2015 Art Gallery

2015 Art Gallery

Last week, more than 30 resident and employee artists had their artwork on display at the Annual Art Gallery in our…

Posted by John Knox Village on Monday, August 31, 2015

Storm Erika Update – August 29, 2015

Dear Residents,

As Erika continues its WNW track it also continues to weaken. The National Hurricane Center has dropped all tropical storm watches and warnings for Florida. John Knox Village will continue to track Erika, but at this time a number of departments have returned to normal operations.

There is still the possibility of rain and wind gusts so continue to be mindful of your activities.

Also please be aware of the following updates:

All Activities and Fitness Classes will resume as scheduled starting Monday. Chapel services will take place as scheduled Sunday morning. Off-campus transportation to area houses of worship resume as scheduled for Sunday morning, but will cease as of 2 p.m. Sunday except for emergency cases. The pool will remain closed until Tuesday, but may re-open sooner if possible.

Dining will be providing one meal per day for independent living residents in our Dining Room today and Sunday, and resume the regular schedule of three meal-times as of Monday, beginning with breakfast.

Weather permitting, Transportation across John Knox Village will resume. There will be additional Wellness Nurses and Security at John Knox Village until the storm has passed.

On Monday, Grounds and Maintenance team members will begin removing building shutters and returning patio furniture outside.

Unless there is a change in Erika’s storm pattern, or any utility interruption, this will be the last Erika-related update.

This announcement will air on Channel 92 and this Website will have this information. Your Public Relations Department hopes utilizing these flyers has been an effective way to communicate with you.

Should you have any recommendations on how to improve our communications, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (954) 784-4726.

Tropical Storm Erika Update – August 28, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika Update – August 28, 2015

Dear Residents,

John Knox Village continues to track Tropical Storm Erika, which is expected to make an impact on Florida early Monday. The latest weather reports project it to remain a Tropical Storm. But, that can always change.

We do anticipate lots of rain, wind gusts and potential loss of power. For safety reasons, please remain in your Towers/villas during the storm. There are still NO plans for evacuations. Please be aware of the following updates:

  • All Activities and Fitness Classes have been cancelled Saturday, Sunday and
    Monday. This includes Chapel services on Sunday.
  • Dining will be providing one meal per day for independent living residents in our Dining Room, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note no dinners will be served. Breakfast will not be available on Monday. During a storm, the Dining Room can be reached at (954) 582-9391.
  • As weather permits, Transportation across John Knox Village will continue.
  • Please do NOT place your garbage outside of your villa homes for pickup on Monday.

If you need any medical attention, please contact our Wellness Nurses at (954) 783-4004. We will be sending out updates this weekend. Stay tuned for further announcements on Channel 92 and at this Website.

Visit the National Hurricane Center’s Website for more storm information.

Tropical Storm Erika Update – August 27, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika Update – August 27, 2015

Dear Residents,

As we continue to monitor Tropical Storm Erika, please note your John Knox Village Administration and Emergency Response Team are treating the storm as if it will arrive in this area sometime early next week as a potential “Category 1 Hurricane.”

Shutters have been installed on buildings, and the swimming pool is now closed until further notice. For safety purposes, all residents are being asked to place their outdoor patio furniture and other loose items inside their homes. Our Grounds and Maintenance team members will assist moving in your items. If they are not moved indoors, the items will be taken and stored until the weather passes. Also, please note, there are NO evacuation plans in place at this time.

The Dining and Transportation Services’ schedules remain unchanged.  As a reminder, now is the time to make sure you are stocked up with the following items:

Suggested Items for Your Hurricane Kit:

  • One gallon of water per person per day for five days
  • Two flashlights with batteries and spares (Use of candles, oil lamps or sterno is prohibited)
  • A five-day supply of non-perishable food that can be eaten without
    heating/cooking
  • A manually operated can opener
  • A 14-day supply of medications
  • Battery operated radio with extra batteries

Items Should You Need to Evacuate:

  • A three-day supply of food ready to take with you
  • Pillow, blanket, towels and wash cloths
  • Change of clothing
  • Three-day supply of personal medication
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Three gallons of drinking water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Keys to your apartment or villa and automobile

Our Hurricane Coordinators will be contacting Senators/Alternates with updates. Also, stay tuned for further announcements on Channel 92 and your Website (www.JKVResidents.com).

Storm “Erika” Update – August 26, 2015

Storm “Erika” Update – August 26, 2015

Dear Residents,

As the storm “Erika” is developing in the Atlantic Ocean, be assured that John Knox Village Administration is tracking its progress. Our Emergency Response Team is meeting frequently to begin preparing in the event it makes landfall. In the meantime, now is the time to make sure you are stocked up with the following items:

Suggested Items for Your Hurricane Kit:

  • One gallon of water per person per day for five days
  • Two flashlights with batteries and spares (Use of candles, oil lamps or sterno is prohibited)
  • A five-day supply of non-perishable food that can be eaten without
    heating/cooking
  • A manually operated can opener
  • A 14-day supply of medications
  • Battery operated radio with extra batteries

Items Should You Need to Evacuate:

  • A three-day supply of food ready to take with you
  • Pillow, blanket, towels and wash cloths
  • Change of clothing
  • Three-day supply of personal medication
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Three gallons of drinking water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Keys to your apartment or villa and automobile

Also, we have increased scheduled transportation to local stores to help you better prepare. As always, Friday there is bus service to Publix from 8 a.m. to noon and to Wal-Mart from 1-2:30 p.m. An additional Wal-Mart bus will be available this Thursday from 1-3 p.m. 

Stay tuned for further announcements on Channel 92 and this Website.