Northeast Fresno senior facility has vintage car lowered into courtyard for residents to enjoy

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All eyes on the sky Wednesday as a classic convertible made its way to its new home-- a Northeast Fresno senior facility. (KFSN)

All eyes on the sky Wednesday as a classic convertible made its way to its new home-- a Northeast Fresno senior facility.

Crews lowered a 1950 Ford into the courtyard area where it will become a permanent fixture for residents there to enjoy. It's a process that took a lot of careful planning.

The original owners of Cedarbrook were car enthusiasts and they have classic cars on display at more than half of their other locations.

This car is in near-perfect condition and was purchased at an auction in Las Vegas.

Owners of the retirement home say this new addition is meant to help bring back good memories to residents-- especially those dealing with memory loss.

"Driving is one of the first things they lose, and so this is a really nostalgic piece for them. So this 1950's car, many of our residents have driven it themselves. But if anything it's an opportunity for our residents to touch and feel and be a part of something they haven't been able to be a part of in years," said Meagan Grossman, Director of Comm Relations.

Cedarbrook is a facility that mainly focuses on memory care for its residents.

They invited the community to watch as the car made its way down.
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