Daughters of Roy and Anita Beal recently showed their gratitude to the staff of Brooking Park, a Chesterfield retirement community, by way of 58 extra-large Imo’s pizzas. Carmen and Connie wanted express their gratitude to the kind-hearted employees of Brooking Park and The Willows where their parents lived for the past 8 years before Anita passed this past May and Roy followed just last month. Thanking a staff that size was no small effort. Carmen and Connie had $750 worth of pizza delivered twice a day for two days to make sure they reached each shift – day, night, weekday, and weekend.
Carmen and Connie were inspired to deliver Imo’s pizzas because an Imo’s driver, and friend of Connie’s, had long gone out of his way to deliver unexpected but appreciated pizza to the Beals. The Beals were considered family by the staff at Brooking Park. The bond formed among staff, residents, and families is indescribable, but Carmen and Connie found a way to let the staff know how much their care meant to them and their parents.
Roy and Anita moved first to retirement living at The Willows in 2004. Anita moved to skilled nursing at Brooking Park when she needed full-time nursing care. Roy later moved to Brooking Park when he required assisted living. They were married for 70 years, and Roy visited Anita daily by walking a short distance down the hall.
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