All staff and residents of the Bucks County senior living community who wanted the vaccine have received both required doses, a significant step forward in protecting those most vulnerable to the pandemic
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (February 2021): – Pine Run Retirement Community, one of Bucks County’s leading senior living and senior care providers, is pleased to announce that it has completed the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine to its residents and staff, a significant milestone in the fight against the deadly pandemic that has been spreading for over a year.
“We are proud and grateful to be at the forefront of efforts to put an end to this pandemic, for Pine Run, for our wider community, and for our friends and loved ones,” said Pine Run Executive Director Maria Santangelo. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on families nationwide and here in our Pine Run community. We mourn with those who’ve lost loved ones, while we look ahead with hope to the days when the pandemic is behind us and we can come together in person once again.”
Because older adults are at especially high risk of developing extreme illness from COVID-19, vaccinating seniors has been a top priority in the distribution of the vaccine across Pennsylvania and the country. Seniors at Pine Run have received both their first and second shots of COVID-19 vaccine, including residents of the independent living neighborhood, The Village, as well as residents in Pine Run Lakeview, its personal care residence, and those in its skilled nursing, short-term rehab and secure memory care at Pine Run Health Center.
In addition, Pine Run’s staff members who wanted the vaccine have been fully vaccinated, another step in reducing the exposure of the Pine Run’s residents to anyone who could carry and transmit the virus. New residents who move to Pine Run and new staff members who join the Pine Run team will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine as supply allows.
Owned and operated by Doylestown Health, Pine Run Retirement Community carried out its vaccination campaign in partnership with Doylestown Health and CVS. By the end of February 2021, Doylestown Health had administered more than 17,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
While Doylestown Health and Pine Run Retirement Community remain committed to providing vaccinations to individuals who qualify, the allocation of vaccine dosages is determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and continues to be extremely limited. Doylestown Health is sharing updated information on COVID-19 vaccine availability on its website.
About Pine Run: Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown, Pennsylvania is one of Bucks County’s leading senior living and senior care providers, with 272 independent living cottages and 24 apartments situated on a beautiful 43-acre private campus. The campus is home to Pine Run Health Center, which offers rehabilitation services and 90 skilled nursing beds; The Garden, a 40-bed, secure dementia neighborhood on the top floor of the Health Center; and The Willows, an intimate setting for palliative, services. Pine Run Lakeview is a 107-bed personal care residence owned and operated by Pine Run Retirement Community and located on Lower State Road in Doylestown. Generations of families have turned to Pine Run for the certainty of comforts and services in the bonus years. Call 800.992.8992 to learn more about independent living, personal care, or skilled nursing and rehabilitation programs, or visit www.pinerun.org.