By Joanna Cormac Burt, EPOCH Senior Living Chief Operating Officer
The Blizzard of February 2013 was a historic storm by many measures, most of all by the amount of snow that fell – over three feet in some areas! We hearty New Englanders aren’t afraid of winter, though, and it’s in our nature to come together to help one another in times of need. And that’s what happened at our EPOCH communities.
We are always prepared for power outages at our communities; our generators all kicked in at the communities without power, so residents were kept warm, comfortable and, most importantly, safe. EPOCH’s exceptional staff also kicked in where needed. I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to the team members at all of our communities who, rather than head home at the end of their shift, spent the evening. I also thank the many staff members who came in the night before so that they were there on Saturday to ensure that our residents and our buildings were well cared for – the stories have been very impressive.