Spreading smiles during the pandemic


Arbors hosts Family Day, Disney Day

By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



Residents of Arbors at Pomeroy sit spaced apart waiting for family members to arrive.

Residents of Arbors at Pomeroy sit spaced apart waiting for family members to arrive.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Families held signs as they stopped to visit with family members.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Vehicles full of family and friends came to Arbors at Pomeroy on Wednesday to see residents.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Vehicles full of family and friends came to Arbors at Pomeroy on Wednesday to see residents.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Signs and noise makers we used by some of those who took part in the family day event.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Vehicles full of family and friends came to Arbors at Pomeroy on Wednesday to see residents.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Residents of Arbors at Pomeroy sit spaced apart waiting for family members to arrive.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

ROCKSPRINGS — Due to COVID-19 restrictions, families have been forced to keep their distance for the past several weeks.

At local nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, staff, residents and families have been getting creative to allow loved ones to see one another and to bring a smile to the face of residents.

On Wednesday, Arbors at Pomeroy hosted Family Day, bringing the residents outside (socially distanced) while family members drove through the parking lot. Some brought signs, while others paused to wave and talk with their loved ones.

Earlier in the month, Arbors hosted Disney Day, which was put on by Amedisys Hospice of Marietta.

Achele Earley of Amedisys Hospice explained that residents were able to enjoy a “virtual day at Disney” which included the opening ceremony, parade down Main Street, rides, fireworks and more.

Residents were also given mouse ears to wear for the event, and Arbors had Disney themed cookies for all to enjoy.

Earley dressed as Belle for the event, making visits to the windows of the residents. She explained that many of the residents showed off their mouse ears as she visited, while others were dressed in Disney clothes. One resident came to the window and danced with Earley through the window.

Earley said they are currently planning to take Disney day to other nursing homes and rehabilitation centers to brighten the day for residents.

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Residents of Arbors at Pomeroy sit spaced apart waiting for family members to arrive.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/05/web1_5.17-ATR-1.jpgResidents of Arbors at Pomeroy sit spaced apart waiting for family members to arrive. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Families held signs as they stopped to visit with family members.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/05/web1_5.17-ATR-2.jpgFamilies held signs as they stopped to visit with family members. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Vehicles full of family and friends came to Arbors at Pomeroy on Wednesday to see residents.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/05/web1_5.17-ATR-3.jpgVehicles full of family and friends came to Arbors at Pomeroy on Wednesday to see residents. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Vehicles full of family and friends came to Arbors at Pomeroy on Wednesday to see residents.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/05/web1_5.17-ATR-4.jpgVehicles full of family and friends came to Arbors at Pomeroy on Wednesday to see residents. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Signs and noise makers we used by some of those who took part in the family day event.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/05/web1_5.17-ATR-5.jpgSigns and noise makers we used by some of those who took part in the family day event. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Vehicles full of family and friends came to Arbors at Pomeroy on Wednesday to see residents.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/05/web1_5.17-ATR-6.jpgVehicles full of family and friends came to Arbors at Pomeroy on Wednesday to see residents. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Residents of Arbors at Pomeroy sit spaced apart waiting for family members to arrive.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/05/web1_5.17-ATR-7.jpgResidents of Arbors at Pomeroy sit spaced apart waiting for family members to arrive. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel
Arbors hosts Family Day, Disney Day

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.