It is hard to believe that I have been here at Bay Village for four years now. I believe life’s challenges always prepare a person for other challenges in the years ahead. Four years ago, moving from Maryland, I was experienced with blizzards. Within months of me starting at Bay Village, we experienced Hurricane Irma, one the strongest hurricanes ever to be in the Atlantic. Fortunately, for the campus, the hurricane moved to the center of the state and spared us its harshest winds. Then three years later came the Covid-19 pandemic. This pandemic changed the operations of our country and those at Bay Village. The pandemic was not a few days event like Irma, but has lasted over a year. With both of these tremendous challenges, I have seen the tremendous efforts and teamwork of the staff at Bay Village. During the hurricane, 250 staff and family of staff hunkered down at Bay Village to provide service and care to the residents. The pandemic saw the staff changing operations rapidly and sometimes daily, to ensure residents and staff were safe from the virus. Two major events in my four years here on the campus and each one presented its own challenges that were met head on by the leadership and staff of Bay Village.
I wish all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!