All of us at Parsons House would like to wish you and your families a Blessed Easter and Passover celebration this week.  Under the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, it is a very different time of celebration for all of us.  Instead of traditional family gatherings, we will find ways to share time with our loved ones via FaceTime, Skype, email and phone calls.

This week, Governor Ricketts, announced that we still likely have two more weeks until the peak of Covid-19 occurs in Nebraska.  We thank you for your wonderful cooperation and support this past month.  In the spirit of Easter and Passover, we can be hopeful for resurrection and freedom from this ravaging virus sooner than later. We appreciate all of our Parsons House families!

In continuing to maintain a safe environment for our residents and staff, we identified that approximately 20% of our staff also work at other senior communities.  This week, we offered all such employees the opportunity to maintain their current wage structure if they would limit their work to Parsons House. The vast majority of staff immediately accepted the offer. Though this means paying overtime wages, we believe this is well worth the costs to provide additional safety precautions for all.

The monthly Town Hall meetings at Parsons House are also continuing!  Thanks to Julie Grady who visited each resident individually to hold this month’s Town Hall session!  Did you happen to see the Facebook post of Heroes Work Here?  Parsons House is filled with heroes!  Thank you to all who have sent baskets filled with treats for our wonderful staff!

Look for continued Facebook posts to come with holiday weekend activities our staff has planned with our residents!

Let’s all practice the message Governor Ricketts unveiled this week – “Stay Home, Stay Healthy and Stay Connected.”

Best Wishes,

Parsons House Senior Management