Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, our “shot” out of it brings hope to many across the United States. Seniors are within phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, including residents and patients in Avamere Living communities.

COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Avamere at Bethany, an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Portland, Oregon, held their first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on January 11, 2021.

David Rohrback was among the residents vaccinated.

David is an active resident with Avamere at Bethany, where he has lived since May 2016. He caught and overcame COVID-19 in March 2020. Now he received the COVID-19 vaccine to protect himself and others from the disease.

David’s Avamere life

David makes the most of his retirement with his fellow neighbors at Avamere at Bethany. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, David enjoyed playing Bingo and joining friends for a stroll as part of the walking club, a group he started with fellow residents to walk twice a week.

He looks forward to joining his Avamere friends and neighbors in the dining room after they are vaccinated and it is safe to meet again.

Avamere’s Response to COVID-19

From early on in the pandemic, Avamere leaders and employees took quick action to implement new safety measures, including implementing quarantine guidelines, limiting visitors to essential personnel, wearing PPE, enhancing cleaning protocols, and more.

Avamere continues to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with Walgreens. Learn more about the vaccine in an FAQ series with Dr. Elizabeth Burns, Chief Medical Officer with the Avamere Family of Companies.