By Christopher Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager
Today’s Front Line Hero is SpiriTrust Lutheran for finding ways to bring residents closer together during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For 70 years, SpiriTrust has delivered a variety of services centered around senior living, health and rehabilitation, counseling, and education. SpiriTrust serves more than 23,000 people across Pennsylvania and northern Maryland each year with a promise to help each person achieve an optimal quality of life.
SpiriTrust has been quick to adapt its services in the most creative ways to meet the demands and restrictions required in the COVID-19 era. The organization created a concierge program to make meals available for delivery or curbside pick-up. Life enrichment teams also came up with ways to keep residents’ spirits high during the pandemic by developing programs centered around education and entertainment. With isolation a concern for many, all the challenges presented over the past 10 months has only heightened the importance of community for SpiriTrust’s residents. Sandra Teague, a resident at the Village at Shrewsbury, said that “living in a retirement community takes a lot of stress off of my life, especially now . . . There is support and a feeling of community throughout SpiriTrust Lutheran.”
SpiriTrust’s Village at Sprenkle Drive received a big shot of confidence to end December when residents and staff became the first within the larger SpiriTrust community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine—a much welcomed light at the end of a long tunnel. Thank you to SpiriTrust for your persistence in the face of adversity and commitment to the wellbeing of everyone served in your communities.