COVID-19 Updates

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May 12, 2020

  • Mother’s Day Celebrations at Chelsea Jewish Lifecare

    While Mother’s Day this year was certainly not the norm, Chelsea Jewish Lifecare worked hard to make the day happy and memorable. Additional staff members were on hand to help families connect through phone and video calls. In this time of social distancing restrictions, hearing a loved one’s voice or seeing them on a screen… View Article

May 8, 2020

  • May 8, 2020 – Family Letter

    Dear Residents and Families, We write to you today with a new sense of optimism. Data for Massachusetts is starting to show improvement in our broader communities due to everyone’s hard work to stay home and socially distance. We too are seeing signs that our continuing efforts to stop the spread of the virus in… View Article

May 7, 2020

  • Chelsea Jewish Lifecare Celebrates National Nurses Week!

    Each year, the country celebrates National Nurses Week from May 6 through May 12. Given the challenges facing our country and our community, it is more important than ever to honor our nurses for their extraordinary dedication, commitment, and support. At the Leonard Florence for Living in Chelsea, the Katzman Family Center for Living in… View Article

April 30, 2020

  • April 30, 2020 – Family Letter

    Dear Residents and Families, More than a month into the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has continued to work through adversity to meet the commitment of care we make to you and your loved ones. We, along with the rest of the world, are also getting a better grasp of this crisis. While the impact to… View Article

April 27, 2020

April 20, 2020

  • April 20, 2020 – Family Letter

    Dear Residents and Families, As Massachusetts experiences what experts believe to be the peak for new COVID-19 cases, senior care living organizations have become the focus of attention given the highly vulnerable population we serve. We share in the immense grief felt across our industry and broader communities as we have also experienced the loss… View Article

April 11, 2020

  • April 11, 2020 – Family Letter

    To Our Families, We write to you now possibly during the most difficult time in our lives. Never in the 100-year history of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare have we faced a situation like this one. Despite all our best efforts and preparation, the COVID-19 pandemic facing the world has found its way within the walls of… View Article

March 26, 2020

  • COVID-19 Response FAQs

    At Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our number one priority. Please know that we are carefully monitoring all aspects related to COVID-19 and have implemented the recommendations and guidelines given to us by state and federal health experts. This page is intended to provide additional information to residents, family members, and staff based on common questions we are receiving. While this situation is rapidly evolving, we will do our best to update our website with the latest information.

March 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

March 18, 2020

  • Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Health Center Temporarily Closing on March 20th

    In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are temporarily closing the Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Health Center on our Peabody Campus as of March 20, 2020. Please know we will work closely with families on transition plans. Our focus right now is preventing the spread of this virus and keeping our participants safe.

  • Family Letter

    To Our Dear Residents and Families, Especially during this difficult time, the health and safety of our residents remain our top priority. We want to assure you that Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is monitoring all aspects related to COVID-19 extremely closely. With guidance from state and federal health experts, we are following their recommendations as well… View Article

March 13, 2020

  • CJL No Visitor Protocol

    To our Residents, Families, and Community: In an effort to further protect our residents, who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID‐19, our facility will be implementing a strict NO VISITOR protocol effective at 7PM, Thursday, March 12. We find this policy necessary to prevent an individual possibly infected with COVID‐19, without symptoms, from… View Article

March 9, 2020

  • Statement about Coronavirus

    To our Residents and Family Members:   In light of recent developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) in the United States, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the strategies we will be implementing to keep our residents, staff, and visitors safe. We have implemented protocols to address… View Article

CJL In The News

May 18, 2020

April 30, 2020

  • Parade wishes popular senior ‘Happy Birthday’ at Kaplan Estates

    PEABODY — About 20 cars filled with family, plus police cars and fire trucks, wished Eleanor “Helen” Dittmer a happy 93rd birthday this past Sunday at The Harriett and Ralph Kaplan Estates assisted living center at 240 Lynnfield St. The cavalcade, which allowed for folks to keep a safe social distance amid the coronavirus pandemic,… View Article

April 27, 2020

  • Katzman Resident Recovers from COVID-19

    At 93 years old Annette Carruccio is beating the coronavirus. WBZ spoke to her on a Zoom call from the Katzman Family Center for Living in Chelsea. “I’m feeling great,” Carruccio said. “I didn’t even know I had the virus.” Watch WBZ-TV Clip

  • Kaplan Estates resident surprised with parade for 93rd birthday

    Eleanor “Helen” Dittmer, a much beloved resident at The Harriett and Ralph Kaplan Estates Assisted Living, celebrated her 93rd birthday with a social distancing drive-by parade. The parade included police cars, fire engines, two trucks and 20 vehicles with relatives. Family members waved, cheered and sang Happy Birthday as they passed Helen’s apartment window. Helen’s… View Article

March 30, 2020

March 24, 2020

  • Chelsea Jewish Lifecare Featured in the Boston Globe

    On Friday afternoon, Leonard Florence residents were treated to a concert by “All Good Things,’’ a musical group led by recreational programming director Jimmy Honohan. Residents sitting on balconies or watching from their windows were serenaded with a medley of oldies, from “Mustang Sally’’ to “This Magic Moment’’ on guitar, drums, and saxophone. Such events are comforting not only to the residents but to children and relatives, who can’t attend but know that the residents are being entertained and looked after.

  • Chelsea Jewish Lifecare Featured on Boston 25 News and WBZ Boston

    Last week the Leonard Florence Center for Living held a therapeutic outdoor concert for it’s residents and staff. The three piece band, led by the very talented Jimmy Honohan, played a medley of rock ‘n roll and oldie hit songs. While all residents and band members observed the six feet apart government guidelines, it was… View Article