Warren resident sits outside wife’s nursing home window for hours every day

Frank Notaft drives from Warren to Clinton Township every day to see wife of 60 years

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Few have suffered more through the coronavirus pandemic than senior citizens.

They were most at risk and often shut-off from the outside world.

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There have been countless stories of families persevering and making connections despite physical barriers.

Nothing stops Frank Notaft from visiting Lake Pointe Senior Care in Clinton Township.

Every afternoon is the same. He drives from Warren, sets up a tent, chair, heater and radio to meet with his wife of the past 60 years.

Prior to the pandemic, 83-year-old Notaft would come to have lunch, dinner and to hold 80-year-old Nikki’s hand to walk the hallways.

The pandemic meant they could no longer physically touch, but he couldn’t stay away.


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