Our team may be socially distancing and working safely from home, but we’re busier than ever. Our Vineyard tribe has taken on projects and initiatives to responsibly help others in our community. Read our Spring Newsletter, to learn more about local Lowcountry causes, how you can help, as well as get helpful hints from us on staying happy and healthy in the “new normal.”
One of our main goals at Vineyard is to help others while building community. One way we accomplish this is by supporting and partnering with local organizations. We know that we can band together to create an even stronger community, especially in our current climate, with so many impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’ve highlighted some of our community partnerships and initiatives below, along with links and details on how you can help and participate as well.
Help for Hope
We are thrilled to partner with Help4Hope, a Lowcountry organization that’s working to reinvest in our community and help local small businesses.
We’ve partnered with the organization to support a distribution pop-up specifically designated for local veterans. You can participate by purchasing a community investment card to be distributed to a Veteran. The card is valued at $50 and redeemable for a family meal for 4 people at participating restaurants.
Click here to learn more and support our veterans.
Pat Conroy Literary Center
While temporarily closed to the public, one of our community partners, the Pat Conroy Literary Center, has been bringing their exhibits to us virtually with their #MuseumAtHome segments on social media.
The Conroy center is hosting a free virtual tour on Saturday, June 7 at 11 am, learn more here.
Consider donating or supporting this wonderful local organization by visiting their website.
Bluffton Self Help
An amazing local charity organization, Bluffton Self Help, has kicked it into high gear during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Vineyard, we’re proud to partner with Bluffton Self Help to support neighbors in need of food, clothing, or educational/financial assistance.
Stop by their website to learn how you can get involved, donate, or offer support.
Staying Positive: Helpful Hints from our Tribe
Kaylynn Gives Advice for Eldercare in a Pandemic
Our Executive Director, Kaylynn, created a video with actionable advice for anyone with older loved ones in a senior living community. It can be challenging not to be able to see each other due to safety precautions, so Kaylynn walks you through what to expect, and ways to connect while socially distancing.
Here are a few of her fun recommendations:
- Send a card or letter and include something unexpected like pressed flowers or a crossword puzzle.
- Set appointments for an afternoon tea where you call your loved one and drink a cup of tea together while catching up.
- Do some research by asking about family history, events, or their past experiences.
Make sure to watch Kaylynn’s full video for even more advice and information on how we can care for our elders during a pandemic.
You can learn more about the positive and beneficial aspects of senior living communities during times of uncertainty in our blog post.
Janaya Offers Words of Encouragement
Our Life Enrichment Director, Janaya, wanted to send a few words of encouragement to our future residents, as we know it’s been difficult having to socially distance from friends and family. Watch the video here!
As Janaya says, we care about and are here for our future residents, their families, as well as the entire Lowcountry community! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about caring for senior loved ones or need ideas for safe activities.
Vineyard Community Updates
Our tribe is still hard at work on putting the finishing touches on the Vineyard community. Whether it’s installing our state-of-the-art HVAC system, striping the parking lot, or planting trees — each day, we’re closer and closer to opening our doors.
The Vineyard Tribe Keeping Busy and Safe
Happy National Nurses Day!
On May 6, we celebrated National Nurses Day with Pat DeMaria and Jill Keating from our tribe. We treated the ladies to a socially distanced catered lunch from Downtown Catering Company. We appreciate their hard work and dedication, as well as all the other nurses currently keeping us safe!
Virtual Happy Hour
Although we were sad to miss the RBC Heritage this year, our team broke out the plaid to celebrate the event during one of our virtual happy hours. Cheers!
American Red Cross Blood Drives
Earlier this month, Lindsay volunteered for an American Red Cross blood drive at LowCountry Community Church. You can visit the Red Cross website to schedule a donation or find a blood drive near you.
We hope you stay safe and healthy this spring!
We find it truly inspiring to see how the Bluffton and Lowcountry community has supported one another throughout this unprecedented time. It’s challenging for us all as we navigate through the gradual reopening of communities, new safety guidelines, and the effects of COVID-19. Our Vineyard Tribe is more excited than ever to be a part of such a strong, resilient, and caring community and feel lucky we call Bluffton home.
We hope you are staying happy and healthy and can’t wait until we can come together in the future!