TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2020) — The Watermark at Trinity, an independent, assisted living and memory care community in Trinity, partnered with CVS Clinic to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to residents, associates and essential caregivers on January 17. Roughly 90% of residents received the vaccine, which will protect them against the deadly COVID-19 virus.
“The vaccine rollout is the latest layer of protection that we are offering our residents,” said David Schupack, Executive Director at The Watermark at Trinity. “Our residents have been waiting a long time for this and we are so thrilled to be able to offer it to them in the comfort of our community.”
The Watermark at Trinity made the Pfizer vaccine available to its assisted living and memory care residents, as well as associates, essential caregivers and compassionate caregivers. The community will administer the second dose on February 7-8. Independent Living residents will be vaccinated during Phase 2, during the first quarter of 2021, although exacts dates have not yet been determined.
“The vaccine takes a lot of the concern and pressure off of being worried about COVID,” said Walter Kleiwer, an essential caregiver whose wife lives at the community. “Once we get the second dose, I think we can breathe a sigh of relief.”
Throughout the pandemic, the community has adhered to strict safety protocols and followed best practices from federal and state authorities. Watermark’s established protocols of rigorous cleaning and disinfection processes are conducted throughout public areas in our communities including dining rooms, libraries, elevators, salons and lobbies. Safeguards include detailed procedures for housekeeping and laundry.
“The health and safety of our residents is our top priority,” said Schupack. “While administering the vaccine to our residents is a step in the right direction, we will continue to stay vigilant in keeping our community safe with social distancing, handwashing and masks.”
To learn more about Watermark Retirement Communities’ response to COVID-19, visit covid19.watermarkresponse.com.
About The Watermark at Trinity
Located in Trinity, Fla., The Watermark at Trinity is a 218-residence retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care in the Pasco County suburb of Trinity. Differentiators of the community include certified associates, continuous care and an extraordinary lifestyle built on an abundance of choices. Owned and managed by Watermark Retirement Communities, The Watermark at Trinity is committed to creating an extraordinary community where people thrive. To learn more visit www.WatermarkCommunities.com.
About Watermark Retirement Communities®
Watermark creates extraordinary communities where people thrive. We believe aging is about renewal rather than retirement. Watermark communities are known for highly trained and caring associates, a lifestyle built on choice, fine amenities, integrative wellness and innovative programs including the award-winning Watermark University featuring a wide variety of engaging classes for residents and area seniors. Watermark has been named in the top 25 Best Workplaces for Aging Services in a national program conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute and published on Fortune.com. A privately held company with a reputation for over 30 years for service, innovation, integrity and financial stability, Watermark manages more than 60 retirement communities coast to coast. Based in Tucson AZ, Watermark is ranked as the nation’s 11th-leading senior housing operator by the American Seniors Housing Association. Visit watermarkcommunities.com for more information.