We are deeply grateful for all the extra support we have received in recent days. We will use this space to celebrate these moments and express our appreciation!
May 29, 2020
Humor helps to keep us healthy
April 15, 2020
Hongkongers deliver masks and gloves to Assisted Living
Kay Wallin, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations at Emerald Heights, connected us with an amazing group of people who call themselves Hongkongers.
They brought Northaven two huge boxes of much needed masks and gloves.
Hongkongers are folks from Hong Kong who now live in Seattle. Most of them are American citizens who consider Seattle home. As the community respond to the coronavirus outbreak at Life Care Center in Kirkland, Samantha initiated a crowdfunding campaign 500 Masks for WA to procure surgical masks.
Believing that elderly and people with chronic/underlying health conditions are the most vulnerable demographic to coronavirus, the Hongkongers decided to focus on supporting senior housing facilities. Their donors are Hongkongers living in the state of Washington.
Samantha was motivated by her childhood experience with SARS. She says, “Back in 2003, Hong Kong had the SARS outbreak that killed almost 300 people, 9 of them medical workers. I was still a kid back then but was deeply moved by the selflessness of the frontline medical workers in the isolation wards saving patients' lives. Fast forward 17 years, the coronavirus outbreak is a hundred times worse than SARS. This time it reaches the United States and my own community. This is the time to put the inspiration and my resources into actions, as a community respond and as a tribute to all the brave and selfless medical workers fighting against this pandemic. This is our battle and by joining together we stand a better chance to overcome the virus.”
You can follow them at: https://www.facebook.com/500MasksforWA/
Fundraising page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/500-Masks-for-WA
April 1, 2020
We have received over 200 disposable masks and several containers of hand sanitizer from Northaven supporters. This will be an ongoing need until the COVID-19 pandemic resolves. The normal supply chain for these items still has not opened up for us.
Several families that have stepped forward to volunteer to make re-usable fabric masks. These gifts buoy our staff as we strive to keep Northaven residents and employees protected and safe. Thank you one and all!
March 31, 2020
Six-year-old Grace, who lives on the same street as Assisted Living Director Mary Quarterman, wanted to do something special for our residents.
She recruited her mom, Lori, to help create cards and notes to brighten their days.
This sweet act brought many smiles to the folks at Assisted Living.
Thank you, Grace and Lori!!
March 26, 2020
Sonia Ransom, our HR Director, grew up in Argentina. She brought Argentinian empanadas from her favorite Argentinian food truck guy for all our employees on Monday. Sonia is very particular about her empanada, and they were a big success with our globally diverse staff.
Wednesday, new Northaven resident, Sile (Gaelic for Sheila), played her harp in the hallway near the lobby. The music was wonderful and so calming to residents, who were waiting for their turn — 6 ft. apart — to enter one at a time into the Little Store, and also cheered residents and staff in the reception area. Sile plans to play in the hallways of different floors now and then.
March 25, 2020
Dear Darlene and Bill and Northaven --
We at Beacon Development Group recognize that you and your organization are on the front lines in the effort to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on low-income households in our communities. It is an honor to be your partner in the creation of affordable housing and we want you to know that during this uncertain time we are working diligently on ways to ensure that housing programs are there to assist our clients in furtherance of their housing goals. For now we want to provide support to your organization as you work with folks who need care and assistance in this time of crisis.
We have made a contribution of $750 toward your efforts. We can’t fully express our gratitude for your critical work.
From the Beacon leadership, board, and each one of our staff, THANK YOU.
With Sincere Gratitude -- Cindy and Brian
March 24, 2020
Northaven supporters Courtney and Andrew Storti sent teriyaki food for the whole staff one day. Then members of our Board of Trustees sent sandwiches from Jimmy Johns. Such thoughtfulness makes our staff feel supported.
Northaven supporters Cheryl and Eric Emmer donated a Nespresso maker and got Nespresso to donate another so our residents and staff can enjoy a Nespresso… one person at a time, of course.
Our staff has been devising ways to make life feel less isolated and constrained for our residents. They had a “warm cookie day,” bringing warm cookies to every resident. Another day every resident was visited with a doughnut. Our staff takes orders and grocery shops for our residents so they can remain safe at home.