Life is precious. The daily interactions that we once took for granted have a whole new level of appreciation, especially for our elderly community. The vaccine brings a sense of stability, normalcy and safety. For the first time in a long time, we have hope for a brighter tomorrow.
For nearly a year, the staff, residents and family members of Northaven Senior Living have learned how to adapt, perhaps unlike any other time before. At times it has felt like the confusion and chaos of the world is too much to process.
Residents, families and staff have pushed and redefined what we once believed were our personal limits. In a time where isolation has been a requirement, we have found ways to maintain connection. It hasn’t been easy, it hasn’t been fun and it certainly has taken its toll both physically and emotionally.
For the first time in months, it now feels different.
The opportunity to receive the vaccination is a momentous step. The vaccine brings us new hope. Throughout the past year our residents, their families and our staff have laughed and cried together, some days have been better than others. Through it all, however, we have shown resiliency, determination and commitment to each other. We have new energy and a deepened sense of what it means to carry out our mission of providing compassionate care.