Lillie Flies!May 07, 2019
One of our wonderful residents at Lionwood Senior Living, Lillie, has always been terrified of heights. She listened to resident and friend Marilynne talk about her skydiving days and thought to herself, “If only I could do that. If only I could fly like Marilynne.”
Lillie really wanted to conquer her fears, but felt she was unable to tackle it on her own. So, our True Blue team got together to help support her! We decided to offer Lillie the chance to try indoor skydiving at iFLY!
Facing her Fears
Lillie said she would love to go, but that she wanted her friend and fellow resident Marilynne, who she met living at Lionwood, to join her for moral support. Lillie is a go-getter and is always up for anything, so we really wanted to help her realize that she can do anything she sets her mind to – even at age 80!
We made the appointment and off the 2 ladies went for their skydiving lesson and indoor skydiving experience. Lillie was so excited, but also so afraid!
She had the time of her life during this experience and said she felt so lucky to have such a good friend to support her through the experience. She was so happy to have conquered her fear and is eternally grateful!
A Story of True Blue Friendship
Not only is this a wonderful WOW! Moment and an inspiring story about facing one’s fears, but this is also a wonderful story of friendship. We love this story because it shows how deep friendships can be made in senior living communities—and how those stories can change lives.
This is a fantastic reminder that you are truly never too old to try new things, especially with a good friend by your side. Wonderful job, Lillie!
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