Mildred, 93, rides a motorcycle for the first time

Mildred, 93, rides a motorcycle for the first time

Mildred is a 93 year old resident of Brookdale Reidsville in North Carolina who has lived in the south for her entire life. Mildred grew up on a farm and then worked at the America Tobacco Company for 40 years. Mildred worked very hard in her life until she retired at...
Jim Visits Asheville, NC

Jim Visits Asheville, NC

Jim A., 76, from Brookdale East Broad of Statesville, North Carolina, was able to travel around the Southeast corner of the United States through his work. He has fond memories of visiting various cities, strolling through the towns and seeing all of the sights. Jim...
Barbara’s Trip to The Biltmore Estate

Barbara’s Trip to The Biltmore Estate

Barbara T., age 75, a veteran and mother, is a true staple of resilience and spirit. Barbara spent 13 years serving in the Army in Germany as one of the first African-American women to serve. As a gas pumper, Barbara was on the front line of duty as potential threats...
Betty Takes Painting Lessons

Betty Takes Painting Lessons

Betty (82) of Brookdale High Point North has always had a passion for art. She has been painting for most of her life, she started with going to art lessons with her sister where they would oil paint on wood and she fell in love with painting and creating art. Betty...
Dora has a Circus in her Community

Dora has a Circus in her Community

Dora is an 87-year-old resident of Brookdale Weddington Park in Matthews, North Carolina. Her Wish of a Lifetime was to have a circus brought to her community. Dora has been living at Brookdale Weddington Park for several years now, and she was always known to play...
Meach Meets Alex Fulmer

Meach Meets Alex Fulmer

Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina,  Mildred “Meach,” 92, is one of the first women that played professional baseball and is currently the second oldest All American Girl Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) player that is still alive. During...
Ruby Dances with “Elvis” (Travis Powell)

Ruby Dances with “Elvis” (Travis Powell)

You can always hear Elvis’ music playing as you walk by Ruby’s room. At the age of 75, one of Ruby’s regrets in life is that she never had the opportunity to see the “King” perform live while she had the chance to. Ruby says that she loves Elvis because he has a...
Joyce Enjoys a Parisian Fashion Show at her Community

Joyce Enjoys a Parisian Fashion Show at her Community

Joyce, 94, has an eye for fashion. Always admiring and complimenting her fellow residents’ wardrobes, Joyce’s passion shines through in her everyday interactions. She even leads her community’s weekly ‘Fashion Trivia’ activity. “Fashion is a different...