Originally by Casey Toth of The Raleigh News & Observer

The Cardinal at North Hills, a Kisco Senior Living Community in Raleigh, is using its courtyard to bring residents together and practice safe social distancing. Every day at 11 am, residents head out to their balconies for daily announcements, a flag raising, singing of patriotic songs and reciting of the pledge of allegiance.

This is just one way associates at The Cardinal are continuing to come up with creative programs for residents that help maintain a sense of routine and normalcy in these unprecedented times.

“I’m incredibly proud of our associates who have gone above and beyond during these unprecedented times. They continue to provide a five-star level of service and come-up with innovative ideas for our residents,” said Tom Ford, executive director of The Cardinal. “As always, our top priority is the safety of our residents and associates.”

The Cardinal has also rearranged landscaping to allow residents to “visit” with their family members. Residents are able to call their loved ones, while physically seeing each other through the window.