Since March, Stoney River assisted living and memory support residents, like so many other seniors across the country, have sheltered in place, while the senior living community’s team adapted nearly every aspect of care delivery in the wake of COVID-19.
Today relief is in sight with Stoney River in Phase 1A of Wisconsin’s vaccine prioritization rollout. Stoney River residents and team members expect to be offered the vaccine soon, possibly by the end of January, and they are eager to roll up their sleeves to receive the shot.
“I am anxious to get the vaccine, because I’m looking forward to going to Arizona to visit my little grandniece and grandnephew, who are three and four years old,” said Stoney River resident Mary Lou Kirsch. “I also hope that getting the vaccine will allow us all to get back to normal. I can’t wait to play sheepshead again with my Stoney River neighbors!”
Fellow resident, Nancy Wieland, also looks forward to returning to all the social activities she enjoys best at Stoney River.
“I am in favor of the vaccine and will be sure to get it, so we can get back to family visits, playing bingo and everyone’s favorite—Happy Hours with live music!” said Nancy.
Stoney River’s concierge, Betty Muehlbauer, is dreaming of better days ahead.
“I want to open the doors of our community and welcome back our residents’ loved ones who have missed them so much,” said Betty, adding that she looks forward to a day when she no longer worries about friends and family getting sick, kids return to school and people who disagree about how to manage the coronavirus find peace. “After months of living in this pandemic this sounds like a dream,” she said.
Stoney River Marshfield offers assisted living, located at 1204 W. McMillan Street, Marshfield, WI and memory support, located down the street at 1609 W. St. Joseph Ave. Residents live full and engaged lives among a community of peers and with the support needed to live as independently as possible while enjoying the award-winning VIVA! lifestyle that enhances lives, inspires joy and fosters purpose. For more information, visit www.stoneyrivermarshfield.com or call 715-502-3334.