After over a year of social distancing and precautionary measures, Carefield Castro Valley, a local assisted living and memory care community, hosted a joyous celebration commemorating the first day of visitation from loved ones on March 17.
“We’ve been extremely cautious this whole year during the pandemic, making sure our residents are safe with thorough safety measures and keeping them connected with their friends and family virtually,” said Parveen Singh, Senior Executive Director. “But nothing beats seeing your loved ones in person. And now that our residents are 100% vaccinated, we are happy to welcome back our friends and family members - who are delighted to see their loved one again.”
The senior living community has started in-person visitation, with friends and family reserving appointment times to ensure safety measures. With thorough disinfecting procedures in between visits, Carefield Castro Valley welcomed back family and friends with cheerful décor, a photographer to take photos of families as mementos, and a note of gratitude and a gift from the community’s team.
“I’m so happy to see my mom after all this time,” said John Gouveia, who was one of the first family members to visit on March 17. He and his wife Hope Jones always brought his mother Maria her favorite coconut water and special treats before the pandemic, and were glad to finally hug her in person again.
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