Beaver County Times Coverage: May 6, 2020

Photo caption: Martin Kanschat, 72, points out a classic car to a Rochester Manor and Villa staff member as it drives by the facility. Kanschat graduated from the facility’s COVID unit back to his normal residence after 28 days in treatment. [Andrew Chiappazzi/BCT Staff]


 

A Success Story

 

By Andrew Chiappazzi  |  Posted May 6, 2020 at 5:47 PM (Reposted with permission of the Beaver County Times.)

 

Every win deserves a celebration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff at Rochester Manor and Villa made sure Martin Kanschat celebrated his big win in style on Wednesday, Kanschat graduated from the facility’s COVID unit on Wednesday and returned to his regular quarters. The 72-year-old spent 28 days in the unit before he was cleared of the virus. Rochester Manor and Villa put on a parade in Kanschat’s honor, complete with a handful of classic cars – a favorite of Kanschat’s. Family and friends of residents at the facility drove by with signs and balloons, escorted by members of Rochester area fire and police departments.

 

Parade included police vehicles, fire trucks, and vintage cars!

Parade included police vehicles, fire trucks, and vintage cars!

Sign displayed in parade that reads “God Bless. You are Loved. Hi Tom.”

A Slingshot was part of the parade too!

A Slingshot was part of the parade too!