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Touchmark makes changes in light of coronavirus pandemic

Touchmark makes changes in light of coronavirus pandemic
Posted at 10:26 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 12:26:35-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — A typical day at Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village in Meridian includes games, social hours and meals in the dining rooms. The elderly, however, face a special risk from COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, and now some of those activities have changed.

Only essential visitors are allowed inside the retirement community, every meal is being delivered and residents are being screen daily.

"We come up with new things every day, like delivering popcorn, mimosas and frozen yogurt," said Aaron Kidder, Touchmark Resident Services Director. "That might be the only interaction they have for that day, so it's important we get out there, go door-to-door and see them just so they know they're not alone, and that we are here for them."

Touchmark is also offering virtual fitness classes and trivia challenges. Every resident also has access to FaceTime to stay in touch with friends and family.

The company is hiring for a number of positions, some with flexible hours and sign-on bonuses. You can find a link to apply here.