December 2, 2022


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A festive night of lights at Eugene care home, despite COVID19

Even though people have to celebrate differently this year, some have taken it as an opportunity to get creative with how they spread holiday cheer. 

For two months the staff and residents at Waterford Grand, an assisted living and memory care home in Eugene, made handmade light decorations for a display families could see from the comfort of their cars. 

Participants were met at the end by Santa passing out packaged cookies, candy canes and hot cocoa to go. 

“It’s intended to be something lighthearted because it’s been a hell of a year,” said Tim Biggs, who helps plan activities for the residents.

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Biggs also is the driver for the residents, but has done much less driving this year because they aren’t leaving the facility due to COVID-19.