Graceville nursing home holds parade for residents

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GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WDHN) — “This has just been awesome for these residents to see their family members,” Graceville organizer Teresa Bush said.

It was a lot of big smiles and happy tears at Signature Cure nursing home in Graceville. COVID-19 has affected residents in the nursing home from seeing their family members, so their family members came to them by participating in a parade.

“You know to see the smiles on every one of their faces and they were so excited they just couldn’t hardly wait to see their families. Some of these family members haven’t seen their loved ones in probably six months to a year,” Bush said.

The Graceville Fire Department, health organizations and 125 other cars lined up a hour before the parade with signs of love driving down Sanders Avenue for about an hour.

Organizer Teresa Bush says the parade was everything the residents asked for and they appreciated their relatives taking the time to stop by.

Depending on how long the coronavirus is present, there are other plans in store to make sure the residents stay happy during this hard time.

“There were some of the parents telling me also they will come to their windows and talk to them through the windows. I know its not like hugging them and they would love to have a big hug right now,” She added.

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