Mercy Circle Celebrates Moms, Nurses With Car Parade

In the midst of National Nurses Week and just before Mother’s Day, a caravan of 68 cars decorated with colorful bouquets of balloons, streamers, posters and car windows painted with personal messages circled the campus of Mercy Circle, a continuing care retirement community at 3659 W. 99th St.

Waving, honking horns, playing music and shouting words of gratitude, love and encouragement, paraders’ messages to their grandmothers, moms and aunts in residence at the community, and to the dedicated team of Mercy Circle nurses were loud and clear on the sunny afternoon of Fri., May 8.

In observance of social distancing, vehicle passengers of all ages as well as Mercy Circle residents and staff members who stood along the parade route were wearing masks. Music played and a bubble machine was working in overdrive at the main entrance of Mercy Circle where cars stopped to deliver gifts for Mother’s Day and for staff members. They repeated the circle of love twice.

Mercy Circle is the only faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community on Chicago’s southwest side. Learn more at 773-253-3600 or www.mercycircle.org.