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COVID CLAIMS 3RD GHBC RESIDENT
On October 19, Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads lost its third resident due to complications from covid-19. The Goodwin House community extends its sympathy to his friends and family. Two GHBC residents died in May of complications from covid-19.

As of October 23, GHBC reported two confirmed cases of covid-19 among residents in the Health Care Center and one case among Health Care Center and Assisted Living staff, with one staff member symptom-free and awaiting test clearance.

GHI management issued updated guidelines on October 16 for covid-19 quarantines and testing. For the Family & Friends Visitor Guidelines, click HERE. For the Resident Guidelines, click HERE.

GH WEBINAR ON PANDEMIC
During the week of November 9, Goodwin House will share a prerecorded discussion, "Fall and Winter Pandemic Updates and Planning." The video will feature Dr. Maggie Gloria, a GH medical director, and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Lindsay Hutter. Maggie Gloria will discuss the current covid-19 situation, treatments, vaccines, infection precaution practices and guidance for the holiday season. Lindsay Hutter will discuss GH infection precaution efforts. The webinar will be shown on Channel 2; date and time to be announced. Share your questions and concerns by November 3 by email to communications@goodwinhouse.org.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON JUSTICE
The Spiritual Life Committee is sponsoring a five-week discussion of the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson. "Unfairness in the justice system is a major theme of our age...This book brings new life to the story by placing it in two affecting contexts: [Bryan] Stevenson’s life work and the deep strain of racial injustice in American life...The message of the book... is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made."—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review

The weekly Zoom discussions will be scheduled on five consecutive Fridays, beginning November 6, at 1 p.m. Contact Claudia Blake (blake.claudia@gmail.com) to be part of the conversation.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME WALK
The Fitness Center is planning its first Halloween Costume Fitness Walk. The walk will be on Friday, October 30, with festivities beginning at 2 p.m. Meet in the Rotunda at 2 p.m. and hear about the Pumpkin Contest winners. Then we will take a walk around the campus in all of our Halloween Costume Goodness! New costumes are available in the Fitness Center for residents who want to dress up. The supply is limited; contact Sherry Compton at ext. 7331 or scompton@goodwinhouse.org.

FITNESS CLASS ADDED
The Fitness Center has added additional Total Body Standing classes at 8:30 a.m. on Monday and Friday, and at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. These early morning classes will be in the Aerobics Room. Class size is limited so sign up in the Fitness Center.

LAST CALL FOR EARLY VOTING
Remember, GHBC is not a polling place on election day, November 3. Mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 3, and received at the Office of Elections by Thursday, November 6.

GHBC election aides will help with packaging ballots in the Rotunda on Tuesday, October 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. and Thursday, October 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. Use black or blue pens. No witness signatures are required.

A drop box for ballots and walk-in early voting at Mason Governmental Center are available Monday through Friday, October 26-30, from 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NEED A RIDE FOR EARLY VOTING?
Do you need a ride to put your completed ballot in the official drop box? Or to vote early at the election satellite at Mason Government Center? Silver Panther Huddle Shuttle drivers are available to transport residents who are unable to drive themselves. Shuttles will depart from the main lobby at 1 p.m. each weekday until October 30. Sign up in advance in the Resident Business Center. Residents and shuttle drivers will be masked for the entire trip. To vote in person you will need an ID. No ID is required to put ballot in drop box. Check bulletin board in the Business Center for new list of acceptable IDs.

You must deliver your voted ballot yourself. It is illegal to take someone else’s or have them take yours. 

CANDIDATES FOR RESIDENT COUNCIL
Election season for the 2021 GHBC Resident Council opened October 12, with a month-long nomination period for candidates for the six at-large vacancies created by the expiring terms of the class of 2020 and for the single seat reserved for a resident of Assisted Living selected by AL residents.

Nominating chair Joan Lewis advises that the election is open to all residents. You may nominate yourself, or another resident may ask you to run for office. Yellow copies of the nomination form are placed in all elevator lobbies near the menus. Please fill out both sides of the form. Completed forms should be placed in the orange notebook in the Resident Business Center before noon on Monday, November 16.

GET CONNECTED
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