Nothing says summer like fresh air and attending a parade on the 4th of July! English Rose Suites and b♦home Home Care have made it a goal every year to try and attend the city of Edina’s annual 4th of July parade. The hour-long parade began at 10 a.m.
“We have become sort of a permanent float in the parade. Each year we bring our residents out to enjoy the 4th of July parade in Edina. We have been going for as long I can remember,” said Katie Rinehimer, Quality of Life Director.
English Rose Suites and b♦home Home Care has been attending the parade since 2000.
We all enjoyed watching the little ones that came by to say hi or stopped by to borrow some of our shade from our sun tents.
“We even have a couple families that stop by our tent each year and say hi,” said Rinehimer.
The parade is one of our highlight events every summer and we always look forward to it. This year the top moments for residents were seeing the military men and women in the parade and visiting with the children and watching their excitement as each parade float went by.
Every year we have a wonderful family member of a past resident we cared for that volunteers to help us out. Being able to develop those special ever lasting relationships with families is so rewarding.
“The smiles from the residents during the parade brought such joy to everyone around them,” said Jayne Clairmont, owner.
The day was not over when the parade ended, more festivities began. After arriving home from the parade, the residents enjoyed a nice BBQ lunch outside on the deck and patio to round out the perfect 4th of July morning.