$10,000 Awarded by National Aging Services Association as part of the CDC Vaccine Equity and Access Program.
DOVER, DE– Presbyterian Senior Living is pleased to announce one of its communities, Westminster Village at Dover, has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Equity and Access Program (VEAP) to increase COVID-19 and influenza vaccine confidence and access among older adults.
“Westminster Village is thrilled to have been selected for this award. Vaccination of residents and staff has been a top priority for our organization. We look forward to using the grant to further our mission of Presbyterian Senior Living and educate residents, staff, and visitors on the importance of vaccinations,” said Wendy Nerad, Executive Director at Westminster Village at Dover.
The $10,000 grant was offered as part of a national partnership between LeadingAge, a national association of nonprofit aging services providers, and CDC partner Community Catalyst to strengthen vaccine education through community outreach and community-provider coalitions. Westminster Village at Dover, a LeadingAge member, will use the grant to increase vaccine awareness and education on the benefits of vaccination.
“Flu vaccines have long been a critical tool for long-term care providers—and the COVID vaccine has been the most important development of the pandemic,” Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO, LeadingAge. “LeadingAge is committed to increasing vaccination rates using every available resource, which is why we are pleased to partner with Community Catalyst on the Vaccine Access and Equity Program. Our mission-driven members are working hard to ensure that everyone who needs a vaccine can get one—particularly people in communities of color, who have been disproportionately impacted throughout the pandemic. This initiative brings us one step closer to achieving this goal.”
PSL’s Westminster Village at Dover is one of 42 LeadingAge members that have received a grant via an application process earlier this year. Clinics will be held throughout the first quarter of 2022.