Nursing home residents attend group outing at the zoo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — During the pandemic, residents at nursing and assisted living homes couldn’t leave their facilities. But today, Good Sam Sioux Falls Center residents are leaving their home for a day of fun.

With warm weather in the forecast, Good Sam residents spent the afternoon enjoying a picnic before heading into the Great Plains Zoo.

“I’m so flipping excited. I tell you what I haven’t been to the zoo since my son and I went for what’s it called? For the… Zoo Boo, Halloween. That’s been years ago. And I know it’s changed. Let’s get in there, I don’t even want to eat,” Penny Humphrey said.

Humphrey says it’s not just the animals she’s excited about, but simply the opportunity to get outdoors with other residents.

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