Florence, South Carolina 2021-05-08 10:02:49 –
Raleigh, NC (WNCN) — This year’s Mother’s Day is very different from last year at Assisted Living.
Vaccinated families can spend time together.
That’s what Rachel Thomas is looking forward to.
Thomas is 98 years old and paints almost every day.
She brings her two latest works to her son’s house for Mother’s Day.
“They take me over the weekend, so I want to give them something,” said Thomas, a resident of Abbotswood in Stonehenge, Raleigh.
She has been heading to the beach to spend her first weekend with them since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
“That means everything to me,” she said.
CBS17 Bridget Chapman met Thomas on Last Mother’s Day At Raleigh’s her backed living facility.
She and her son could only speak through screen doors while at a social distance.
“They are absolutely wonderful sons,” she said. “They love their mother and I love them very much. They take care of me.”
She trimmed her hair and packed her bags in preparation for a big trip this weekend.
“I think it would be great if God gave me the power to go there,” she said.
The facility’s secretary-general, David Sexton, said 97 percent of the population was vaccinated.
“There is excitement for the inhabitants and families to get to where we are and see them rewarded, which is why you do so,” said Sexton.
Thanks to the vaccine COVID-19 infection is slowing down At facilities throughout the state over the past few months.
“I hope you all have a happy Mother’s Day,” said Thomas.
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