Visiting the grands

Courtesy and staff photos

Courtesy and staff photos

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, visits to residents of assisted living facilities have been restricted, but often accomplished through the barrier of windows. When it became obvious that residents at Brookdale Grand Blanc Assisted Living were missing their families and friends very much, and needing to see more familiar faces, the staff decided to take action by hosting a “Greet and Drive” on Wednesday, May 27. Residents and staff, enjoying the mild weather, sat outside with signs and pinwheels and waved as family and friends drove by both the Assisted Living and Memory Care campuses. The visitors decorated their cars with balloons and streamers and held up signs for their loved ones. In one particularly poignant moment, resident Cora Mansour was able to meet her first great granddaughter when her granddaughter, Caitlyn Berens, and grandson-in-law Adam Berens, stopped by. Many residents, such as Eleanor Riegle, enjoyed the opportunity to wave to all of the passersby.