February 2021 Community Message

A Year in Review and Hope for Tomorrow

February 2021

 

Looking back at 2020, one word stands out: unprecedented. At Chesterbrook Residences, we were not exempt from the unprecedented challenges that came with navigating a global pandemic. Indeed, the COVID-19 outbreak has been a tremendous challenge for all senior living communities, but as we enter a new year full of promise and hope, we are filled with pride and gratitude for the collective effort it has taken to make it to where we are today.

Today, we reflect on our thirteen years of service feeling humbled by the many lives we have been privileged to touch throughout our history, and we look ahead with hope at the possibilities a new year brings. Yes, 2020 was a year unlike any other, with challenges, losses, and barriers no one could have anticipated. But Chesterbrook, like so many others, has persevered. And we are proud to be standing with you today, facing the future together with hopeful anticipation of all that we will accomplish and celebrate in the years ahead.

 

Reflections from 2020 …

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Chesterbrook leadership team has been working diligently to take every precaution to protect the health and safety of our residents and team members.  Our management company, Coordinated Services Management, Inc., immediately established a COVID-19 taskforce to review and implement the recommendations and guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control, Virginia Department of Health, and other leading health organizations. Together, we assessed and reassessed the latest information and guidance, which changed as rapidly as decisions could be made.

Throughout the pandemic, our staff have demonstrated great flexibility and creativity as we adapted our services to adhere to the strict protocols required to combat the coronavirus. Throughout our building, people took initiative, learned to do things in new ways, worked longer hours, remained focused on what is most important, and did it all without complaint. During a time of high stress with constant change, they have maintained their positivity and, more importantly, their compassion and empathy for our residents, who similarly showed a persistent and even cheerful resolve throughout the unpredictable and difficult events of 2020.

 

Hope for Tomorrow …

We have entered a new year full of hope and renewed optimism, feeling particularly excited about the peace of mind that comes with the COVID-19 vaccine. We are thankful for the scientists that developed the vaccine with a 95% efficacy rate. We are proud to be a part of the unprecedented scientific achievement as our residents and team members have already received the vaccine. Their protection from the coronavirus is growing stronger by the day, and the relief and joy are visible on their faces. We are grateful for the promise of a brighter tomorrow and the new blessings that 2021 will bring.

 

Thank you …

In closing, we would like to thank our residents, families, team members, partners, and neighbors for their continued support of Chesterbrook Residences. Your commitment, thoughtfulness, and optimistic determination have been inspiring.  We look forward to the day we can thank you in person. Having served the McLean/Falls Church community since 2007, we are very excited to continue our rewarding journey for many years to come!

 

Chesterbrook is a not-for-profit, nondenominational community governed by a local Board of Directors comprised of members from our three founding faith communities, Lewinsville Presbyterian, Temple Rodef Shalom, and Immanuel Presbyterian.

Chesterbrook’s management agent is Coordinated Services Management, Inc., a Virginia-based property management firm located in Roanoke, Virginia that provides services to not-for-profit, faith-based, and senior living communities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.