Celebrating Fall with Lots of Fun! Brookdale University Park recently hosted a fall festival for residents and their families with all things “autumn” that one could imagine; apple cider, cornhole, boiled peanuts, cotton candy and even a photo booth using a pick up truck belonging to one of our residents. This was another opportunity for residents to enjoy a festive and fun event while ushering in the beautiful fall weather.
Experience the Joy of the Season at our Holiday Open House
Celebrate the season with Brookdale University Park as we rekindle the magic that makes this time of year so special. It’s a perfect opportunity to create new memories with those you hold dear. Make plans now to attend.
Thursday, December 9, 2021, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Santa, Carriage Rides, Refreshments, Entertainment, Community Tours
400 University Park Drive, Homewood, AL 35209, 205-870-0786
An Invitation to Experience Brookdale
We are excited and proud to say that Brookdale University Park is open to new residents! Brookdale residents enjoy an engaging lifestyle with a selection of care options to meet changing needs. The community conveniently located off Lakeshore Drive offers a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Call 205-870-0786 to connect with one of our team members who would be delighted to help you plan your personal visit, www.brookdale.com.
Who Should or May Get COVID-19 Booster?
You’ve probably heard a lot of discussion in the news about a booster for the COVID-19 vaccine. The information is changing rapidly, but for now, here are some things you should know about the booster and its role in helping to prevent serious illness from COVID-19.The CDC has made the Pfizer/BioTech booster available for people who received the Pfizer vaccine series more than six months ago and who meet the following criteria:
CDC says these individuals should get the booster:
- Adults over the age of 65
- Adults over the age of 18 who live in long-term care settings
- Adults age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions
CDC says these individuals may get the booster:
- Adults age 18-49 with underlying medical conditions
- Adults over the age of 18 who work in high-risk settings (i.e. first responders, teachers, front-line essential workers and healthcare providers)
- Adults over the age of 18 who live in high-risk settings (i.e. correctional facilities, homeless shelters)
Why is a booster shot needed? While the COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness and hospitalization, protection seems to be waning against mild and moderate cases of the disease. For more vulnerable populations, a booster shot is thought to enhance protection and further prevent complications from COVID.
Is Brookdale making booster shots available to its residents? Yes! Brookdale residents who received the Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago are being offered the booster shot via on-site clinics beginning on Sept. 27. Brookdale University Park hosted a booster clinic on October 6th for residents and associates. Much more news on boosters is expected in the coming weeks, so to stay up-to-date make sure to visit the CDC’s COVID-19 site regularly.
-Leanne Messer, Brookdale University Park
Contact Leanne to participate in upcoming Brookdale educational offerings and to schedule a tour, firstname.lastname@example.org, 205-613-0688