To take a small walk in history, it was July 18th of 1994 and the task was to resurface the main kitchen floor. As you can imagine, the daily wear and tear has taken a toll. From deterioration to discoloration, it was only a matter of time for the issues to be addressed. Nearly 26 years later we get to experience the joy and pains of maintaining our facilities that we call home. The main kitchen services over 30 Cedar Court residents and nearly 50 Skilled Nursing residents, not to mention any additional needs of the community. We are talking 3 meals a day, 365 days a year! That is a lot of use. Starting on Sunday, February 2nd, the prep work itself to get the kitchen cleared and ready took two days. The next three days included grinding the floor and allowing it to dry completely. Next was the poly concrete layer and sand, and creating the cove. We needed to wait an additional day for the floor to cure and then the daunting task of putting it all back together. Cleaning projects and necessary repairs were made to get the kitchen back up to speed. Including a leak that was fixed and painting on top of the worn out walls. Well appreciated was the creative maneuvering of the dietary team and the patience of the residents while limitations were placed on their dining and activity space. Buffet style serving was utilized in the main dining area as staff delivered meals to rooms. Activities were shifted to the various open spaces in Warm Beach. Overall, as we finish this project and go on the next, the success of the kitchen floor had many different capable hands taking care of the task at hand. Thanks to all who helped work swiftly and to the grace of those who were affected with the temporary construction zone. We know it isn't always easy to have to reroute our daily routines, and we are grateful to have gracious people among us who understand. Here's to the next 30 years of taking care of our well loved space we get to be in each and every day to serve our residents who are truly one of a kind!
"And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered." -2 Chronicles 31:21