Parade greets nursing home residents kept inside by coronavirus

Larry Burnett hasn’t been in the same room with his wife Carol since the coronavirus pandemic hit. She lives at Regency-On-The Lake in Fort Gratiot.

Larry had been visiting every day before the pandemic hit. He’s done some video calls and visits to Carol’s window, but it’s not the same as seeing someone in person. 

“We’ve been married 62 years, dated for two years before we got married,” Larry said. “And we’ve never been apart for more than a week in all those years. It’s been tough for both of us.”

Wanting to keep spirits up, Larry reached out to the nursing home about organizing an event for residents. The idea gained steam and other families got on board to participate.