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COVID-19 Updates

June 26, 2020 WEEKLY Update

June 26, 2020
To: Solheim Employees, Residents, Family Members and Stakeholders
From: Sam Oden, CEO

We have received notice of one new Skilled Nursing direct care staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.  With this new case, we have a total of one active Resident in our Halvorson Memory Care Neighborhood, and this newest Skilled Nursing direct care staff member who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Our dining department is actively working on a plan for re-opening our dining room, which will include two seating times, various dining locations, and of course the proper social distancing.  We will remain flexible, knowing at any moment we may need to revert to our current process. 

You’ll recall our announcement from last week of Paloma Barroso’s retirement in early July. Paloma has been with us for over 22 years, serving in a variety of roles, most recently as our Director of Residential Services & Wellness. We are so thankful for her many years of service here at Solheim Senior Community and are sad to see her go. Paloma has shared that she will be moving back to Spain sometime later this year, and we wish her the best in all her future endeavors. Paloma’s last day will be July 3rd.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be having a farewell gathering, but I encourage you to reach out to Paloma to bid her farewell individually if you would like to.  Please consider a donation towards our Wellness Center in her honor. Visit our website to make a donation, or you may mail a check, designating it in honor of Paloma.

Our July activities continue to expand. Residents will take “virtual” vacations, relax with chair yoga, do some gardening, refresh the heart and soul with morning walks and Bible Study, and exercise in the Wellness Center.  Our video chats and phone calls are on hold for next week in Skilled Nursing, as well as in Halvorson. We will get this back up and running as soon as we are able.

We continue to accept applications for residency in all areas of our Campus. If you would like more information, please contact our Director of Sales, Lucy Laloyan at 323 257 7518 X212 or email

We will continue to update you as changes occur. If you have any questions, please direct them to Tina Antypas at or call 323 257-7518 X2259

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