During COVID-19, our Home Office associates, friends and family members of our residents and even local officials got involved in drive-by parades in front of our communities.
These parades were held at a time when our residents weren’t able to leave the community and weren’t able to have visitors due to quarantine. The parades were a fun way to bring fun, smiles and lots of energy to our residents! Participants brought signs with encouraging messages in their decorated cars as they smiled, waved and cheered for our residents as they drove by.
The Brennity at Daphne in Daphne, Alabama, held a 50-car parade earlier this year that involved the Daphne Police Department, Daphne Fire Department and The Dogwood Trail Maids who are good will ambassadors of the Daphne community. “We just wanted our families to be involved,” said Erin Thompson, Executive Director of The Brennity at Daphne, “and our residents to be involved to say, hey! We love you, we miss you and we can’t wait to see you!” The event was so special, it gained media attention from NBC 15.
At Landon Ridge Alamo Ranch in San Antonio, Texas, the Bexar County 2 Fire Department, Salvation Army, local health resources and friends and family members drove by the community on Father’s Day to cheer on fathers at the community and to let them know that they are not alone. It was an energetic, vibrant event that brought so much joy to our residents.
While we are beginning to open our communities back up for traditional visits, we will never forget how people came together and brought so much energy and love to our residents during such a challenging time. Check out some photos of our parades below!