Scheduled Power Outage in Village Center for March 28

Open Letter to Messiah Village Residents & Families
Regarding Scheduled Power Outage in Village Center
March 20, 2019

The Messiah Lifeways® Emergency Management Team is making provisions for a lengthy planned power outage in the Village Center on Thursday, March 28. We expect the power shut-down to begin around 8:30 am with the full outage in effect by approximately 9:00 am. This outage could last up to 10 hours. The Village Commons and all Messiah Village residential living cottages will retain power.

We are asking all non-essential visitors to avoid the Village Center on this day. Limited generator power will supply emergency outlets and provide limited corridor lighting but it could be a challenging day without elevators, televisions, most computers, some phones, and other amenities. We will use every resource to ensure that every Village Center Nursing and Enhanced Living resident is safe and comfortable despite the inconvenience. Team members from administrative offices will be volunteering in the neighborhoods to provide support.

The following areas will be CLOSED during the power outage on March 28:
Katie’s Corner and Bailey Street Coffee Shop
Mechanicsburg Adult Day
The Clinic (routine physician rounds will still occur in Nursing)
U-GRO Learning Centre
The Salon at Compass Pointe
Most elevators will be unavailable by 8:15 am (interior elevators in Donegal/Asper, Greenwood/Engle, and both elevators in Hopewell will operate on emergency power). 

The Evergreen Café will be operating with a limited menu offering many cold items. A limited number of public restrooms will be open and will be lit with lanterns. Please note signs on the doors for the status of these facilities. 

MVTV will be off-air, even in parts of campus that still have power. There will be no devotions or announcements broadcast that morning.

Each neighborhood care base will have phone service. If you have a specific question about how this will impact a resident living in one of the Enhanced Living or Nursing neighborhoods, please contact a social worker or administrator in that area before March 28.
As always, we are grateful for your patience and cooperation during this time. Prayers for pleasant weather and safety are appreciated so this project can proceed as easily as possible.

Kelli Mills, Vice President of Operations

Matthew J. Gallardo

Matthew J. Gallardo

Matt is the Director of Community Engagement and Coaching at Messiah Lifeways. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in counseling, advocating, and guiding older adults and caregivers through many of life’s tough decisions. His diverse background of working in hospital and rehabilitation settings, community services, and senior housing gives him the breadth and depth of knowledge to provide unique solutions, opportunities, and help individuals proactively plan for the future. He serves as the Lifeways Coach and as a writer, blogger, podcaster, and speaker for Messiah Lifeways, located in Mechanicsburg, PA.

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