Category Archives: Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Status Report

On Friday at our Community Meeting, Marvell Adams reported on the moving forward of our strategic planning process.  The slides appear below.


As you cab see, we are making significant progress.  As you can also see, we continue to be ambitious, in the best sense of the word, in wanting to embrace the future, to be of service in the world, and indeed to change it.


Video News on Beginning of Demolition for New Dining Space at Collington

Here is the breaking news update:

Collington, Kendal and Sustainability

Kendal, the network of which Collington is a part, has a set of 13 goals on sustainability.

The attached is our Sustainability Committee’s Sustainability assessment, lining up goals, progress and additional needed steps with respect to each of those goals.

It has to be read.  The Committee and management are deserving of huge praise for our progress and for this clear monitoring and reporting.



Appreciating Jodi Cramer As She Leaves Collington

Yesterday we experienced the Collington Community at its very best.

At a party in the Auditorium, we said our thankful and heartfelt goodbyes to Jodi Cramer as she leaves Collington for a new job, much closer to her home.

There is something so special about how Jodi, as part of the Dining Services staff, reached out at a human level to so many residents.  As you will see from the various remarks (and hugs) on the video below, Jodi has evoked some very strong feelings of thanks.

Indeed, one of her greatest legacies, also underlined by the video, is the changing of vision of what is possible in terms of connection between staff and residents.  Below is the video, shot last year, which Jodi’s perspective on her role is used to link together a number of residents’ thoughts.  That surely fits.  (No, that is not Jodi’s picture!)

Thinking through how we can build on and enhance that legacy, and the values of community as extended family that it reflects, is a good challenge for the Strategic Planning Group.

Posting Federal Training Explaining Medicare

The Social Services Dept here at Collington thought it would be useful to post this 2017 training Powerpoint from HHS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  It does a good job of explaining all the basic components and choices.  This is obviously becoming more and more important as these programs come under attack.

It may also help us move thinking about strategic thinking forward, as we look at the “gaps,” and at how we might leverage the more flexible funding programs under Medicare.

The document is available on the left Menu under Health Services, or through this link.

Other materials can be found here.