There is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. Over 90% of residents and associates at Smith Crossing received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine. When the vaccine was announced in late 2020, residents and employees of retirement homes and long-term care facilities were designated at the top of the list to receive the vaccines.
The two doses, administered by Walgreens, were given three weeks apart. It provides a bright spot amid the isolation and fear that COVID-19 has brought the country. Many see the vaccine as the first step to getting back to normal and resuming the life they love – with a new appreciation for our health and freedom.
“For me I think it’s a true miracle that Pfizer and Moderna came up with this vaccine,” said Deb Davis, a licensed nurse practitioner who has worked at Smith Crossing for eight years. “[Our residents] have been through so much. They held their own — they are very strong.”
And their strength and resilience has shined during this unprecedented time. Our community has come up with creative ways to stay in contact with friends and family, joyfully participated in their favorite activities virtually, and looked out for their fellow neighbors.
With hope and a renewed sense of optimism, Smith Crossing is looking forward to a happier and healthier 2021.