Like the rest of the world, our daily lives here at the Jeanne Jugan Center look much different today than they did just a short time ago. During this time of social distancing, though, we are doing everything we can to keep our Residents feeling connected and part of our family.
Even though meals are now delivered to their rooms, our Residents don’t miss out on the daily announcements and prayers that used to be given in the dining room. Sr. Gonzague uses the intercom before each meal to pray the blessing over the food, keep everyone informed, and last but not least, to provide some welcome chuckles with her daily knock-knock jokes.
Residents are also encouraged to keep in touch with their family members and friends by using our portable computers and Skype. Not having visitors or volunteers in the home has been a big adjustment – for both the Residents and their families – but everyone knows it is for their safety, and they have been real troopers.
And lastly, just because we can no longer gather for Mass in the chapel, have no fear – there is still plenty of praying going on here! Mass is televised for Residents to watch from their rooms, and we all pray daily for each other, our employees, our benefactors, and the world. Be assured of our prayers for you and your health and safety.