Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Area nursing home residents enjoy Thanksgiving holiday

By P.J. GLISSON

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The presence of COVID-19 on the Gogebic Range has made it impossible for family members to plan holiday visits with loved ones living in nursing homes, but current restrictions didn’t stop staff in those facilities from going out of their way to make Thanksgiving as festive as possible.

Representatives of three local homes shared with the Globe a look at their holiday fun over the past few days.

“We’re going to be shooting the turkey,” said Activity Director Jody Luoma of Westgate Nursing, Assisted Living and Rehabilitation Community in Ironwood.

Luoma,...