Norlite Nursing Center hosting car parade for residents

MARQUETTE — A local nursing home is hosting a car parade for their residents.

Norlite Nursing Center is planning on hosting a car parade on Wednesday, and is inviting friends, family and members of the community to visit their residents.

Although the nursing home remains closed to the public, a car parade is the perfect opportunity for some much–needed reconnecting.

“Bring the community in, that’s the idea,” said Wayne Johnson, administrator for Norlite. “We can’t bring them inside of our doors yet of course, CMS, CDC, and just our facility policy right now, no visitors due to still having active cases of coronavirus. But if we can do it appropriately, socially distancing, people staying in their cars, residents staying inside their rooms, looking through the windows and waving, it’ll be a great event.”

Norlite Nursing Center is inviting participants to decorate their vehicles and bring their kids, as there will be some entertainment for the children.

The parade route will start on Wilson Street, continue down Homestead Street, and circle around the facility.

The parade will start on Wednesday at 1 p.m.