The Campus Update, from CEO, Allen Geckle (February 15, 2021)
Since the pandemic hit, The Campus has posted updates and sent letters to family members to keep them posted of everything The Campus has done to battle the spread of Covid – 19. Please find the past letters and updates in response from The Campus and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions. We appreciate the support and continued patience as we WILL get through this together!
As the vaccines become available, so will the questions. We have them too. To try and help we are providing a FAQ form from the CDC as well as a FACT SHEET about the Moderna vaccination. Of course we encourage you to contact us with questions but we hope these help start the path to understanding.
Thank You, Community
During the pandemic, The Campus has received so much love and support from the Community. Whether it be notes of hope and love, drive by parades, window visits or gifts for the residents and staff, it has been a much appreciated relief. We simply could not have done it without our Community…and we thank you. (Please click on the picture to view a “thank you” video for the Community.)
For the second time in three years, The Campus of the Jewish Home has been chosen as Readers’ Choice for Harrisburg Magazine! The staff could not be more proud or touched by the selection and we appreciate every single vote. The past six months have tested our resolve but we are confident we WILL get through this and see our resident’s loved ones soon.
The Campus now partners with PS Salon for our Salon care services! PS Salon is the leading national Senior community Salon and Spa provider. Great care and consideration was taken when looking for a new Salon Service company and we could not be more exited to have them join us. Melissa will be the new stylist, stop in and say hello!
Employee(s) of the Year
Each year, Campus CEO Allen Geckle announcers the recipients of the Esther Jacobs Atlas Awards for Employees of the Year. There’s an award for the Nursing Employee of the Year and an award for non-Nursing/Support Services Employee of the Year. Besides a cash award, our Employees of the Year choose a designated parking spot, which they keep for the entire year. Notably, Employees of the Year are chosen by residents, families and other staff members.
This year, Allen presented the Nursing Employee of the Year award to Gisela Dietrich who is a PCA in The Residence. Gisela started with The Campus as a security guard and thankfully she wanted more and worked her way up to becoming an aide. an aide with a heart bigger than Texas and a smile to match. There is an excellent reason Gisela was chosen as Employee of the Year and we are grateful to have her!
The non-Nursing Employee of the Year award was presented to Lori Daniels. Lori is a Social Worker in The Jewish Home and she makes a difference to not just residents, but the families and staff as well! Lori is well known for doing whatever she can to make someone happy and will go above and beyond to make sure the residents are cared for. We could not be more thankful to have Lori as part of our team. Congratulations to both!
Sami’s Smile Station
Sami’s Smile Station allows our residents’ visitors and loved ones to take pictures, capture good times and print the images right then and there as forever keepsakes. Whether our visitors or guests take the photo prints with them or leave the smiles with our residents, the prints make memories.
With your support of Sami’s Smile Station, we can purchase the needed ink and paper to keep these memories alive. Please consider a small donation to keep this ability possible. To give to Sami’s Smile Station see the receptionist.