RALEIGH, May 12, 2011 –
WHO: Steven Meyer, resident of Heritage Raleigh, a Brookdale Senior Living retirement community; Meyer’s son and his family, and a cheering crowd of more than 20 residents from the Heritage Raleigh
WHAT: Through Brookdale Senior Living and Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime,
Meyer will be granted his lifelong wish to guide a plane in on the runway into its terminal
WHERE: Pope Field, N.C., Manchester Gate entry control point.
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WHEN: Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m.
SUMMARY: Meyer spent most of his working life flying to Europe, South Africa and South America, representing his company which was connected to the steel industry. He has flown many times to Spain, Chile, South Africa, England, France, Italy, and more. As a result of his many trips, his two sons grew up in airports watching Meyer come and go. The family developed a deep passion for all things aeronautic. Now this passion is carried on by Meyer’s grandson; a fascination with avionics is a common interest that binds the male members of the family. In fact, two Meyer men have flight simulators/virtual flight capabilities on their computers, and anytime one of the Meyers is traveling by plane, the others keep track of the flight and listen to tower-to-aircraft communications.
“This will be a major family event,” said Meyer. “This will also be a thrill of my lifetime. I have spent thousands of hours watching and admiring the folks on the ground of the runway, and have always wanted to experience the feeling. This would signify the culmination my life of business travels, and very uplifting to my family and me.”
Through Brookdale and Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime, residents at Brookdale Senior Living communities nationwide are invited to share and submit their wishes. To request his wish, Smith filled out a survey form explaining an experience he would like to have fulfilled, and how that experience relates to one or more dimensions of the company’s Optimum Life® concept. The six dimensions of Optimum Life are emotional, social, physical, intellectual, spiritual and purposeful.
Brookdale’s Optimum Life® concept is geared toward cultivating whole-person wellness through fulfillment in the six key dimensions. Both organizations, Brookdale and Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime provide a helping hand in making some of the dreams of Brookdale’s residents come true.