We’ve Got Cause for Celebration!!
As always, I hope this finds YOU and YOUR FAMILY safe and in good health! It’s been a busy February between COVID testing, Valentine videos and vaccinations, but we have some great news to share! As of Monday, February 22nd, The Springs is once again COVID FREE.
On January 22, 2021 there were 101 residents, health care staff and partners of The Springs of Simpsonville who were vaccinated by CVS. Peggy Masterson stated it is the first time we have been on the offensive in this fight against COVID-19. Staff and residents celebrated as they received the vaccine that starts them on a process of achieving herd immunity and then slowly reuniting with families and friends. Many staff and residents gave testimonials of how the vaccine is vitally important to changing the way we live and to stop people from getting ill.
10 Important Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine
1. How many vaccines have been approved in the US? There are two as of Jan 5, 2020 Pfizer and Moderna but there are many more in use in other countries and in the pipeline.
Many assisted living communities across the country have gone into what some might consider “lockdown” mode. This basically means visitors are not permitted on the grounds, at least not without a careful and thorough check to ensure they are not sick.
Everything changes. That’s the overall theme of life, isn’t it? No matter how much we wish things stayed the same, the passage of time and the natural process of aging force us to deal with change. Coronavirus roared into 2020 and has changed American life as we know it. For those seniors at assisted living, many of those changes have been unsettling, to say the least.
So now looking forward, how might things be permanently different even long after coronavirus is well in the past?