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‘Honk for hope’: Volunteers parade through senior care communities

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Nearly a dozen cars paraded through senior care communities this weekend, honking for hope.

Charlotte Long, the Regional Development Manager for the Alzheimer's Association, helped orchestrate the event. This is their second 'honk for hope' parade of the year.

Seniors are some of the most at-risk and highly vulnerable populations amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Colorado, 89% of all COVID-19 cases are reported in people aged 60 years and older (click here for more data).

'Honk for hope' seeks to brighten the senior's day and bring smiles to their faces. Long says they caravaned throughout senior care communities from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday morning.

If you would like to join next weekend's event, you can email Charlotte Long at clong@alz.org.

Colorado Springs / Coronavirus / Health / Healthy Seniors / Local News
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Kerjan Bianca

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  1. It’s sad that this is what compassion looks like to this town.
    Giving a dozen people a false sense of doing something. Get out on the lawn of these Seniors homes and DO something. Honking while driving and waiving is like thinking a howl at 8 PM is cheering up healthcare workers. It is busy work and teaching a younger generation that making yourself feel better by making signs is actual help.

    1. Settle down you bummer key board warrior. Just putting a smile on some faces shouldn’t be this big of a deal. Just really goes to show the compassion in this town. Especially from the likes of people who make Ignorant comments like this.

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