The board’s president, John Stanbery, explained that several members of the board had continuing education events as well as family events that demanded their attention.
The board members present did proceed to have an unofficial meeting. All matters requiring a vote will be reviewed and voted on during next month’s meeting.
In unofficial business conducted, Joe Newcomb, administrator for the center, unveiled a conceptual plan for a gift bag that would be presented to either a new resident of the facility of the resident’s family member to make people feel more welcome and at home.
The plan is still in conceptual stages and Newcomb informed board members he would continue to provide updates on the project.
Sandra Brock, controller for the center, informed members that installation of phone lines in all the residents’ rooms is soon to be completed.
Residents will be allowed to bring their own phone and request a phone plan through the center, as compared to previously having the resident be responsible for the instillation of the phone line.
She also detailed that the instillation of new televisions inside resident rooms, and explained to those present that almost half the TVs had been placed and the remaining units would soon be up.
The center will also soon be fully Wi-Fi equipped through AT&T in an effort to provide better services for residents and their families, as well as aiding those working to provide even better services.
Stanbery said the service would also help the center stay ahead of the curve and would be a major attraction as residents who are more technologically advanced start to seek the facilities services.
Board members also discussed the placement of a marble memorial bench outside the center’s chapel in memory of for former board member Ann Martin.
The design that was unveiled was only in developmental stages, but board members seemed pleased with the idea of the bench and some accompanying landscaping in her honor.