It all began when Chugach Superstar Dee Pletnikoff picked up her niece Barbara Rascon at Prestiege Care & Rehab Center, a facility that is home to a number of Anchorage’s Elders.

Barbara said the Elders were bored and lonely due to COVID-19. Fast forward a few weeks later, and Dee drove the head of a massive car parade that she and her niece organized to show the Elders that they’re not alone, that people love and care for them.

“The look on those seniors’ faces as we were driving by and they’re waving– Oh my gosh, It was so perfect. So I’m glad they loved it because we loved it as well,” said Pletnikoff.

Parade participants and organizers called the event a success and hope to do it again in the future.

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