Staff and family members of residents at LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak recently recognized Mother’s Day with a parade, a “rolling buffet,” gifts and roses.
With the stay-at-home order in place, according to the release, joy was brought to loved ones at LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak, which is an independent living, assisted living and memory care community at 23733 N. Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale.
“It was a wonderful event not just for the resident but for the family members as well,” said Kelsey Conde, director of Vibrant Living at LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak, in a prepared statement.
“This is not what we originally planned, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans. Still, we were all thrilled how it turned out.”
The parade featured about 40 vehicles completing a parade lap around the building as residents stood on balconies and looked out windows, the release said.
Family members completed a second lap, held up homemade signs wishing their mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers a happy Mother’s Day.
Ms. Conde said at the parade’s end, family members unloaded gifts for their mothers, sanitized them, and then delivered them.
“Everyone honored social distancing. Our moms were able to see the parade; see their families – and thoroughly enjoyed it,” Ms. Conde said.
“It was a group effort. Our executive director, Dennis Scalpone, led the parade.”
Another community, LivGenerations Ahwatukee, 15815 S. 50th St., in Phoenix, also honored its matriarchs with a “drive- through parade” on Mother’s Day, May 10, the release added.