RISE recently hosted a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at its Northville Sensory Gardens for staff and residents.
The clinic went successfully. Nurses and the pharmacist worked hard and they were able to help some of our more nervous residents get through the process. An estimated 130 residents and staff received the COVID-19 vaccine that day. Everyone waited patiently in their cars and then only had to come in for less than 5 minutes to get the vaccine before they could relax in the property’s greenhouse for some snacks during their observation period.
There are plans to schedule a second clinic day for the second dose in February, whereas anyone who was hesitant this month can choose to get their first dose then as well. The board members spoke with nursing staff about remembering planting hedges and setting up the Sensory Gardens in the beginning, so it was a day of reminiscing for them also. We are very pleased with the turnout of this important day and our entire organization is on the road to a healthier year ahead following this very important step!
RISE Life Services provides a residential and supported living environment on the East End of Long Island, dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential. To learn more about RISE Life Services, our programs including a day program, residential housing, job opportunities and other information, please browse our website or call 631-727-6220 ext. 203 with any questions.