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COVID-19 Updates

July 17, 2020 WEEKLY Update

July 17, 2020 WEEKLY Update

To: Solheim Employees, Residents, Family Members and Stakeholders
From: Sam Oden, CEO of Solheim Senior Community   

I’d like to thank those family members and residents who joined us for our Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday.  (For those of you who were not able to join us, we will have a link to view the 30-minute meeting soon!)  Everyone had good questions, and I hope I was able to answer those to your satisfaction.  As always, we welcome any further questions should you need clarification on anything.

Our staff are regularly tested, and we continue to offer testing to all residents in our community.  As of today, we currently have 3 active positive resident cases and one active positive direct care staff member case in our Halvorson Memory Care Neighborhood, and one active positive non-direct care staff member case. 

As I mentioned during our meeting, at the end of last week we had said we might be able to open up slowly with some structured visits and dining—but Monday’s new guidance from public health authorities has changed our path and timeline a bit.  We are in regular communication with the local Department of Health, and we remain cautiously optimistic about being able to allow some sort of structured in-person visits soon.  We are also exploring opportunities to provide safe beauty and barber shop type services.  As someone who normally got a haircut once a month, I can fully appreciate the desire of many of our residents to enjoy a fresh trim!

Your ongoing support, kind words, and gifts towards our employee meals and COVID expenses are much appreciated, as always.  We share your notes and kind messages with our staff, and these short messages really do make a world of difference in morale.

We are also working diligently on ways to improve our technology to allow more opportunities for virtual engagement between our residents and family members.  Kathy Rust continues to schedule video calls, and you can access our new schedule at  We appreciate your flexibility as we’ve had to pause and restart our video calls for various reasons.  We also continue to offer virtual tours, and accept new 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

You can always visit our website for more information at, but if you have any specific questions, please direct them to Tina Antypas at 323 257-7518 X225 or 

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