Gardens at Westlake ready for Indians Opening Day
Indians fever was in the air on March 30 at Gardens at Westlake as team mascot, Slider, entertained a crowd that included baseball fans of all ages. Recreating the fun and excitement of a ballpark, people were treated to hot dogs, nachos, pretzels and popcorn, all served from actual vendor carts. With everyone decked out in Indians gear, it really felt like walking into Progressive Field.
After Slider danced, goofed and posed for photos, Plain Dealer sports writer Bill Livingston shared his insights on the state of baseball and spoke from the heart about his love of the sport. He fielded many questions from the crowd and there was much reminiscing about the glory days here in Cleveland with players such as Bob Feller.
Executive Director Rosey Cichon commented, "Our residents love watching the Indians and we wanted to plan something to get everyone psyched for the season. Once we had Slider and Bill Livingston coming, we decided to go all out with the baseball theme and food. We already have residents asking to do the same thing next year!"
Laura Stump is Outreach Coordinator at Gardens at Westlake, an assisted living senior community in Westlake.