residents at Arbour Square of Harleysville receive Moderna vaccines

Arbour Square of Harleysville residents receive vaccines, balloon buddies

The health and safety of the residents and team members at Arbour Square of Harleysville is our top priority, and we are taking additional measures, beyond the requirements of government and health authorities, to protect everyone in the community.

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Feb 16, 2021 Updated | Feb 17, 2021

Irene Pronzato, resident of Arbour Square of Harleysville, receiving first dose of Moderna vaccine
Irene Pronzato was the first Arbour Square of Harleysville resident to get the COVID-19 vaccination. She was part of a group that received their first shot on Feb. 9.

HARLEYSVILLE — Residents of the Arbour Square of Harleysville senior independent living community received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine recently.

On Tuesday, February 9, health care providers from Rann Pharmacy administered the shots to the first group of residents, and first in line was Irene Pronzato, who turned 95 years old that week. Skippack Pharmacy supplied the vaccines for the second group of residents on Friday, February 12.

“Over 90% of eligible Arbour Square residents have now received the first dose of the vaccine,” a Feb. 16 release said.

“There are no words to describe how incredibly overjoyed I am that we have been able to bring this vaccine to our community,” said Mimi Kehan, executive director at Arbour Square. “This marks the beginning of getting back to normal.”

Assistant Executive Director Betsy Roth added, “Both days of vaccinations were hugely successful and ran smoothly. All our team members and pharmacy staff came together to make this a reality for our residents.”

“Arbour Square team members wore t-shirts with ‘We think you’re a Big Shot’ written on the front and filled the community with music and dancing to celebrate a huge milestone in the fight against COVID-19,” the release said.

Arbour Square of Harleysville resident Phil Kretschman with his balloon buddy
Arbour Square of Harleysville resident Phil Kretschman holds a balloon buddy. The balloon buddies were from Balloonatics at Crazy Balloon Delivery, LLC, as part of its nationwide “Adopt a Grandparent” movement.

 

Adding to the celebration was a delivery of balloon sculptures with uplifting notes by Balloonatics at Crazy Balloon Delivery, LLC, as part of their nationwide “Adopt A Grandparent” movement.

Every resident of Arbour Square was adopted by a local person or business, and Arbour Square team members delivered the 250 balloon buddies to surprised residents who reacted with big smiles and genuine emotion.

Chris Kretschman of Harleysville got a chuckle out of seeing his “WWll vet, tough as nails, 90 something year old” dad holding his balloon buddy. Chris thanked the staff at Arbour Square for making this happen. “You are making so many people happy.”

“This week was special for so many reasons,” said Arbour Square Joy Director Melissa Crouse. “Seeing our residents overcome with joy at receiving their balloon buddies was very uplifting and something we will not forget.”

 

 

 

Original source: https://www.montgomerynews.com/soudertonindependent/news/arbour-square-of-harleysville-residents-receive-vaccines-balloon-buddies/article_e2dc5d20-7088-11eb-90f7-03936a167598.html


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Verena at the Reserve team members host vaccination clinic onsite for residents

Verena at the Reserve Receives COVID-19 Vaccines

The health and safety of the residents and team members at Verena at the Reserve is our top priority, and we are taking additional measures, beyond the requirements of government and health authorities, to protect everyone in the community.

Verena at the Reserve retirement community receives vaccines, with help from The Prescription Shoppe

By MAGGIE MORE
VIRGINIA GAZETTE |
FEB 05, 2021 AT 6:20 PM

Jade Ranger, pharmacist and co-owner of the Prescription Shoppe, explains the vaccination process to residents of Verena at the Reserve, a retirement community in Williamsburg. Maggie More/staff
Jade Ranger, pharmacist and co-owner of the Prescription Shoppe, explains the vaccination process to residents of Verena at the Reserve, a retirement community in Williamsburg. Maggie More/staff (Virginia Gazette)

On a cold and damp Friday afternoon, a balloon arch curved over the entryway to the main the dining room at the Verena at the Reserve Retirement Community. The tables were filled with senior citizens chatting amongst themselves at spaced-out tables, and employees bustled back and forth between them, sporting plastic tiaras as they wiped down tables.

The reason for the happy atmosphere, despite the somber weather, could be seen on a plastic utility cart, wheeled around by The Prescription Shoppe’s Jade Ranger — syringes full of Moderna vaccine, set to go into arms over the course of the following two hours.

For many of the 146 residents living full time at Verena — around 96% of the capacity of the independent living facility in Williamsburg, Virginia — this was their first chance to get the vaccine. According to Mark Booth, director of sales and marketing for the retirement community, a few residents had already been vaccinated through their primary care physicians and a few had opted out because of medical concerns after advice from their doctors. But everybody was notified, Booth said, and the majority of residents opted in.

Marty Lott, age 83, said she was “excited” to get the vaccine, though as a former nurse, she had “many unanswered questions.”

“That’s kind of dangerous,” she joked about the knowledge she gained from her former profession.

Though the new approach used by the COVID-19 vaccines — which utilize mRNA from the virus to train the human body’s immune response rather than dead or weakened COVID-19 cells as most vaccines do — was not as “tried and true” as the vaccines Lott was familiar with, prompting her questions for Jade Ranger, she felt that the “amazing” development could be the future of vaccines.

“I have nothing but kudos to Denise,” Lott said of the community’s executive director, Denise Harper’s, efforts as she waited for her injection with her friend, Marion Brooks, age 87. When the time came, they both received their vaccination with ease.

Eighty-three-year-old resident Marty Lott gets vaccinated by Jade Ranger, co-owner of the prescription shoppe. Lott is a retired nurse, which she jokes is “kind of dangerous” due to the number of questions she has about the vaccine. Maggie More/staff
Eighty-three-year-old resident Marty Lott gets vaccinated by Jade Ranger, co-owner of the prescription shoppe. Lott is a retired nurse, which she jokes is “kind of dangerous” due to the number of questions she has about the vaccine. Maggie More/staff (Virginia Gazette)

The residents of Verena have been waiting for their vaccine for the same long months as the rest of the Historic Triangle, perhaps more anxiously than most due to their age and vulnerability to the deadly COVID-19 virus. Now, thanks to the joint efforts of Verena, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Prescription Shoppe, many of the residents got their first dose Friday.

The vaccination event “brings safety and security for the residents,” Booth said.

“I’m so thrilled,” said Harper. She worked closely with The Prescription Shoppe, a local pharmacy that has been distributing COVID vaccines to the area since mid-January, to make the event happen.

According to Harper, Verena has worked closely with The Prescription Shoppe in the past, holding similar drives in-residence for the annual flu vaccine. Around December, she reached out to Henry Ranger, who co-owns the local pharmacy with his wife Jade, to see if it would be possible to host an event for the COVID vaccine.

At the time, Henry Ranger was unsure when they would get the vaccine or how many doses they would receive. But as supply began to increase, he began to fill out the necessary forms and reached out to the necessary health departments to get the ball rolling. According to Jade Ranger, the health department has been creating spreadsheets of long-term care facilities, asking pharmacies to step in with local distribution.

That local outreach is something that Jade Ranger and her husband have done for years as pharmacists. In 2011, when he worked at Farm Fresh, Jade Ranger said, her husband began calling senior living facilities to bring other necessary vaccines to them, for elderly residents who might have limited mobility. They did the same thing when they were pharmacists at Wal-Mart, and “now, we’re doing it with The Prescription Shoppe.”

Residents of Verena decorated small signs with their reason for getting vaccinated on Feb. 5. The Prescription Shoppe worked with the Virginia Department of Health and Denise Harper, Verena’s executive director, to set up the vaccination event at the retirement community. Maggie More/staff
Residents of Verena decorated small signs with their reason for getting vaccinated on Feb. 5. The Prescription Shoppe worked with the Virginia Department of Health and Denise Harper, Verena’s executive director, to set up the vaccination event at the retirement community. Maggie More/staff (Virginia Gazette)

Hosting events like this for the COVID-19 vaccine was a natural extension of that same idea, and they plan to do similar events for other long-term care facilities in the future, if possible.

Those efforts paid off, Harper said. When she reached out to the Peninsula Health Department on her end to see if The Prescription Shoppe could get vaccines for Verena residents, the representative was aware of the work the Rangers put into distributing their Moderna doses.

Harper believes that The Prescription Shoppe’s efforts were the “driving force” in making the event happen.

The pharmacy was given 200 doses of Moderna vaccine specifically for the event. Jade Ranger stressed that those vaccines are distributed by the health department on a separate basis from the doses most people in Phase 1B can hope to receive, and that there are still limited vaccines for everyone else. It’s part of the state’s distribution plan — long-term care facilities, with their extremely vulnerable residents, have a partnership with the VDH to ensure they get enough of the still-scarce vaccine.

Paramedics and nurses were on site in case of reactions, and each resident waited for an extra 15 minutes after their injection to ensure there were no adverse effects from the vaccination.

Jade Ranger also listed off information about the vaccines for each socially distanced, masked-up group of residents who entered the dining area. Most people’s worst side effect is a sore arm for a few days, though some people can feel under the weather for two to three days afterwards.

“Stay hydrated, get rest and you can take Tylenol as a last resort,” she said, standing in front of the balloon arch before making her way to each resident with gloves, syringes and Band-Aids.

Samuel Cohen, 91, gets his Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Asked if he was excited to get vaccinated, he said “It’s not the highlight of my week, but yeah.” He and his wife, Dot, live in Verena together, and have kept each other company while the pandemic limited how much they could go out. Maggie More/staff
Samuel Cohen, 91, gets his Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Asked if he was excited to get vaccinated, he said “It’s not the highlight of my week, but yeah.” He and his wife, Dot, live in Verena together, and have kept each other company while the pandemic limited how much they could go out. Maggie More/staff (Virginia Gazette)

Some residents were relatively underwhelmed by the event. Asked if he was excited to finally get the COVID-19 vaccine, Samuel Cohen, age 91, said “It’s not the highlight of my week, but yeah.”

He explained that the pandemic hasn’t been as hard for him “as it must be on a lot of people,” because he was lucky enough to have his wife, Dot Cohen, living with him in Verena.

Dot Cohen was more excited about the vaccine, and said “they promised it would preserve my extreme good looks,” adding that she was happy to get the injection “over with.”

The first thing Samuel Cohen planned to do, once he was fully immunized?

Dot Cohen decorated her sign explaining why she got vaccinated on Feb. 5. Her husband Samuel joked “She wrote a book.” Maggie More/staff
Dot Cohen decorated her sign explaining why she got vaccinated on Feb. 5. Her husband Samuel joked “She wrote a book.” Maggie More/staff (Virginia Gazette)

“Go back to my apartment,” he said. Other residents were more excited that things seem to be taking a turn for the normal.

Brooks said that she was looking forward to getting to go outside again, once she received her second dose and the world becomes safer. Her children had been telling her to stay inside for months, she said, to the point that she’s been waiting for any reason to leave her apartment.

“I’ve been excited to get blood work done, because they’ll take me for a short ride after,” she said, laughing with her friend Lott.
Ruth Evans, 88 and resident at Verena for five years, said she would “do what she has to” for her six children, who want her to stay safe.

“Hopefully, everybody can get well, and the world will turn around,” she said simply. “It’s a big job.”

Maggie More, 757-446-2305, mmore@virginiamedia.com

Original Source: https://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/va-vg-verena-vaccine-prescription-shoppe-20210205-ealfes4un5bkbexjn2mfmn3ddm-story.html

running against the clock to save enough money for retirement

How to Save for Retirement – 6 Great Tips

Just because you haven’t saved for senior living doesn’t mean you can’t afford it. Here are 6 tips to bolster your savings quickly.

6 Quick Tips on Saving for Retirement

Are you nearing retirement, but aren’t completely prepared financially? You’re not alone. According to GoBanking, 3 out of 10 baby boomers aged 55 and above have no retirement savings. What’s more, 26 percent of those who were able to put money aside say they have less than $50,000 saved. You may feel this limits your options, particularly for active senior living, but that’s not necessarily the case. Here are some ways you can bolster your savings quickly.  

The Cost of Active Senior Living

You won’t know how much you need to save for retirement unless you know the cost of senior living, so let’s start there. Senior living is an umbrella term which includes several levels of care. Active senior living (or independent living) is the entry point in this continuum, which also includes assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care.

Active senior living is designed for residents who need little daily assistance but seek less responsibility and a range of social and enrichment opportunities. Although there is little published data on senior living average cost because it varies so greatly; it typically ranges from $1,000 to $4,000 a month. Keep in mind this cost includes meals, weekly housekeeping and laundry services, as well as access to a range of activities and amenities such as fitness center and pool.

What Can Affect the Cost of Senior Living

  • Level of Care – Essentially more assistance means more expense. Many seniors opt for a community that offers multiple levels of care on one campus so you’ll pay less now but have the peace of mind that a higher level of care is available if needed.
  • Geography – Where you live affects the cost of senior living just like real estate. To keep costs down you might consider active senior living communities outside the city or even a different state.
  • Amenities – The more luxury, the higher the cost as well. Options that impact cost include type of residence (private, semi-private, studio, one- or two-bedroom), pet fees, concierge services, and private transportation.

Know Where You Stand

You may have more resources at your disposal than you realize to pay for active senior living. Knowing where you stand starts with organizing your financial documents including:

  • Bank and brokerage account information
  • Deeds and mortgage documents
  • Insurance policies
  • Monthly or outstanding bills
  • Pension and other retirement benefits
  • Social Security payment information
  • Stock and bond certificates

Then, consider consulting a financial advisor and/or estate planning attorney to discuss how you might be able to maximize these resources for active senior living:

  • Insurance options including long-term care insurance and/or life insurance conversions
  • Pension, Social Security benefits and personal property such as your home
  • Potential tax deductions
  • Your investment portfolio

Best Ways to Save for Retirement

If you do have a gap between your current resources and what you expect to spend on active senior living, these tips can help you save for retirement:

  1. Catch-Up on Contributions – Starting at age 50 you can make extra contributions to your IRA and 401(k) accounts. The extra amount is now up to $6,500 for 401(k)s and $1,000 for IRAs according to the IRS.
  2. Consider a Health Savings Account – To help you prepare for unexpected medical expenses and reduce your taxable income you could open a health savings account. What you save will grow tax-free, and when you turn 65 you can start making withdrawals for qualified medical expenses.
  3. Wait on Social Security – Although you can technically collect benefits starting at age 62, most financial advisors recommend waiting. The reason? Drawing at 70 instead of 62 can increase your monthly benefit exponentially.
  4. Start a Side Hustle – According to Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, 47 percent of baby boomers today enjoy working in retirement. Beyond earning extra income, it also helps you stay active and maintain a sense of purpose. You could freelance or do consulting work depending on your skillset, or even try something completely new.
  5. Change Spending Habits – Take a look at where/how you spend your money to see where you can cut. Perhaps switch to a pay-as-you-go cell phone, opt for streaming services versus expensive cable, or even (gasp) limit those trips to Starbucks.
  6. Check for Benefits – See what benefits in which you may qualify. There’s the Veterans Aid & Attendance benefit for wartime veterans or a surviving spouse. Also, the National Council on Aging’s benefitscheckup.org website makes it easy to check thousands of state and local programs. 

Bonus Tip: Compare Your Costs at Home

You may think active senior living will cost you more, but when you compare it to the total cost of living at home, in some cases it can be less! How? The cost at home is more than just mortgage or rent, it also includes food, entertainment, and home upkeep, all of which are included in active senior living. Some utilities may be included too for extra value!

For additional help in saving for active senior living, check out our Financial Planning for Senior Living Guide today!

Arbour Square of Harleysville

Arbour Square of Harleysville Donates to Fight Breast Cancer

Arbour Square of Harleysville donates to Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Senior independent living community Arbour Square of Harleysville presented Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a national nonprofit organization that provides information and support to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their caregivers, with a check in the amount of $1,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The money was raised in part through a socially distanced fashion show held at Arbour Square. Modeling clothing from the community’s in-house thrift shop, Nifty Thrifty, Arbour Square residents and team members proudly walked the runway donning items that were then sold to interested buyers.

Dot Hendershot, President of the Resident Association of Arbour Square, was delighted to present Monica Steigerwald, Vice President of Development at LBBC, with a check for the third year in a row.

“Your support really makes a difference for these women who are in treatment for breast cancer,” said Steigerwald. “Thank you for this donation!”

Original Source: https://www.montgomerynews.com/soudertonindependent/news/arbour-square-donates-to-fight-breast-cancer/article_b2f9d538-2150-11eb-966f-4b29760bcf08.html

Forever Young Week at True Connection Communities

Forever Young Week at True Connection Communities

At True Connection Communities, our residents love sharing their personal stories, especially when it comes to the loves of their lives! And though present times may be challenging, love is something we can all get behind.

We recently celebrated “Forever Young” week at our communities and gave our resident couples the opportunity to renew their wedding vows in intimate, socially distanced ceremonies. Some joined in and others preferred to share photos, sentiments, and advice.

Arbour Square of Harleysville | Pennsylvania

Rose and Bill Santulli

Rose and Bill Santulli met in the seventh grade in Brooklyn, New York, but they were not allowed to date until they both turned 18 years old. Though it was hard for them to patiently wait all those years, it was worth it. As soon as the magic birthday hit for both, their courtship began, and it was full steam ahead for the blissful couple.

On May 19, 1956, at 22 years old, Rose and Bill married in their hometown. In 1979, the pair moved to Pennsylvania and, there, raised their six children. Those six children have given the Santullis the gift of 34 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The Santullis celebrated their 64 years of marriage by renewing their wedding vows at Arbour Square of Harleysville—the community they’ve called home for almost six years.

Five other couples at Arbour Square joined the Santullis in renewing their marriage vows in a socially distanced ceremony outside. With each couple exchanging personal tributes and words of endearment, it was impossible to ignore all the love floating in the air that day from these lovely couples whose courtships have spanned decades—and lifetimes.


Verena at Gilbert | Arizona

Hazel and Charles Tobias

Hazel and Charles met on a blind dinner date at the home of Alicia, Hazel’s best girlfriend, and Rick, Charles’s shipmate on the USS Pintado SSN (672). Alicia should have known better than to set Hazel up with Charles–Hazel was adamant about not dating sailors, even when she and Alicia lived in the Navy town of San Diego, California. But, after meeting and getting to know Charles during her many visits to see Rick, Alicia thought Charles was as nice and polite as they come, and that’s why Hazel agreed to the date.

At first, Hazel let her preconceived notions of sailors having bad reputations shape her first impression of Charles, which was not good. She told Charles that night that they would never be anything but friends. Charles was unconvinced, and his charming and outgoing personality helped him win her over. The pair quickly became best friends and then began falling in love, sharing their dreams and desires for the future.

Hazel and Charles married on July 26, 1975, less than a year since the night they met. Happily married for 45 years, the couple has two sons and two grandchildren.


Pine Ridge Villas of Shelby | Michigan

Ronald and Esther Thelander

Esther, who was from California, was visiting her sister in Michigan when Esther’s family brought Ron over for Esther to meet. They then went to a Halloween Party with Esther’s niece and nephew who quickly fell in love with Ron. Esther followed suit—the kids loved him, so she figured he must be worth it! They were married on November 18, 1966 and thought it would be fun to participate in a vow renewal ceremony all these years later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard and Helen Gastaldo

Richard was only 15 years old when he met Helen through her cousin. They started dating when they were both 18 years old and working together at Fanny Farmer in downtown Detroit. Helen was a Bonbon Dipper, and Richard was the Head of the Caramel Department. It must have been the perfect match because they were married on September 8, 1951. The couple continues to make each other laugh as often as possible and are always spotted holding hands. Richard was thrilled at the chance to renew his vows with Helen because he would choose her again, and again, and again.


Verena at Bedford Falls | North Carolina

The ladies at Verena at Bedford Falls celebrated being “forever young” by sharing wedding photos that spanned decades and throwing a socially distanced bachelorette party, which was the first bachelorette party they had ever been to! Wearing pajamas, the ladies enjoyed champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, and they each completed a beautiful painting with help from a painting instructor via Zoom. They also shared some advice for newlyweds (see the recurring themes?):

  • “Don’t go to bed mad at each other. And kiss and hug at bedtime and/or morning, if possible.”
  • “Never go to bed angry.”
  • “On special occasions, my husband always brought me a gift.”
  • “Celebrate the special occasions.”

Marsha and Earl Rose were married on June 18, 1961. The Roses’ advice to newlyweds is, first and foremost, take it day by day. And remember that compromise and forgiveness is important for a successful marriage.


Verena at the Reserve | Virginia

Residents at the Verena at the Reserve also displayed their wedding photos for the community to see. Team members at the Reserve joined in on the fun and brought their actual wedding dresses, which were hung on display. The week was special to so many at the community and brightened up their days. Many ventured down to the display area several times to take a look at the pictures and memorabilia.


At True Connection Communities, our residents discover the freedom to connect more closely with family and friends, engage in exciting new adventures, and are inspired to explore a whole new way of life. To learn more, visit www.TrueConnectionCommunities.com.

Verena at Gilbert treated with MicroShield 360 antimicrobial coating

Verena at Gilbert Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

Verena at Gilbert Independent Living Community Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

GILBERT, Ariz.Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Verena at Gilbert, part of the True Connection Communities (“TCC”) family, announced today that the community has been treated with MicroShield 360’s two-step antimicrobial coating system that kills a broad spectrum of pathogens and viruses, including SARS CoV-2 (the specific coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease), and protects from cross-contamination, odors, and mold between cleanings. TCC is the first senior housing operator to contract with MicroShield 360 to add this extra layer of protection against contamination by viruses in its communities.

MicroShield 360 is a unique coating system that incorporates an initial application of MicroShield 360 Renew, a hospital grade disinfectant, followed by the application of a long-lasting coating that is bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic. The MicroShield 360 coating system is EPA registered and FDA approved for direct food contact surfaces; it is odorless, colorless, and non-leaching and works every second of every day.

“Utilizing the MicroShield 360 antimicrobial treatment as an extra layer of protection in our communities will help ensure that our current and prospective residents feel safe and secure,” says Jim Pusateri, Chief Executive Officer of TCC. “We have continued to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and team members throughout the pandemic and have taken preventive measures beyond those required by government and health authorities to help protect everyone in our communities.”

About Verena at Gilbert

Verena at Gilbert, an Independent Living Community in the town of Gilbert, Arizona, is ideally located right off the 202 San Tan and Val Vista Road with retail shops, restaurants, and hiking trails all within reach. All-inclusive exquisite chef-prepared meals and a variety of amenities and services make Verena at Gilbert an ideal place for seniors seeking an active and engaged lifestyle. Learn more by visiting www.VerenaAtGilbert.com or call 480-899-8200.


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Pine Ridges of Garfield, Plumbrook, Shelby treated with MicroShield 360 antimicrobial coating

Pine Ridges of Garfield, Plumbrook, Shelby Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

Michigan Independent Living Communities Pine Ridges of Garfield, Plumbrook, Shelby Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

DETROITSept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Pine Ridge of GarfieldPine Ridge of Plumbrook, and Pine Ridge Villas of Shelby, part of the True Connection Communities (“TCC”) family, announced today that the communities have been treated with MicroShield 360’s two-step antimicrobial coating system that kills a broad spectrum of pathogens and viruses, including SARS CoV-2 (the specific coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease), and protects from cross-contamination, odors, and mold between cleanings. TCC is the first senior housing operator to contract with MicroShield 360 to add this extra layer of protection against contamination by viruses in its communities.

MicroShield 360 is a unique coating system that incorporates an initial application of MicroShield 360 Renew, a hospital grade disinfectant, followed by the application of a long-lasting coating that is bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic. The MicroShield 360 coating system is EPA registered and FDA approved for direct food contact surfaces; it is odorless, colorless, and non-leaching and works every second of every day.

“Utilizing the MicroShield 360 antimicrobial treatment as an extra layer of protection in our communities will help ensure that our current and prospective residents feel safe and secure,” says Jim Pusateri, Chief Executive Officer of TCC. “We have continued to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and team members throughout the pandemic and have taken preventive measures beyond those required by government and health authorities to help protect everyone in our communities.”

About Pine Ridges of Garfield, Plumbrook, Shelby

Pine Ridge of Garfield (Clinton Township), Pine Ridge of Plumbrook (Sterling Heights), and Pine Ridge Villas of Shelby (Shelby Township) are Independent Living Communities in picturesque Southeastern Michigan where there is no shortage of activities, events, programs, and other ways to socialize and connect with like-minded peers. All-inclusive chef-prepared meals are served daily, and housekeeping, maintenance, and transportation services give active residents the freedom to pursue favorite pastimes. Learn more by visiting www.PineRidgeGarfield.comwww.PineRidgePlumbrook.com, or www.PineRidgeShelby.com.


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Parc Place, Preston Place, Meadowstone Place treated with MicroShield 360 antimicrobial coating

Parc Place, Preston Place, Meadowstone Place Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

Parc Place, Preston Place, and Meadowstone Place Retirement Communities Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating to Help Protect Residents and Guests

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TexasSept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Parc PlacePreston Place, and Meadowstone Place, part of the True Connection Communities (“TCC”) family, announced today that the active adult communities have been treated with MicroShield 360’s two-step antimicrobial coating system that kills a broad spectrum of pathogens and viruses, including SARS CoV-2 (the specific coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease), and protects from cross-contamination, odors, and mold between cleanings. TCC is the first senior housing operator to contract with MicroShield 360 to add this extra layer of protection against contamination by viruses in its communities.

MicroShield 360 is a unique coating system that incorporates an initial application of MicroShield 360 Renew, a hospital grade disinfectant, followed by the application of a long-lasting coating that is bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic. The MicroShield 360 coating system is EPA registered and FDA approved for direct food contact surfaces; it is odorless, colorless, and non-leaching and works every second of every day.

“Utilizing the MicroShield 360 antimicrobial treatment as an extra layer of protection in our communities will help ensure that our current and prospective residents feel safe and secure,” says Jim Pusateri, Chief Executive Officer of TCC. “We have continued to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and team members throughout the pandemic and have taken preventive measures beyond those required by government and health authorities to help protect everyone in our communities.”

About Parc Place

Parc Place, located in Bedford, Texas, is an Active Adult Community that supports an active and engaged lifestyle. Parc Place boasts farm-to-table meals and a robust offering of life-enrichment activities and allows retired seniors to enjoy everything they know and love about the greater Dallas-Forth Worth area. Learn more by visiting www.ParcPlaceRetirement.com or call 817-283-6700.

About Preston Place

Preston Place is a garden-style Active Adult Community in Plano, Texas. With private entrances to apartments with no long hallways, Preston Place has a resort-like feel and, with a full schedule of activities, is designed for seniors seeking an active and engaged lifestyle. Learn more by visiting www.PrestonPlaceRetirement.com or call 972-931-1123.

About Meadowstone Place

Meadowstone Place is an Active Adult Community with no shortage of activities, events, and programs for seniors seeking an active and engaged lifestyle. Located in the desirable Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, Meadowstone Place provides residents with garden-style living and private entrances to apartments with no long hallways. Learn more by visiting www.MeadowstonePlace.com or call 214-987-0943.


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Arbour Square treated with MicroShield 360 antimicrobial coating

Arbour Square Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

Arbour Square of Harleysville Independent Living Community Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa.Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Arbour Square of Harleysville, part of the True Connection Communities (“TCC”) family, announced today that the community has been treated with MicroShield 360’s two-step antimicrobial coating system that kills a broad spectrum of pathogens and viruses, including SARS CoV-2 (the specific coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease), and protects from cross-contamination, odors, and mold between cleanings. TCC is the first senior housing operator to contract with MicroShield 360 to add this extra layer of protection against contamination by viruses in its communities.

MicroShield 360 is a unique coating system that incorporates an initial application of MicroShield 360 Renew, a hospital grade disinfectant, followed by the application of a long-lasting coating that is bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic. The MicroShield 360 coating system is EPA registered and FDA approved for direct food contact surfaces; it is odorless, colorless, and non-leaching and works every second of every day.

“Utilizing the MicroShield 360 antimicrobial treatment as an extra layer of protection in our communities will help ensure that our current and prospective residents feel safe and secure,” says Jim Pusateri, Chief Executive Officer of TCC. “We have continued to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and team members throughout the pandemic and have taken preventive measures beyond those required by government and health authorities to help protect everyone in our communities.”

About Arbour Square of Harleysville

Arbour Square of Harleysville is an Independent Living Community situated on a scenic, 22-acre campus in beautiful Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. With all-inclusive activities, social events, and educational programs, Arbour Square offers diverse options for creative pursuits and favorite pastimes. Delicious chef-prepared meals are served daily. Learn more by visiting www.ArbourSquare.com or call 267-677-1200.


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Verena at Bedford Falls treated with MicroShield 360 antimicrobial coating

Verena at Bedford Falls Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

Verena at Bedford Falls Independent Living Community Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

RALEIGH, N.C.Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Verena at Bedford Falls, part of the True Connection Communities (“TCC”) family, announced today that the community has been treated with MicroShield 360’s two-step antimicrobial coating system that kills a broad spectrum of pathogens and viruses, including SARS CoV-2 (the specific coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease), and protects from cross-contamination, odors, and mold between cleanings. TCC is the first senior housing operator to contract with MicroShield 360 to add this extra layer of protection against contamination by viruses in its communities.

MicroShield 360 is a unique coating system that incorporates an initial application of MicroShield 360 Renew, a hospital grade disinfectant, followed by the application of a long-lasting coating that is bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic. The MicroShield 360 coating system is EPA registered and FDA approved for direct food contact surfaces; it is odorless, colorless, and non-leaching and works every second of every day.

“Utilizing the MicroShield 360 antimicrobial treatment as an extra layer of protection in our communities will help ensure that our current and prospective residents feel safe and secure,” says Jim Pusateri, Chief Executive Officer of TCC. “We have continued to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and team members throughout the pandemic and have taken preventive measures beyond those required by government and health authorities to help protect everyone in our communities.”

About Verena at Bedford Falls

Verena at Bedford Falls is an Independent Living Community in Raleigh, North Carolina, ideally situated in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by beautiful natural surroundings, nearby shopping, and delicious dining options. With large, spacious apartments, exquisite chef-prepared meals, and all-inclusive activities and services, Verena at Bedford Falls is designed for seniors seeking an active and engaged lifestyle. Learn more by visiting www.VerenaAtBedfordFalls.com or call 919-846-7216.


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Verena at the Glen, Reserve treated with MicroShield 360 antimicrobial coating

Verena at the Glen, Reserve Treated with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

Verena at the Glen and Verena at the Reserve Treat Communities with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating to Help Protect Residents and Guests

RICHMOND, Va. and WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Verena at the Glen and Verena at the Reserve, part of the True Connection Communities (“TCC”) family, announced today that the communities have been treated with MicroShield 360’s two-step antimicrobial coating system that kills a broad spectrum of pathogens and viruses, including SARS CoV-2 (the specific coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease), and protects from cross-contamination, odors, and mold between cleanings. TCC is the first senior housing operator to contract with MicroShield 360 to add this extra layer of protection against contamination by viruses in its communities.

MicroShield 360 is a unique coating system that incorporates an initial application of MicroShield 360 Renew, a hospital grade disinfectant, followed by the application of a long-lasting coating that is bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic. The MicroShield 360 coating system is EPA registered and FDA approved for direct food contact surfaces; it is odorless, colorless, and non-leaching and works every second of every day.

“Utilizing the MicroShield 360 antimicrobial treatment as an extra layer of protection in our communities will help ensure that our current and prospective residents feel safe and secure,” says Jim Pusateri, Chief Executive Officer of TCC. “We have continued to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and team members throughout the pandemic and have taken preventive measures beyond those required by government and health authorities to help protect everyone in our communities.”

About Verena at the Glen and Verena at the Reserve

Verena at the Glen (located in Glen Allen, Virginia) and Verena at the Reserve (located in Williamsburg, Virginia) are Independent Living Communities designed for seniors seeking an active and engaged lifestyle. With educational programs, fitness and wellness programs, music performances, theater trips, and social events, Verena residents enjoy life to the fullest. Creative, chef-prepared dishes made with the freshest seasonal ingredients make on-site dining something to savor. Learn more by visiting www.VerenaAtTheGlen.com or www.VerenaAtTheReserve.com.


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True Connection Communities engages MicroShield 360 to treat communities

True Connection Communities Engages MicroShield 360

True Connection Communities is First Senior Housing Operator to Treat Communities with MicroShield 360 Antimicrobial Coating

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — True Connection Communities (“TCC”) announced today that it has engaged MicroShield 360 to treat its portfolio of 11 high-quality active adult and independent living communities, containing over 1,800 units across six states, with MicroShield 360’s two-step antimicrobial coating system that kills a broad spectrum of pathogens and viruses, including SARS CoV-2 (the specific coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease), and protects from cross-contamination, odors, and mold between cleanings. TCC is the first senior housing operator to contract with MicroShield 360 to add this extra layer of protection against contamination by viruses in its communities.

MicroShield 360 is a unique coating system that incorporates an initial application of MicroShield 360 Renew, a hospital grade disinfectant, followed by the application of a long-lasting coating that is bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic. The MicroShield 360 coating system is EPA registered and FDA approved for direct food contact surfaces; it is odorless, colorless, and non-leaching and works every second of every day.

“Utilizing the MicroShield 360 antimicrobial treatment as an extra layer of protection in our communities will help ensure that our current and prospective residents feel safe and secure,” says Jim Pusateri, Chief Executive Officer of TCC. “We have continued to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and team members throughout the pandemic and have taken preventive measures beyond those required by government and health authorities to help protect everyone in our communities.”

About True Connection Communities

True Connection Communities operates a high-quality portfolio of 11 active adult and independent living communities, containing over 1,800 units, located in key markets across the country to meet the growing needs of older Americans seeking an active and engaged lifestyle. At True Connection Communities, our residents discover the freedom to connect more closely with family and friends, engage in exciting new adventures, and are inspired to explore a whole new way of life. To learn more, visit www.TrueConnectionCommunities.com.


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