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Dear OLA Community,
Unfortunately through our routine Thursday and symptomatic testing this weekend, we have had 2 residents test positive for COVID 19, as well as an additional staff member. Due to this, and as a result of the extremely high numbers in our county, we are going to ask that you refrain from in person visiting at this time. Please, for the safety of all, only visit in emergent or compassionate capacities. We will again be testing all staff and residents this Tuesday 1/11/22 and will provide more information when those results are available. Thank you, stay safe, and God Bless.
Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home is committed to serving the whole person – mind, body and spirit – with compassion, justice, hopefulness and joy. Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate and rooted in spirituality, OLA visibly speaks to the faith and Franciscan values that are core to the mission, as well as reflects these Catholic traditions through person-centered care.
Visitors and residents might first notice the statue of Our Lady as they drive by the front courtyard. Walking in OLA’s front doors, you are greeted by large mosaics of saints Francis of Assisi and Clare that welcome visitors into the Chapel located at the center or hub of the building. Residents and surrounding community members can attend mass in the OLA chapel every day of the week.
With warmer weather here, OLA residents take advantage of beautiful walking paths for outdoor Stations of the Cross. Numerous statues of saints, angels and the Sacred Heart grace all flower gardens and walkways.
Le Anne Tjelle, Director of Mission & Spirituality, states that OLA is unique in that, “we are Gospel centered, celebrate Franciscan values, respect all faiths, and show compassion. We pass on the Franciscan value of compassion to our residents and have the highest respect for all people entrusted to our care.”
Special religious programs are offered to residents seasonally and throughout the year. In May, residents gather in the Chapel daily to pray the Rosary. A special “May Crowing” celebration is also held. The first Friday of each month is Eucharistic Adoration and Anointing of the Sick. Special programs assist with residents’ spiritual needs in an individual or group based environment.
Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home offers residents a different focus and atmosphere for senior living centered around supporting and nurturing each person’s spirituality. All are welcome!