Brittany Mulligan – HOMETOWN NEWS
BREVARD COUNTY — There’s a lot of talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and a lot of different opinions about it.
Whether you have a question on where the best place is to get a vaccine, how to make an appointment, is it really safe to get one, Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Summerpal Kahlon will be able to answer during a special question and answer session on Wednesday, March 24.
One Senior Place will host this informational event in-person at 10 a.m. with limited, socially-distanced seating at its location, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera.
An RSVP for seating is required. Alternatively, a Zoom link will be available to those who wish to attend virtually by calling One Senior Place at (321) 751-6771.
“We are getting questions regarding the vaccine on a daily basis,” said Barbara Fradkin, director of One Senior Place. “The seniors are very anxious to get this vaccine. They have many questions about availability, which one is better and whether they still need to wear masks and abide by other guidance.”
The most common question seniors call in for at One Senior Place tends to be “How quickly will we get an appointment once we are registered for the vaccine?”
Senior Partner Care Services, an affiliate of One Senior Place, has been assisting seniors in registering for the vaccine. With many seniors facing a difficult experience with maneuvering the official state vaccine website, Ms. Fradkin said One Senior Place is there to help.
“With the vaccine age requirement being lowered, many seniors are concerned that they will be forgotten and have to wait longer for their vaccines,” she said.
Meanwhile, it’s also important to note, Ms. Fradkin said, that just because something is posted on Facebook or a neighborhood website doesn’t mean it’s a fact.
“It is important to fact-check information before it is passed on to others,” Ms. Fradkin explained. “Talk to your doctor, or other medical professionals.”
One Senior Place has a COVID resources page on its website with links to official information. Visit OneSeniorPlace.com to find out more.
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About Senior Partner Care Services – In Brevard County, Florida since 1998, Senior Partner Care Services helps elderly clients continue to live safely and independently at home by providing them with a reliable and affordable source of high quality non-medical home care. Senior Partner Care Services offers extra assistance including meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation, errands, incontinence care, medication monitoring and reminders, bathing, dressing, personal care assistance, socialization and communication and extra supervision for safety. No long term commitment is required. Licensed/Bonded/Insured, License#NR30211049.
Professional Care Managers advocate on behalf of patients/clients through a professional and collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates the options and services to meet an individual’s health needs. Care Managers provide support for client and family to improve patient care and reduce the need for medical services by helping clients effectively manage health conditions. To contact Senior Partner Care Services directly, call 321-253-6336, monitored 24 hours a day.
About One Senior Place– Now in its 14th year, One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, is a marketplace of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their family caregivers in Central and East Central Florida. Completely unique, One Senior Place at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera is a one-stop information hub and mini-mall “revolutionizing the way America shops for elder care and services.” One Senior Place is home to a wide variety of senior-focused businesses, a resource library and is the site of educational seminars and presentations for seniors. In 2008, One Senior Place was named Florida’s Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In Brevard, they were honored as Business of the Year by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. A second location, One Senior Place Orlando, opened in Altamonte Springs in December of 2011. More information about One Senior Place and One Senior Place Orlando can be found on the company website at OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 321-751-6771. View their video at https://youtu.be/RxFCCL0wnRY.