This June marks 12 months since the fire event that caused us to evacuate Oakridge. Reflecting back on the stress of that day and the days that followed, I really just remember how we all came together. With the help of staff, residents, families, colleagues and neighbors, we saw a successful relocation of our residents. We then made an immediate transition from our daily work of providing care in a place we knew, to that of recovery, rebuilding and getting back to what we are called to do.
We have been working towards the goal of getting back in our facility every day since last June and we are nearing the end of that journey to begin another chapter in Oakridge’s 52-year history of serving seniors in the Fox Valley. We couldn’t be happier.
I appreciate everyone who has been there to help us along the way.
Michael T. Schanke