Louisville-based senior living company sends help to Florida in wake of Hurricane Irma
The company's assisted living homes in Tampa, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville all had to be evacuated because of Hurricane Irma.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Volunteers from Louisville-based Atria Senior Living are in Florida helping more than 600 displaced seniors.
The company's assisted living homes in Tampa, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville all had to be evacuated because of Hurricane Irma. They were moved to a hotel in Orlando.
Twenty volunteers from the company's headquarters in Louisville took a bus down to Orlando Tuesday to help out the seniors with whatever they need.
"We're coordinating care and food and programming for 600-plus people," said Ronda Watson with Atria. "That takes a lot to pull together."
A silver lining for the seniors is that actress Kristen Bell is staying at the same hotel. She's been hanging out with the seniors, calling bingo and joining them for meals. It even made national news when video surfaced of her entertaining them with songs from Frozen.
Actor Seth Rogen also stopped by.
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