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November 24, 2020

2020 Thanksgiving Townhall

November 24, 2020

2020 Thanksgiving Townhall

Different. Reality. Hope. Thanksgiving.
This year, to show our gratitude and stay healthy, we must live a different reality through the Holidays. With the hope of a vaccine closing in, please stay vigilant, enjoying a different Thanksgiving, and be well.

November 02, 2020

November 02, 2020

Letter to Oregon Residents & Families 10/31/20

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued a policy allowing for measured and cautious indoor visitation in senior living communities.

October 14, 2020

Virtual Townhall October 13, 2020

October 14, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

As cases of COVID in our Oregon communities are dropping, active cases in our Montana communities are climbing. We see that people are living and we want to remind everyone to stay vigilant with the COVID precautionary protocols.

October 07, 2020

NIC 2020 Conference - Fee Stubblefield - Environmental Testing

October 07, 2020

Environmental Testing - Fee Stubblefield - NIC Conference 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way senior housing providers must operate in the future. Organizations will need to embrace the reality the you cannot deliver great care without delivering a safe environment.

September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020

Letter to Residents and Family Members

We want you to know that we will not give in to COVID-19, civil unrest, or an epic windstorm that ignited the Northwest on fire. We will stay on watch. We will stay focused. We will continue to be there for you.

September 03, 2020

Virtual Townhall September 3, 2020

September 03, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

Testing for COVID continues with human testing and surface testing. Now, as part of a research study with CDC and Harvard, The Springs Living will begin air quality testing using technology designed by Panasonic.

August 20, 2020

Virtual Townhall August 19, 2020

August 20, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

Fee clarifies misconceptions about Senior Housing and the safety of residents. He continues with the added benefits of companionship, food and nutrition, activities, events and social opportunities, and access to medical.

August 13, 2020

Virtual Townhall August 12, 2020

August 13, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

The Springs Living is ready to launch the next phase of COVID protocols for residents to connect with loved ones safely.

July 29, 2020

Virtual Townhall July 28, 2020

July 29, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

As we enter the sixth month of our fight against COVID-19, Fee shares some facts and data points that prove that The Springs Living residents are 25% safer this year than in previous years and living in our communities is safer than living with the general population.

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

In the news with AXIOS

Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too
Testing buildings — not just people — could be an important way to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Read about how Enviral Tech is testing surfaces in The Springs Living senior communities.

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

KPTV FOX 12 - Enviral Tech and The Springs Living

Senior care facility says testing technology from Oregon company has prevented multiple COVID-19 outbreaks

June 24, 2020

Virtual Townhall June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

With innovation as one of The Springs Living's core values, partnering with Enviral Tech for surface testing is showing great results in early detection of COVID-19. Shula Jaron, CEO of Enviral Tech joins Brenda Connelly and Fee Stubblefield, in this week's virtual townhall.

June 17, 2020

Virtual Townhall June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

Having a professional culinary team to serve you is just one of the reasons that living in a community is safer for older adults. Sam Currie, The Springs Living Director of Culinary Services, answers questions about keeping residents well-fed and socializing during meals while following safety protocols of COVID-19.

June 10, 2020

Virtual Townhall June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

Surface testing is behind our current COVID-19 strategy called "Detect and Defeat." Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO of The Springs Living beckons us all to stay aware and continue all the safety protocols while moving forward with our lives.

May 27, 2020

Virtual Townhall May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

What does "opening up a community" mean with The Springs Living? Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO explains the differences in Montana and Oregon as well as the differences in the living options: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

May 20, 2020

Virtual Townhall May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

Dr. Chuck Kilo, Medical Director, joins Brenda Connelly and Fee Stubblefield of The Springs Living to answer viewer questions about COVID-19.

May 14, 2020

Virtual Townhall May 13, 2020

May 14, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

Brenda Connelly, RN and Acting COO, shares this Townhall with Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO with exciting updates including surface testing for COVID-19.

May 06, 2020

Virtual Townhall May 6 2020

May 06, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

An update on our COVID-19 status and a special message for Mothers' Day.

April 29, 2020

Virtual Townhall April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

With no new cases of COVID in our communities in over 3 weeks, we are optimistic about our future.

April 22, 2020

Virtual Townhall April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020

Virtual Townhall and Letter

Spring is a time for hope. With our statistics looking promising and our Hold the Line strategy proving to work, we are hopeful for brighter days.

April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Townhall Update April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

Virtual Townhall

Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO of The Springs Livings provides an update on our resident and two employees who had been tested positive for COVID-19. Fee illustrates holding the line with a reference to his childhood memories of fighting forest fires in Eastern Oregon.

April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

Letter to Residents and Family Members

March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

Letter to Residents and Family Members

March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020

Letter to Residents

March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020

Letter to Vendors

March 07, 2020

March 07, 2020

Letter to Residents and Family Members

March 03, 2020

March 03, 2020

Letter to Vendors

February 29, 2020

February 29, 2020

Letter to Residents and Family Members

Resources

October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

COVID Fact Sheet

At The Springs Living, we believe we must continue to live well and as safely as possible. To do this, we’re asking everyone to follow these recommended guidelines.

October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

Our Response to COVID

At The Springs Living, we offer professional services and support that people don't have access to in their homes. You'll find daily options for your social life, access to professional services, reliable supply chains, and caring support networks. All of these features and services contribute to our communities being safe and comfortable.

June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

Our Pledge

We are committed to keeping The Springs Living communities free of COVID-19 and as employees, we pledge to follow these guidelines designed to "Hold the Line."

May 05, 2020

May 05, 2020

Guidelines for Looking Glass Visitations

The Springs Living Looking Glass is a large panel of Plexiglass that separates residents from others, much like how families have been visiting residents through glass windows.

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

Letter to Residents Regarding Facial Coverings

The next step of Holding the Line includes residents wearing facial coverings when they are in common spaces or around others.

April 07, 2020

April 07, 2020

COVID-19 Surface Facts and Self Care

At-a-glance surface lifespan of COVID-19 plus a bonus about self care.

April 06, 2020

April 06, 2020

Stop The Drop

One pillar of Holding The Line is to stop the droplets that we may be spreading with the use of facial coverings. Be sure to review both pages of this flyer. The second page teaches how to make a fabric face covering. Be well.

April 02, 2020

April 02, 2020

Holding The Line today can have huge effects on tomorrow

COVID-19 projections assuming full social distancing through May 2020.

March 06, 2020

March 06, 2020

COVID-19 Information Sheet

Symptoms and steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how to protect yourself.

In the News

October 07, 2020, McKnight's Senior Living

Senior living in the COVID era surges healthcare delivery, infection control: NIC panelists

In a NIC meeting operator spotlight session called “Using science to fight COVID-19,” Fee Stubblefield, the founder and CEO of The Springs Living, said that surface testing helped prevent an outbreak of COVID-19. The company’s program was highlighted in an

August 11, 2020, DJC Oregon

Amid pandemic, HVAC effectiveness now vital

The Springs Living, a company with 18 senior-living communities throughout Oregon and Montana, is among the building owners looking to upgrade their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with improved filtration with the primary purpose of keeping their residents and staff safe.

July 28, 2020, Flathead Beacon

Senior-Care Facilities Find Creative Ways to Connect Residents to the Community

Communities in the Flathead Valley are keeping seniors engaged including The Springs at Whitefish by utilizing the Looking Glass for family visits.

July 28, 2020, KEZI TV (ABC) Eugene

UO Researchers Test Buildings for COVID-19

A team of researchers at the University of Oregon has found that testing buildings helps detect a possible outbreak before it happens and The Springs Living has been using this testing on their senior communities in Oregon and Montana.

July 14, 2020, AXIOS

Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too

Testing buildings — not just people — could be an important way to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

July 02, 2020, Montana Standard

Some senior living communities are open for visitation

Some Butte, MT nursing homes and assisted living facilities are now allowing visitations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the strict guidelines set by Gov. Steve Bullock, The Springs at Butte is providing the Looking Glass partitions for residents to visit family and friends.

June 19, 2020, KPAX News Missoula

The Springs at Missoula finds ways to endure COVID-19 isolation

MISSOULA — You’ve heard the stories of COVID-19 sweeping through nursing homes and senior living facilities, posing a major threat to our community’s most vulnerable members. But one local senior living facility is saying their residents are healthy, their staff is healthy, and they’re ready to get back into the swing of things.

May 14, 2020, Senior Housing News

Expenses are up but the cost of COVID-19 failure is 'incalcuable'

In this episode of Transform, hear from Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO of The Springs Living talk about: Successful campaigns The Springs launched to stop the spread of Covid-19.

May 13, 2020, KTVQ News

Through the Looking Glass program allows for long awaited reunions

The Springs at Grand Park has introduced the Looking Glass program to their residents in time for Mothers' Day. It is an 8 foot by six foot enclosed plexiglass structure, developed by one of our communities in Oregon.

May 13, 2020, Senior Housing News

Transform Podcast with Fee Stubblefield

For The Springs Living Founder and CEO Fee Stubblefield, dealing with Covid-19 has felt a little like piloting a commercial jet.

May 12, 2020, KTVL News 10

Virus-free senior living center credits success to safety measures, says some may remain

Senior living facilities have been some of the hardest-hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, however, one local facility credits the programs it has developed to its success in keeping infection abate - The Springs Living.

May 11, 2020, Statesman Journal

Salem retirement center's glass wall lets families visit mom, grandmother on Mother's Day

At The Springs at Sunnyview, a retirement community in northeast Salem, eight families scheduled meetings with their loved ones through the "Looking Glass," a concept that allows families to visit face-to-face through a framed sheet of plexiglass.

May 08, 2020, KPTV FOX 12

Senior living facilities in Oregon will use ‘looking glass’ to help families celebrate Mother’s Day

The Springs Living senior living communities are making it easier for families to connect on Mother’s Day with an idea called “The Looking Glass”. It’s a portable plexiglass barrier that gets setup outside the entry so residents can come out and visit with family members on the other side.

May 07, 2020, Whitefish Pilot

Resident Sews the Softest Masks

Mariel Cole, 91, is a resident of The Springs at Whitefish and has sewn about 200 cloth masks. “I couldn’t not do it,” she said. “I know how to run a sewing machine and I needed to fill in.”

April 23, 2020, KDRV Newswatch 12

Local retirement homes successfully keeping COVID-19 out of facilities

The Springs at Anna Maria and The Springs at Veranda Park in Medford, Oregon are only allowing "essential visitors" during the Coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to keep COVID-19 away from the most vulnerable age group by keeping the virus outside of the buildings. According to The Springs Living, it is working.

April 23, 2020, KPTV FOX 12

Oregon National Guard delivers PPE to long-term care facilities across the state

SALEM, OR (KPTV) - The Oregon National Guard is delivering hundreds of thousands of pieces of Personal Protective Equipment to long-term care facilities and home-care workers across the state.

April 17, 2020, ReBusiness Online

Adequate COVID-19 testing is in short supply in senior living industry

A webinar hosted by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) April 9th, featured speakers including Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO of The Springs Living.

April 14, 2020, Lake Oswego Review

Lakeridge student brings cheer to bagpipe instructor

Stay-at-home orders didn't stop Joonas Martin, an eighth grader at Lakeridge Middle School, from bringing some cheer to his former bagpipe instructor while still maintaining appropriate social distancing. The instructor and his wife life at The Springs at Lake Oswego.

April 14, 2020, McKnight's Senior Living

Preventive measure could pay off for The Springs Living communities

Spring Living Founder and CEO, Fee Stubblefield, told McKnight’s Friday that the company began implementing a host of preventive efforts at all of its 17 senior living communities in Oregon and Montana beginning at the end of February to help keep staff and residents healthy. The company’s efforts, which have included industrial sanitation of facilities, a hefty ramp-up in personal protective equipment stock and extra paid time off for sick workers, have allowed the company to keep incidents of positive cases to three at this point, including two staff members

April 10, 2020, Senior Housing News

Covid-19 Is Costing The Springs Living, But Provider Will ‘Hold the Line’

One company that can speak to the level of pain in the senior living market is The Springs Living. “We are going to get through this, we are going to hold the line,” Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO said. “We’re going to emerge out of this showing that we’re relevant, and that senior living is the very safest place for older adults to be.”

April 07, 2020,

Senior Community Protected in "outbreak that didn't happen"

The Department of Global Health reports out on seniors in community living during Covid-19 pandemic.

April 02, 2020, Whitefish Pilot

A Healthy and Happy Birthday (with appropriate distancing)

The family of Arnold Peterson were forced to be creative last week when throwing him a birthday party.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, The Springs at Whitefish, where Peterson resides, has closed to all visitors. But Peterson’s granddaughter Christine Nelson couldn’t let his 98th birthday on March 26 pass by without a celebration.

March 23, 2020, Clackamas Review, March 20, 2020

The Springs Living supports employee who tested positive for COVID-19

"This week, the COVID-19 crisis hit close to home with one of our employees testing positive for the virus," said Fee Stubblefield, CEO and Founder of The Springs Living in a message to all employees. "This person is doing well, at home and in good spirits."

The Springs Living has implemented an employee benefit program extending their sick pay, to encourage workers to stay home if they thought they had symptoms of the virus. So far, he said none of the residents have shown symptoms of the Coronavirus, and none are suspected to have contracted it.

March 14, 2020, KTVL Channel 10 News, Medford, Ore

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, who can visit a long term care facility in Oregon?

News 10 spoke to Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO of The Springs Living, to find out who was allowed in and out of the senior living communities amid increased concerns of exposure to the virus.

March 12, 2020, Lake Oswego Review

Senior facilities take precautions to prevent spread of COVID-19

The Springs Living and Mary's Woods limits visitors and requires screenings

March 07, 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what steps is The Springs Living taking to help prevent the spread.

March 01, 2020

Precautionary Measures Taking Place Against Coronavirus

The Springs Living is closely monitoring developments of the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19). While there are currently no cases of coronavirus identified in any of our communities, as always, our overriding priority above all else is the safety and health of our residents and employees.