Friendship Manor holds "Mothers' Day Parade" for residents

Published: May. 8, 2020 at 4:56 PM EDT
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Mothers' Day is Sunday! To celebrate, Friendship Manor in Roanoke held a "Mothers' Day Parade" Friday for its residents to help lift their spirits.

There might have been a lack of hugs at the parade, but there definitely wasn't a lack of love

"Thanks for taking care of our moms!"

Families of the residents at Friendship Manor Rehab and Health and its Assisted Living Facility all lined up outside with signs to their families, many saying "I love you and I miss you" and others saying "I hope you're okay."

"We miss her, and I know they all miss us a whole lot."

Jim Shaeffer and his wife and kids piled in the car to show his great grandmother how much she is missed and loved, not just on Mothers' Day, but every day.

"Things like this are really big for them and we knew that some of them had been feeling blue, and things like this could really bring morale up around here," said Shaeffer.

His daughter added "Me and her love playing UNO together so, yeah, I'm looking forward to playing that with her again."

Marketing Director for Friendship Manor Stephanie Landes says the love and support shown by the families and staff has been overwhelming.

"It just takes a village and we're all banding together to get through this time," said Landes, hoping they'll be back playing UNO together real soon.

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