COLLEGE STATION, TX (KBTX) – On Wednesday afternoon, 32 residents of Pelican Bay Senior Living in Beaumont traveled to College Station by bus.
They needed a safe place to deal with Hurricane Laura and Sodalis Senior Living opened its doors.
“It’s a little scary, but now that the sun is shining, it makes you forget,” said May Thomas, a Pelican Bay resident.
“I’m worried about my house, but you know it’s replaceable. A life I can’t get back, so I’m just happy to be with the residents. We’re safe here, so ready for whatever. it’s over, ”said Marianne Washington, who works at Pelican. Bay.
Washington worked at Pelican Bay for eight years and helped pack all the bags to come to College Station.
“It’s not new to me,” he said.
“It’s a pretty monumental undertaking to pack your bags and take all your things, but it was amazing, we left early this morning and had a smooth trip and a smooth transition,” said Elizabeth Farris , director of regional operations. for Pelican Bay.
On the Sodalis side, they had to gather all the room, food and supplies and make sure they had enough PPE.
“Right now, we need to make sure that no one in either community has COVID, so we’re both COVID free,” said Traci Taylor, president of Sodalis Senior Living. Hurricane Laura: Farmers in
Taylor says they’re happy to help.
“I think that with the senior living industry, we’ve had such success with COVID that it’s really important right now that we all help each other out, so we’re excited to be able to help them.”
Beaumont residents will stay for a week unless their building is damaged.
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