Cedar Lane Awarded Thome Grant

Cedar Lane Senior Living Community was recently awarded a 2022 Thome Aging Well grant. The funding will be used for a comprehensive “Life in Balance” program in early 2023, which brings professional dietitian services, cognitive and emotional support services, physical therapy and occupational therapy to Cedar Lane at no cost to residents.

 

The Thome Aging Well program is a four-year, $19 million initiative from Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) designed to help older adults living in affordable communities age safely and securely at home.

 

“Age-related decline can make independent living a challenge,” said Eric Golden, president and CEO of Cedar Lane. “With the right support, many seniors can successfully age in place, retaining their quality of life and the freedoms they have earned the right to enjoy.”

 

Funded by the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America trustee, the program awarded $4 million in grants this year to scale aging-in-place initiatives with a track record of success by 16 housing operators and public housing authorities in Maryland and Michigan.

 

In total, the 2022 Thome Aging Well grants will provide essential support to over 4,000 older adults to help enhance wellbeing, reduce isolation and allow them to age with dignity in their homes. Best practices learned from the grantees will be shared across the field of affordable and public housing providers serving older adults.

 

“Far too many adults, especially those with lower incomes, do not have the resources and support they need to continue living comfortably in their homes as they grow older,” said Stephany De Scisciolo, vice president, Impact, Evaluation & Population Health, Enterprise. “The programs supported through the Thome Aging Well grants have proved successful at improving the health and wellbeing of older adults and will make an enormous impact on the lives of thousands in Maryland and Michigan. We are honored to partner with such remarkable organizations.”

 

The Party is On!

Thanks to a generous individual donation received last week, and funds raised by Friends of Cedar Lane, the Tenants’ Association will be able to host a wonderful holiday celebration for Cedar Lane residents this December. Plans are underway for delicious food, live music and a special appearance by Santa himself. Tenants’ Association President Sarah Bowman (center) is pictured here with Cedar Lane President and CEO Eric Golden, and Staff Accountant Bonita Lyles-Barnes.

Stephanie Dorsey Gives “WOW” Service to Resident Mary Jean Hayes

Resident Mary Jean Hayes would like to recognize Housekeeping Associate Stephanie Dorsey for giving her two years’ worth of “Wow Moments.”
“Stephanie is fantastic. She’s been cleaning my apartment for two years now. She makes me feel very comfortable and I trust her completely. I like her attitude and how she treats people. She is so kind. I think she’s #1!”
 
– Mary Jean Hayes
 
Have you experienced a “Wow Moment” from a Cedar Lane staff member? We’d love to hear about it!

Tamika Stewart Provides Wow Moment for Resident Joyce Boyer

Staff member Tamika Stewart
Resident Joyce Boyer would like to recognize Housekeeping Associate Tamika Stewart for providing her with a “Wow Moment.”
 
“I went grocery shopping. When I was ready to unload my groceries, I went to get the green cart but it wasn’t there. Tamika went to the Front Desk and got a green cart for me to use and even helped me with my groceries. She blew me away. I would have had to make 5 or 6 trips. I sure appreciate what she did.”
– Joyce Boyer
 
Have you experienced “Wow” service at Cedar Lane? We would love to hear about it!

Full Service Medical Clinic to Open This Spring at Cedar Lane

Nurse Practioner Temeria Wilcox

LEONARDTOWN, MD (March 22, 2022) –NP Family Practice has signed a lease agreement to open a comprehensive public health clinic at Cedar Lane Senior Living Community, the leading choice for affordable retirement living in St. Mary’s County. For the residents of Cedar Lane, this affiliation offers onsite access to high-quality, compassionate health care services.

“Having routine and preventative care available on our campus will be a game changer for residents with transportation issues,” said Eric Golden, president and CEO of Cedar Lane. “This agreement brings many of the healthcare services these residents require right to their doorsteps.”

NP Family Practice has been in business for three years. The group’s medical clinic at Cedar Lane will offer a variety of services to include primary care, sick care, home visits, virtual visits, COVID-19 testing and treatment. By collaborating with a local mobile radiology company, they will even offer home imaging services such as x-rays and ultrasounds. The group’s overall goal is to be accessible to residents and to prevent unnecessary emergency room visits.

NP Family Practice is led by Temeria Wilcox, MSN, FNP-C, board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed by the state of Maryland. Wilcox’s health care career spans more than 20 years, and has taken her from urgent care and emergency room experiences to family medicine and community health.

“I am most excited about this partnership with Cedar Lane because the overall vision of NP Family Practice is to meet patients where they are,” Wilcox said. “By focusing on disease prevention and health management, we hope to build long relationships with the people we serve at Cedar Lane Senior Living Community.”

NP Family Practice’s Medical Clinic at Cedar Lane will serve the public. Accepted insurances include Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, GEHA, Maryland Medicaid and Amerigroup. The target opening is the first week in April, pending Maryland State permitting. The clinic will offer operating hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, with an expanded schedule available if demand calls for it.

About Cedar Lane

Founded in 1977, Cedar Lane Senior Living Community is a collaboration of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations providing affordable housing to seniors and disabled adults. Situated in the heart of Leonardtown, Maryland, the campus features 195 apartments where residents can live independently while enjoying onsite amenities, optional hospitality services, service coordination and a full calendar of life-enriching activities. For more information, visit www.cedar-lane.org, call 1-301-475-8966 or visit in person at 22680 Cedar Lane Court.

Community Update – December 30, 2021

Dear Cedar Lane community members,

Maryland reported 6,218 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, marking the most infections added in 24 hours during the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, St. Mary’s County also saw a large spike in cases, including the highly-contagious Omicron variant. With this information, we believe additional steps are needed to mitigate any potential spread of the virus within the Cedar Lane community. Starting January 1st, 2021, we will be doing the following:  

A 30-day stop to in-person dining in the Dining Room

For the next 30 days, Cedar Lane will cease all in-person dining and coffee service in the Dining Room. To offer the best protection for residents and staff, the midday meal provided by the Department of Aging & Human Services will be provided in to-go packaging, starting Monday. Residents who participate in this meal program will pick up their meal and enjoy it back in their apartments. At the end of 30 days, we will reevaluate the situation and tentatively return to normal services on February 1st if it is safe to do so. 

Other Uses of the Dining Room

The Dining Room may still be used for activities including Mass. All attendees at group activities must wear a mask and socially distance. Participation in any activity in the Dining Room is limited to a maximum of 25 people.

Masking Requirements

Masks will once again be mandatory for all staff members. Masks and temperature screenings will continue to be mandatory for all visitors, vendors and caregivers. Residents who congregate in groups of four (4) or more people will be required to wear a mask. (For example: please wear masks when playing cards, working with others on puzzles, sitting in common areas for conversation, picking up your Department of Aging meal, etc.)

When Receiving Housekeeping or Maintenance Services

Residents who receive housekeeping or maintenance services in their apartment will be required to exit their apartment until the completion of services. Residents who are unable to exit due to mobility issues will be required to wear a mask and maintain six (6) feet of distance during the service.

30-day stop to Overnight Visitation

Visiting hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Overnight visitation will be suspended as of January 1st, 2021 with a tentative return February 1st, if it is deemed safe at that time. If an overnight stay is required for legitimate caregiving, special accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Front Desk if you require this type of accommodation.

Visiting Cedar Lane Offices

Cedar Lane offices will remain open to serve you by appointment. Masks will be required in all Cedar Lane offices. We ask that no more than two residents visit any one office at a time.

Onsite COVID-19 Testing

Cedar Lane has asked NP Family Practice to increase current onsite testing to twice a month, if possible. We will keep you posted as plans develop. As a reminder, testing for COVID-19 is also performed locally in doctor’s offices, pharmacies, urgent care facilities, and through community testing initiatives. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 – call your personal doctor to discuss your concerns and options for testing.

Thank you for your continued support, and as always, please feel free to contact me at egolden@cedar-lane.org or 301-475-8966.  Until next time, be well and stay safe!

 

Sincerely,

Eric Golden

President & CEO

 

 

Be Alert for Symptoms of COVID-19:

Coughing

Shortness of breath

Fever

Chills and shaking

Fatigue

Muscle pain

Headache

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

New loss of taste or smell

Diarrhea

Vomiting