Bay Village has been in existence for 42 years sitting on the Gulf of Mexico and has never experienced a hurricane, but that all changed last month when Hurricane Irma came onto our campus. Preparation for such an event has been planned throughout the years. It was now time to take that preparation and put it into action. Here are some of my thoughts about the hurricane event:
- I am very proud of our management team here at Bay Village. We met every two hours on Sunday to get updates from each department. The teamwork exhibited by all the departments was great!
- The staff did an outstanding job during the hurricane. We had over 250 staff and family come into Bay Village. The staff was here to continue to provide the service and care to all our residents. The staff was here not knowing what was going to happen to their homes and property.
- Bay Village used Facebook for the first time to keep family and friends of residents updated as to what was happening on our campus. We shared about the extended lunch meals and shared the Sunday “hurricane lunch” menu consisting of prime rib or baked sole. One comment came back saying, “Sounds really good; eat it up.”
I have been here only four months. What I saw during the hurricane was a campus that has great teamwork throughout. Residents were very appreciative of the efforts made by all the staff. Bay Village is “Where the good life gets better,” even during a hurricane!