110-year-old JaHyung Lee received his first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, along with all his neighbours at Amenida Seniors Community.

110-year-old JaHyung Lee received his first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, along with all his neighbours at Amenida Seniors Community.

Oh what a feeling! Surrey seniors receive first dose of immunity

110-year-old among first to receive Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 14

Most of us celebrate birthdays. Many people who’ve survived a serious illness also celebrate ‘rebirthdays’ — the day they received a heart transplant, or their cancer officially went into remission. At Amenida Seniors Community there’s a new reason to celebrate, and Jan. 14 may become an annual party.

That’s the day Amenida received their first supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and all residents who provided consent (or family members and substitute decision-makers who could provide consent to these residents) were able to receive their first dose.

“We are extremely lucky that we have received enough supplies to vaccinate all of our residents in care,” says Rosa Park, General Manager, Amenida Seniors Community. “As many of our seniors are elderly and require complex care, we can feel safer knowing that the virus won’t be spreading within our community.”

Staff at Amenida Seniors Community would like to remind all visitors, friends and family members that the current Provincial Health Officer orders remain in place for everyone, even if they’ve received the vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine at 110 years old

JaHyung Lee is believed to be British Columbia’s oldest living senior, and the 110-year-old’s wellness toolkit just got an upgrade.

Lee was among the Amenida Seniors Community residents to receive his first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with the second dose planned in the coming weeks.

Amenida Seniors Community provides affordable independent and assisted-living services that reflect the multi-cultural community in Surrey, including both Western and Korean meals and activities. To abide by the current COVID-19 safety protocols, Sunday church services and daily exercise programs are now offered through streaming services. Other health and safety protocols have been increased in order to help keep residents safe and engaged.

  • All staff wear face masks, eye protection and other PPE as required
  • All residents and staff receive twice-a-day temperature checks and COVID-19 screening
  • Increased sanitation and cleaning
  • Staggered meal times, in-room meals and physical distancing in all shared spaces
  • Hand sanitizer in all hallways, bathrooms and individual suites
  • Restricted visitor access and additional screening

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Rooms are still available! Suites include private bathrooms and are wheel-chair accessible. 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, or call 604-597-9333 to book an appointment.

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