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Never too Old for a Parade

Staff and residents of Worthington Healthcare Center applaud and wave as Wood County Sheriff’s Department vehicles roll through the parking lot in front of the skilled nursing facility on 36th Street in Parkersburg Wednesday afternoon. Dozens of cars, trucks and vans — many carrying relatives of patients — formed the parade as part of National Nursing Home Week in an effort to give patients a chance to get out of their rooms for a while, activities assistant Stacy Miller said. Like other long-term care facilities, Worthington has been prohibiting visitors in most situations for weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Evan Bevins)
Families, children and even some canines participated in a vehicle parade Wednesday afternoon at Worthington Healthcare Center on 36th Street in Parkersburg. Dozens of cars, trucks and vans rolled through the parking lot as part of National Nursing Home Week in an effort to give patients a chance to get out of their rooms for a while, activities assistant Stacy Miller said. Like other long-term care facilities, Worthington has been prohibiting visitors in most situations for weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Evan Bevins)
Staff and patients at Worthington Healthcare Center on 36th Street in Parkersburg were decked out in tropical garb for a vehicle parade Wednesday afternoon. Dozens of cars, trucks and vans — many carrying relatives of patients — formed the procession as part of National Nursing Home Week in an effort to give patients a chance to get out of their rooms for a while, activities assistant Stacy Miller said. Like other long-term care facilities, Worthington has been prohibiting visitors in most situations for weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Evan Bevins)
Relatives of Worthington Healthcare Center patient Mary Nichols roll into the parking lot of the skilled nursing facility on 36th Street in Parkersburg Wednesday afternoon as part of a parade organized for National Nursing Home Week to give patients a chance to get out of their rooms for a while, activities assistant Stacy Miller said. Like other long-term care facilities, Worthington has been prohibiting visitors in most situations for weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Evan Bevins)
Adelyn Skinner, 6, waves from the sunroof of an SUV Wednesday afternoon during a parade of vehicles in front of Worthington Healthcare Center on 36th Street in Parkersburg, where Skinner’s great-grandmother, Mary Nichols, is a patient. Dozens of cars, trucks and vans — many carrying relatives of patients — formed the parade as part of National Nursing Home Week in an effort to give patients a chance to get out of their rooms for a while, activities assistant Stacy Miller said. Like other long-term care facilities, Worthington has been prohibiting visitors in most situations for weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Evan Bevins)

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