Here’s the situation! Our region of the state is experiencing a drastic increase in COVID-19 infections. The increase in infections has heavily taxed our local healthcare systems.
We must take action. To mitigate the risk presented by high infection rates across the state, we are temporarily suspending ALL forms of off-site visits. From Monday, January 18 through Sunday, January 31, ONLY onsite visits will be scheduled.
We know this is difficult, but the safety of everyone who chooses Springbrook for supports and services is paramount. With clarity and courage, we are moving forward toward a better tomorrow.
This Wellness Wednesday, we wanted to share that New York State released further guidelines regarding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit the below link to find out if you’re eligible, and if you are to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated. It is also a reliable source of news and information to educate yourself regarding New York State’s COVID-19 response. We will get well together.
On this Take a Look Tuesday we wanted to share a short video of Patty—a resident of The Pines—doing her part to protect herself and the people around her from COVID-19. When asked how she felt a few days later, Patty told staff that she was “Feeling well”. Way to go, Patty! Thank you for showing us how it’s done.
On this Take a Look Tuesday, we wanted to share a bit more holiday happiness! Just before the holiday break, students from Athena Frost’s classroom set to work and decorated the Christmas cookies from their Freestyle Confections decorating kits. Each Springbrook campus home and classroom received one of these kits and had lots of fun decorating their cookies. Thank you to everyone who supports us, and a special thanks to our sponsors, NBT Bank and Chianis & Anderson Architects for helping us create a joyful holiday season!
The COVID-19 vaccine has been highly anticipated and is on the forefront of everyone’s mind. We would like to invite you to our COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar, during which we will overview the most up to date information available, touch on vaccine consent, and review Springbrook’s next steps in vaccinations. The health and safety of all the people who receive Springbrook supports and services, and our employees, has been the primary focus throughout this pandemic. We are hopeful that this vaccine will bring us one step closer to a pre-COVID-19 way of life.
We are excited to share that people with developmental disabilities 16 years of age and older who currently live in congregant living and the Direct Support Professionals who support them, have been deemed as 1a in the phased allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine – these people will be prioritized in the first wave of vaccinations.
To register for the webinar on December 22 at 4:30 pm, please click here.