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Seniors Celebrate A 'Different' Holiday Season – Brevard, NC


Last updated 12/21/2020 at 5:01pm

Social worker Patrick Payne accepts a delivery of Christmas cards to Accordius Health at Brevard.

"It's a different feeling in the building. Normally, this time of year, we would have almost 20 Christmas trees set up," said Diana Mashburn, sales director at College Walk Retirement Community.

Life inside of senior living facilities has been particularly lonely this year, as COVID-19 has hit nursing homes and similar facilities with some of the worst outbreaks of the pandemic. As Christmas nears, assisted living facilities are adapting to bring what holiday cheer they can to their residents.

"It has been hard on the residents and the staff," Mashburn said. "Particularly, we have such a...

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