Sharing the Positives During the Pandemic

FALA Blog,

During this COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to become overwhelmed and feel helpless with the constant updates on statistics, PPE shortages, changes, and state of the economy. The Florida Assisted Living Association asked our followers to start sharing some positive things that are happening in their community so that we could then share on social media and spread some light to everyone.

Sandy Garutti, Executive Director of The Fountains of Melbourne, shared a couple of things with us, "Because we are required to wear masks at all times in the community, The Fountains maintenance team jumped into action. We have relocated our associate breakroom to the parking lot. The weather is gorgeous so why not take advantage of it! We have enough tables so everyone can spread out and even have a sink being installed for great hand hygiene. Every Friday until further notice is 'Spirit Shirt and Jeans Friday.' Every associate has their own brightly colored shirt with all sorts of fun sayings on them."

The Fountains of Melbourne also just had an article written about them as staff stood out front greeting the other employees and nurses arriving to work. The goal: encourage and say thank you for their dedication. You can see the full article here.

Have something awesome happening in your community that you would like to share? Send it our way at or message us through Facebook.