In the Media

We are excited to announce that Spanish Cove Retirement Village has earned the “Best in Class” award from our workers’ compensation provider, Strategic Comp.
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Spanish Cove Employees Receiving 'Best in Class' Award

Spanish Cove CEO Don Blose (center) receives Best in Class Award from their workers’ compensation provider, Strategic Comp, and insurance agent Chad Williams of Security Brokerage (right). At left is Strategic Comp’s loss prevention consultant Kevin Turner.

Spanish Cove is often highlighted in the news – here are just a few recent instances of our press coverage. 

Our CEO, Don Blose, served for 12 years as Oklahoma’s State Immunization Director and continues to be a strong leader for Spanish Cove with strong experience and knowledge of how to navigate these troubled waters. For this reason, Don was committed to establishing the best protocols at Spanish Cove while also working with the community and media to share facts and good information.

Don blose on channel 9 news

CEO Don Blose on KWTV Channel 9 news. Don has been invited to weigh in on COVID-19 many times in the past year. 

Article in the Oklahoman May 2020: “Share Facts, Not Fear”

Spanish Cove’s approach to these uncertain times is an example for of how a retirement village can be the best solution for living.


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Seniors are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. “As we have seen on the news, some retirement communities have been hit hard. While this is true, it is also a fact that the East and West coasts were hit hardest and earliest. Oklahoma had the benefit of seeing what happened and preparing for it,” explains Don Blose, Spanish Cove CEO. Spanish Cove has the advantage of the leadership team led by Don Blose, CEO and former Public Health Official with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, who immediately implemented an Incident Command Structure (ICS) with his executive team, who have combined experience totaling more than 160 years working at Spanish Cove. Immediately, the ICS established safe practices and new procedures to protect our residents and staff. The community is a not-for-profit public trust which means the campus is not run by a management company but wholly run on a local level with the city of Yukon as its’ beneficiary. Spanish Cove’s emergency management team meets nearly every day to review data and focus on both response and recovery to evolving concerns presented by the coronavirus. To date, Spanish Cove has zero infections among residents and staff.

Spanish Cove creates learning environment for staff’s children

AUGUST 11, 2020— With many schools going virtual for the first 9 weeks, Spanish Cove employees with school-aged children are faced with a struggle to find balance with school, childcare and work. Spanish Cove has come up with a solution to this dilemma that may alleviate the burden. Julie Blose, wife of Spanish Cove’s CEO Don Blose, will be offering her time to serve as a supervisor for children who need somewhere to go during the day while completing their school assignments through distance learning. Although she is a certified teacher, her role will not be to teach but to ensure the children are completing their virtual homework assignments and making sure they are safe during the day. Julie has tremendous enthusiasm for the project which she is fondly calling, “Cove Academy”. Julie said, “This is a great opportunity for me to support the Spanish Cove staff who are juggling so much these days. Hopefully this will remove some of the stress or worry they may be experiencing.”
 Read the full story on the Oklahoman’s website.

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11 Palm Avenue,
Yukon, OK 73099

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Spanish Cove is a 62+ continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Yukon, Oklahoma, in the metro Oklahoma City area.