The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all – but some of the hardest hit population has been the senior community. Senior living facilities and nursing homes have been among the most affected places with rampant COVID-19 outbreaks which have proved to be very fatal for the older population.
Because of the deadly nature of the disease amongst the older generations, seniors have been among the first people to receive the vaccine once it became available.
As of now, the 65-and-older population is nearly fully vaccinated, with 70% having received at least the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine. With hope slowly beginning to return, one senior facility decided to do something for their residents to celebrate the fact that 99% of their residents have now been fully vaccinated.
The staff at Westbury-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, Virginia, put together a little surprise for their senior residents. They decided to help them celebrate beating the coronavirus by literally beating up the virus in the shape of a piñata.
The adorable celebration was caught on camera, and it showed the seniors taking turns whacking the coronavirus piñata. For blindfolds, the seniors wore their masks. It must’ve been a very cathartic moment for many of them. The piñata was full of candy, as well as hand sanitizer and adult beverages. The seniors got to enjoy the treats that were hidden inside.
The residents were all smiles during the moment, happy to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. So glad that they’ll be able to get a sense of normalcy back.
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