Memory Care America - May 2020

MEMORY CARE OF NEW BRAUNFELS THROWS A PARADE FOR RESIDENTS DURING COVID-19 Memory Care Moments Celebrating Together

MAY 2020

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lined up along the sidewalk. Some residents held up signs, many waved back, and others were just amazed to be able to use the front doors for the first time! (For safety reasons, Memory Care of New Braunfels does not allow residents through the front doors of the facility.) Residents were able to pinpoint specific phrases on the signs that their families created, which crafted another special bond between our residents and their families. And it wasn’t only families of current residents who made this parade special. Memory Care of New Braunfels welcomed and celebrated family members of residents who have passed on. After all, once you’re a member of our Memory Care family, you always have our support!

We know that some of the people who have been the hardest

hit by COVID-19 are the elderly and their families, and dementia and memory loss compound the stress of this pandemic. While our residents may not be able to fully comprehend this pandemic, we know they have felt the loss of your daily in-person visits and our community events. As a result, we’ve been so happy to provide you with regular window visits so you can stay

As Taylor Pettaway of the San Antonio Express-News reported, there was hardly a dry eye at the event. Taylor

Memory Care of New Braunfels' parking lot parade brought lots of smiles to our residents!

writes, “For the families and the staff, the parade was emotional. Because of the hardships of the

connected with your loved one. This interaction is valuable for many of our residents, and we hope it’s offered you some connection to your loved one during this incredibly difficult time. We’re committed to ensuring this continues, and we’re proud to share a story from Memory Care of New Braunfels, where staff took this connection to the next level in April. Together with our families and the New Braunfels Police Department, cars filled with loved ones and supporters drove by Memory Care of New Braunfels to greet our 64 residents, who were

pandemic, to be reunited and see smiling faces — even from afar — brought tears to every staff member ... ‘I was trying to take pictures and could barely see through my viewfinder because of the tears in my eyes,’ [Memory Care of New Braunfels Director of Business Development Kacie] Carroll said. ‘To watch their faces just light up, it was emotional, this was probably one of the most touching events we have ever done.’” Memory Care of New Braunfels also planned a Cinco de Mayo-themed parade to build off the connection fostered at this event.

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