesday. Again, once testing begins on you/your loved one’s floor, residents will be quarantined until all of the results are returned. Please contact the Wellness Office with any questions (202-349-3424). Oasis testing will be completed on Tuesday next week.

Dining

As a reminder, the dining room remains closed at this time. All residents will receive room service at no additional cost during this time. The dining team will continue delivering daily menus to Assisted Living residents a day in advance, please circle your orders and place them on the shelf outside your apartment for delivery the following day. 

Activities

Communal activity programs are still canceled at this time. The activity team continues to provide 1:1 exercise and social visits daily in both neighborhoods. 

Beauty Salon

The salon will be closed for both hair and nail care services right now.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group

Our dementia support group has been meeting for the last 2 months. If you are interested in joining the virtual support group, please contact Jill Youens, at jyouens1@jhmi.edu.

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: January 21, 2022

Dear Residents & Families,

I am pleased to report that we have received all of our testing results from this week’s mass testing. We received NO positive resident results but did receive a few positive staff results. At this time, residents are no longer quarantined unless they have been informed of a positive exposure this week. We will test residents again next week per DC Health guidance. Weekly testing for residents will continue until we receive 2 consecutive weeks of ALL NEGATIVE resident results. I will provide additional information in my COVID update later this afternoon.

COVID-19 Updates: January 15, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Good morning, I am pleased to share that we have now received all of our weekly testing results from the lab. At this time all residents and families have been notified of any positive results and/or exposure. Any residents who HAVE NOT been notified of a positive result or exposure are no longer on quarantine. 

As a reminder, we will conduct mass testing again next week beginning Tuesday morning. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

COVID-19 Updates: January 14, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday. It has been another tough week at Grand Oaks as we continue to manage the current pandemic. We are still awaiting 35 lab results at this time (much less than last week). I was optimistic that we would have all results by the end of today, but I will continue to work with the DC Public Lab through the weekend and provide updates as soon as possible. This week we have been notified again of asymptomatic positive results for both residents and staff as a result of our mass testing. During this surge, approximately 75% of our positive cases have been asymptomatic and remained asymptomatic during their entire quarantine period. As we continue to learn more about the Omicron variant and the ease of transmission amongst individuals, it is imperative that when visiting our community you must wear your mask during the ENTIRE visit. Please do not remove your mask when visiting the resident rooms. 

Resident Masking

As a reminder residents are required to wear masks when they are out of their apartments. Additionally, it is highly recommended that all residents put on a mask when a staff member enters your room. If you need a new mask, please let the concierge know and we will have one delivered to you.

Resident/Staff Mass Testing

We will continue mass testing next week for all residents and staff.  Resident testing will be conducted in the same process as the last 2 weeks. The 1st and 2nd floors, along with our Oasis neighborhood will be tested on Tuesday morning.  3rd and 4th-floor testing will be conducted on Wednesday morning.

Salon/Dining/Activities

As we continue navigating the current outbreak, the salon, dining room, and communal activities remain paused. Our activity team will continue providing 1:1 exercise and social visits for all residents.

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Adele
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: January 9, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

We have received all of our mass testing results. All residents with positive results and/or potential exposure have been notified at this time. Residents who have NOT been notified of positive results or potential exposure are no longer quarantined. As a reminder, the dining room is still closed and our activity programs and exercise classes will remain 1:1 in resident suites at this time.

We will be mass testing residents and staff again this week. Resident testing will be performed on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. We will test the 1stfloor, 2nd floor, and Oasis on Tuesday and the 3rd and 4th floors on Wednesday again. Testing will begin around 10 am each morning. As a reminder, once testing begins on your floor, residents will need to be quarantined again until results are received. 

I understand how frustrating and challenging this is for all of our residents and appreciate your support as we navigate the current COVID-19 surge.

As always, thank you for your understanding as we work diligently to maintain the safest environment for everyone at Grand Oaks.

COVID-19 Updates: January 7, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday.  It has been a long week at Grand Oaks and we are still waiting on over 200 lab results for both residents and staff testing this week. We will work through the weekend with the DC Public Health lab to obtain results as soon as possible. I will continue to provide updates as indicated through the weekend.

Dining

As a reminder, the dining room remains closed at this time. All residents will receive room service at no additional cost during the quarantine. The dining team will begin delivering daily menus a day in advance, please circle your orders and place them on the shelf outside your apartment for delivery the following day.

Activities

Communal activity programs are still canceled at this time. The activity team continues to provide 1:1 exercise and social visits daily in both neighborhoods. 

Beauty Salon

The salon will be closed for both hair and nail care services right now.

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: January 6, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

We continue to learn more about the current COVID variant, including the potential for more transient transmission between individuals. It remains imperative that any visitors to the community wear masks at all times while in our community. Grand Oaks completed our resident COVID-19 testing yesterday. Staff testing continues to be completed today at Grand Oaks for all staff, contractors, and private duty aides. We have started to receive results from tests that were completed early this week. Unfortunately, we have been notified that we have additional resident and staff positive results in both Assisted Living and in Memory Care. All residents and families who returned positive results have been notified. Residents remain quarantined at this time until we receive the remainder of the results. I will provide an additional update as soon as possible. 

Grand Oaks will remain in an outbreak phase with the following restrictions/changes per DC Health guidance:

  • The dining room will remain closed to communal dining until further notice.  All residents will receive meals via room service at no charge.
  • All activity programs will remain canceled until further notice. The activity team will continue 1:1 exercise and social visits in the suites.
  • Grand Oaks will only provide transportation to essential medical appointments as determined by our Wellness team. Telemedicine is encouraged for all appointments when possible.
  • While friends and family visitation is not restricted, it is not encouraged at this time due to the current outbreak in the community. All visitors must fully comply with our COVID-19 policies and procedures for screening and masking while in the community.

The entire Grand Oaks team appreciates all of your support as we navigate the current COVID surge. I will continue to provide routine updates as indicated during this continued pandemic and unprecedented time. 

2021 COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Updates: December 31, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy New Year!  I imagine everyone is ready to say goodbye to 2021.  I know the team at Grand Oaks is hoping for a very different 2022 and praying we finally say goodbye to COVID.  As you are aware, there is significant data supporting the benefits of vaccinations and boosters.  While almost all of our residents are vaccinated and have received booster shots, we continue to encourage all of our families and staff to do the same.  The safety of our community is our number one priority.  The entire team is thankful for your support throughout the year and we continue to work diligently to maintain the safety of everyone in the community.

COVID Testing

This week we had 3 staff test positive.  They work in various areas of the community.  I am pleased to report that all residents with potential exposure to these staff have tested negative for COVID-19.

Unfortunately, we had a resident test positive today.  This resident was not exposed to any of the positive staff mentioned above, but did leave the community recently for both personal and medical reasons.  At this time, we recommend residents only leave the community for medically essential appointments.  As you are aware, Washington DC has one of the highest COVID-19 transmission rates at this time.  It is safer for you to remain in the community until this surge is over.  If you have specific questions about your medical appointment, please contact the Wellness Center.

Visitation

As communicated, we have had positive cases this week.  While visitation is not restricted at this time, it is imperative that you understand the potential for prevalence of COVID-19 in the community.  If you are experiencing any cold like symptoms, we ask that you DO NOT VISIT at this time.  If you are planning a visit to Grand Oaks, please follow all necessary protocols to maintain your safety and the safety of everyone in the community.  As a reminder, visitors must go directly to the resident’s suite and not roam the public areas or other resident areas of the community.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this request.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community.  If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly.  Lhenley3@jhmi.edu 

Activity Program Updates

I have attached next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted living and the Oasis neighborhood.


Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  The Salon staff schedules are adjusted next week as follows:

Phone:  1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

During the holiday weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Eno
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support, here’s to a new beginning in 2022!!

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

COVID-19 Updates: December 23, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

The holidays are here.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday this weekend.  It is hard to believe 2021 is almost over and we continue to be challenged with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The entire Grand Oaks team is thankful for your support throughout the year and we continue to work diligently to maintain the safety of everyone in the community.

COVID Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results.

Masking

As communicated, we had 2 staff test positive this week.  I am pleased to report that all residents who were potentially exposed tested negative for COVID-19.  As a reminder, Grand Oaks does not conduct asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for residents.  Residents are only tested if they are symptomatic and/or potentially exposed to COVID-19.

Visitation

As previously communicated, we have had positive staff tests this week.  While visitation is not restricted at this time, it is imperative that you understand the potential for prevalence of COVID-19 in the community.  If you are planning a visit to Grand Oaks, please follow all necessary protocols to maintain your safety and the safety of everyone in the community.  As a reminder, visitors must go directly to the resident’s suite and not roam the public areas or other resident areas of the community.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this request.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community.  If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly.  Lhenley3@jhmi.edu

Christmas Eve Family Room Service – CANCELLED

As a reminder, we had to cancel our Christmas Eve room service meal for the safety of our residents.  

Activity Program Updates

I have attached next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted living and the Oasis neighborhood.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  The Salon staff schedules are adjusted next week as follows:
Maria: vacation Friday 31st
Lynn: vacation Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th

During the holiday weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

  • Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
  • Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
  • Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
  • Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

COVID-19 Updates: December 22, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

Good evening, I am sure everyone has seen the exponential uptick in COVID cases over the last several weeks.  Unfortunately, we have had 2 staff test positive this week as a result of this surge.  I am very concerned that we may see additional positive results over the coming weeks.  While we have very high vaccination and booster rates in our community, Grand Oaks is not immune to positive cases.  Both cases this week resulted in staff who are fully vaccinated and have received their booster shot.  The staff work in both the Assisted Living and Oasis neighborhoods.  Residents and families of anyone with potential exposure have been contacted.

I am even more bummed to notify you that we will have to cancel our Christmas Eve meal delivery in the resident rooms on Friday.  At this time, the risk to our residents is too great to offer in-room dining for the large crowd that was expected for the holiday.  I sincerely apologize about this last-minute change but hope you understand the decision to maintain the safety of our residents and staff as our number one priority.

At this time, 2 cases of COVID are considered an outbreak in the community.  While we will not be restricting visitation, I want to be sure that everyone is aware of the risk of visitation.  If you decide to visit, please continue to follow all of our processes and procedures to maintain the safety of everyone at Grand Oaks.

As always, thank you for your support during these continued challenging times.

COVID-19 Updates: December 17, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. The holiday spirit is upon us at Grand Oaks. Many staff got into the holiday spirit with festive wear, we look forward to continuing the spirit next week.

COVID Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results.

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly at Lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Christmas Eve Family Meal

As a reminder, we will be hosting families on Christmas Eve for the afternoon meal, similar to our Thanksgiving meal. Families must RSVP to the concierge desk (202-349-3400) by Monday, December 20th for either the 11:30 am or the 1:00 pm reservation time.  As a reminder, all meals will be served in each resident suite. We are not currently hosting guests in the main dining room. Please contact Angel, Front House Manager, eperez16@jhmi.edu, with any questions. 

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood:

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Thursday for both hair and nail care services. Please contact them directly for an appointment. The Salon schedule will be adjusted or closed on the following days for the upcoming holiday season:

  • Friday, December 24th – closed
  • Maria: vacation Thursday 23rd & Friday 31st
  • Lynn: vacation Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th

If you would like to have your nails done prior to the New Year’s Eve holiday or reschedule a Friday appointment, please call or stop by the salon in advance.

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm Adele
Saturday 7 pm – 7 am Florence
Sunday 7 am – 7 pm Adele
Sunday 7 pm – 7 am Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: December 10, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday!  Last night we were so excited to host a holiday celebration again for our residents. There was great food, music, dancing, and so many smiles!  While we wish the families could have joined us, I am so glad that we could plan this for our residents. We look forward to everyone joining us again next year. 

COVID Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results. 

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly at: Lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Christmas Eve Family Meal

We will be hosting families on Christmas Eve for the afternoon meal, similar to our Thanksgiving meal. Families must RSVP to the concierge desk (202-349-3400) for either the 11:30 am or the 1:00 pm reservation time. As a reminder, all meals will be served in each resident suite. We are not currently hosting guests in the main dining room. Click here for additional details regarding the menu. The fee for the meal is only applicable to guests, not residents.

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis Neighborhood:

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm Raquel
Saturday 7 pm – 7 am Josephine
Sunday 7 am – 7 pm Raquel
Sunday 7 pm – 7 am Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: December 3, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

We made it to December…again.  I hope everyone had a joyous Thanksgiving and is looking forward to the holiday season.  Thursday, December 9th from 5pm-7pm we will once be hosting a holiday event for our residents.  Unfortunately, families will not be joining us this year due to the ongoing COVID concerns, however, we look forward to celebrating again with our residents.

Staff Vaccination/Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results. 

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community.  If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly at Lhenley3@jhmi.edu. 

Visitation

Please see the attached notice related to visitation updates at Grand Oaks.

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis Neighborhood:

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone:  1.800.543.9140  
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Adele
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: November 19, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday!  What a difference a day makes… yesterday many residents were outside enjoying the gorgeous weather, today we are all bundled up.

Staff Vaccination/Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results. 

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community. If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact me directly at lhenley3@jhmi.edu.

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021, visits must be scheduled in advance. Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents. We appreciate your understanding of this request – schedule your visit today.

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis Neighborhood:

 

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm Adele
Saturday 7 pm – 7 am Florence
Sunday 7 am – 7 pm Adele
Sunday 7 pm – 7 am Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: November 12, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday!  This week we celebrated two wonderful events.  Wednesday we conducted our Moderna COVID booster clinic for our residents followed by a great celebration on Thursday honoring our veterans.  Thank you to everyone who was able to join us.

Staff Vaccination/Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results. 

Masking

Please remember that all visitors to our community must wear a mask while in the community.  If you have any concerns about your ability to adhere to this requirement, please contact Laurie Henley directly.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

We are currently scheduling our inaugural Alzheimer’s support group meeting.  We will be reaching out to the families who expressed interest in participating.  If you are interested in participating and have not let us know, please contact Jill Youens at jyouens1@jhmi.edu. 

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021, visits must be scheduled in advance.    Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.   Click on the link in the top left to schedule a visit with a family member.

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood:

 

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm Raquel
Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Josephine
Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Raquel
Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: November 5, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday! We are excited to hold our COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic next week, additional details are listed below. Please contact the wellness office with any questions at 202-349-3424.

Staff Vaccination/Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results. 

Resident Booster Shots – Moderna

Grand Oaks has partnered with our primary pharmacy, Foer’s Pharmacy, to provide a booster clinic for residents. The clinic is confirmed for Wednesday, November 10th. Booster shots will be given room to room, similar to the Flu shot clinic. If you have questions about the COVID booster shots, please contact Nicole Blaufox, DON, at nblaufo1@jhmi.edu.

Thanksgiving Day

As a reminder, today is the last day to RSVP to join your loved one for Thanksgiving lunch in their suite. This year we are unable to receive guests in the main dining room but are welcoming Thanksgiving reservations to dine in resident suites.  We will be accepting reservations for either 11:30 am or 1:00 pm on Thanksgiving day, November 25th. There will be a $20/per guest charge billed to the resident statement. As a reminder, Thanksgiving lunch guests will still sign in via the Accushield kiosk and be escorted to resident apartments. I will be providing the escorts for the Thanksgiving meal and look forward to seeing everyone. 

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021, visits must be scheduled in advance. Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org).  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents. We appreciate your understanding of this request. Click on the link in the top left to schedule a visit with a family member.

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

We are preparing for our annual Veteran’s Day celebration to honor our Grand Oaks veterans. If you/your loved one is new to Grand Oaks and served our country, please contact Jordan at yasrat1@jhmi.edu to verify we have the correct information to recognize this service. Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis Neighborhood.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Adele
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: October 29, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy rainy Friday!  I hope everyone stayed dry and safe today with all of the wet weather.  This afternoon we enjoyed a Spooktacular cocktail hour at Grand Oaks where we served Witch’s Heart and Bloody Vampire cocktails.  Happy Halloween to everyone.

Staff Vaccination/Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results. 

Resident Booster Shots

CVS Health has had trouble confirming a date for our booster shot clinic.  Grand Oaks has decided to partner with our primary pharmacy, Foer’s Pharmacy, to provide a booster clinic for residents.  The clinic is now confirmed for Wednesday, November 10th.  Booster shots will be given room to room, similar to the Flu shot clinic.  The wellness team will be reaching out regarding necessary consent forms if they have not reached out already.   If you have questions about the COVID booster shots, please contact Nicole Blaufox, DON, at nblaufo1@jhmi.edu.

Thanksgiving Day

It is great to see that several families have already signed up to join us for Thanksgiving in their loved one’s suite.  This year we are unable to receive guests in the main dining room but are welcoming Thanksgiving reservations to dine in resident suites.  We will be accepting reservations for either 11:30am or 1:00pm on Thanksgiving day, November 25th.  There will be a $20/per guest charge billed to the resident statement.  Please RSVP to the concierge by Friday, November 5th so we can plan accordingly.  As a reminder, Thanksgiving lunch guests will still sign in via the Accushield kiosk and be escorted to resident apartments.  I will be providing the escorts for the Thanksgiving meal and look forward to seeing everyone.

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021, visits must be scheduled in advance.   Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.   Click on the link in the top left to schedule a visit with a family member.

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

We are preparing for our annual Veteran’s Day celebration to honor our Grand Oaks veterans.  If you/your loved one is new to Grand Oaks and served our country, please contact Jordan at yasrat1@jhmi.edu to verify we have the correct information to recognize this service.  I have also attached next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted living and the Oasis neighborhood. 

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: October 22, 2021
Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!  We had another wonderful trip to Butler’s Orchard this week before the colder weather arrives.  There are a few updates to share below, please let me us know if you have any questions.

Staff Vaccination/Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results.

Resident Booster Shots

CVS Health will begin scheduling these clinics on Monday, October 25th.  I will provide additional details as soon as they issue us a date.  If you have questions about the COVID booster shots, please contact Nicole Blaufox, DON, at nblaufo1@jhmi.edu.

Thanksgiving Day

This year we will be unable to receive guests in the main dining room but are welcoming Thanksgiving reservations to dine in resident suites.  We will be accepting reservations for either 11:30am or 1:00pm on Thanksgiving day, November 25th.  I have attached the menu for Thanksgiving.  Meals will be delivered on China and include a sampling of the entire menu.  There will be a $20/per guest charge billed to the resident statement.  Please RSVP to the concierge by Friday, November 5th so we can plan accordingly.  As a reminder, Thanksgiving lunch guests will still sign in via the Accushield kiosk and be escorted to resident apartments.  I will be providing the escorts for the Thanksgiving meal and look forward to seeing everyone.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sibley Senior Association (SSA)

The Sibley Senior Association Journey to Hope conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th.  This FREE conference is being held virtually to support Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners.  Please see the attached link to the SSA quarterly newsletter for additional information on how to register to attend.  sibley-senior-q4-2021-newsletter.pdf (hopkinsmedicine.org).

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021, visits must be scheduled in advance.   Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.   Click on the link in the top left to schedule a visit with a family member.

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

Next week, Kara, our Rehab Director from Legacy Healthcare will be giving a Health talk on Tuesday, October 26th at 2:00pm in the Commons.  I have attached a flyer for more information.  I have also attached next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted living and the Oasis neighborhood.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Alma
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: October 15, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather.  Residents enjoyed the outing to Butler’s Orchard, we are looking forward to another trip next Thursday.

Staff Vaccination/Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results.

Resident Booster Shots

As you may have heard, the FDA has now endorsed Moderna’s COVID booster for our resident population.  CVS Health has been contacted about scheduling a vaccine clinic for residents who received the Moderna vaccine.  I will provide additional details as indicated.  Additionally, we have scheduled booster shot appointments at Sibley for any residents who received the Pfizer vaccine.  If you have questions about the COVID booster shots, please contact Nicole Blaufox, DON, at nblaufo1@jhmi.edu.

Sibley Senior Association (SSA)

The Sibley Senior Association Journey to Hope conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th.  This FREE conference is being held virtually to support Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners.  Please see the attached link to the SSA quarterly newsletter for additional information on how to register to attend.  sibley-senior-q4-2021-newsletter.pdf (hopkinsmedicine.org)

Alzheimer’s Support Group

We have had several individuals reach out to us about their interest in an Alzheimer’s support group.   We are currently looking into external resources who can best lead this group.  If you or your family is interested in joining an Alzheimer’s support group, please reach out to Jill Youens at jyouens1@jhmi.edu.

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021, visits must be scheduled in advance.   Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.   Click on the link in the top left to schedule a visit with a family member.

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

I have attached next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted living and the Oasis neighborhood.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: October 11, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather.  We are looking forward to taking advantage of it on our upcoming trips to Butler’s Orchard.

CapTel Captioned Phone

A family member advised us of a captioned phone they recently purchased for their loved one.  This phone has been a great solution to communicating with their loved one so I thought I would share the link.  This does require in-room wi-fi for compatibility but may be a great solution for better communication.  Jermaine Pendleton, our Director of Facilities, was involved in the set up.  Please reach out to him with any questions, jpendle4@jhmi.edu.

Phone 

Amazon.com : Hamilton CapTel 2400i Captioned Telephone Large Touch-Screen Captioned Telephone with 40dB Amplification : Office Products

Staff Vaccination/Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results.  As a reminder, 98% of Grand Oaks staff is vaccinated.  Unvaccinated individuals working in the community have approved medical/religious exemptions and continue to undergo weekly COVID-19 tests.

Sibley Senior Association (SSA)

The Sibley Senior Association Journey to Hope conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th.  This FREE conference is being held virtually to support Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners.  Please see the attached link to the SSA quarterly newsletter for additional information on how to register to attend.  sibley-senior-q4-2021-newsletter.pdf (hopkinsmedicine.org)

Alzheimer’s Support Group

We have had several individuals reach out to us about their interest in an Alzheimer’s support group.   We are currently looking into external resources who can best lead this group.  If you or your family is interested in joining an Alzheimer’s support group, please reach out to Jill Youens at jyouens1@jhmi.edu.

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021, visits must be scheduled in advance.    Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.   Click on the link in the top left to schedule a visit with a family member.

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

I have attached next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted living and the Oasis neighborhood.   We have had great interest in our trip to Butler’s Orchard.  We currently have 2 dates scheduled, Thursday, October 14th and Thursday October 21st.  We will plan to include our Oasis residents on the October 21st trip.  At this time, both dates are fully booked.   Jordan will provide final notification of which date you/your loved one is attending by Tuesday, October 12th.  Please contact Jordan with any additional questions, yasrat1@jhmi.edu.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.

Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Alma
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Raquel

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: October 1, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy Friday. Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual family forum yesterday.  I have attached the full slide deck to this email for your reference.   

Staff Vaccination/Mass Testing

I am happy to announce that 98% of Grand Oaks staff and 100% of Private Duty Aides are vaccinated at this time. Any remaining unvaccinated individuals working in the community have approved medical/religious exemptions from Johns Hopkins. These unvaccinated individuals will continue to undergo weekly COVID-19 tests. This week we have received no positive COVID-19 test results.

Sibley Senior Association (SSA)

The Sibley Senior Association Journey to Hope conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th. This conference is being held virtually to support Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners. Click here to view the SSA quarterly newsletter for additional information on how to register to attend.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

We are currently gathering interest to determine the interest in starting an Alzheimer’s support group for our families. If you or your family member would be interested in joining an Alzheimer’s support group, please reach out to Jill Youens at jyouens1@jhmi.edu. We are currently gathering interest to determine next steps of hosting a support group for our families.

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021, visits must be scheduled in advance. Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org). As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents. We appreciate your understanding with this request. Click on the link in the top left to schedule a visit with a family member.

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

I have attached next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood. In addition, here is the flyer for our trip to Butler’s Orchard the following week. We are excited to head back to the orchard and hope lots of residents will attend. This outing will include both Assisted Living and Oasis residents, please contact the concierge to sign up.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  

Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: September 17, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                       

Happy Friday!  This week we celebrated Assisted Living week with a variety of events and themed days for our staff. Thank you to all of the residents who participated and/or voted on our Tacky Tuesday dress contest. Lashae Jenkins, our concierge, was the winner!

Staff Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive results.

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021, visits must be scheduled in advance. We appreciate everyone who has been patient and understanding as we adhere to the DC Health guidance and Grand Oaks visitation policies, however the team has communicated that some families have not waited in the lobby for escorts and have moved freely through the community.  As a reminder, per CDC and DC Health guidance we must ensure that guests are not freely roaming about the community into unnecessary areas.  If you have questions or concerns about these procedures, please reach out to me directly.  

Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org) As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request. Click on the link in the top left to schedule a visit with a family member.

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood:

Resident Flu Clinic

CVS Health will be here on Tuesday, September 21st  from 10 am – 2 pm to administer our annual resident flu clinic.  As we did last year, CVS will once again go room to room to administer the vaccine.  We will be administering the recommended high-dose vaccine for residents over 65 years of age. Please contact the Wellness Office, 202-349-3424, with any questions.

Virtual Family Forum

We will be hosting another virtual Family Forum on Thursday, September 30th from 4:00-5:00 pm. I will be forwarding the registration link in a separate email next week. We look forward to introducing some of our new leadership team and providing updates. 

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: September 10, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                                 

Happy Friday!  It was a great week at Grand Oaks will the return of live entertainers.  We will continue to incorporate entertainers into our schedule in the upcoming weeks.  Family Forum has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 30th to respect the celebration of Yom Kippur next week.  We apologize for the oversight on scheduling the initial date.  More details on how to register for the virtual Family Forum webinar will be forthcoming. 

Staff Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive results.

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021. We appreciate everyone who has been patient and understanding as we adhere to the DC Health guidance and Grand Oaks visitation policies, however, the team has communicated that some families have not waited in the lobby for escorts and have moved freely through the community.  I understand that there may be a slight delay, however, we will never shorten a scheduled visit based on a delay caused by Grand Oaks.   As a reminder, per CDC and DC Health guidance we must ensure that guests are not freely roaming about the community into unnecessary areas.  If you have questions or concerns about these procedures, please reach out to me directly.  

Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found in the COVID-19 section of our website)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.   Click here to schedule a visit with a family member.

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood:

Save the Dates (more information to follow)

Tuesday, September 21st 10am – 2pm CVS Annual Flu Clinic
Thursday, September 30th 4:00-5:00pm Virtual Family Forum

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Adele
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: September 3, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                                                                       

Happy Labor Day Weekend! The weather forecast looks great and Grand Oaks has our first live musical performance scheduled this Sunday, with an additional live performance during Happy Hour next week. Look for details in the attached activity calendar. Jordan will continue to add additional performances throughout the month for both neighborhoods.

Staff Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive results.

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021. We appreciate everyone who has been patient and understanding as we adhere to the DC Health guidance and Grand Oaks visitation policies, however, the team has communicated that some families have not waited in the lobby for escorts and have moved freely through the community.  I understand that there may be a slight delay, however, we will never shorten a scheduled visit based on a delay caused by Grand Oaks. As a reminder, per CDC and DC Health guidance we must ensure that guests are not freely roaming about the community into unnecessary areas.  If you have questions or concerns about these procedures, please reach out to me directly.   

Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents. We appreciate your understanding with this request. Click here to schedule a visit with a family member.

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood. 

Save the Dates (more information to follow)

  • Thursday, September 16th 4pm – 5pm Virtual Family Forum
  • Tuesday, September 21st 10am – 2pm CVS Annual Flu Clinic

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services. Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Martha
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: August 27, 2021
Dear Residents and Families,

Thank you for your patience over the last 24 hours as we were challenged with phone outages due to yesterday’s severe storm. As you are aware, COVID-19 cases in Washington, DC continue to grow, therefore we request that all residents and families remain diligent in their safe practices of masking, hand washing, and use of alcohol-based sanitizers. We have a few important updates and a few SAVE THE DATESincluded in today’s update. As a reminder, Grand Oaks continues to require universal masking throughout the community. We continue to see residents at times noncompliant with this request and urge you to continue to wear masks and remind your loved ones that masking is required in the community.  Masks remain available at the concierge desk 24 hours/day.

Staff Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive results.  

Visitation

Visitation continues at Grand Oaks with the same requirements implemented in May 2021.  We appreciate everyone who has been patient and understanding as we adhere to the DC Health guidance and Grand Oaks visitation policies, however, the team has communicated that some families have not waited in the lobby for escorts and have moved freely through the community.  I understand that there may be a slight delay, however, we will never shorten a scheduled visit based on a delay caused by Grand Oaks.   As a reminder, per CDC and DC Health guidance we must ensure that guests are not freely roaming about the community into unnecessary areas.  If you have questions or concerns about these procedures, please reach out to me directly.

Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors (this can also be found on our COVID-19 info page). As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents. We appreciate your understanding of this request. Click here to schedule a visit with a family member.

Activity Program Updates

Last week we began hosting Cocktail Hour in the Bistro featuring wine and beer offerings. These events have been held each Wednesday and Saturday and will begin to be added to our weekly calendar. We look forward to seeing you there. Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood.

Oasis Leadership Contacts

Jill Youens, our new RN Oasis Coordinator, starts full-time in Oasis on Monday, August 30th.  Jill is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Musical Therapist, and a Certified Wound Care Nurse. She is joining us after working 15+ years in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living communities in Virginia.  Please join me in welcoming her to our community.

Save the Dates (more information to follow)

  • Thursday, September 16th 4 pm – 5 pm: Virtual Family Forum
  • Tuesday, September 21st 10 am – 2 pm: CVS Annual Flu Clinic

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic

I have requested CVS to schedule a booster clinic at Grand Oaks for our residents. They are currently working through procedures for scheduling and operations of these clinics. I will share additional information as soon as it becomes available. If you have specific questions regarding booster shots, please contact Nicole Blaufox, Director of Nursing, nblaufo1@jhmi.edu or 202-660-7545.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.
Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Adele
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: August 6, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                                    

I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful weather this week.  The summer heat and humidity are back this weekend.  The Grand Oaks team continues to work diligently to maintain the safest environment for our residents.

Staff Mass Testing

This week we received no positive staff testing results.

Risk Assessments

DC Health has issued updated guidance related to the completion of risk assessments for residents who leave the community.  At this time, risk assessments will only be completed for any unvaccinated or immunocompromised residents.

 Visitation

Grand Oaks continues to offer in-room visitation for all residents unless the resident prefers visitation in the courtyard or bistro area.   Visits in the bistro and/or courtyard may be limited to 30 minutes subject to the availability of the space.  All visits to our community must be scheduled on our website.  At this time all in-room visits will be 60 minutes in length and require all guests to be escorted to and from the resident room.  Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

I have attached next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted living and the Oasis neighborhood.

Oasis Leadership Contacts

Jill Youens, RN, will be joining us full time as our new Oasis RN Coordinator on August 30th. In the absence of this Coordinator, please contact Lynda Boateng, Wellness Nurse at 202-438-7404 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm with any questions or concerns about the Oasis neighborhood. If you need assistance outside of these hours, please contact the nurse supervisor at 202-437-0346.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services. Please contact them directly for an appointment.
Phone: 1-800-543-9140
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: July 30, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has been able to enjoy some more “normal” aspects of life lately. The team at Grand Oaks continues to encourage all of our residents to get out and participate in dining and social programs.

Universal Masking

As you know, the Delta variant has continued to prove challenging in many regions of the country. As a reminder, Grand Oaks continues to require all individuals, including residents, to wear masks throughout the community. Masks are always available at the concierge desk for residents and visitors.

Staff Mass Testing

This week we have received no positive test results.  

Visitation

Grand Oaks continues to offer in-room visitation for all residents unless the resident prefers visitation in the courtyard or bistro area. Visits in the bistro and/or courtyard may be limited to 30 minutes subject to the availability of the space.  All visits to our community must be scheduled on our website.  At this time all in-room visits will be 60 minutes in length and require all guests to be escorted to and from the resident room.  Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org). As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents. We appreciate your understanding of this request.   Click on the link in the top left to schedule a visit with a family member.

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis Neighborhood.

Oasis Leadership Contacts

In the absence of our Oasis RN Coordinator, please contact Lynda Boateng, Wellness Nurse at 202-438-7404 Monday – Friday 9 am-5 pm with any questions or concerns about the Oasis neighborhood. If you need assistance outside of these hours, please contact the nurse supervisor at 202-437-0346.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.
Phone: 1.800.543.9140
Email:  goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty. They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7 am – 7 pm    Adele
Saturday 7 pm – 7 am    Florence
Sunday 7 am – 7 pm       Adele
Sunday 7 pm – 7 am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: July 23, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                                                                       

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather this week.  Our residents have been out in the courtyards soaking in the fresh air.  We have a few updates this week, most importantly notification about the vaccination of our staff.

Staff Mass Testing

This week we received notification that 1 private duty aide in Assisted Living tested positive.  As a reminder, this individual will not return to the community until they are cleared by Sibley occupational health.

Staff Vaccination Requirement

I am pleased to announce that Grand Oaks in addition to all Sibley employees will be required to be fully vaccinated to continue to work on our campus.  This also includes any private duty aide that works in the community.  Our goal for implementation is September 1st unless an individual has a medical or religious exemption.

Visitation

Grand Oaks continues to offer in-room visitation for all residents unless the resident prefers visitation in the courtyard or bistro area.   Visits in the bistro and/or courtyard may be limited to 30 minutes subject to the availability of the space.  All visits to our community must be scheduled on our website.  At this time all in-room visits will be 60 minutes in length and require all guests to be escorted to and from the resident room.  Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.   

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis neighborhood:

Oasis Leadership Contacts

I am excited to share that Jill Youens, RN, will be joining us as our new Oasis RN Coordinator at the end of August.  I will provide additional background and a confirmed start date in a future update.  In the meantime, please contact Lynda Boateng, Wellness Nurse at 202-438-7404 Monday – Friday 9 am-5 pm with any questions or concerns about the Oasis neighborhood.  If you need assistance outside of these hours, please contact the nurse supervisor at 202-437-0346.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Leona
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Leona

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: July 16, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

This week Grand Oaks residents enjoyed programs again without capacity limits.  Assisted Living residents also no longer have to RSVP for in-house programs. It was wonderful to see the activity rooms full of residents exercising each morning. DC Health has released new guidance that also allows for resident outings and additional programming options. Jordan will be working on updating these programs in the coming weeks. Additionally, DC Health has released updated visitation requirements. The Grand Oaks team will be reviewing this guidance for potential adjustments to our procedures in the coming weeks, however, the new guidance continues to require escorts in and out of the community.

Staff Mass Testing

This week we have no positive results from weekly testing.

Visitation

Grand Oaks continues to offer in-room visitation for all residents unless the resident prefers visitation in the courtyard or bistro area. Visits in the bistro and/or courtyard may be limited to 30 minutes subject to the availability of the space. All visits to our community must be scheduled on our website.  At this time all in-room visits will be 60 minutes in length and require all guests to be escorted to and from the resident room.  Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents. We appreciate your understanding of this request.   

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis Neighborhood:

Oasis Leadership Contacts

We have made an offer to a candidate for the Oasis RN Coordinator position and will provide additional information after confirmation of a start date in the community. In the meantime, please contact Lynda Boateng, Wellness Nurse at 202-438-7404 Monday – Friday 9 am-5 pm with any questions or concerns about the Oasis neighborhood. If you need assistance outside of these hours, please contact the nurse supervisor at 202-437-0346.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Adele
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: July 9, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

I hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy holiday.  We continue to enjoy seeing more residents participating in small group activities and dining.

Staff Mass Testing

This week we have no positive results from weekly testing.

Visitation

Grand Oaks continues to offer in-room visitation for all residents unless the resident prefers visitation in the courtyard or bistro area.   Visits in the bistro and/or courtyard may be limited to 30 minutes subject to the availability of the space.  All visits to our community must be scheduled on our website.  At this time all in-room visits will be 60 minutes in length and require all guests to be escorted to and from the resident room.  Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.   

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

 

Dining Services

As a reminder, Grand Oaks reinstated the $5.00/tray room service delivery charge on July 1, 2021.  If you have specific dining room questions, please contact Angel Perez at 202-349-3411.

Activity Program Updates

Below are next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted Living and the Oasis Neighborhood.  As a reminder, Assisted Living residents must sign up for activities at the concierge desk so we can ensure to maintain appropriate social distancing.

Oasis Leadership Contacts

As we continue to recruit for our Oasis RN Coordinator, please contact Lynda Boateng, Wellness Nurse at 202-438-7404 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm with any questions or concerns about the Oasis neighborhood.  If you need assistance outside of these hours, please contact the nurse supervisor at 202-437-0346.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone:1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Raquel
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Josephine
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Raquel
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Josephine

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: July 6, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,                                                       

Happy 4th of July Weekend to all of our residents and families. I hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy holiday weekend. It was wonderful to see so many additional residents enjoying meals, company and conversation in the dining room this week. We look forward to continuing to return to more normal operations in the coming weeks. As a reminder, assisted living guidance from DC Health has not been changed for several months, as soon as any updates are communicated we will let you know.

Staff Mass Testing

This week we have no positive results from weekly testing.

Legacy Healthcare

The Legacy Healthcare therapy offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the holiday. They will return to the offices on Tuesday, July 6th.

Leaves of Absence (LOA)

As previously communicated, if you/your loved one is currently on a leave of absence or take one, our LOA policies have changed during the pandemic.

  • An LOA of less than 7 days requires notification to the Wellness Office of the LOA dates.  Prior to resident’s return, reassessment will be completed if indicated and upon return, resident will be on a 14 day quarantine to monitor for any COVID symptoms.
  • An LOA of less than 6 months requires notification to the Wellness Office of the LOA dates.  Prior to resident’s requested return, a reassessment will be scheduled and completed to include a COVID screening questionnaire.  A new Individualized Service Plan (ISP) will be created if indicated, reviewed, and then signed by all parties prior to readmission.  Upon return, resident will be on a 14 day quarantine to monitor for any COVID symptoms.
  • An LOA of more than 6 months requires notification to the Wellness Office of the LOA dates.  Prior to resident’s requested return date, resident must be seen by their Primary Care Physician to have the DC Health’s Assisted Living Residence History and Physical Form completed and a COVID test must be performed within 72 hours of your return.  An assessment will be scheduled and completed,  a new Individualized Service Plan (ISP) will be created, reviewed, and then signed by all parties prior to readmission.  Upon return, resident will be on a 14 day quarantine to monitor for any COVID symptoms.

Please contact Nicole Blaufox, Director of Nursing for specific questions regarding leaves of absences for you/your loved one.

Visitation

Grand Oaks continues to offer in-room visitation for all residents unless the resident prefers visitation in the courtyard or bistro area.   Visits in the bistro and/or courtyard may be limited to 30 minutes subject to the availability of the space.  All visits to our community must be scheduled on our website.  At this time all in-room visits will be 60 minutes in length and require all guests to be escorted to and from the resident room.  Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org)  As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents.  We appreciate your understanding with this request.   

 

Schedule a Visit – Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community

Schedule a Visit. If you’d like to visit your loved one, select whether they reside in Assisted Living or the Oasis Neighborhood below. Once you’ve made your selection, use the calendar to select an available time slot.

www.grandoaksdc.org

Dining Services

As a reminder, Grand Oaks reinstated the $5.00/tray room service delivery charge on July 1, 2021. If you have specific dining room questions, please contact Angel Perez at 202-349-3411.

Activity Program Updates

Next week’s activity schedules for both Assisted living and the Oasis neighborhood are linked below. As a reminder, Assisted Living residents must sign up for activities at the concierge desk so we can ensure to maintain appropriate social distancing.

Oasis Leadership Contacts

As we continue to recruit for our Oasis RN Coordinator, please contact Lynda Boateng, Wellness Nurse at 202-438-7404 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm with any questions or concerns about the Oasis neighborhood.  If you need assistance outside of these hours, please contact the nurse supervisor at 202-437-0346.

Beauty Salon

The salon will be open next week Tuesday – Friday for both hair and nail care services.  Please contact them directly for an appointment.  
Phone: 1.800.543.9140  
Email: goaks@southernluxesalons.com

As we head into the weekend, the following team members will be the nursing supervisor on duty.  They can be contacted at 202-437-0346.

Saturday 7am – 7pm    Adele
Saturday 7pm – 7am    Florence
Sunday 7am – 7pm       Adele
Sunday 7pm – 7am       Florence 

Thank you again for all of your support.

COVID-19 Updates: June 25, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

Grand Oaks continues to add programs and events in both neighborhoods as we slowly emerge from our pandemic environment. I will continue to provide routine updates as we add and/or change processes. Next week we have significant updates to our dining services. Please see below for specifics.

Staff Mass Testing

This week we have no positive results from weekly testing.

Visitation

Grand Oaks continues to offer in-room visitation for all residents unless the resident prefers visitation in the courtyard or bistro area. Visits in the bistro and/or courtyard may be limited to 30 minutes subject to the availability of the space. All visits to our community must be scheduled on our website. At this time all in-room visits will be 60 minutes in length and require all guests to be escorted to and from the resident room. Please refer to the update from 05/05/21 for additional responsibilities required for all visitors. (this can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section www.grandoaksdc.org). As a reminder, we request that individuals continue to limit visits to once weekly so we can accommodate visitors for all of our residents. We appreciate your understanding of this request.