MEDIA INQUIRIES:  Cheryl Sheehan – 203-272-3547 ext. 386

Updated January 8, 2021

Hope is HERE!

Yesterday was a day of celebration.  A day of history and hope that will forever be marked in our memory.  As the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived early Thursday morning in the competent arms of the Walgreens team, an emotional sigh of relief swelled up in each of us.  Finally, on this momentous and long awaited day, we took a crucial step forward in stopping this virulent enemy.   

The first vaccine clinic was a resounding success!  I am extremely pleased to share that a total of 634 people within our Elim Park family have received the vaccine.

The Walgreens pharmacy team was well organized and the entire vaccination process from start to finish went extremely well. Cheshire Town Manager, Sean Kimball and Chesprocott Health Director, Maura Esposito were with us as the first vaccinations were underway. I would like to recognize their ongoing collaboration and support to our Elim Park community throughout this journey, as well as thank our amazing Elim Park residents and staff for pledging their commitment in this lifesaving initiative.  Congratulations to all!

The first resident to be vaccinated at Elim Park was Health Care resident Helen Taylor!  Way to go Helen!

Current Visitation Restrictions:

Elim Park Place (Independent Living)

  • Indoor Visitation remains suspended at this time.
  • Spring Meadow parking garage visitation area. Please schedule an appointment with Allyson Palma at 203-272-3547 ext. 370.  Documentation of a negative Covid test within 7 days prior to the visit is required.
  • Outdoor Visitation is permitted.  Residents and guests should wear masks at all times and maintain a minimum 6 foot distance.

Elim Park Health Care Center and The Residence

  • Outdoor and Indoor Visitation is suspended at this time.
  • Skilled Nursing residents:  Window visits are permissible without an appointment.  Windows must be closed at all times.
  • For all residents:  Virtual visits may be scheduled through the Life Enrichment department at 203-272-3547 ext. 113.

Holiday Guidance from DPH and Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The Department of Public Health, in consultation with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, developed guidance regarding potential risks of spending time during the holidays with loved ones living in Long-Term Care communities. 

Letter from the DPH and Long-Term Ombudsman

 

Connecticut Travel Advisory:

Updated December 19, 2020

Please refer to this link for the complete up-to-date list of states included in this advisory:  CT Travel Advisory

If you have traveled to any of these states within the last 14 days, please refrain from coming to our campus to visit outdoors with your loved ones.

Please note the Governor’s revised Connecticut COVID-19 Travel Advisory as of December 19:

All travelers – both foreign and domestic – entering Connecticut from any location, except for the neighboring states of New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island must complete the Connecticut Travel Health Form (available at ct.gov/travelform) and self-quarantine for a period of 10 days or until a negative COVID-19 test result. Failure to self-quarantine or to complete the Travel Health form may result in a civil penalty of $500 for each individual.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep our community virus-free.

Psalm 91 Hope, Faith, Pray

Click below for coronavirus testimonials from staff in their own words.

Heroes Among Us

Elim Park "This is our battle"

Please note the following numbers to assist you in reaching out to us:

Elim Park Health Center
Main number: 203-272-3547

Elim Park Place Independent Living
Main number: 203-272-7550

 

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