November 3, 2017 (Monroe, NC) ─ The road leading to Woodridge, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Monroe, has been filled with everything from antique cars and tractors to firetrucks and a Dalmatian mascot!
Pictured above, Woodridge residents Eugene Anderson and Carolyn Hinson enjoy a ride in a 1929 Buick that belongs to J.C. Page and Kerry Dill, Gloria King, Judith Cairns, Eddie Craig, Bea Brantley, Betty Broome, Jackie Massey, Oliver Moore, Mary Derrick load into a 1948 Farmall H tractor that belongs to Ben Wyant of the Union County Antique Tractor Club.
Woodridge Activities Director Brittany Plyler said residents love the Tractor Club’s “hay-less” hayrides.
“You can see their faces light up with excitement,” she said. “I think it brings back a lot of memories for them.”
Pictured above, Woodridge resident Ted Eubanks talks with Fire Fighter Alan Burkitt during a recent visit from the Monroe Fire Department, while Alma Anthony and Patricia Coffey visit with the Monroe Fire Department’s mascot Sparky. Members of the fire department played fire safety bingo and trivia with residents and gave them a tour of their firetruck.
“We feel that getting out into the community and meeting our citizens is part of our customer service,” said Katie Hinson, Captain/Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire and Life Safety Educator. “Customer Service is one of our core values and we strive to meet the expectations of the community with professionalism, respect and compassion.”