June 16th, 2020 | Press Releases
This year, Legend Senior Living and its 40 communities in six states want to make the Father’s Day holiday extra special by celebrating all weekend long – Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21.
“At Legend Senior Living communities, our country’s 110th Father’s Day will attempt to make up for some of the lost time among the residents and their family members with an extra-long celebration this year. Legend associates, residents and families are invited to craft a very special weekend dedicated to fathers who have made Legend communities their homes,” said Chris Mahen, Legend COO, in making the announcement. Mahen cites the precautionary protocols that have kept families from visiting each other, “That’s a lot of hugs, birthday and anniversary celebrations that have been put on hold for the duration of stay-at-home conditions. We think a three-day Father’s Day is a good way to celebrate Dad and get a little diversion as we near the time when things come back to normal.”
Legend’s Father’s Day Weekend follows closely after “window visits” for loved ones and residents were introduced companywide May 26. This policy allows visitors to spend face-to-face time with seniors for the first time since stay-at-home protocols went into effect in March.
“Our first priority is always the health of the residents. The good news is that there have been zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 in any of our 40 residences,” Mahen pointed out. “This is thanks to the patient, disciplined sacrifice of the residents and their families for the good of their communities. They deserve an extra-special weekend of recognition and celebration.”
Legend communities have been buzzing all week with preparation for the weekend. Dining, of course, always the center of the tradition, will be enhanced by the imaginations of the Legend Executive Chefs, who have designed special Father’s Day Dinners, desserts and treats. Families of residents have been sending fun and historic photos and videos of their fathers and grandfathers. These are being turned into community video montages by the Legend marketing teams. Flower arrangements delivered by families will be refrigerated to observe quarantine procedure and keep them fresh for the weekend. Each community will distribute gifts to male residents.
Life Enrichment activities, the cultural, educational and social events which populate the community calendars, have changed shape to observe group restrictions, but will continue unabated with games and creative activities that observe social distancing, thanks to the virtually unlimited innovations of Legend Life Enrichment Coordinators and their staffs.
“Life Enrichment, always central to community culture, has taken on a heightened significance while residents stay at home,” said Mahen. “Life Enrichment is key to replacing isolation with engagement and has proven itself a vital therapy for depression and loneliness. We’ll make it even more special this weekend, and I predict it will have an even greater significance in daily life as a result.”