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Residents on lockdown at assisted living facilities get a wave parade from the community
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Residents at a Brightview Fallsgrove senior assisted living facility in Rockville were  greeted through their windows by dozens of strangers who are just hoping to put a smile on their faces.

Employees from Boland started the wave parade last week at Brightview Fallsgrove and Brightview Woodburn with balloons, signs, props and a tambourine.

"We waved to the residents on all sides of the building who were eager to wave back and we saw some happy faces through their windows" said Karen Walker.

Walker has parents at Brightview Fallsgrove. "Our hope is to bring joy to these elderly residents who are isolated in their rooms during this pandemic."

Karen says the parade went so well last week that they were asked back every week while the residents are in isolation.



Walker explained “My mom actually called and left a voicemail crying saying how much it meant to her that we came out. People were waving out their windows back at us with a towel just to show that they were supporting us. It was really touching.”

President of Boland, Jim Boland, said “These nursing homes have had it very rough. We thought we’d come out here and help spread cheer.”

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