Verna, a 100-year-old Brookdale resident, grew up in Long Beach, California, and has spent most of her life riding motorcycles. She and her husband used to spend every summer taking road trips on their motorcycles throughout the United States, specifically in California, and spending each night camping out. The two were always the adventurous type and tried to go on these motorcycle trips as often as they could until careers, age, and children started to take up more of their time. Verna often reminisces about her late husband and her time with him traveling the country. Verna’s Wish was to ride in a motorcycle sidecar so that she could relive all the exhilarating feelings that she had once so closely associated with the love of her life.
Verna has cared about familial relationships all her life. Her husband and herself were unconditionally in love with each other, doing anything and everything to make one another happy. Verna also worked for twenty years selling insurance to provide for her children. She has continued to do what she can for her family anytime they are in need. She even moved from California to Colorado to be closer to her daughter Nancy. Those around her describe her as a kind and caring person; a saint, some even say.
Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale Senior Living were happy to get Verna back in the saddle with the help of Unique Rides Inc. of Fort Collins. Verna was able to ride alongside her daughters on a bright sunny day and returned to Brookdale Fort Collins, where a Harley Davidson themed cake awaited her!