What’s New at Covenant Village

Study leads to initial steps toward a strategic philanthropy program

In 2023, Covenant Village conducted a study to consider establishing a sustaining philanthropy program to enhance life-enriching services, resources, amenities, and care at Covenant Village, both now and in the future. The study reviewed past and current giving practices, gathered feedback from valued stakeholders, and evaluated Covenant Village’s capacity to develop a formal philanthropy strategy. Furthermore, the study asked for opinions on…

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Continued Resurgence in COVID Cases

What started a couple of weeks ago with an uptick in COVID cases has continued with a second round of resurgence this week. Now the majority of positive cases are in our Health Center (HC).  As a result of this most recent resurgence, we are asking all independent living (IL) Residents to refrain from visiting the HC for now. Unless it is…

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Covenant Village rendering of outdoor wellness space

Covenant Village receives $1.25 million to support a strategic initiative for senior enrichment and well-being

Covenant Village, a non-profit Life Plan Community for senior living and continuing care, has received a gift of $1.25 million from a generous donor to fund a strategic initiative centered around senior well-being and community enrichment. The funding will help Covenant Village develop a multi-functional outdoor space to encourage social and wellness-centered activities, which have been proven to greatly improve health and…

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Fortune Best Workplace in Aging Services

Covenant Village named to Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services in 2023

Great Place to Work® and Fortune media have recognized Covenant Village as one of the 2023 Best Workplaces in Aging Services™. This is Covenant Village’s first time being named to this prestigious list, ranking 24th in the small to medium category (10 to 999 employees). Earning a spot means that Covenant Village is one of the best companies to work for in…

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Recent Uptick in COVID Cases Leading to Masks in Health Center

Last week we alerted the CV community to an uptick in cases. Since our first case last week, we have recorded a total of 19 Resident cases and 2 Staff cases.  Fortunately, the majority of cases have been characterized as mild symptoms. No hospitalizations to date. We have also started releasing Residents from their quarantine due to being 10 days out from…

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Uptick in COVID Cases

After going weeks without any noticeable COVID cases, we have gone from zero to five (5) known Resident cases in less than a week. At this time, all cases are independent living (IL) Residents in apartments.  Fortunately, all appear to be exhibiting mild to little symptoms. Each is on a 10-day quarantine that is being monitored by our Resident Nurses and the…

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AJ Barker and a Hobby with Speed

Some may know twenty-year-old AJ Barker for his work helping manicure and beautify the landscape at Covenant Village. Others know AJ as a competitive race car driver. As a homeschooled teen, AJ was able to complete his assignments in just a few hours each day, leaving him with more time than the average teenager for work and recreation. While still in high…

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Kim Kling and Cory Sills Featured in MatrixCare Podcast

Kim Kling, our Senior Director of Finance, and Cory Sills, our Director of Technology, recently appeared in The Post-Acute POV podcast by MatrixCare to discuss streamlining our financial processes using technology. Listen to their discussion below. Topics discussed during today’s episode: [00:37 – 02:45]: Lee introduces Kim and Cory before they share their origin stories, and the career stops that led them to their…

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Resident and staff 5K finishes with impressive results

Covenant Village residents dusted off their sneakers and walking shoes to participate with staff in a 5K walk and run at the retirement community. The event took place Saturday, April 22, in conjunction with a Spring Fling Festival, held later that day, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Covenant Village. More than 54 people participated in the 3.1-mile race, including 20 employees…

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40th Anniversary Event Exceeds Expectations

Covenant Village hosted a Spring Fling to celebrate 40 years of service and care to older adults in the Gaston region and to honor the collaborative community spirit upon which the retirement community was founded. More than 350 residents, staff, family members and community partners attended the outdoor event that took place Saturday, April 22, at Covenant Village. The event kicked off…

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Enhanced Living — +Perks

Last year, we sent out an article highlighting Enhanced Living on Founder’s Hall not long before it officially opened to residents.  In that article, we specified certain concierge services that would be offered to all Enhanced Living residents, including daily check-ins, scheduling for personal and medical appointments, medication reminders, bathing and self-care reminders, errand assistance, personal laundry assistance, and more. After a…

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Masks Optional in the Health Center

Monday evening, I arrived back home to a welcomed email from Erica Smith, our Staff Development Coordinator and Infection Preventionist, in the Health Center.  Erica’ unexpected email contained significant—and frankly unanticipated—news! It read:  “After speaking with Stephanie Wellman (Director of Nursing) and Kevin Stewart (Health Services Administrator) and based on the guidance from the Health Department—as well as our current status of…

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