Scottish Rite Park
A True Treasure, A Rare Find

Scottish Rite Park ensures you the freedom of an active lifestyle in gracious surroundings. The quality, the beauty and the convenient location combine to offer a most attractive retirement setting.

The nonprofit corporation, Scottish Rite Park, Incorporated, owns and operates this modern, thirteen-story, 168 unit building. Although built in 1973, it competes with today's newer facilities. Based on cost per square foot comparisons, it is in many cases a more efficient investment.

 

 

 

 

 

Good morning Residents, Family and Friends;

We are continuing with the recommendation of washing hands when leaving and returning to your apartment, practice social distancing, keep groups to 10 or less, wear a mask and stay on campus.  Non-essential visits and trips are not recommended as well.  As a reminder masks are available at the front desk.  Because we closed the campus early, Tuesday March 10th, and put strict guidelines in place we have been very successful in containing the virus.  As of right now all Residents, High Rise and Health Care Center, do not have the virus and only one employee is quarantined.  The success with keeping the virus contained is because of your strong commitment to strictly adhering to the guidelines.

The remodeling of the MDR/PDR is coming along very well.  Midwest Sprinkler is wrapping up their project and we’ll be moving on to the removal of the wall covering.  It won’t be long before we see the finished product being installed.  Our liquor license application is at the City for consideration which will take place on Monday June 22nd.  If approved it goes to the ABD (Alcohol/Beverage Division) for consideration and if approved we will finally have our license.  We are currently remodeling the Chapel area to accommodate a refrigeration unit for the Bar.  Katya and Wendy are getting in supplies and working on the menu for the Bar/Bistro and furniture should be arriving soon. 

The railings for the ramp on the north side of the building are in the fabrication stage.  Breiholz Const. will begin working on the ramp surface the week of July 6th.  The new aluminum railings are scheduled to be installed the week of July 20th.  After the railings are installed you will able to use this entrance with your key fob.  And if you do not have your key fob the nurses will be able let you in using the intercom system.

August will be a very exciting month and I am confident (optimistic) the following will happen.  The MDR/PDR will be finished and we anticipate there will be no restrictions on dining so the staff will be able to use linens and glassware.  There will be no restrictions on seating so we will be at full capacity.  Events for the Residents will be allowed in the MDR/PDR.  The Bar and Bistro will be open for another dining and entertaining option for the Residents.  The back ramp will be open and all exit doors will be accessible with your key fob.  And it wouldn’t be complete without a celebration! 

My last note is the announcement of Barb McWilliams’ retirement.  She is the Director of Environmental Services and has done a fabulous job with her team in keeping Scottish Rite Park sparkling clean.  Her last day with us will be Friday July 31st.  It was a difficult decision for her as she will truly miss us and we’ll miss her.  Barb started with us on Monday November 19th 2001- over 18 years ago.  We wish Barb the best as she begins her retirement. 

Summer begins in a few days and let’s enjoy it.

Respectfully,

Daniel J. Boor

President/CEO

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SPECIAL UPDATE COVID-19

Friday, May 1, 2020 –

Good morning Residents;

It sure feels like it has been a long time since we were allowed to enjoy the company of family, friends and visitors.  Joleen and I sure miss being with Piper.  We Face Time but that is certainly not like being with her.  We celebrated her 8th Birthday on April 1st with a drive-by wave.  Joleen sure misses participating in the exercise programs but she sure is enjoying Emily’s fantastic programs on TV.  Our employees are doing a wonderful job providing you with a safe place to live by strictly complying with the guidelines.  At the beginning of each shift they sanitize their hands, are questioned, screened by taking their temperature, washing hands, wearing face masks (appropriate PPE) and practicing social distancing.  Under the guidance of Yvonne Rosenberg, RN, CNO, our Infection Preventionist and Quality Assurance Nurse, Liz Puente, RN, is doing a fabulous job working with staff.  She is monitoring their outside work activities as well as asking a lot of questions.  She is not allowing our staff to work at another facility and this includes our Therapists.  She is also closely monitoring our Residents in the Health Care Center.  Many thanks from all of us to the Residents who live in the High Rise and have a loved one living in the Health Care Center.  I am sure it is very hard but thank you from all of us for not making visits to the Health Care Center.  The Health Care Center Residents cannot have outside visits and are allowed to enjoy the outdoors when accompanied by an employee.   I am so proud of the employees for the extremely hard work they are doing to provide a safe campus for everyone.  And please check out the Health Care Center’s Face Book page that Yvonne started.  This will certainly show you how well the employees and Residents are doing in the Health Care Center.  Thank you for sharing your many events going on. 

WOW, it sure sounds like the staff and the Health Care Residents are doing an excellent job providing High Rise Residents with a safe campus.

Now here is the employee’s and Health Care Resident’s request.  They are asking the same from the High Rise Residents.  Please provide the employees and Health Care Residents with the same courtesy by providing a safe environment to work and live.  We owe it to the employees and Health Care Residents to have a safe environment to work and live so at the end of each shift the employees can go home with confidence they are free of the virus.  Keep in mind if our employees get the virus they cannot be at work to take care of you so continue to do your best to provide a safe work environment.  I understand the weather is getting nice and we all want to enjoy the outdoors and that is great.  Once again I am strongly asking you, because I cannot demand it, to not invite family, friends or visitors to enjoy the outdoors with you.  It’s a pretty simple request.  If you have someone making a delivery to you please have them drop off the item(s) in the front foyer and help the Receptionist by requesting they leave immediately after dropping off the item(s).  The Receptionists know the procedures but they need your help with enforcing them. I cannot thank the Receptionists enough for being the Gate Keepers.    Do not stand in the lobby and visit with your family, friends or visitors.   At times it can be a very demanding job to stop visitors at the door and take the time to try and explain the guidelines.  Most visitors understand but there are a few that think the rules don’t apply to them.  And when it comes to shopping and running errands please, again, let us do your shopping and errands for you.  Do not go to the store for “A Few Items”.   The employees running errands are strictly following the guidelines and we are consolidating trips so we make as few trips as possible.  We are continuing to see less outside vendors coming in the building so thank you to everyone for trying to make these visits as few as possible.  When we do not strictly follow the guidelines it has a negative effect on 325 people – 215 Residents and 110 employees.  We’re asking that you be considerate of the other 324 people and follow the guidelines.  And if I may suggest peer pressure is tough but it certainly helps getting the message across. 

It is a very simple request – Stay home, wash your hands when you leave and enter your apartment, practice social distancing, do not leave to go shopping and do not allow visitors on campus to enjoy the outdoors with you.  I think of it this way – We are running a 10-mile marathon and we have only one more mile to go.  Let’s all make it the safest mile. 

These e-mails are very difficult for me to write however at the end of the day it is my job to provide everyone a safe environment, Residents and Staff, and it is going to take everyone to make this a success. 

And many, many THANKS to the Residents who are strictly adhering to the guidelines.  We all appreciate your consistent efforts. 

I am certainly looking forward to the time when my e-mails are not so negative and harsh and I am confident this time is coming soon.

Respectfully,

Daniel J. Boor

President/CEO

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Scottish Rite Park's NEW Home Care Partners are a welcome addition to our life levels by offering in home personalized cares so you may stay independent for as long as possible. 

 

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Scottish Rite Park is a modern retirement residence that offers the independence of ownership without the work and responsibilities of maintaining a house.

As an owner you furnish and decorate your apartment to fit your style and taste.

 

The 15,000sq.ft. fitness center boasts the latest equipment and is the focal point for not only exercising, but enjoying your morning coffee poolside. An indoor walking track gives residents a chance to exercise regardless of the season.

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