COVID-19 UPDATE

April 6, 2020

On April 2, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp issued the shelter in place order for the State of Georgia. Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia wants to reassure the community, our staff, our tenants, and their loved ones that our organization is abiding by this law.

Our company has continued to provide congregate, independent living housing for senior adults for over 50 years. We recognize that Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia must operate under the assumption that some of our tenants may meet the criteria of an at-risk category. Prior to the shelter in place, Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia took an aggressive stance and instituted written safety protocols that were in line with the CDC and local health departments, specific to COVID 19.

All staff members were trained on vital information regarding reducing the amount of risk of any airborne and droplet infectious diseases and illnesses, but specifically COVID-19. Tenants have been given individual flyers, and safety notices are posted throughout each property to remind everyone of the proper handwashing guidelines, cough/sneeze etiquette, self-quarantine parameters, and social distancing. Although Baptist Retirement Communities makes every effort to ensure the safety of those in contact with and within our properties, it is up to the individual tenant to abide by the regulations that have been temporarily established in order to keep everyone safe.

Any vendors that are approved to work on-site at any of the properties must fall under a specific category as listed in the Statewide Shelter in Place Handout, which was provided by the Office of the Governor. The specific category is listed as:

    1) Engaging in Essential Services
          A) Vendors completing projects that address life safety issues and repairs on areas that pose a threat to the health and well-being of tenant
          B) Vendors providing meals
          C) Vendors providing the delivery of medical/essential supplies

Any outside vendors that maintain ongoing service any Baptist Retirement Communities properties have provided the organization with their specific safety protocol, to include and address the COVID-19 virus. No vendor is allowed inside the congregate buildings, unless for repairs in extreme emergencies.

Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia keeps abreast of any updates and utilizes the guidelines and assistance of the CDC and local Health Departments in making organizational decisions and to ensure compliance. Throughout this process, we will continue to remain in constant communication with not only the tenants, but with any vendors, the staff, and the Board of Trustees. As with the government and many other organizations, we are committed to remain fluid in our operations in order to strengthen the fight against COVID-19 and to protect our most precious asset-the tenants and staff of Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia. 

About

Our Caring Communities

If you are looking for a retirement home for yourself or a family member, you’ve come to the right place. Our mission is to provide affordable housing for seniors, age 50 and up, in a Christian environment. Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia provides below market independent and assisted living at our three locations: Clairmont Crest in Decatur, Georgia, Hiawassee Park in the mountains of North Georgia, and Palmetto Park in Palmetto, Georgia

You, no doubt, have many questions regarding the selection of a retirement home. One of the most important things you can do is to visit several communities and compare services and prices. Our Administrators would be happy to schedule a time with you and explain the features of their particular campus. If you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Core Values

Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia (BRCGA) is an agency that operates under the umbrella of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. BRCGA owns all its assets and any associated debt, but we choose to operate under the umbrella of the Georgia Baptist Convention. The Executive Director of the GBMB, sits on our board of trustees as a “Sole Member.”

Because we are an agency of the GBMB, BRCGA adheres to the faith, practices, and common beliefs held by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. All operations are consistent with those of the GBMB.

Our stated purpose is to serve senior adults with a ministry that has as its mission: To enrich the lives of senior adults by empowering each individual to flourish while aging in place within a Christian environment.  “Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray your gray hairs I will carry you!  I have made, and I will bear:  Even I will carry, and will deliver you.”  Isaiah 46:4

We embrace the following core values:

 Love God, Love People, Serve People“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.” Matthew 28:19
1. Fairness and Accountability
2) Sense of Community
3) Servant Leadership
4) Honesty and Transparency

VISION
Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia will be the premier provider in Georgia for Christ-centered independent living and senior services designed to help enhance the lives seniors remaining independent and aging in place.

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” Psalm 133:1
“Finally, all of you be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, and be humble.” 1Peter 3:8

Our Corporate Staff

Shannon Watson

President/CEO

Sharalene Roper

Vice President 

Cathy Humphrey

Senior Executive Director

Clairmont Crest

Matthew Galyon

Executive Director

Palmetto Park

Alicia Rogers

Executive Director

Hiawassee Park

Our History

Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia began with the gift of the Winecoff Hotel on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia. Since conception the ministry has maintained a clear mission:

“To enrich the lives of senior adults by providing comfortable, attractive homes and services at an affordable price enabling them to age in place within a Christian environment.”

For over five decades, hundreds of families have been blessed by this ministry. Today, there are three modern communities in the metro Atlanta area. Hiawassee Park offers mountain views far from the busy Atlanta life. Palmetto Park, nestled in South Fulton County, appeals to seniors seeking a quiet retreat with the close convenience of city living. Clairmont Crest in Decatur offers high rise senior living in an urban setting.

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