Vaccine Cause for Celebration at Robbinsdale’s Copperfield Hill Senior Living
There was cause for celebration at the Copperfield Hill senior living community in Robbinsdale this week.
“It’s the first step toward opening our communities back up and having our residents be able to see their loved ones again and get back to life as normal,” said Ashley Fjelstad, the in-house counsel at Copperfield Hill.
About 200 people at Copperfield Hill received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday courtesy of Walgreens. Walgreens is one of the pharmacies that is part of a federal program to distribute the vaccine to senior facilites. The 200 doses administered Wednesday included more than 90 percent of Copperfield Hill residents and about half of the staff members.
Officials from Copperfield Hill say Wednesday’s vaccination event is the most important day for the assisted-living community since the groundbreaking in 1987.
“This is just huge. Our residents will now have an opportunity to return to normalcy,” said Naomi Farr, who owns Copperfield Hill. “Honestly, my heart has been breaking for them to have to stay in their apartments, for their families to be unable to visit. It’s been really hard.”
Meanwhile, Walgreens will return to administer more of the vaccine to residents and staff members on Feb. 10 and March 10.