‘Parade’ of cars turns up to support Riverview Manor residents and staff

A “parade” of cars that turned up at Riverview Manor on April 4 to support the residents and staff members inside the Peterborough long-term care home was a pleasant surprise for all who witnessed the event, says the home’s manager of resident quality Becky Dennie.

One staff member grabbed their smartphone and filmed a video of the vehicles circling the parking lot in front of Riverview Manor, the drivers honking their horns to thank team members for the work they’re doing keeping residents safe during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

Riverview Manor, along with OMNI Health Care’s other 17 long-term care homes, is closed to everyone but essential visitors to protect residents and team members during the COVID-19 crisis.

Although no one knows who organized the parade, the thoughtfulness of this gesture from the community had a positive impact on residents and staff members, Becky says.

“It brought a smile and a tear to our staff’s eyes who were working that day,” she tells The OMNIway.

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