Hospice hosts fishing event for nursing home residents

Bristol Hospice Pathways hosted its second annual Hooked on Seniors event at Legacy West Wednesday, bringing the joy of fishing to nursing home residents.

The event looked a little different this year as it was adapted to meet current public health guidelines. Previously, the event was held at I.O.O.F. Park in Corsicana and open to all seniors from the surrounding area to enjoy fishing, fellowship, live music, prizes and a cook-out for a huge crowd.

However, this year’s event featured fishing “COVID style,” scaled down to promote social distancing and allowing only residents of local nursing homes to attend, with help from caregivers to sanitize poles, bait hooks, and snap photos of their catch of the day.