Posts Tagged ‘senior living’

A bucket list dream come true

May 15, 2012

John Cummings, ERH Marketing Manager

 

It’s fun to dream. For some of us, we dream about what we will accomplish once we reach a certain age. Maybeit’s about our kids and giving them opportunities we didn’t get.

For 102-year-old Canterbury Court resident Jo Millhouse, the dream was simple: to ride a motorcyle again.

“I’ve ridden bikes for years,” Jo proudly proclaimed this week. She had ridden many times before – even celebrating her 80th birthday at 80 miles an hour. “I really enjoyed that one,” she said. “I thought then that I’d keep adding one mile per hour in speed every birthday.”

That wasn’t the case this week when she hopped on the bike one more time to celebrate. “I’m not doing 102 miles per hour!”

But Jo still achieved what she set out to do – meet her dream of riding again.

We all should have dreams. Will we achieve them? Who knows. but isn’t it great to know you might just do it – even at 102 years old?

What are your dreams?

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The Garden that Jack Built

October 10, 2011

I’m often amazed and awed by the talents of residents living in ERH communities. A great case in point: Jack Fix, resident at Deupree House.

Since he and his wife Helen moved in several years ago, Jack has showcased his many artistic talents in a variety of ways. His art – a wonderful handmade collection of sculpted wood and other media – have been placed on display at Deupree House. He has also offered his expertise to the Council on Lifelong Engagement as a speaker to students at various schools.

But Jack is also an avid gardener. He worked with us on a video showcasing the work he’s done on a garden located near the Deupree House kitchen. Once a desolate spot, Jack has worked with the helping hands of other Deupree House residents to develop the plot into a sanctuary for relaxation and reflection, all the while taking in beauty that Mother Nature has bestowed. Take a look for yourself and enjoy!