June 29: Community Library to reopen
We are excited to announce the re-opening of the MMOA Community Library!
Below is a list of guidelines for all residents to follow. Please know that these guidelines are for checking books, DVDs and audiobooks CDs in and out. The Clubhouse and Library are not open for socializing at this time.
Re-opening Guidelines Starting Monday, June 29, 2020.
1. Library hours are 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
2. Face masks will be worn by all residents while in the Clubhouse.
3. Residents will need to use the Sonitrol key fob to gain access to the Clubhouse, the Library is open to residents only.
4. Management will provide hand sanitizer, wipes and latex gloves to use when in the library. A station with these items will be set up near the Library.
5. Signs to remind residents of procedures have been hung in the Library area. Residents need to follow the signage.
6. A maximum of two people at a time will be allowed in the Main Library. Other will need to wait their turn in the Mount Ashland room while still maintaining social distance.
7. One person at a time will be allowed in the Periodical Room.
8. Residents will use a sanitary wipe to clean the pen before and after entering information to check out a book or DVD. Residents may bring their own pen.
9. Residents will return items to the cart as usual and librarians will wear gloves to shelve books and wipe return DVDs.
The Library Committee and on-site staff look forward to seeing you return and we will warmly welcome you.
The board and management staff are aware that some other 55+ communities in the Rogue Valley are opening other facilities, including dining rooms; However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Mountain Meadows is unique in that residents do not have to be on total lockdown as with some other communities in the area. Residents here have access to public areas outside our community and also have outsiders visiting. That is a good thing, and that is what has kept many of you sane during this global pandemic. However, because of those considerations, the Board is choosing to take a very conservative approach to re-opening our common facilities. That is being considerat and protecting each one of you. Thank you for your patience as the Board continues to evaluate our guidelines.
March 24: Community Coronovirus Policies
Hello Mountain Meadows Residents and Owners!
As of March 24, the following policies will apply.
Closure of Facilities
As you know the MMOA Board of Directors has worked very hard in keeping things as normal as possible while keeping everyone safe and healthy. However, things have changed and in line with Governor Kate Brown's executive order yesterday, the Board has passed a motion to close the Fitness Center, Pool and Game Room (effective immediately), Cascade Room, Library and access to the Clubhouse (effective Wednesday, March 25th at 12:01am) to all residents, owners and guests. Only authorized personnel will be allowed in these areas.
The shared elevator between the Clubhouse and Parkside will be restricted to the Parkside building only.
Please know however, that the management staff will be on-site to assist where possible. We encourage you to contact us via phone or email and not visit the clubhouse unless it is an urgent maintenance matter. Link to a list of email addresses and phone numbers for the management staff. Staff will be staggered and on-site Monday-Sunday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm (minimum of two on the weekends). While on-site, staff members will be answering the phones and cleaning the highly used areas including the Parkside and Pavilion common elements. These restrictions and new schedule will be in place until further notice.
There will be a box mounted at the front of the Clubhouse for you to drop off payments or any other correspondence.
In addition, the Weekly Update will be printed and distributed to front doors for the last time this Friday until further notice. It will be available for viewing on the Resident Website along with the weekly food menu.
Morrison will continue to prepare and deliver food and are using stringent safety precautions including wearing gloves, masks, washing hands constantly and monitoring Dining staff temperatures. The weekly menu will be distributed on Monday, lunches and dinners will be delivered to residences, and residents are asked to submit their orders for their meals by 4:30 pm the day before that meal. Ordering for the whole week at one time is preferred, but orders can be submitted just for one day ahead.
We miss you all and looking forward to when the community and Clubhouse is filled with fun activities and laughter.
March 19 Bulletin
Dear MMOA Residents and Owners,
The MMOA Board of Directors met for the second time in three days in an Emergency Session to discuss the Covid-19 coronavirus and how life at Mountain Meadows is needing to adjust.
At this time, there are no additional restrictions. The Board is monitoring the situation diligently and is ready to take the necessary immediate action as directed by local, state and government authorities.
As a reminder, these are some of the main actions that have been taken so far:
· Closure of Dining Room, delivery service only.
· Cancellation of all MMOA onsite meetings and activities.
· Cleaning all high traffic areas twice a day including elevators, light switches, counters, bannisters,
and doors and spraying Lysol disinfectant as needed.
· Limiting the Fitness Center and Game Room to 10 people at a time.
· Adding hand sanitizers throughout the community.
Morrison’s Food Services Staff is following stringent sanitary practices including:
· Washing hands constantly.
· Wearing Gloves.
· Thermometer being used to check staff temperatures.
The onsite staff is taking all measures within our capability to keep the community clean and continue to be of service.
We really appreciate all of your support and understanding as we all maneuver through this uncharted path.
MMOA Community Director
March 17 Bulletin
The health and safety of the MMOA Residents and staff is our top priority.
Due to two recent confirmed cases of coronavirus, COVID-19, in Jackson County and it being declared a pandemic, Mountain Meadows Community is taking additional precautions to prevent the transmission of this virus.
Based on the decision of the Board of Directors on March 12, 2020, to follow Jackson County Health Department guidelines, as of Wednesday, March 18, as a precautionary measure, the dining room is closed for meal service until further notice. We are happy to deliver your meal to you. We (the Morrison organization) will be waiving the delivery fee. The Board will consider at an emergency meeting whether to have MMOA pay for the container charge. You will only be charged for your meal.
For delivery service please call 541-488-6604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch orders should be called in or emailed by 11:30 a.m. and dinner orders by 1:00 p.m. on the day of service.
The menu available for delivery will be the priced fixed selections of the week. See the bottom of this message. You can also locate a copy in the WU or on the Mountain Meadows website.
For lunch we will be delivering the lunch feature only.
For dinner you will have a choice of one of the two price fix options or the Sautéed trout.
We will keep you updated on any further changes.
Thank you for your patience,
Your Dining Room Staff
Discourage outside visitors and suspend all large gatherings including committee meetings of more than 10 people for 30 days.
This includes cancelling all concerts, Clubhouse events, Friday Forums, Cabarets, Movie Nights and all Community Classes and outside practitioners (massage therapist and foot care), etc.
The Fitness Center and Game Room will continue to be open, but we ask residents to maintain a 6-foot distance between users, and have no more than 10 people in either room at one time.
In addition, we ask all residents to limit private service contractors to units only and not provide access to common areas or allowed to meander. Specifically, we would encourage all residents with caregivers that you limit them to your units only and you self-quarantine.
We do ask for your cooperation as well. Wash your hands for 60 seconds regularly.
If you are not feeling well and are exhibiting any symptoms including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, or you have traveled outside the country or affected areas in the past two weeks, we kindly ask you not to visit the Clubhouse until you are certain you are not contagious.
In addition, Mountain Meadows management is:
Adding hand sanitizers throughout the community.
Sanitizing, stair rails, doors and counters twice a day.
Not allowing shared snacks in the clubhouse and removing the self-serve coffee bar.
We continue to watch the situation closely, remaining vigilant and obtaining our information from governmental and local authorities. We will continue to put out updated information as we receive it.
Mountain Meadows Owners Association Board
Chautauqua Discussion: Concentration of Corporate Influence
Thursday, March 5, Cascade Room, 3:30 pm.
With the recently announced merger of Charles Schwab and Ameritrade, the combined firm will control $5 trillion in assets, dramatically larger then the next largest financial firm. Amazon, Sinclair Broadcasting, and Google represent similar concentrations in their fields that directly influence our daily lives. How is this increasing concentration of corporate influence changing our lives and society as a whole. Should we welcome the convience or be suspicious of the potential uses of such concentration of influence? The topie will be discussed at the Thursday, March 5, Chatauqua Meeting in the Cascade Room at 3:30 pm with Gary Anderson as facilitator.
Classic Movies at the Meadows: Notorious– Wednesday, March 4
Roy Sutton and Marc Hart program classic movies for showings in the Mt. Ashland room for classic film buffs every Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. The sixth of our series of Alfred Hitchcock -directed films, Notorious, will be shown Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 pm in the Mt. Ashland Room. It stars Ingrid Bergman as a convicted traitor's daughter who becomes a U.S. government spy and falls in love with a fellow agent (Cary Grant). She then accepts a dangerous assignment, requiring her to marry her father's Nazi friend (Claude Rains) in Rio de Janeiro. Notorious received two Oscar nominations in 1946 for best screenplay and best supporting actor.
London Live in Ashland – Friday, February 21
Wish you could get to London to see plays at the national Theatre or the Old Vic? Maybe you're into opera or ballet as well? There's a lot going on in the Rogue Valley – but do you long to get the best of London cultural events without the hassle of international travel? I do.
Learn about what London Live in Ashland has to offer you here at the Varsity Theater. J. R. Miller, the instigator of London Live in Ashland will present information about the series in the Mt. Ashland Room on February 21, at 3:30 p.m. Do join us. Mary Devlin.
New Transportation Options – Monday, February 24
Mountain Meadows residents have been waiting a long time for public transportation options! The good news is that in 2019 Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) stepped up their game and is now providing more routes than ever before in their 44 years of existence.
We have two new programs that will interest you: The Ashland Connector and Valley Lift, which provide small van-based transportation options on call, which can adapt to your specific transportation needs within Ashland as they arise. They do require previous sign-up and use smart phones to request pick-ups.
To explain how these programs work, their community liaison Stacy will becoming here on Monday, February 24 from 3-4 p.m. in the Mount Ashland Room to explain these two services, how they differ and who will benefit from them.
We encourage you to explore these services prior to the presentation so you can have your questions ready. You can find more information at ashlandconnector.org.
Resident Services Committee
MM Trips & Travel to Portland – March 31-April 2
By popular demand, Trips and Travel has worked with Rogue Global LLC to put together a fabulous Spring trip for March 31 & April 1, returning April 2. Highlights of the trip will include a visit to Portland's famous Japanese Garden, often called one of the most authentic outside Japan, and the award-winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. On the way home, the group will stop at The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, with over 50 acres of tulips and daffodils to wake you from your winter slumber. Tour fees will include coach transportation, accomodations at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown portland, two buffet breakfasts, theater ticket and entrance fee to the gardens and the tulip festival.
Check the Weekly Update for additional details.