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Bradford Ecumenical Home Kicks Off Nursing Home Week With Parade!

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Residents of Bradford Ecumenical Home and Chapel Ridge got outside to enjoy the weather and watch the Mother’s Day Parade in their honor. Led by the organization’s van, the Bradford City Police Departement and Fire Department joined families as they drove up and down St. Francis Drive and around parking lots. Residents’ loved ones decorated their cars with flowers, balloons, and signs. Hands clapping, cheers and shouts of “I Love You” could be heard throughout the campus grounds.

Nursing Home Week continues the rest of the week with several events planned. This year’s theme is “Sharing Our Wisdom,” which is on display in our central area. Our “seniors” give wisdom and advice to area high school seniors who will soon be graduating amid a global pandemic.

The Activities Department will be going all-out this week with a Frog Jumping Contest and “Dance Like a Chicken” Day. The week will finish up like all good things should, with a delicious ice cream sundae.

The heroes at Bradford Ecumenical Home and Chapel Ridge continue to love and care for our seniors while looking forward to the day when we can open our doors and say “Welcome to our home.”

Bradford Ecumenical Home, Inc. Prepares for Coronavirus

Responding to the spread of coronavirus, Bradford Ecumenical Home, Inc. is activity preparing to prevent and contain cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel virus.

“The health and wellness of our residents and the caregiving teams who support them is our top priority,” said Lisa Johnson, CEO. “Our team is concerned, we are informed, and we are providing education and resources. This is a fast-changing situation, and we are committed to ensuring residents, their families, our dedicated staff, and community are aware of our efforts and the precautions required for COVID-19 prevention and containment.”

Bradford Ecumenical Home, Inc. leadership is in regular communication with local and state public health officials, including Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services as well as with officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Continuing Care Retirement Community has also implemented its emergency preparedness plan advising all friends and family of our residents to refrain from visiting at this time. We understand the importance of communicating with loved ones and encourage folks to use other means such as telephone, video chat, e-mail or social media.

“Adhering to these precautions are vital to helping us avoid and minimize the possible spread of coronavirus,” said Johnson, CEO.

She added: “At this time, we do not have any diagnosed cases of residents or staff being infected with coronavirus. Open communication is crucial. We will provide regular updates via our website, email and social media platforms regarding our community’s status.”

For trusted, up-to-date information on COVID-19 please check with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Resources and World Health Organization (WHO) Resources