On December 23, 2020, staff members at Villas of Holly Brook Marshall, an assisted living community operated by national seniors housing company Meridian Senior Living (Meridian), received the company’s first COVID-19 vaccines. This monumental event marks the beginning of Meridian’s journey in vaccinating residents and employees at their more than 75 communities across the United States.
Villas of Holly Brook Marshall partnered with CVS Pharmacy and Clark County Health Department to distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers. In Martinsville, IL, the Clark County Health Department offered the vaccination clinic between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on December 23, 2020. Several staff members from Villas of Holly Brook Marshall received the first of two vaccines, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to providing a safe environment for their residents.
As part of the U.S. Government’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, residents and staff members at long-term care communities will have access to the vaccine over the upcoming weeks in the first phase of distribution. Access to the COVID-19 vaccine will add one more preventative measure to Meridian’s commitment to the safety and well-being of residents and employees in its communities.
“Our partnership with CVS, Walgreens, local pharmacies, and local health departments is a crucial preventative tool to include in our infection control protocols,” says Kacy Kang, President and Chief Operating Officer of Meridian Senior Living. “This is an extension of our ongoing commitment to keep our communities as safe as possible, while reducing the risk of concerns that arise from long intervals of isolation, both with our residents and seniors in the towns and cities in which we operate.”
“We are thrilled for our residents and employees to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the first tier group,” says Kevin Carlin, Principal and Chief Sales Officer of Meridian Senior Living. “We enjoy seeing the expressions of relief on the faces of the residents and staff as the vaccinations are administered.”
Villas of Holly Brook Marshall is committed to offer older adults a daily dose of socialization along with a greater sense of security and safety. To learn more about Villas of Holly Brook Marshall, click here.