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Continuing our “Sleeve Up Atria” initiative with the COVID-19 booster shot 


Posted on September 15, 2021 by Admin


At Atria, protecting the well-being and safety of our residents and staff has always been our highest priority. We were among the first senior living companies to provide the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available in late 2020. Now, in partnership with CVS, we’ll be offering both the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 booster shot to Atria residents and employees at on-site clinics as soon as the booster becomes available.  

Currently, 99 percent of employees and residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on when the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is approved, it will be offered during our upcoming flu shot clinics, or we will schedule a separate CVS clinic dedicated to the COVID-19 booster vaccine.  

Why it’s important to sleeve up 

“Sleeve Up Atria” – the name of our COVID-19 vaccination initiative – was created to generate excitement, encourage participation and stress the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. We believe vaccines are critical to the safety and well-being of everyone who lives and works in our communities, and that’s why we again want to make “sleeving up” as safe and easy as possible.     

COVID-19 cases are rising nationwide, and the flu is an ongoing seasonal threat. These vaccines go a long way to keeping us all healthy.   

For the more than 21,000 residents who call Atria home, the success of “Sleeve Up Atria” has translated into the confidence to enjoy meals and programs together.   

“Knowing we are no longer in the thick of it and that we’re getting back to normal makes me sleep better at night,” Beverly, a resident at Atria Rancho Peñasquitos in San Diego, California, stated. “I’m still staying safe, but now getting out and about again, and feeling freer.”    

High-dose flu vaccine will be offered 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 3-11% of the population falls ill with the flu every year, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized with flu complications. Older adults are especially vulnerable, which is why Atria is committed to helping residents stay healthy during flu season. 

This year, we’ll once again offer residents the opportunity to receive the high-dose flu vaccination for seniors, though the normal flu vaccine will also be available.    

Atria is at the ready

While details of what regulatory officials will recommend for the COVID-19 booster shot have not been finalized, the White House has pledged to make long-term care settings – such as nursing homes and senior living communities – a priority. Said Atria Chairman and CEO John Moore, “The bottom line is we’re ready to go as soon as formal approval happens.” 

Editorial note: This blog has been updated to adjust errors that appeared in the original version. 


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4 Tips to Avoid the Flu – Atria Senior Living Blog

4 Tips to Avoid the Flu


Posted on October 10, 2017 by Admin


Experts typically look to the southern hemisphere’s flu season to predict what might happen in the U.S., and this year looks to be challenging.

“Australia’s flu season has always been a good indicator of our flu season, and unfortunately it looks as if the flu season for 2018 will be a tough one for us based upon what we’ve seen there this year,” says Mike Gentry, Senior Vice President, Care and Life Guidance. (more…)


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Quality Enhancement at Atria – Atria Senior Living Blog

Atria’s Commitment to Quality


Posted on October 20, 2014 by Admin


At Atria Senior Living, everything we do is driven by quality. Our number one goal is to make the best possible life for our residents. To deliver on that promise, we created the Quality Enhancement program to ensure every aspect of life at our communities meets the highest standards in the industry. Sheela Stevens, EVP Quality Officer, has long been a pioneer in our unique, industry-leading approach to quality. We sat down with her to learn more about Atria’s Quality Enhancement program and the role it plays in our communities.

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John Moore and resident

Making Good on Our Promises


Posted on August 25, 2014 by Admin


I stay busy as Atria’s Chairman of the Board and CEO, and finding time to visit our communities is sometimes harder to do than I’d like. So I really cherish the times when I do get to visit, because there’s no substitute for seeing a community in person and having face-to-face conversations with our customers and dedicated managers and staff. (more…)


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