Fox Run at Orchard Park COVID-19 Updates (Made Every 48-72 Hours)
Updated Health Warning (Updated 10/26/2020)
Fox Run Health Center
Fox Run is proud to report we have zero confirmed resident cases of COVID-19 in our Health Center.
Unfortunately, two employees who work in the Fox Run Health Center have tested positive for COVID-19. Both employees are at home quarantining for at least 14 days until they receive a negative test result. The latest case was reported to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on 10/26/2020. We as a facility continue to follow all infection control guidelines that have been set forth by the NYSDOH, Erie County DOH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Due to the positive cases, and in accordance with NYSDOH instructions, ALL VISITS to the Health Center are temporarily suspended. This includes Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment that this will cause. Visits are scheduled to resume on 11/9/2020. All staff that work in the Fox Run Health Center continue to be tested weekly for COVID-19 until November 3rd, per executive order.
Per NYSDOH guidelines, all Skilled Nursing residents are scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 and influenza on 10/27/2020 and will be tested for both again the following week. All residents currently in our Health Center are being monitored daily for any changes in their health.
On October 1st NYSDOH conducted an unscheduled infection control survey on our skilled nursing unit. This survey was created by the NYSDOH as the result of the COVID-19 crisis and is a new step to ensure that Skilled Nursing facilities around the state are following proper infection control protocols meant to protect residents and staff. We are proud to say that the results of the survey were excellent as Fox Run is in compliance with all safety standards.
If you have any questions regarding a loved one residing in Skilled Nursing, please contact Janine Fino, RN, Director of Nursing at 716.508.2161. If you have any questions about a loved one residing in the Assisted Living or Memory Care, please call Dana Sagliani, LPN, Program Coordinator at 716.508.2152.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for a FaceTime call or a balcony visit with your loved one residing in Skilled Nursing, please call Jennifer Pellicane at 716.508.2157. Please leave a message, Jennifer will return all calls with-in 48 hours. Also, please do not call the nurses station as they are busy caring for your loved ones.
Assisted Living & Memory Care
If you would like to schedule a FaceTime call with your loved one residing in Assisted Living or Memory Care, please call Jennifer Pellicane, Activity Supervisor, at 716.508.2157. Please leave a message, Jennifer will return all calls with-in 48 hours.
Hair Salon Services
Per NYSDOH, all hair salon services continue to remain suspended until further notice for our Health Center.
COVID-19 Crisis Overview
Over the course of the pandemic, the Fox Run Health Center has had a total of ten residents who have come off quarantine. With a deep sense of sadness and loss, we mourn the passing of our two Community Members whose deaths were COVID-19 related.
Fox Run continues to be in daily contact with NYSDOH and our local representative from the Erie County DOH to ensure all processes and protocols are strictly followed. We continue to go above and beyond CDC guidelines.
Should you have any questions regarding your loved one in the Health Center, please contact the Fox Run CEO or Director of Nursing. All contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.
Fox Run Independent Living
(Commons Building, Arbor View Apartments & Patio Homes)
We are grateful to report that we continue to have zero confirmed resident cases of COVID-19 within our independent living community.
Fox Run Independent Living Community Members & staff should continue to wear a mask at all times when in all commons areas including outdoors, and must try to maintain a distance of six feet from everyone.
In-person Visitation Information for Independent Living
Limited visitation is now permitted outdoors and inside apartments & patio homes (between the hours of 8am & 8pm). Visitors are NOT permitted in any indoor common areas. Visitors are also NOT allowed to stay overnight on the campus.
We continue to strongly encourage Community Members to exercise caution and to closely adhere to all social distancing precautions at all times (wear masks, frequent hand washing, six feet social distancing) but particularly when having visitors on campus.
Visitations will be limited and subject to strict guidelines (see below). These are subject to change based on adherence to guidelines & directives from local and NYS authorities.
All visitors must follow these important guidelines:
(Independent Living Community Members are responsible for ensuring all guidelines & protocols are followed by their visitors)
- Visitors are permitted from 8am-8pm daily
- NO overnight visits
- Number of visitors are limited to:
- TWO for indoor visits per apartment or patio home
- FOUR for outdoor visits per apartment or patio home
- All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times, including outdoors, and must maintain a distance of six feet from one another
- All visitors (including outdoor visitors) MUST FIRST check-in at the Commons reception desk
- At check-in, a Fox Run staff member will administer a touch-less temperature check (to ensure its below 100℉) and each visitor must fill out a health questionnaire. If approved, a ‘visitor day pass’ will be issued
- After checking in, visitors must go directly to the apartment, patio home, or outdoor visiting area
- Visitors are NOT permitted to pick up meals or mail from the Commons
- Visitors are NOT permitted in The Oak Room including the patio, The Bistro, or The Michael J. Maloney Event Center
Unfortunately at this time, we cannot allow any visitors who have traveled from any of the states and territories currently listed on Governor Cuomo’s advisory list, unless they have self-quarantined in NYS for at least 14 days.
Current restricted states and territories are:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin & Wyoming
Community Information for Independent Living
Fox Run In-house TV Channel 1390 Schedule
- Wednesday Covid Updates with Fox Run CEO, Bill Wlodarczyk
- Wednesdays at 2:00pm
- Friday Coffee Hour with Mary Wellington & Bill Wlodarczyk
- Fridays at 10:30am
- Fitness Classes with Jennelle Tucker, Fox Run Fitness Coordinator
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday – Mat Pilates/Yoga – 7:55am
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday – Pilates/Yoga – 8:55am
- Tuesday/Thursday – Advance Strength & Stretch – 7:55am
- Tuesday/Thursday – Strength & Stretch – 8:55am
- Tuesday/Thursday – Gentle Seated – 10:55am
The Fox’s Den (pub) still remains closed until further notice. Catering and/or group meals are not available until further notice. As always, no outside food or drink can be brought into any of our dining venues.
The Oak Room (formal dining room) and The Bistro (informal dining room) are now open with limited seating and a limited menu. Hours listed below are for Monday-Saturday, including Sunday Brunch.
- Breakfast is served 8:00am-9:30am
- Lunch is served 11:30am-1:30pm
- Dinner is served 4:30pm-6:30pm
- Reservations are required, please call 716.508.2142
- Sunday Brunch (only meal) is served 11:00am-1:00pm
- Reservations *not* required
- Take-out and delivery options for all meals are available
Please call 716.508.2142 to place your order at the Bistro
The Fox’s Market: We recently introduced our very own meal kit service created by the Fox Run Dining Services Team. This service provides an easy way for Fox Run Community Members & staff to cook their own innovative chef-like meals right at home. Each meal kit comes with a step-by-step recipe card and all the ingredients needed, freshly packed and pre-portioned.
Fox Run Community Members may use their declining balance for one meal kit. Additional meals will be charged to the resident’s monthly service fee statement. Staff, cash only please.
Ordering: The weekly menu and order forms will be distributed through in-house mailboxes every Sunday. Additional order forms are available in The Bistro and hostess stand.
Please return all order forms to The Bistro, hostess stand or by calling the Dining Services Department at 716.508.2142, by the deadline listed on your order form.
Fitness classes in the Fitness Center with Jennelle Tucker, Fitness Coordinator, are limited to ONLY seven Community Members per class, first come first serve. All Community Members must have their temperature taken before entering the Fitness Room and Pool/Spa area. Your temperature can be taken by Jennelle or at the Commons Reception Desk. Please do not move the chairs as they will be appropriately placed for social distancing. You must sanitize all of your equipment after every class. All Community Members must wear their masks the entire time during the class. The hot tub/spa and locker room showers are also closed until further notice. Jennelle’s fitness classes will still be broadcasted on the Fox Run in-house TV Channel 1390 and on the secure Google drive. If you have any questions please contact Jennelle, her information is below.
Personal One-on-One Training: Fox Run Community Members may request an appointment with the Fitness Coordinator and this service is included in the monthly service fee.
Online Classes: Fox Run Community Members may access Jennelle’s fitness videos online through a secure Google drive. These fitness videos can be watched at any time on your personal computer or device from the comfort of your own home.
All 10 fitness classes are on the Google drive: Mat Pilates/Yoga, Pilates/Yoga, Advance Strength & Stretch, Strength & Stretch, and Gentle Seated. If you would like more information or access to these fitness videos, please contact Jennelle Tucker, Fitness Coordinator at JTucker@foxrunorchardpark.com or 716.508.2113.
Pool & Spa: The pool is open with only seven Community Members in the pool at one time. The hot tub/spa is closed until further notice. The locker room showers are also closed until further notice. All Community Members must have their temperature taken before entering the Fitness Room and Pool/Spa area.
In-person religious services are available for Fox Run Community Members ONLY with limited attendance to comply with the Governor’s executive order.
Catholic Mass is held on Saturdays at 2:00pm & 4:00pm, in the Michael J. Maloney Event Center. Sanitization will occur in between masses.
Ecumenical Service is held on Sundays at 4:00pm, also in the Michael J. Maloney Center.
Please wear masks while in attendance and please do not move the limited number of chairs, as they have been appropriately placed six feet apart.
Other Miscellaneous Information
Grocery & Medication Deliveries:
- For assistance with Instacart deliveries, please contact Nicole Rooney, Activity Leader, her contact information is below
- Deliveries to Community Members living in the Arbor View apartments must be delivered to The Commons Building. Fox Run staff will call and ask the Community Member to come to the Commons Reception Desk to pick up their items. If the Community Member is unable, Fox Run staff will deliver them. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this matter
- Deliveries to Community Members living in the Fox Run patio homes should go directly to the patio homes. We thank you for your cooperation
- Any Fox Run Community Members that need a mask, please contact the Commons Reception Desk
On behalf of our management team, we appreciate your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times.
Bill Wlodarczyk, Chief Executive Officer:
WWlodarczyk@foxrunorchardpark.com or 716.508.2122
Mary Wellington, Director of Resident Services:
MWellington@foxrunorchardpark.com or 716.508.2106
Janine Fino, Director of Nursing:
JFino@foxrunorchardpark.com or 716.508.2161
Dana Sagliani, LPN Program Coordinator:
DSagliani@foxrunorchardpark.com or 716.508.2152
Jennelle Tucker, Fitness Coordinator:
JTucker@foxrunorchardpark.com or 716.508.2113
Nicole Rooney, Activity Leader:
NRooney@foxrunorchardpark.com or 716.508.2108
CEO Bill Wlodarczyk Interviewed by WBEN on 03/29/20
From fresh to air to fresh perspectives on air. Fox Run at Orchard Park CEO Bill Wlodarczyk was on a recent episode of A New Morning on WBEN 930AM. On the program, he walked through the steps we’ve taken to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus throughout our community and keep our staff, friends, family members, and Community Members all safe and healthy.
WIVB and The Buffalo News Features Fox Run Surprise on 03/31/20
Fox Run at Orchard Park Community Member, Mary Catalino, knew she was going outside for some fresh air. What she didn’t know was that she had some surprise visitors outside waiting to say hello (from a safe distance).
Thank You to Our Front Line Heroes
In the fight to protect the Fox Run Community and its most vulnerable Community Members, our front line workers are putting themselves selflessly on the line. Our sincerest “thank you” goes out to our entire team for their incredible efforts and dedication to support our community.
Easter Surprises for Community Members
With the help of Draudt’s Farm Market & Greenhouses, Lockwood’s Greenhouses, the Watermark Wesleyan Church, and the Fox Run Management Team, we were able to provide Easter flower arrangements to all of our Independent Living and Health Center Community Members. A special “thank you” to Ann and Wes Vanderwater—and to all who made this possible!
RVs 4 MDs Comes to Fox Run at Orchard Park
Katie Zoyhofski, one of our healthcare team members at Fox Run at Orchard Park, recently received a heartwarming surprise after her husband, Justin, signed her up for RVs 4 MDs—a program matching RV owners to healthcare workers seeking a space of their own to keep their households safe. Mark Hoskins lives in Binghamton (hours away from our Orchard Park community) and was eager to help. So, he drove his RV all the way to Lake View so Katie could continue keeping our Community Members and her family safe. We thank Katie for her outstanding commitment to our community, her husband Justin for his support, and Mark for going above and beyond to help.
Fox Run Hosts Superhero Parade
To lift the spirits of the Fox Run Community Members missing their loved ones, as well as our hardworking dedicated Health Center team, the Fox Run management team coordinated a campus wide superhero-themed parade.
Many staff members and Fox Run Community Members gathered outside to walk or drive in the socially distanced parade. They were honored to enlist the participation of four members of the Superhero Alliance-SAWNY, adding a ton of excitement and fun to everyone’s experience!
You can join in on our joyful parade day by watching the video below!
We are extremely proud of the entire Fox Run team for coming together so strongly in this thoughtful display of compassion for each other.
A Surprise Visitor for Fox Run Community Member
Harold “Hank” Colligan, Fox Run Community Member, served in the US Army Air Corps for seven years. As a World War II Veteran, he was excited to have the opportunity to take an Honor Flight this year. Unfortunately, due to recent events, the flight had to be postponed until the end of summer.
This week, on the day of his original flight, Hank was sent a very special surprise visitor—Levi Wallace of the Buffalo Bills!—to keep his spirits high!
The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Their mission is to transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC, to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.