Letter: Bethany grateful for a town that unites during difficult times

To the editor:

During this unprecedented time, Bethany on the Lake wants to thank YOU. You, the people who are sewing reusable masks for our essential workers, the kids who are sharing letters, cards and flowers with our residents, our vendors who have kept our supplies stocked to best care for our staff and residents, and healthcare providers for your courageous acts and continuous care. We have not only shown that we are one Alexandria, but a town that unites during the difficult times to come out stronger.

Within our facility at Bethany, there have been smiles and laughter while playing hallway bingo, FaceTime and Zoom visits with family members, visits from staff who have dressed up as dinosaurs and the Easter bunny, pen pals being made through our #LetterstoBethany initiative, “outside” visits at our chapel window and so much more to brighten the residents’ and staffs’ day.

To our own heroes – our amazing team – thank you for stepping up to this challenge with the compassionate care and commitment to putting our residents’ health and well-being at the forefront, not only during these unprecedented times, but always.

To our Bethany Family – our residents – thank you for choosing us to care for you. Your safety and well-being are our number one priority and we are here to serve YOU.


To our community – Alexandria – your support during this time is needed now more than ever. Thank you for what you have done and will continue to do for all of us at Bethany on the Lake. Please keep the letters, cards, flowers, FaceTime visits, “outside” chapel window visits coming. If you have an idea to show love and support that follows the CDC Guidelines, give us a call! We love ideas. And, always remember, a Bethany smile is more contagious than the coronavirus.

Matthew Fischer, LNHA, executive director

Bethany on the Lake

Alexandria, MN

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