Janet’s Skydiving!August 16, 2018
WOW! Moments are a central part of the Blue Harbor Senior Living experience. Has a resident always wanted to go live on the radio? Or, maybe they’ve always wanted to attend the opera? Whatever’s on their bucket list, we find a way to make dreams a reality.
Skydiving, Anyone? Janet’s In!
Recently, Kirkwood Corners resident, Janet, expressed interest in going skydiving. She’s a lifelong thrill seeker and absolutely loves trying new things. In the past, she’s even gone zip lining! However, going skydiving has been on her bucket list for years.
Her Skydiving Adventure!
After hearing Janet’s overwhelming enthusiasm, plans were made for Janet to go skydiving! On the day of her adventure, four residents loaded into the van to cheer Janet on. When they arrived at Skydive New England, Janet was a little excited—but also a little nervous. Completely understandable! One of her fellow residents, Norman, reassured her that she would do great. He went skydiving a few years ago, so told her about his amazing experience.
When it was Janet’s turn to take her dive, everyone cheered her on--even people that she had just met! Janet bravely walked out to the plane with her jump buddy by her side. Everyone was waving as the plane turned around a sped off down the runway for takeoff.
After about 10 minutes, Kirkwood staff and residents saw the rainbow parachute open and everyone cheered! They all watched as Janet gracefully floated back down to the ground. Once Janet and her jump buddy landed, everyone was clapping and cheering for her! She said she felt like a rockstar! As she told everyone about her jump, Janet had a huge smile on her face!
Janet's family shared the jump video with Kirkwood Corners and all the staff and residents watched it on the big TV. The residents were all amazed as they watched the video. It was the talk of the building for the rest of the day! Janet, we are all so proud of you; you are amazing!
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