Photos by BILL KNIGHT/Diana Gurwicz greets her mom, Celia, with a long, heartfelt embrace.

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Amid tears of joy and squeals of delight, family members had a chance to hug their loved ones for the first time in over a year at Seashore Gardens Living Center. During the week of March 28, the senior living center opened for outdoor visitation according to state guidelines. The administration is working on plans to safely open for indoor visits in the near future.

Resident Pam sees her grandson for the first time in a year as her daughter Betsey Ochs looks on.

Resident Shirley gets a long-awaited hug from her great nephew Levi and sister Brenda Fishman.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.