Welty Home Residents Delighted With Halloween Pet Parade
WHEELING – Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Welty Home was unable to have its traditional Trick or Treat party for the children and grandchildren of residents and staff.
Several nurses at the Wheeling assisted living program came up with the idea to dress their pets in Halloween costumes and bring them in as a treat for residents. Nurses Nan DeBolt, Jody Miller and Suzie Dailer, Welty Home nursing director, wanted to do something special this year.
Welty Home Activities Director Michelle Ruckman said the evening was a hit. “There’s something about animals that makes everybody happy,” she said. “Our residents had a great time interacting with the staff and their pets.”
Welty Home was founded in 1950 through a generous donation from Wheeling resident Clara Welty, is part of a range of senior living options provided by the nonprofit Welty Corporation. Other Welty properties include Good Shepherd Nursing Home, the Clara Welty Apartments, the Bertha Welty Apartments, Braddock Apartments, and the new Welty TownHomes, all in Wheeling. For information about any Welty property, visit www.weltyhome.org or call Tess Gaudino at 304-242-5233.