Amenida Seniors Community celebrated two birthdays on the same day residents received their second dose of the vaccine.

Amenida Seniors Community celebrated two birthdays on the same day residents received their second dose of the vaccine.

Double duty: Two birthday girls celebrate with a second shot!

Residents at this seniors’ community receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

A year ago, neighbours Trudy and Ursula celebrated their shared birthday with friends, family and staff at Amenida Seniors Community. And after a year like no other, the two received a pretty memorable birthday present from Fraser Health Authority — a shot in the arm!

Residents of Amenida Seniors Community received their second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, Feb. 27, which just happened to be Trudy and Ursula’s birthdays.

“One of Canada’s oldest seniors, Mr. JaHyung Lee, was first in line, and our two birthday girls took second and third. Then we celebrated with pizza, cheesecake and flowers to brighten their day,” says Rosa Park, General Manager of Amenida Seniors Community.

All residents are in good health, including 110-year-old Mr. Lee, who impressed doctors and nurses on staff with his excellent wellness.

Safe, multicultural community

Like so many of us had to do this year, Trudy and Ursula celebrated their birthdays with virtual connections — talking with friends and family via telephone. But now that all Amenida Seniors Community residents have received both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, there’s a lot of hope that next year’s birthdays will involve a lot more hugging and face-to-face conversation.

As restrictions ease, residents will be able to return to in-person religious services, dance classes, ice cream socials, bus shopping trips and other group activities that have been on-pause due to the pandemic. Though some of the past year’s creative activities will likely keep going (such as the special project to recreate famous artwork) since the residents and staff are still having so much fun!

Suites at Amenida Seniors Community are wheel-chair accessible and include private bathrooms. Services cater to Surrey’s multicultural community, including Korean meals and cultural programs. On-site amenities include a convenience store, hair salon, spacious dining room and garden courtyards. Choose from independent living or assisted-living services, or take advantage of respite care for a short term stay while recovering from surgery or giving a caregiver a break. Visit homecareliving.ca to learn more, call 604-597-9333 to book an appointment, or catch up with the latest news on Facebook and Instagram.

110-year-old Amenida Seniors Community resident JaHyung Lee was first in line for his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

110-year-old Amenida Seniors Community resident JaHyung Lee was first in line for his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

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