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Rosebridge Manor life enrichment aide Sue Malanka and resident Jean Evans enjoy a car show.

Rosebridge Manor hosts antique car show

From being in a Corvette to perusing cars from days gone by, residents got all revved up about a recent car show at Rosebridge Manor.

The Jasper long-term care hosted in September an antique car show in its front parking lot.

A resident’s son-in-law, who belongs to a local car club, was the brainchild behind the event. He worked with his fellow car-loving enthusiasts to bring about 15 vehicles to the home.

Meanwhile, Rosebridge planned a barbecue to coincide with the show.

“We organized the viewing and the barbecue,” notes Kathy Barr, life enrichment co-ordinator at Rosebridge Manor.

“Next year we’re hoping for even more (participants).”

One resident had the chance to sit in a Corvette. She chose that more modern vehicle from the array of antique automobiles there, including Ford Model Ts.

She and her daughter took a seat in the hot rod. “The two of them looked really cool together,” Kathy notes.

Overall, the event received a big thumbs up from residents.

“They loved it,” says Kathy about the other residents who participated in the activity.

“There was a lot of camaraderie.”

With Jasper being a relatively small community, many of the car owners and residents know each other. “It was a chance to get caught up with the people they know,” Kathy says.

Hosting the event in the front parking lot, which is visible through the windows of the home, helped draw even more residents outdoors to participate.

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