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Montgomery Place focuses on safety, daily life during this time of COVID-19

Another work week comes to a close. We count our blessings that we remain COVID-19-free at this time.

One improvement that occurred today: The U.S. Mail still is being delivered, but just dropped off in our vestibule. Our staff now sanitizes all the mail (even junk mail!) before delivering to residents’ apartments. We’re pleased this new system can help reduce the potential spread of this virus. For outbound mail, residents still can drop their letters and packages at the front desk, as one outing from their apartment to break the monotony of the day.

A resident, who asked his physician to fill a prescription at Walgreens in Hyde Park today, discovered his go-to pharmacy does not deliver. We responded by asking a staff member to pick-up his prescription. Because some chain locations do not deliver, we suggest those who do not use mail order services consider switching to Katsaros Pharmacy at 1521 East 53rd Street in Hyde Park. Katsaros already  delivers to Montgomery Place. It’s open six days a week and can be reached at    773-288-8700. Please contact us for more details as needed on this topic.

In response to residents’ suggestions, we distributed a new menu—with a few more culinary options and smaller portions—for the coming weeks. We’ll review these new choices during Saturday’s in-house broadcasts at 9:00am and 12noon.

Please connect with your family members this weekend, whether they live at Montgomery Place or elsewhere. This crisis is nowhere near being over as COVID-19 cases continue to climb. Those infected seem to be getting closer and closer to each of us. Reach out and share your love…you’ll never regret the time you spend together—even while you’re apart.

I am headed home for tonight. I’ll be back tomorrow to bring you more news from Montgomery Place. A team of five from our management group are keeping watch through the night. Everyone is in good hands.

Thank you for staying in touch. If I can answer any questions or be of further assistance, please call my mobile phone number, 773-617-1317, at any time. Working together, gives us new ideas for improving life today.