Nursing home will hold drive-thru parade

Princeton residents can participate in a drive-thru parade Friday for their elderly loved ones. The parade route begins from U.S. 62 going past Princeton Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1333 W. Main St., in the direction of Caldwell County High School.

Local residents will have the chance Friday to brighten the day of senior citizens during a drive-thru parade.

The public is invited to decorate their vehicles with posters and balloons and drive past Princeton Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1333 W. Main St., while seniors sit on the front lawn and enjoy the show.

At 3 p.m., the parade route begins from U.S. 62 going in the direction of Caldwell County High School.

Activities Director Mendi Gray said with Mother’s Day on Sunday, but with COVID-19 concerns and restrictions in place, the parade is meant to keep residents’ spirits high.

“Our residents, of course, will practice social distancing on the parking lot and front lawn,” Gray said. The nursing home currently accommodates 70 in-patients.

“We just want people to know (this parade) is a special way for them to reach out to their loved ones and to brighten their day,” Gray said. “It may also brighten your day as well in this weird and crazy time.”

Princeton Nursing and Rehab began restricting visitors during the pandemic’s onset, Gray said.

Whether or not those restrictions are lifted soon will be up to state government. Gov. Andy Beshear partially reopened health care facilities at the end of April.