To beat the recent heat wave, residents of Mercy Sacred Heart Village, 2120 Payne Street, were escorted by staff and volunteers down the street to the Comfy Cow ice cream parlor on June 27.
The trip was made possible through a donation by the family of a resident who recently passed away.
Now the staff at Mercy Sacred Heart Village plans to make the one-block outing, and others like it, a yearly tradition.
The trip was organized “with the sole intention to engage our residents and further fulfill our mission by creating positive experiences for the lives of those we serve,” a news release from the health care facility said.
Forty-four residents of the facility were able to make the “Convoy to the Comfy Cow” because 55 staff members and volunteers assisted them in the one-block trek. Mercy Sacred Heart Village has openings for volunteers who would like to escort residents on outings like this one. For more information, contact Ashley Elliott, the regional admissions and marketing director, by phone at 641-2998 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.