Media Release: January 31, 2021

First SJV Resident being inoculated with the Moderna Vaccine

From left to right: Olga Roman, resident and Samantha Barrie, RPN St. Joseph’s Villa

Today is an exciting day at St. Joseph’s Villa in Sudbury!  The residents, staff and family members at St. Joseph’s Villa have been looking forward to this day for a long time.  The first resident at St. Joseph’s Villa received her 1st dose of the vaccine today.  Her name is Olga Roman.

Today 55 residents at St. Joseph’s Villa will take their first step in protecting themselves from COVID-19.  It is hoped that the remainder of the residents at SJV will be inoculated by the end of the week.

“A huge thank you to Public Health Sudbury and District for delivering and assisting our staff administer the vaccines. Thank you to the Federal and Provincial governments for working diligently in sourcing out the vaccine to ensure that our frail elderly are the first to be inoculated” stated an emotional administrator Jo-Anne Palkovits.  “I continue to be so grateful to all of our staff for the tremendous work that they are doing during these challenging times.  There is now light at the end of the tunnel”.


St. Joseph’s Villa has been providing quality and dignified care to our residents in a safe and caring environment since 2003. This year, St. Joseph’s Villa is celebrating 18 years of compassionate care for those most vulnerable in our community. The not-for-profit long term care home is located on South Bay road and overlooks Ramsey Lake. St. Joseph’s Villa is home to 128 residents and employs 170 staff.

For further information please contact Tanya Gil-Alfau at 705-674-2846 ext. 2104 or by email at