The seniors were decked out in white T-shirts with black, cow-like spots, pink noses, floppy ears and “Eat Mor Chikin” signs, ready to make good on the promise of a free entree for those dressed like cows.
Diners’ faces lit up as the group entered the restaurant, joining Chick-fil-A employees and other patrons dressed for the occasion.
One of the fellow “cows” stopped by the tables where the residents were eating and led them in mooing the chorus of “Amazing Grace.”
“It was a good trip, and I’m surprised because I don’t like nothin’ chicken,” said resident Shirley Farmer. “But I liked the taste of this.”
Jessica Spencer, activity director, shared that she had been in Chick-fil-A last year for Cow Appreciation Day and someone had suggested that she get the residents to participate. She made a craft (putting together the costumes) and a tasty outing out of the idea.
As the group loaded the Life Care bus, the participants gave one last hearty “moo” before driving away.
Life Care Center of Cleveland, located at 3530 Keith St. N.W, is one of 25 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.