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Beth Sholom receives grant to increase COVID-19 Vaccine uptake and education


$10,000 awarded by National Aging Services Association as part of the CDC Vaccine Equity and Access Program

Beth Sholom Senior Living 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.

“We are extremely grateful and pleased to have been awarded this grant. It will help us further our mission in controlling the COVID-19 virus,” said Morris S. “Mo” Funk, president and CEO for Beth Sholom Senior Living.

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. Beth Sholom, a LeadingAge member, will use the grant to educate, create awareness and provide COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters to help control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

“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,” said 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.”

Beth Sholom 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.  To learn more about Beth Sholom, call (804) 750-2183 or visit www.bethsholomliving.org.  For more information about Leading Age, visit leadingage.org.

Beth Sholom Senior Living is supported, in part, by a generous contribution, programming and COVID Crisis Relief Funds from the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond.