Elderly woman receiving Covid vaccine

Weighing Senior Living Options? We have good news!

January 18

The onset of the Covid pandemic was stressful for many families with loved ones residing at senior care facilities. For some who were considering a move to assisted living, the health crisis put those plans on hold.

But now there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The news of the COVID-19 vaccine approval has brought hope.

United Hebrew of New Rochelle is thrilled to have started our vaccination program. The administration of the vaccines has begun in our nursing home and is scheduled to start soon at Willow Towers Assisted Living. If you or your loved one are considering a move to assisted living, there has never been a better time. All residents of our communities are eligible to receive the vaccine.

“Families are recognizing that residents of assisted living communities are receiving the vaccine quickly, and properly,” said Nora O’Brien, executive director at Willow Towers and Willow Gardens Memory Care. “Our partnership with CVS Health ensures their shots will be administered by a licensed clinician who will carefully track the inoculation process and oversee both doses.”

Needless to say, the physical health and well-being  of our residents is our top priority. Mental health and social stimulation are hugely important, too. To that end, Willow Towers offers a socially stimulating environment. Even with social distancing rules at play, we have creatively planned a number of programs, including small group and one-on-one arts and music programs, virtual visits with college students, and window visits with families.

The arrival of the vaccine provides tremendous relief, and brings hope that there are brighter days ahead, adds O’Brien. “It’s been a challenging year for our staff, residents, and their loved ones.  This vaccine will go a long way toward protecting them and soon, connecting them in person.”

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