With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many senior living organizations have suspended visitors, events and gatherings including Sunset Wood.  We recommend anyone serving the elderly, and other vulnerable populations, make good decisions regarding their own health because transmission of the virus to these people can potentially be severe or fatal. Being extra careful and following federal, state, Oneida County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines, like Sunset Wood is, will poise you for success .

With that being said, it is also important to keep these individuals engaged which is why The Community at Sunset Wood is making the best of this situation for its tenants by providing them with in-home workouts, games, puzzles and virtual activities. In a time of uncertainty, it is still important to provide those you serve with with fun and productive ways to improve themselves. Technology has given us a wonderful opportunity to engage with loved ones on so many different levels whether it be Alexa, Skype, or a good old-fashioned phone call.

Some great tips for people dealing with the elderly are:

– Control what you can

– Be creative with providing your loved one with services

– Utilize technology the best you can

– Make good decisions

About The Community at Sunset Wood

The Community at Sunset Wood, established in 1882, is a non-profit organization, offering seniors 62+ an environment that includes gracious living with options for aging in place. The Community at Sunset Wood is independently owned and has a board of managers that oversees long-range goals and opportunities for programs that enhance a high quality of living within our community.

Sunset Wood consists of 42 suites and 24 penthouses nestled in the heart of the Village of New Hartford, the community is conveniently situated near shopping, restaurants, doctors’ offices and churches – many within walking distance.  Most recently, Sunset Wood has invested nearly $1 million in upgrades. They feature a fine-dining room, where tenants can enjoy elegant dining every evening, a Pub with fireplace and flat screen TV, a sunroom with pool table, a community room with a baby grand piano, luxurious 20ft granite-top wet bar and a roof-top patio. Surrounded by landscaping, bringing the Adirondacks right into the village of New Hartford.

The Community at Sunset Wood is proud to have been servicing the New Hartford, Utica, Whitesboro, and Clinton, NY area since 1882.

For the full article please visit https://www.sunsetwood.org/news/2020/3/13/sunset-wood-making-the-best-of-covid-19

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