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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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With More Bad News . . .

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. . . erupting out of the Sunrise system, the move out makes the move here much more good news.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

July 18, 2022 at 3:00 am

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Another Sign of a Diminishing Sunrise . . .

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. . .I’ve been quarantined half a week now and regulations demand lunch and dinner be delivered to such sequestered residents.

I call daily to ask what’s on the menu but to really remind staff I’m here.

Today, lunch was not delivered. No one knows why.

And the dinner server remained in the hallway this evening to wave when I opened to door to retrieve my food.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

June 15, 2022 at 3:00 am

When The Folks Here At . . .

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. . .Sunrise of Gilbert tell me

they have trouble remembering things,

I tell them to forget about it.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

May 11, 2022 at 3:00 am

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Chronicling the Goings On . . .

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. . . at Sunrise of Gilbert, Arizona, could get exceedingly interesting — and perhaps depressing — over the next few weeks and months.

Sunday and today there was no one from management in the entire facility.

Executive Director Alberto Golia is helping out at another Sunrise facility in California for the next two of months when he’s really needed to help here. His 2IC Logan Watts was off. Mary, who held this place together for the past four-plus years left a week ago and there is no replacement on the horizon. There wasn’t a decision-maker anywhere on the property.

And the desks in the hallway adjoining the entry lobby are barren of placards reminding everyone of upcoming activities and events because no one is printing them out . There is a note saying the Sat morning shopping trips are suspended until????? because Bo, our backup bus driver has quit. Annette, Jason’s all round maintenance/problem-solver backup has quit because of Sunrise’s COVID-19 regs but and has been retained to fill in part time on the front desk.

And this is just the first six days since Mary left.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

April 25, 2022 at 3:00 am

Got Through . . .

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. . . biggest yard/garage sale of my life over the past two days.

Raised more than $500 from “donations” for stuff sold that will enrich the Sunrise of Gilbert employees’ fund. They’ll have a big Christmas party.

But there should have been more bucks flow in because there was a mountain of goods sold and much of it was quality goods — much better than any yard / garage sale I’ve been to. High ticket items ranged from golf clubs to wall hutches to music keyboard to silk scarves to filing drawers to floor lamps to etcetcetcetc.

But I was busy and had fun and will sleep good tonight.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

April 24, 2022 at 3:00 am

Unsettling News . . .

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. . .Mary Weaver, the activities director at Sunrise of Gilbert for the last five years, quit today. Her last day will be Easter Monday — 11 days from now.

She’s been the caring in-charge person here who carried us through most of the pandemic shutdown and initiated several programs and activities that are going to suffer and/or disappear with her departure.

Gotta take a breath and assimilate all this.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

April 7, 2022 at 3:00 am

Double Anniversary . . .

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. . .Five years ago today,

we moved into Sunrise of Gilbert, and

39 years ago today,

Bev and I were married at 3911 Kendall Street.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

March 25, 2022 at 7:21 am

All Group Activities Cancelled . . .

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. . . for two weeks at Sunrise of Gilbert in the wake of three COVID-19 quarantines

in the Independent Living wing and reports of other cases elsewhere in the facility along with reports of the rising number of new cases out there in the world.

You could hear a huge sigh of relief whoosh through the building because someone has taken charge. There have been a couple of yowls about the cessation of the free-booze happy hour. But the inmates responded readily to the fact that everybody can do whatever they want, there just aren’t any group activities for this period other than meals in the dining room and bus trips for shopping.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 23, 2021 at 5:00 am