Update for February 1, 2021

Kendal is pleased to announce that 330 residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Yesterday, CVS was onsite to vaccinate the 27 residents in Cascadilla House, our enhanced assisted living residence. They received the Pfizer vaccine, and will get their second dose in 21 days, on February 21, 2021. At that point in time, anyone – residents or staff – will have received both doses of the vaccine.

With roughly 80% of the staff and effectively 100% of the residents vaccinated, plans are underway to begin a re-opening. Dining Services is exploring in person dining, with restrictions, of course, and some expanded offerings. The Fitness Center can now welcome four persons at once and the aerobics room three. The pool remains open with the same guidance and the sound of pickleballs being whacked is wafting down the corridor outside the auditorium.

Assuming no setbacks, some 25th Anniversary celebrations will happen once warmer weather returns. New residents are moving in and the days are getting longer. (For the moment, we’ll ignore the snow…..) Onwards and Upwards !

Be well,

Betsy Schermerhorn