May 31, 2020
Dear Families and Friends of our Home,
It has been a very busy week here. To start, the residents were offered a bit more freedom of
motion. They are able to visit each other and to visit the chapel, walk outside on the grounds, always
wearing a mask and respecting “social distancing.” It is a challenge for them because the mask and
distance add to their hearing limitations and communications.
The Health Department paid us another visit last Saturday. Things were fine.
We are thanking God that we are still without any positive cases. A few staff members had to be
tested and all were found negative.
The SNF Residents were offered testing on Friday. Thirteen of them accepted and all were
We were happy to recognize our nurses on May 24. There was even a Blue Angel flyover at
noon. Our staff continues to support the residents in any way possible, to make this time of “cloister” as
enjoyable as possible. We are very grateful for their good spirit and help. We try, each week, to put our
gratitude into a little token of appreciation and gift card.
Many of you have also been most helpful. Sr. Frances Elisabeth is continuously distributing
items left at the door: cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, paper goods, etc. We even have a little spot in
the convent where she leaves “Treats for the Residents” to be picked up for the Units. Thank you so
We know these restrictions have been very hard for everyone but, at this point, they seem to
have spared the residents from a much worse fate.
We joined Pope Francis to pray the Rosary with him on Saturday, May 30 for an end to this
pandemic. May Our Lady anser this very sincere prayer
Sr Genevieve Regina and all the Little Sisters
May 15, 2020
Click here to read a letter from Mother Genevieve
Click here for prayers for healing the Coronavirus
Click here for a statement from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
Click here for information from the Department of Aging and Disability Services
Click here for strategies and suggestions from Garfunkel Wild, PC
Message from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
State of New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
New York State Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/