Family Parade for Residents
On May 2nd Lincoln Home held its first ever, family car rally. Fourteen families and community members gathered at the Newcastle Fire Station and as they decorated their cars with colored streamers, balloons, and signs, it was clear they were so excited to be seeing their loved ones. Their signs read; Happy 95 th Birthday Mom, We love you Dad, Love to all at Lincoln Home and Kisses to All !!! .
At 11 am, Mike Knof, Director of Building and Grounds, began the parade. With cars honking and music blaring, cars full of smiling adults and children snaked their way up the River Road to Lincoln Home. There, waiting in anticipation were residents seated in sun chairs at the edge of the driveway with Pom Poms shaking and New Year’s Eve horns blowing. Great grandchildren hung out car windows as they called out words of love and encouragement. One car blasted the song ‘You Are My Sunshine’. Many families drove over an hour to have the chance to see their loved ones and know in their hearts their loved ones are indeed okay, even if it had to be from a car. Lincoln Home has had many special events over it’s 96 year history, but this one was perhaps the most extraordinary and certainly the most heart warming.