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Care facilities celebrate a socially-distanced Mother’s Day

9 May 2020 Covid19 Winchester News


Mother’s Day is tomorrow, and many nursing homes and assisted living facilities are adapting different ways to celebrate in light of the pandemic. Care facilities have been closed to visitors since March, so many residents have been dealing with loneliness. The Mother’s Day celebrations aim to combat that. Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury, for example, is hosting a “Sharing Love, Spreading Joy Parade” at 10:45 this morning. The parade features family members who will drive by the Westminster-Canterbury campus off North Frederick Pike north of Winchester while cheering, waving and sending gestures of love to residents. The parade will also celebrate National Nurses Week.

Other care facilities are also celebrating in fun and inventive ways. At one care facility, all of the ladies will be able to get their nails done. At another, the facility will transform into an extravagant cruise ship, featuring a gourmet lunch, chocolate cake and free mimosas. Of course, family members are especially encouraged to chat with loved ones over video chat.

While this Mother’s Day is a bit unconventional, the celebrations should make it one of the most memorable for residents.

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