Fox Run at Orchard Park COVID-19 Updates (Made Every 48-72 Hours)

Important Health Warning (Updated 08/10/20)

Important Health Warning (Updated 08/10/20)

Fox Run Health Center
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing

We are grateful to report that we currently have zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Fox Run Health Center resident population.

Skilled Nursing
We recently had one skilled nursing staff member test positive for COVID-19. This employee only works on the skilled nursing floor. 

Per New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidelines, we cannot offer in-person visitations for our skilled nursing residents for a period of 28 days from a confirmed positive test. This period began on July 16th. Any updates will be posted promptly. We are thankful for your continued patience. 

Facetime or Balcony visits with your loved one in skilled nursing can be scheduled through Jennifer Pellicane, Activity Supervisor. or 716.508.2157 

Assisted Living & Memory Care
For these levels of care, outdoor visitation is now open with adherence to all guidelines set forth by the NYSDOH. In-person or Facetime visits with your loved one can be scheduled through Jennifer Pellicane, Activity Supervisor. or 716.508.2157

In-person Visitation Information for the Health Center
(currently only available for residents in assisted living & memory care)

Available hours for scheduled visits:

  • Monday – Friday, 10:30am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Important Guidelines to read BEFORE you visit:

  • Two visitors are allowed for a 30-minute outdoor visit. (One visitor must be over the age of 18)
  • Masks are required at all times.  If you do not have a mask, one will be provided
  • Tables and chairs will be set up to adhere to social distancing guidelines
  • The outdoor visitation area will be sanitized before & after each visit   
  • When you arrive, please check-in at the Health Center reception desk.
  • After completion and approval of a health questionnaire and a temperature check confirmed below 100℉, a Fox Run staff member will escort you to the outside area for the visit.

COVID-19 Testing for Staff
In accordance with Governor Cuomo’s executive order, now extended through September 4th, weekly COVID-19 testing continues for all staff that work in our Health Center.  Staff continue to be screened before and monitored during all shifts.

Hair Salon Services
Per NYSDOH, all hair salon services 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 eight residents who have come off quarantine. Sadly, we continue to mourn the loss of our two Community Members whose deaths were COVID-19 related.  

Fox Run, along with our Medical Director, continue 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 all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. 

Should you have any questions regarding your loved one in the Health Center, please contact the Fox Run CEO, Health Center Administrator, 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 cases of COVID-19 within our Independent Living population.  

Mask Requirements
Fox Run Independent Living Community Members & staff members should continue to wear a mask at all times when in common areas on campus including outdoors, and must try to maintain six feet of distance. For staff members, this includes inside the apartments and patio homes as well. 

In-person Visitation Information for Independent Living
Limited visitation is now permitted outdoors and in apartments & patio homes (between the hours of 8:00am & 8:00pm). Visitors are NOT permitted in any indoor common areas. 

Common areas include but are not limited to: the Commons building, second floor North & South lounges, dining venues, North & South Arbor View entrances & lobbies, fitness center, card room, conference rooms and any other areas outside the apartments and patio homes.

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) 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. 

Our goal is to slowly reintroduce visitation to our campus in a strategic and thought out manner to accommodate the need for our Community Members to see their families and friends, while still protecting the safety of our Community. 

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 8:00am-8:00pm 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
  • All visitors (including those visiting outdoors) MUST FIRST check-in at the Commons reception desk
  • At check-in, a Fox Run staff member will administer a touchless temperature check (to ensure it is below 100℉) and have each visitor fill out a health questionnaire. After both tasks are complete, a day pass will be issued
  • After checking in, visitors must go directly to an 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, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Community Information for Independent Living
(this section includes the in-house TV channel schedule, dining services, fitness classes, activities, and miscellaneous updates)

Fox Run In-house TV Channel 1390 Schedule

  • Weekly Updates from our 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 – 8:00am
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday – Pilates/Yoga – 9:00am
    • Tuesday/Thursday – Advance Strength & Stretch – 8:00am
    • Tuesday/Thursday – Strength & Stretch – 9:00am
    • Tuesday/Thursday – Gentle Seated – 11:00am 

Dining Services

The Bistro (informal dining room) and Fox’s Den (pub) are both 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) is now open with limited seating and a limited menu. Hours listed below are for Monday-Saturday, except for Sunday Brunch. 

  • Breakfast is served 8:30am-9:30am
  • Lunch is served 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Dinner is served 4:30pm-6:30pm
    • Patio will be open, weather permitting
    • Last seating is at 5:30pm
    • Reservations required, please call 716.508.2142
  • Sunday (only) Brunch is served 11:00am-1:00pm
    • Patio will be open, weather permitting 
    • 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

*NEW* The Fox’s Market: We recently introduced our very own meal kit service, created with love 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 may use cash only. 

Ordering: The weekly menu and order forms will be distributed through in-house mailboxes every Sunday. Additional order forms are available in the Bistro. 

Please return all order forms to the Bistro or by calling the Dining Services Department at 716.508.2142, by the deadline listed on your order form

Fitness Classes

Personal Training Available: Fox Run Community Members may request an appointment with Jennelle Tucker, Fitness Coordinator. 

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. or 716.508.2113

Religious Services

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, 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 Robyn Foster, Activities Coordinator. or 716.508.2108
  • 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.

Need A Mask?
Any Fox Run Community Members that need a mask, please contact the Commons Reception Desk.

For Family of Independent Living Community Members:
If you have questions or concerns about your Independent Living loved one, or would like to set up a FaceTime or Skype visit, please contact Mary Wellington, Director of Resident Services (contact info below).

On behalf of our management team, we appreciate your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times.

Contact Information:

Bill Wlodarczyk, Fox Run Chief Executive Officer: or 716.508.2122

Michelle Murtha Kraus, Administrator/Associate Executive Director: or 716.508.2165

Mary Wellington, Director of Resident Services: or 716.508.2106

Janine Fino, Director of Nursing: or 716.508.2161

Jennifer Pellicane, Activities Supervisor: or 716.508.2157

Jennelle Tucker, Fitness Coordinator: or 716.508.2113

Robyn Foster, Independent Living Activities Coordinator: or 716.508.2108

Bill’s July 29th video can be found here.

CEO Bill Wlodarczyk Interviewed by WBEN

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.

Listen to the full WBEN segment here.

WIVB and The Buffalo News Features Fox Run Surprise on 03/31/20

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).

Watch the full WIVB segment here.

Read the full Buffalo News article here.


Thank You to Our Front Line Heroes

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

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

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.

Watch the whole story on WIVB Channel 4.

Fox Run Hosts Superhero Parade

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

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.