Jeana Walsh, Life Enrichment Director for StoneBridge Hermann, submitted the following report on the facility's recent Mother's Day Parade:
The parade for Mother's Day was a great success. The residents were all very thankful and expressed their gratitude. If it wasn't for you, this would have never been a success. So, I thank each and every one of you!!
Now, let's take a few steps back into March when this COVID-19 started taking control over how we would visit with our families for the months ahead.
I know I didn't think I would ever see the day when it would come down to window visits, and that is how we started this visiting process off. This lasted for a month, at least.
Our corporate office then decided this is not going to satisfy us, our residents, or their families for long, and knew this wasn't enough. They came together, brainstormed and figured out the Zooming, where the residents and families could actually see each other while visiting.
Even though it is still through a screen and windown (LOL), the view is much better. The families and residents were excited about this idea. We have some genuine elders (age 80s to 100s), here in our facility that don't quite understand how this works, but are super happy they are able to be a part of this 21st Century technology.
We are thinking about making this Mother's Day Parade annually!