So Long, Farewell, It’s Time to Say “Adieu” to 2020

January 01, 2021

It was one for the books. At first glance, not the feel-good, bestseller books that you want to read and savor over and over again. But for sure, the notable, shocking, unexpected, can’t-wait-to-get-to-the-end-of-this-one books!

We’re talking about 2020. It will go down in history as one of the most difficult and challenging years ever. For the past ten months, most people have been eagerly anticipating its demise and looking forward to 2021.

For a moment, though, let’s not judge this book solely by its cover. Because as is true about most things having to do with humanity, there was, in fact some good coming out of 2020. Quite a bit, in fact. National media has had fun with the concept, including USA Today, Washington Post, FOX News, and more.

Within our very own walls at Lexington Square Elmhurst and Lombard, we’ve seen tremendous creativity, ingenuity, dedication, and caring. We’re so proud of our senior living residents and staff who have kept on keeping on with optimism, resilience, and courage, all without pause. And so, for your viewing pleasure, we’ve compiled our own Top 2020 Happenings, all having taken place within Lexington Square retirement communities.

The highlights of what we’d like to celebrate from 2020 include:

  • We’ve continued to celebrate national celebrations, including important ones like Grandparents’ Day, creative ones like National Gingerbread House Day, and stylish ones like National Tie Month, to name a few.
  • Our ties to our greater community are so important. Earlier this autumn, our local McDonald’s generously helped us pay homage to the legendary Happy Meal.
  • We love and revere our veterans and are proud every year to honor them.
  • We’re so excited about our remodeled pool space at Lexington Lombard. We are definitely back in the swim-of-things.
  • Our staff has kept our residents active and engaged, creatively introducing virtual and socially distanced games.
  • Amazing staff—our teams consider the residents to be family and have provided excellent, caring service. One example is our move-in coordinator Sheila Kendall, who is also a friend to all. She was featured in a recent edition of the Daily Herald.
  • Not only is the Lexington staff excellent, but they’re also very much appreciated by residents and their family members. This was recently seen in our staff appreciation

We are certainly looking forward to 2021. Furthermore, we are confident that we will continue to achieve creative, innovative, and dedicated service to our residents. We will be doing so with the confidence and experience provided by 2020.

Happy, healthy New Year to all!

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