BOSTON, MA – On Saturday, January 16th, residents and staff of Standish Village at Lower Mills were able to get their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. This was one of the region’s first Assisted Living community clinics.
The vaccines were administered by CVS Health/Omnicare through an arrangement between the healthcare company and Senior Living Residences of Braintree, MA, which manages Standish Village. Robert Larkin and Tadd Clelland, President and Partner of Senior Living Residences also got their first dose of the vaccine at the clinic.
“We are very excited that Assisted Living communities are finally getting the vaccine and are very much looking forward to the physical protection it will afford our residents and associates,” said Robert Larkin, President of Senior Living Residences.
“We feel that it’s important to take the vaccine to help protect our residents, fellow associates, and our families,” said Tadd Clelland, Partner, Senior Living Residences. “There are individuals who work for us who haven’t lived through mass vaccinations like polio, measles, and small pox to name a few, including me. This is our time to be socially conscious and take the vaccine to aid in the eradication of Covid-19. This was our opportunity today to lead by example and help our residents and associates feel more confident about taking the vaccine.”
The mood for residents and staff was celebratory. Lauren Basler, the community’s Senior EnrichedLIFE Director dressed in boxing gear to remind residents and staff that they were helping “beat” Covid-19 with their choice to get vaccinated. For residents and staff, it was an exciting, and hopeful, day.
“I’m very excited,” said Julie Williamson, the community’s Executive Director. “We’re all so excited, it’s an awesome experience to be finally getting this vaccine.”
Standish Village at Lower Mills is an Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support community located in Boston. For more information, please visit www.StandishVillage.com.