RidgeCrest Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Residents and staff of RidgeCrest, the premier retirement community in Surry County, will receive their first COVID-19 vaccinations today, Monday, January 11th.

“We are extremely excited and blessed to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to our Residents and Staff. The Pandemic is far from over, outside of RidgeCrest; but for our Residents and Staff, the end is finally near.” Said Wendy Guy, RidgeCrest’s Executive Director.

A second clinic will be taking place on Monday, February 8th to administer an initial dose to any New Residents and Staff or any that chose not to receive it during the first clinic. Also, the second dose will be given to the residents and staff who received an initial dose at the first clinic. A third clinic will be held at a later date for the residents and staff who received the initial dose at the second clinic. RidgeCrest partnered with Walgreens to administer the vaccine.

Wendy Guy, RidgeCrest’s Executive Director said, “We are committed to ensuring the safety of our residents, their families, and our team members. Throughout these unprecedented times our residents have continued to live a Weller Life and this vaccine clinic is a critical step to ensuring our residents can further do so. Make no mistake, our resident’s lives have been disrupted; just as everyone else’s, however not near to the extent. At RidgeCrest our residents have continued to live and have fun in a safe, private, community with socialization, dining, wellness, housekeeping, maintenance, on-site health center and other amenities available to them. We firmly believe that people have been safer and better off living in our community than they have been on their own.”

Throughout this Pandemic, RidgeCrest has adhered to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local, state, and federal authorities’ guidelines pertaining to COVID-19; as well as established internal policies regarding communicable diseases.

RidgeCrest is a premier retirement community located in Mt. Airy, NC that is committed to helping older adults live longer, healthier, happier lives. To learn more about RidgeCrest, call (336) 786-9100 or visit Ridge-Crest.com.