COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at Villa Gardens


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Residents continue safety protocols in anticipation of return to normalcy

The big day had finally come! The COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Villa Gardens in late January and residents “took their shot” at stopping the virus in its tracks.

A resident receives her COVID-19 vaccine.

“The vaccines are a first step in moving our community back to a semblance of normality in 2021,” said Executive Director Paula Digerness. “We are surrounded by appreciative residents. I could not be happier with the large turnout of residents and staff receiving the vaccine. Villa Gardens prides itself on looking out for each other. We are a community that loves, cares and actively lives life well even during challenging times.”

 As Villa Gardens faces a brighter future, the community looks forward to re-opening many of its in-person social opportunities as well as indoor dining in its Craftsman-inspired dining room. Until then, the creativity, ingenuity and spirit of innovation of the Villa Gardens staff finds ways to safely engage our residents. Villa offers dozens of life enrichment opportunities on a weekly basis that nourish the body, mind and spirit, opportunities that may be difficult to find living in your current home.

“Art in Your Apartment” allows residents to remain in their homes and explore their inner artist. Balcony exercises keep residents fit and engaged but socially distanced. And Home-delivered meals provide joy even as residents look forward to getting together once again in the dining room when it reopens.

Residents enjoy quality entertainment through a variety of mediums. Recently, residents enjoyed performances by renowned pianists, a speaker series about the 19th Amendment (women’s right to vote) and Zoom discussions about current events.

Until the pandemic passes, Villa Gardens has adapted to a new community life that maintains safety while it continues to foster vibrancy. Staff takes all the necessary precautions to sanitize and effectively mitigate the risk that comes with community living. Peace of mind is priceless for both residents and their families, especially during these challenging times.