Family members visit loved ones through window

MORRISON— Several area residents have figured out a way to still visit with their loved ones at the Resthave Care and Rehabilitation center in Morrison despite visitor restrictions due to the coronoavirus.

Mark and Jean Zinnen have been coming to visit Jean’s mother, Leona Schmidt, almost daily since the no essential visitors regulations have been put in place due to the corona virus.

They are now conducting their visits through a window.

“This is how we visit now,” said Jean. “Surprisingly, we can actually hear pretty well!”

Leona had a huge smile on her face during a recent visit.

“It does the heart good to see people being so kind and resilient during such difficult times,” said Karla Burn, Resthave marketing director.

Mark and Jean are not the only ones visiting their loved ones at Resthave through the windows.

“We have had several families visiting,” Burn said. “Not only does it bring smiles to the residents to see families and friends doing this, but it also brings smiles to our staff as well.

“We are extremely blessed with the families, residents, staff and community we serve and who give us amazing support,” Burn said. “Resthave would like to thank our families who have been so understanding through all these difficult restrictions that have been put into place due to trying to keep our residents safe from the coronavirus. A huge thank you to our staff as well. They have worked so very hard to keep things as normal as possible for our residents and to keep the smiles coming.”

Resthave Care and Rehabilitation is located at 408 Maple Ave., in Morrison.