Seniors who are considering moving to a retirement community may be reluctant to uproot their lives during the middle of a pandemic. However, for residents at Silvergate San Marcos, the protection and security measures afforded by the area’s premier senior living community have instilled a sense of security as they navigate a new normal in retirement living.
Seniors Speak About Safety at Silvergate
There may be no better time than right now to move to Silvergate, according to Armeline Timperlake, who moved into the community just before the onset of the pandemic. “The biggest thing is that we know we’re safe here,” said Timperlake.
“Just knowing that no one is coming in from the outside and that everyone here is well, it gives you a good confident feeling. We make arrangements to meet family outside on the patio for a short period of time to visit and as far as I’m concerned it’s worked out well.”
Safe from the virus, resident Irene Grahn believes living at Silvergate has minimized the effects of the pandemic on her life.
“If I was living at home, I’d have the problem of trying to get groceries and go to doctors and things like that. You can only bother your friends so much,” said Grahn. “I felt isolated and in need of some help with arranging these things. You feel good because they’re taking your temperature every day and everyone else’s, too. The tables and chairs are all wiped down and it’s not hit and miss…everything’s sanitized. You don’t have to worry about things here because everything is handled for you.”
Safety Protocols Have Residents Feeling Safe
Grahn is not alone in feeling comfortable and safe within the protected environment Silvergate has established since the onset of the pandemic. As residents have experienced the extensive safety precautions and Covid-19 protocols instituted by the community, many have encouraged other seniors to examine their practices at home and compare them to the measures taken by the caregivers and staff at Silvergate.
“As soon as the staff comes around, I know to stick out my finger because I know I’m going to get checked,” said Elsie Rondinelli, Silvergate’s newest resident who moved in with her husband, Naz, during the pandemic in October. “It’ll be nice when this Covid virus is over with, but we’re making the best of it.”
“I feel very safe here at Silvergate given all of the protocols,” said Naz Rondinelli. “I kept telling my wife that I couldn’t wait to get here.”
“The rules about wearing a mask are very important,” said Charlotte Rowe, who is protected by the community’s stringent protocols. “I feel safe and comfortable here. The Silvergate staff is taking really good care of us.”
Resident Videos Online at SilvergateRR.com
For seniors who may be concerned about their own safety while sequestered at home during the pandemic, perhaps Silvergate San Marcos offers a better solution.
Silvergate has recently posted a series of video testimonials online from many residents describing how safe they feel in the community at SilvergateRR.com. Other local seniors are encouraged to visit the site for stories about resident life during the pandemic.
To learn more about the safely protocols or the independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations at Silvergate call David Nelson at (760) 744-4484. The community offers safe, secure, in-person tours daily.