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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS & FUN

  • Team Updates
  • Employee Christmas Gifts...
  • Upcoming Booster Clinics
  • Employee Testing
  • November Anniversaries
  • Welcome Aboard

In these announcements, we will include both important staff information and fun upcoming events planned for our team.  We invite you to participate and know that when you allow yourself to enjoy these team moments, your joy becomes contagious and we all benefit... residents as well as those around you. Please check back frequently for the most up-to-date information from across campus. 

 

WE NEED A LITTLE INFORMATION FROM YOU!

Tis' the season to spread a little extra joy. Miravida Living wants to know a little bit more about you so that we may honor you with a gift. Please CLICK HERE and complete the survey by NOVEMBER 30th. Who knows? You may just make the "nice list" this year! 

 
 

COVID-19 Vaccination Boosters are REQUIRED for all employees

We continue to focus on your safety and the well-being of our residents and the entire team.  For many team members, it is time to get a booster.

Booster guidelines:
  • Pfizer - boosters are due 6 months after the second shot.  It is recommended you get a Pfizer booster.
  • J&J - boosters are due 2 months after your shot.  Any vaccine is recommended.
  • Moderna - boosters are due 6 months after the second shot.  It is recommended you get a Moderna booster.


MODERNA BOOSTER CLINICS
: Provided by Walgreens, CLICK your building to register (Registration is Required).
  • BETHEL HOME - November 29 from 9AM-1PM
    • We are encouraging staff to sign up between 11-1PM so we can get the residents in first. The last clinic we had a lot of congestion right away. 
  • CARMEL RESIDENCE - November 29 from 1-3PM
  • ELIJAH'S PLACE - December 7 from 9-10AM
  • SIMEANNAS - December 7 from 10AM-2PM
  • GABRIEL'S VILLA - December 9 from 9AM - Noon
  • EDEN MEADOWS - December 9 from  1-3PM Rehab B


PFIZER AND J&J CLINICS
: Provided by Bethel Pharmacy and will be offered twice-monthly by appointment only. 
  • NOVEMBER CLINICS: 11/19, and 11/29

Future dates will be added to the employee page of the website and on posters throughout the buildings. Please call the pharmacy at 920-966-1345 to make an appointment. It is important to make an appointment to ensure enough doses of the vaccine are available that day.

Boosters are also available at local pharmacies. 

Thank you for your commitment to the well-being of everyone in our community.
 
 

EMPLOYEE COVID TESTING

Universal testing will be TWICE weekly, per the recommendations of the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Winnebago County Health Department. Your commitment to the testing is appreciated as we continue to work together in creating a safe environment for our residents and employees.

  • BETHEL HOME | Resident Family Lounge, in the basement across from the library
    • UNVACCINATED STAFF TESTING
      • Mondays/Thursdays and self swabbing will be conducted supplies will be set up on 1E

  • EDEN MEADOWS | Rehab Conference Room
    • UNVACCINATED AND VACCINATED STAFF TESTING:
      • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-Noon
 

CHEERS TO 95 YEARS!


HERE'S WHAT 95 YEARS LOOK LIKE...
In November we are celebrating a combined total of 95 YEARS of contributions to Miravida, by some of the most amazing team members. Let's be sure to recognize them for their commitment to our elders and to one another. We are fortunate you have chosen to be part of the Miravida family! As much as we want to celebrate you, we also respect your privacy. To opt-out of having your name on the calendar, send us an email.

 

WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky that this amazing group of individuals has chosen to join the Miravida team this month.  We look forward to supporting your success and helping you shine as you embrace your new role.

NOVEMBER

  • Alexa | Certified Nurse Aide at Eden Meadows

  • Lauryn | Resident Caregiver at Gabriel's Villa

  • Henie | Resident Care Assistant at Gabriel's Villa

  • Deondria | Certified Nurse Aide at Eden Meadows

  • Gabrielle | Certified Nurse Aide at Bethel Home

  • Taesha | Resident Caregiver at Elijah's Place

  • Kaitlin | Environmental Services Associate at Bethel Home

  • Esera | Resident Caregiver at Elijah's Place

OPPORTUNITIES & UPDATES

FREE Healing Touch Sessions for All Miravida Team Members

SIGN UP HERE | Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners impact the natural energy system that flows through and surrounds each of us to enhance, support, and facilitate physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and self-healing.

Healing Touch can be effective in helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and pain and increase relaxation.

BECOME AN ELF AND HELP A TEAM MEMBER

Our Adopt-a-Family program along with the Miravida community ensures the children of our employees have a joyful Christmas. Wishlists are now available for some of our families. If you can help make Christmas more joyful for the children in our Miravida Community, we encourage you to do so.  CLICK HERE to choose items you’re willing to shop for! Contact Cathie (x5274) or Chaplain Nancy (x5241) with questions!

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Nov. 24 – Family Request Due

  • Nov. 25 – Elves! Watch for Wishlists

  • Dec. 15 – Gifts Returned

  • Dec. 21 – Gifts Delivered

 

EMPLOYEE VACCINE MANDATE

September 9, 2021:

To be consistent with our purpose, Miravida Living must take every measure possible to reduce the risk faced by our residents, team members, and operations including requiring COVID vaccinations. Effective November 1, all staff will be required to have completed their vaccinations as a condition of employment. Click Here to read the announcement in full.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

COMMUNITY CLOSET

Miravida Living houses COMMUNITY CLOSETS (currently at Bethel iHome in the basement across from the employee lounge and coming soon to Gabriel's Villa and Eden) where neighbors help neighbors. These free community closets contain different items that may be useful in a time of need. It's open, anonymous, and free. Please help yourself.

YOU ARE APPRECIATED

SUPPORT FOR YOU

Every one of our employees are crucial members of the Miravida Living Team. While you are providing the best care and attention to our residents, it is important that you are taking care of yourselves. Your physical and mental health is a priority- please, reach out - you're worth it. Don't hesitate to contact our spiritual services team or the Human Resources department for assistance.

HEALING TOUCH

Healing Touch is available to you - watch for opportunities to schedule an appointment online, coming soon!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HELPFUL INFORMATION

COVID-19 VACCINE QUESTIONS

The COVID 19 vaccine is not a live virus, meaning it cannot give you COVID 19. The goal is to teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity.

The COVID-19 vaccine is a mRNA vaccine (Messenger RNA vaccine). It does not affect or interact with our DNA in any way. It never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA (genetic material) is kept. The cell breaks down and gets rid of the mRNA soon after it is finished using the information to fight the virus.

If a Miravida Living staff member experiences mild COVID-like symptoms following administration of the vaccine, they will be allowed to work after taking a rapid COVID test which will be performed at work.

Miravida Living will be getting the Moderna vaccine.

You can receive the vaccine 2 weeks after having a positive COVID test.

Yes. The effectiveness of the vaccine is 95%. To maintain safety of the entire Miravida Living community, testing will continue.

Yes, until we have further guidance from CDC

No, not right away. We need to fully understand the effectiveness of the vaccinations and their impact on our community before being able to change the way we offer dining services and activities.

Click HERE to access an informational document that provides more details about the vaccine. This document was provided to us by Walgreens (our vaccination partner) and developed by Moderna.

  • https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/recipients/
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits/facts.html
  • https://www.leadingage.org/regulation/vaccines-interview-dr-joshua-sharfstein
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html
  • https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download

A MESSAGE FROM THERESA

I am witnessing your commitment to our residents and one another. While proud of you every day, today, I am inspired by you. The journey ahead is likely to be months and I know we will weather the challenges together. Take care of your health so, you can take care of the residents counting on us to be at our best. 💜 Theresa Bertram, CEO

Reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Kari Hawkinson, VP Human Resources

Miravida Living

(920) 232-5216