The life-and-death struggle of a retirement facility in the Fraser Valley during the pandemic.

Dan Levitt, the executive director of Tabor Home retirement facility shares what a devastating impact COVID-19 has had on it's facility. Photo courtesy Tabor Home retirement facility webpage.
Dan Levitt, the executive director of Tabor Home retirement facility shares what a devastating impact COVID-19 has had on it's facility. Photo courtesy Tabor Home retirement facility webpage.
Surjit Atwal - CIVL - AbbotsfordBC | 19-12-2020

The impact of COVID-19 on one local retirement facility. CIVL spoke with Dan Levitt, the Executive Director of the Tabor Village retirement facility in the Fraser Valley.  In the first part of a two-part interview, the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic were discussed. Mr. Levitt confirmed that 93 residents of the facility were infected with Covid-19. He also said that 25 of those residents have unfortunately passed away. Life at the facility has changed dramatically. Not only are the residents not allowed to visit physically with their family members, but they are also confined to their rooms.  Mr. Levitt says senior care in the Fraser Valley will be noticeably different after the pandemic.