Enjoying the eclipse

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Don VanDyne, a resident of Spring Hills Middletown Assisted Living in Franklin, OH, enjoys the partial eclipse. Staff members Karen Bryant and Robin Wolfe are in the background.
Don VanDyne, a resident of Spring Hills Middletown Assisted Living in Franklin, OH, enjoys the partial eclipse. Staff members Karen Bryant and Robin Wolfe are in the background.

Staff and residents at senior living communities and companies across the country enjoyed watching the eclipse on Monday.

Residents of Spring Hills Middletown Assisted Living in Franklin, OH, donned glasses and watched a partial eclipse with staff, volunteers and visitors. Pictured are residents Christie Parker (purple top) and Ollie Coates (black and white top).

Residents of the Jewish Home Family's Jewish Home Assisted Living in River Vale, NJ; Jewish Home at Rockleigh; and participants in the Gallen Day Center enjoyed observing a partial solar eclipse.

At Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch, CO, executive team members searched the skies above the Rocky Mountains Jason Atwell told McKnight's Senior Living that the area was at 92% totality. (From left: Claire Menefee, Atwell, Marilyn Haines, Andrew Johannesman, Adam Dixon, Craig Erickson, Christie Walker, Robert Stewart, Tom Carlson, Kathy Dilger, Karen Lux). Wind Crest residents gathered on several back patios.

"It was just fun to be with each other and share stories of previous eclipses, spend time just talking and building relationships," Atwell said. "One unexpected surprise to all of us were the shadows on the ground — everything was in curvature! It was so fascinating!"

Staff at Erickson's headquarters in Catonsville, MD, also watched.

Before the eclipse, residents at Watermark in Center City Philadelphia prepared to view it safely with special viewers they made from Pringles cans.

At Fox Run, an Erickson Living community in Novi, MI, resident Marie Tungate used a homemade cereal box camera to view the eclipse.

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