What’s New at Covenant Village

Staff Says — A Great Place to Work!

For the past two years, Covenant Village has participated in the Great Place to Work survey as a tool to gauge employees’ views on five (5) key elements including credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. This survey is orchestrated by “the global authority on workplace culture” — the organization Great Place to Work (GPTW) and has been used by companies around the…

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On a recent trip, he met Servi—and You will, too!

So. . . why do Staff travel for Professional Development or to see other Life Plan Communities?  The ultimate goal is to improve care and community at Covenant Village.  That is why we have a concerted effort to identify Staff to attend our industry’s national and local Leadership Academies.  One component of this program is the opportunity to visit other communities that…

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Ears To Hear — And A Heart To Listen

I would imagine if we were honest with ourselves, we would have to admit that from time to time we fall into the habit of “listening” to others, but not really listening to them. Being a good listener does not simply entail the physical act of hearing someone speak, but of focusing our attention on the person’s words, emotions, and expressions. To…

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Return to COVID Outbreak Status in the Health Center

As of Tuesday, May 31, the Covenant Village Health Center (HC) was placed in COVID Outbreak Status, as defined by the Gaston County DHHS Office. A recent resurgence of positive cases has emerged throughout the Village – and in our wider community. Today’s Gaston Gazette reported a 29.6% increase in COVID cases in the County from last week. There is a 21.4%…

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The Burn — Killing Two Birds with One Stone

“Killing two birds with one stone” is an idiom we commonly use when referring to completing two tasks in a single action. And boy! Doesn’t it make us feel efficient and accomplished when that happens?! On Monday, May 2nd Covenant Village’s local fire department performed a controlled burn of the green Hillgate House located near the Duke powerlines on campus.  Per Seth…

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Flags Half-Staff: 1 Million US COVID Deaths

Covenant Village will be flying our flags half-staff today in remembrance of all who lost their lives to COVID-19, now totaling 1 million people in the United States. Please remember the family and friends of those who lost their lives in your thoughts and prayers.

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Grounds—Nurturing Nature Nurtures Our Souls

First impressions can sometimes make or break deals, partnerships, and/or relationships. Frances Crockett, CV Resident and Grounds Committee Chair, recently shared about an employee who came to CV for an interview and said the first thing she noticed when coming to campus was the beautiful grounds work. Similarly, potential future residents on the wait list have said roaming around campus makes them…

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Up & Coming—Resident Small Group Discussions

Covenant Village’s CEO, Dale Melton, recently stated in a Community Memo, “…the unexpected….times in our life bring the opportunities for a new approach and an occasion to re-envision the way we live, even work.” Matt Gibbons, Sr. Director of Resident Care and Services, and Jenn Barker, Sr. Director of Human Resources, recently had the opportunity to organize a series of Resident Small…

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2nd COVID Vaccine Booster Clinic

Back in mid-November 2021, Covenant Village hosted the first round of COVID Vaccine Booster Clinics on campus. Now as we are in the midst of Spring, we are announcing an optional on-site Clinic for the 2nd COVID-19 Booster.  You are eligible for a 2nd COVID-19 Booster, if:  • You are 50 years of age or older AND got your first booster at…

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Assistance — A very good word!

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good (encouraging) word cheers him up (Proverbs 12:25).  Everyone has experienced anxiety, dread, fear, or worry (all synonymous in my estimation) at some point in life. Some of us experience it on a more frequent basis than others.  My husband, Cory, often reminds me to “trust the Lord” and “stop worrying!” If I…

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Staff Promotion, New Hire, and Office Restructuring

We all have experienced, in our own unique ways, how the unexpected (even tragic) times in our life bring the opportunities for a new approach and an occasion to re-envision the way we live, even work.  Covenant Village continues to mourn the loss of Brenda Harris. We continue to lift up her life and legacy in our midst. Of the many subject matters…

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Masks Optional for Independent Living-Area Visitors and Vendors

On April 5th, Covenant Village came off the State’s COVID-19 Outbreak Status as the result of a consecutive 28-day window with no new positive COVID-19 cases! All thanks to the continued resiliency and determination of our Residents and the ongoing resolve of our dedicated Staff to provide the best care and services.  Our last Health Center (HC) Resident case was February 7th.…

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