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Creative ways some celebrated Mother's Day amid pandemic

Posted at 9:00 PM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 00:00:20-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — For many, Mother’s Day is about showing your mother you appreciate and love her.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how many local families are celebrating and doing their best to make it a memorable one.

Instead of meeting in person, many families have turned to video calling as a way to protect their moms from the novel coronavirus.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, some families went to Sunset Park, as they have done in previous years on Mother’s Day. They say that they have noticed some changes, like people sitting farther apart in an attempt to social distance.

Marisol Drack went to the park with some friends and gathered around a tree that is dedicated to one of her friend’s deceased parents.

“It’s hard for them to go there and pay their respects, because there is a big distance, so they decided to have this memorial in the park and there’s a little plaque”, said Drack.

At Villa Court Assisted Living and Memory Care, mothers and grandmothers enjoyed a drive-by parade that featured their families' vehicles decorated for the special day.

Ashleigh Bivins, the facility’s administrative assistant, said that this was a way for families to connect with their loved ones they haven't seen since the pandemic began.

“A lot of these people haven’t seen their families in months so seeing their families is definitely a morale booster”, said Bivins.

Doris Balducci is one of the seniors in that facility and she really enjoyed seeing the cars around.

The mothers at the home received cake, cards, flowers and chocolate dipped strawberries from loved ones.

Small details that will brighten any mother's day.