Bloom at Lakewood celebrated Mr. Keeling’s milestone 100th birthday on Easter Sunday the best way we could during COVID-19.... with his own personal parade (following a virtual chat with his daughter).

Mr. Keeling has lived a remarkable life and is still flourishing. He lived through the Great Depression and served his country as a code breaker during World War II. He raised a family, retired from a long career in the railroad and raised a wonderful family with his wife of over 50-years. Now he spends his days blooming with Bloom at Lakewood.

Bloom cannot thank his family and the community of Lakewood enough for coming out to help celebrate Mr. Keeling! The smile on his face while the community was driving by, honking and chanting his name is a priceless memory no one will ever forget. When Mr. Keeling got back inside, he told us: “I’ve never had so many friends in my life.” That line sums up our purpose at Bloom! This virus will not stop Bloom from delivering upon one of our core Bloom Beliefs: Make Memories! Thank you again to everyone for celebrating Mr. Keeling. We are lucky to be in such a great community!

To see a heartwarming video, covered by local news WKYC, on Mr. Keeling's life and virtual reunion with his daughter, click Video .

To see a video of the personal parade wishing Mr. Keeling a happy birthday, click Video .