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First time in a long time: Car parade allows assisted living residents to see loved ones

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Posted at 10:27 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 14:06:02-04

BEL AIR — After weeks of not being able to visit each other over coronavirus concerns, one Harford County assisted living community found a way for residents to reunite with their loved ones.

On Tuesday, Brightview Bel Air hosted a car parade so families and residents could see each other from a safe distance.

Even if for a short period of time, the parade gave residents and their families a chance to say hello and express their love for one another.

Several staff members even came in on their day off to be a part of the emotional event, which saw several honking cars lined up with signs plastered. Some family members even brought gifts for staff and residents.

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