Dorothy B., 94, of the Carriage Club in Charlotte, NC, is a lovely woman who has a strong passion for playing the piano. Dorothy has been playing the piano for as long as she can remember and has a real gift of music. She can always be found playing the piano for others and enjoys performing for an audience. She even volunteers to play the piano for all three levels of care at her community. Dorothy is very dedicated to her family and is a loving mother to four children. Even while raising a family, she still found time to practice on her Steinway Grand Piano, which always had a special place in her life. When Dorothy moved to the Carriage Club she was not able to bring her beloved Steinway with her. However, she made sure to find a good home for it with a nice family. The family was so grateful that they eventually returned the favor and gave Dorothy an electrical piano that was more suitable to community living, which Dorothy now plays every day.
Dorothy has always admired the pianists who played at Nordstrom. She would always stop and listen to the beautiful music they were playing. That’s why Dorothy’s Wish of a Lifetime was to play the piano at Nordstrom. Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale were thrilled to arrange for Dorothy to have a piano performance at Nordstrom. On November 13, 2013 Dorothy’s Wish came true when she played Nordstrom’s grand piano in front of an audience of friends and family. Dorothy’s daughter Nancy, members of her community, and even the occasional shopper gathered to watch Dorothy play a selection of about 20 pieces. Dorothy thought the performance couldn’t have gone better and was so happy to have gotten the opportunity to do something so special!
Special thanks to Nordstrom for making this wish possible and to Mike Harding with Genesis Group Photography for his amazing work.