Village Green residents remake famous scene from the musical Easter Parade

The classic musical film Easter Parade served as the inspiration for a fun program at Village Green that saw residents dress up in their favourite outfits and have their photos taken over the Easter weekend.

On April 2 (Good Friday), residents watched Easter Parade, a 1948 musical about a dancing team that stars Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.

On Easter Sunday, the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s residents had the opportunity to attend their own Easter parade and recreate a famous scene from the film where Garland and Astaire walk arm in arm.

The part of Fred Astaire was played by Chris, one of Village Green’s life enrichment aides, who was also dressed up for the role.

With protocols in place to keep everyone safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing was in effect and team members all wore face masks.

Village Green’s large dining room, which provides lots of open space, was used as the parade route for residents to walk through.

While some residents participated in the photoshoot, others chose to watch from the sidelines and provide encouragement.

“Residents could choose to watch and cheer or to strut their stuff and show off a bonnet of their own making,” says Village Green life enrichment co-ordinator Ulana Orrick.

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