KOAA News and Bill Folsom report on the UCHealth Mobile Clinic that delivered the COVID-19 Vaccine to Sunny Vista on Wednesday. The clinic has a plan to get the vaccine to people who may not be able to get to a health provider at their permanent locations. This is their first of what they are calling their Mobile Vaccination Clinic.
" I'm so excited, I haven't stopped talking since I heard about it yesterday," said resident Rosalie Lane.
UCHealth is also starting vaccine for people over 70 at some of its non-mobile locations. This happens as the vaccine supplies are available. People are required to sign up on-line through My Health Connection. Those joining the on-line list get an electronic notification when they meet the criteria and a dose is available.
Sunny Vista was founded in 1911 by Marjory Palmer the daughter of General Palmer who is the founder of Colorado Springs. She went door to door collecting dimes and nickels to start Sunnygrass Sanitorium for people suffering from tuberculosis.
After WWII we had the invention of penicillin and there was no longer as much of a need for these sanitoriums.
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Jen Lennon from KKTV 11 Connect speaks with Chris Pogar, the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Retreat at Sunny Vista. We are still accepting new residents during COVID19 while maintaining mandatory guidelines. We are also doing live virtual tours.
The Retreat at Sunny Vista in Colorado Springs is excited and honored to be recognized by the Colorado Springs Gazette with the Gold award for best retirement community in it's annual Best of the Springs review.
The Best of the Springs highlights the best entrepreneurs, small business owners and community service providers in Colorado Springs.
The Best of the Springs awards are broken down into six categories: arts and entertainment, city life and recreation, family and health, food and drink, services and professionals, and shopping.
According to Rich Vincent of the Gazette, the paper encourages wide participation in the voting process with over 15,000 voters offering their local wisdom.
Comments about the retreat included: "Beautiful Community, compassionate and caring staff," and "a great atmosphere with a great team."
See the award here.
We are honored to have so many supporters of our community and to be included in the Best of Colorado Springs.
COVID-19 has led to a lot of restrictions for our residents including visitations and group activities. At the Retreat we have continued to get creative and find ways to keep our residents active, healthy and engaged. Our Life Enrichment Director, Pamela Cooper, was interviewed by KKTV recently to share the many great things still happening in our assisted living and memory support community.