AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — An Aurora nursing house stunned its residents over the weekend, permitting them to see their household and associates for the primary time in weeks.
However, this wasn’t an atypical reunion.
“We needed to do the parade simply to do one thing enjoyable and inventive, and provides the residents one thing to sit up for,” Cherry Creek Retirement Village Government Director Dennis Veen mentioned.
It had began as one thing comparatively small.
“I’ve by no means performed one thing like this,” Veen mentioned, laughing. “So it was overwhelming to see the turnout.”
As soon as household and associates bought phrase of the distinctive parade, issues shortly took off.
“I used to be stunned on the variety of vehicles we had—the honking and other people simply waving,” Jon McNutt, one of many nursing house residents, mentioned after the parade.
Employees say upwards of 150 vehicles got here by—greater than double what they had been anticipating.
“My daughter and great-granddaughter was in certainly one of them,” McNutt mentioned. “I noticed them over right here. I bought to wave at them lastly. I assumed it was superior.”
“There have been horns honking, music, children in costumes—it was simply a good time,” Veen mentioned.
There was rather a lot to rejoice Saturday.
Veen says nobody has examined constructive for COVID-19, on the Aurora nursing house.
“Communities like this have some quarantine guidelines in place,” Veen instructed FOX31. “That is simply an thrilling manner for individuals to see their households and join differently—which is critical proper now. And I simply suppose it lifted the spirits all people.”
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