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Man brings St. Patrick's Day joy to Lorain nursing home residents amid coronavirus crisis

Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 21:10:19-04

LORAIN, Ohio — Nursing home residents at a Lorain facility were treated to some much needed St. Patrick’s Day entertainment despite not being able to have visitors amid the coronavirus crisis in Ohio.

Tim Reed, a bagpipe musician, normally travels inside the nursing homes, playing his instrument at various parties held by the nursing homes, but with the threat of spreading coronavirus COVID-19, no visitors are permitted inside the senior living center.

That didn’t stop Reed, though, who brought out the bagpipes and played for the residents outside of their windows at the Lorain nursing home.

Reed walked the entire perimeter, playing to residents in every window around the building.

“I want to try and bring what I would do inside outside, but all the way around the building for them,” Reed said.

The residents waved to Reed, smiling as he gave them a St. Patrick’s Day treat.

“It was awesome to see all the residents in their windows waving and smiling,” “It really has been a lot of teamwork to be able to continue the smiles and give them what they aren’t able to receive from their family and friends who are no longer able to visit the facilities at this time.

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