The Impact of our Vaccination Clinics
At The Village at Woods Edge, we are so excited to share an update on our COVID-19 status. Thanks to our partners at CVS and the Virginia Department of Health, we were able to host several vaccine clinics on our campus to deliver both doses of the Pfizer vaccine to all of our team members and all the residents who wanted to receive a vaccination.
Now that we are weeks past the second vaccination, we have begun enjoying a new phase of life on our campus. Our on-campus dining and activities are very popular, and our residents have felt confident getting out and about in the town of Franklin — including our local YMCA and the Cypress Cove Country Club. And while our residents are enjoying dining-in at The Back Porch & Grille, we highly anticipate offering dining-in services beyond our popular curbside pickup services to the Franklin-Southampton community soon.
“There’s no denying this pandemic took its toll on everyone, but seniors in particular have been impacted in a unique way,” said Franci Jackson, Director of Sales and Marketing. “I’m so grateful that we’ve been able to get everyone vaccinated and start enjoying more opportunities safely. You can feel that a weight has been lifted. Everyone is still being cautious, of course, but we have certainly entered brighter days.”
From the start of the pandemic, The Village at Woods Edge followed a comprehensive three-phase Reopening Guidance Plan. While Stay at Home Orders were in effect, much of our campus was reserved for our Village residents exclusively, with meals being delivered to residents, medical appointments converted to telehealth, and on-campus visitors limited. “We quickly took a safety first , resident focus approach to the pandemic,” Franci said. “It was the right thing to do, but it certainly came with challenges and some creative thinking.”
Because the CDC recommends social distancing as the best preventative measure, we are supporting this practice for the safety and well-being of Village residents, employees and our community at large by offering additional support services for our residents including:
- Meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) delivery services
- Pharmacy pickup and delivery services
- Grocery delivery services
- Dry cleaning pickup and delivery services
- Personal shopping and delivery services
- Assistance with telephone conferences, virtual appointments and virtual connections with family and friends
- Adjustments to life enrichment services in accordance to safety guidelines
Two weeks past the second vaccine, you are considered “fully vaccinated,” so once our campus hit the two-week mark past our second clinic, we began offering more opportunities — albeit cautiously. Even if you are fully vaccinated, the Center for Disease Control still recommends caution, especially around those who have not been vaccinated.
“We continue to have safety measures in place, and we remain in touch with the health department for best practices from the CDC, but 2021 is already turning into a much cheerier year.,” Franci said.