AL!VE Continues to Safely & Slowly Re-Open

“Whenever we humans create, whenever we bring something to life, 
it is then we feel ourselves most fully alive…”
We’ve been busy these last three months – creating, bringing things back to life and feeling alive reimagining the day when we could re-open fully. While our clinical services were deemed essential and allowed to remain open, others services were temporarily halted. We’ve been working hard on preparing expanded programs in a way that emphasizes the safety and well-being of our visitors and caregivers. While many elements of the building remain closed including MOVE (our fitness center), EXPLORE (our indoor walking path) and GATHER (our events center) we are excited to offer outdoor programs in the interim. 
We think AL!VE looks great, and we think you will, too!
As a medically-based facility, we have the benefit of a team of expert clinicians from Sparrow Health System to consult on how to safely operate AL!VE. In addition, we adhere closely to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Michigan. While we still do not have a date as to when AL!VE will be allowed to open its front door as a fully re-opened facility, we do know that we will continue to create opportunities to keep health and vitality in the forefront until then.
 
For outdoor programs, we’re implementing a brief health screening process at the front entry should you need to use the restroom.  Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing will also be a major focus of ours for all programs and spaces. We will continue to limit capacities in re-opened spaces such as GROW and any indoor programs in an effort to maintain social distancing. All of these changes are a lot, so we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new environment together. 
 
We also acknowledge the state of the world around us and that many are adapting, navigating and struggling. In this state, we recognize our role as a continued source of health and vitality for all. In the words of our declaration “there are many paths into AL!VE and many paths out from it…everyone is invited to open doors to new worlds [here]…everyone is invited to push their outer limits to discover their inner selves.”
 
We invite you to find the potential in yourselves with us. We are eager to serve, to imagine, to create and to accomplish with you! 
 
In health and vitality,
The AL!VE Leadership Team