It was an Easter like no other, but residents at CC Young Senior Living celebrated the holiday with a hoppin’ parade that adhered to social distancing guidelines.
Dressed in bunny ears, hula skirts and colorful clothing, members of the Life Enrichment Team traveled through the assisted living buildings, sharing candy and much-needed joy with residents and staff. Waving pinwheels and scarves, they danced through the hallways wearing face masks and gloves as community members opened their doors to watch them pass.
The Easter parade was one of several activities CC Young workers have organized to keep resident upbeat during the coronavirus pandemic. Staff have revamped the social calendar to include virtual programming, independent activities, creative at-home workouts and entertainment.
“This can be a scary time for our residents, and we want to make sure we are doing what we can to keep everyone positive and upbeat,” said Jennifer Griffin, CC Young’s senior director of community outreach. “We want to help everyone make the best of the situation and also help them stay mentally, physically and emotionally healthy.”