Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, is planning a Father’s Day parade Saturday, June 6. All families and friends of residents at Bartels are encouraged to decorate their vehicle, create signs or drive a vehicle their loved one will recognize to drive by Bartels in a parade. Participants should line up in the Wartburg College parking lots on the corner of 5th Avenue NW and 12th Street, Waverly, at 1:45 p.m. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m.

The parade of vehicles will travel westbound on 5th Avenue NW and then turn north on 20th St. NW. The route will include a drive through by the main (green) entrance and then continue north on 20th St. NW to Eisenach Village. The parade will circle through Eisenach Village and then exit and head back south on 20th St. NW.

All residents who are able, will be seated a safe distance from the parade route and everyone in the parade is required to stay in their vehicles. Those planning to participate are asked to RSVP to 319-352-4540 or email to provide an approximate number. An RSVP is not required and all are encouraged to participate.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are still recommending the no-visitors restrictions remain in place at all long-term care facilities. Bartels primary goal is to keep residents and staff safe and to follow all recommendations by the CDC and IDPH.

This Father’s Day parade will provide another opportunity to connect with family and friends at Bartels in a safe and meaningful way. Many families have enjoyed FaceTime and/or window visits throughout this time.

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About Bartels

Bartels has over 65 years of experience in long-term care and 32 years of experience in independent living. With its Christian-based mission and “residents first” philosophy, Bartels gives residents peace of mind knowing they can move to a higher level of care when needed without having to leave the community they call home. For more information, please visit

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