October 13, 2011

Local Senior Soars with First-Time Flight to Celebrate 88th Birthday

Filed under: Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 11:16 am

RALEIGH, pharmacy N.C., treat Oct. 13, sales 2011 –

WHO: Jerry Hart, resident of Heritage Raleigh, a Brookdale Senior Living retirement community in Raleigh, N.C.

WHAT: Hart will fly in a glider plane for the first time to celebrate his 88th birthday

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15

WHERE: Harnett County Airport, 615 Airport Road in Erwin, N.C.

SUMMARY: Even with 6,500 pilot hours in a powered plane, Hart has always wished to fly in a glider plane one day.  To help their father celebrate his 88th birthday and make his wish come true, Hart’s  children are giving him the gift of flight.

Hart moved to Heritage Raleigh in 2004 with his late wife, Barbara.  He is known for his involvement around the community, especially in his roles as caller for bingo, community photographer, leading exercise, and dancer in Brookdale’s Seniors Know They Can Dance, an intergenerational dance competition.

Before moving to Heritage Raleigh, Hart worked at General Motors in Rochester, N.Y. and served as president at Stackpole Components in Raleigh.

Hart’s  children coordinated their father’s birthday flight.  On Saturday, Oct. 15, Hart will take a half hour flight in a glider plane through the North Carolina Soaring Association.  Two of Hart’s children, John and Judy, will watch from the airport as their father soars through the sky.

 

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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently the Company owns and operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with 648 communities in 36 states and the ability to serve over 67,000 residents. Brookdale is committed to providing exceptional living experiences within properties that are purpose-built, designed and operated to help residents live well while achieving an Optimum Life®. Brookdale Senior Living communities provide a daily experience of programs, services and care that are unique as a result of the collective talents and inspiration of the residents, their families, and its associates – demonstrating Brookdale’s promise of “Our People Make the Difference.” Brookdale is a publicly-traded company (NYSE: BKD). For more information, visit http://www.brookdaleliving.com.
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