Brookmeade Family Car Parade – Nursing/LTC Week
May 7, 2020 Brookmeade Family Car Parade – Nursing/LTC Week Yesterday, Brookmeade Community felt the incredible kindness and support as 204 cars paraded around the campus and paid tribute to our staff and residents. We had Karen Zobel, CEO & Administrator along with NYS Senator Sue Serino – Michael Green, Board President, and Carolyn Bernit, Foundation Board President, at the parade along. The parade consisted of decorated cars, community leaders, volunteers, former & current residents and families, partnering organizations, and people from all walks of life. Some of the organizations and departments that came: Rhinebeck Fire Department, West Clinton Fire Department, NYS Trooper, Rhinebeck Village Police, Ramapo for Children, Rhinebeck at Home, Rhinebeck & Red Hook Chamber, Rhinebeck Soccer League, Northern Dutchess News, Hudson Valley Magazine, Emergency Paramedics. Rhinebeck and Red Hook Chamber of Commerce, Rhinebeck Responds & Rhinebeck Community Forum and the Hudson Valley Magazine were kind enough to promote our event:
The Brookmeade Family Car Parade was a special and memorable day at Brookmeade that we will all cherish. Many tears were shed by our families and staff during the parade. A lot of our families, volunteers, and affiliates that we miss dearly participated. The signs and comments we kept hearing from our parade goers touched us all. Many of our staff members have expressed how special this parade was and yesterday countless families expressed appreciation for the event during this emotional and tough time for them. The parade was an absolute demonstration of the pride and strength of Brookmeade and a great way to kick off Nursing and Long Term Care week. Below you will find some of the pictures and great commentary from family members.