Meridian Senior Living communities recognized all first responders including firefighters, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement officers, and any other first responders by designating Friday, September 11, 2020 as their national Honor Our First Responders Day. These dedicated men and women, who put their lives in harm’s way by protecting and serving their country and their individual communities every day, deserve to be recognized and celebrated.
“We are thankful to have such a collaborative relationship with first responders in each of our communities and have partnered locally with them to deliver secure senior living settings at all Meridian communities,” shares Kevin Carlin, Principal and Chief Sales Officer of Meridian Senior Living. “We are thrilled as a national corporation to express our gratitude for these critical and courageous people. It’s also a great prelude to Assisted Living week, running September 13th through the 19th.”
Each of our more than 75 communities work concertedly with local first responder groups to provide a secure setting for their residents. To celebrate and honor their service, each of these communities hosted their own events to acknowledge these essential individuals for protecting the nation’s senior population and providing assistance as needed. In addition to celebrating, every community will be extending special move-in offers to area seniors in an effort to provide them with a secure, comfortable home in their later years. These special community events will be conducted safely by following CDC guidelines.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Meridian communities remain open and have rooms move-in ready for new residents. Our dedicated staff is committed to the safety and well-being of their residents and is trained and certified to assist in daily support functions such as dressing, bathing, medication management, and especially the ability to immediately respond to emergency circumstances. Furthermore, they work tirelessly in keeping their residents engaged with activities and, where allowed by state and local health departments, Meridian communities are implementing outdoor visitation, group activities, and communal dining.