Community invited to participate in senior living parade

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Comfort Care Hospice will host a special parade for the residents of Westgate Nursing Facility and the Meadows Assisted Living on May 29. “We’re going to meet at 9:30 that morning on Pine View Street,” said Comfort Care Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Susan Rhodes.
After participating in a senior-living parade in Atmore, the group wanted to plan a similar event for Brewton.
“Residents have not been able to have visitors and family due to Covid-19 and after participating in a parade in Atmore we wanted to do one in Brewton,” said Rhodes.
Opening the parade up to the community, the positive response from everyone has been a source of encouragement. “I talked to Lisa yesterday, we already have 8 families that are going to put vehicles in,” said Rhodes. Other volunteering participants include: W.S. Neal High School FFA, Spinks Megginson-Red Zone Weather, City of Brewton Fire Department, City of Brewton Police Department, WSN Drumlin, volunteer cheerleaders and volunteer band members.
Beginning the parade, Misty Joyner and Drake Dorsett will open with hymns of celebration and a blessing over the parade. “She will bring the keyboard and sing a couple of hymns for them. They will have a blessing over the parade. We take for granted that we can go to church and we can turn the radio on when we want to. If they don’t have an iPod or electrical device, they only have what is on that TV,” said Rhodes.
All residents of both facilities will line the area in front of each building. “At the Meadows they will all be out on the porch. At WestGate, they will be on the sidewalk under tents,” said Rhodes.
The community is invited to attend the event or participate. Social distancing will be a requirement.