COVID recovery parades a new tradition in this Winnipeg care home
15 residents have so far recovered from COVID-19 at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre in Winnipeg. Each time one returns from hospital they are welcomed with a celebratory parade, a ritual that has become meaningful for the families of the residents, as well as the staff at the facility.
"It actually has just been such a wonderful event that staff look forward to. They're so proud of the residents for the recovery. Families are excited. The residents are excited," CEO Laurie Cerqueti said to CBC.
The parades give staff the opportunity to participate in something hopeful, and brings a much-needed sense of joy.
"It's been a really hard year," Cerqueti said. "We wanted to be the bright light during a very dark time and I think the parade is a great way of doing that."
Source: CBC Manitoba