Monthly Archives: October 2015

Lancaster Primrose Residents Enjoy Mud Boggin'

Louretta and Bob

Louretta and Bob moments before being covered in mud!

Lancaster, OH, Retirement Communities

The residents of the Primrose in Lancaster had a one of a kind experience this summer! Thanks to our maintenance director, Jeff Rhymer, we had the pleasure of attending our very first mud bog. What is a mud bog you ask? Let’s just say none of us really knew what we were getting ourselves into until we got there!

When we first arrived, the first thing we saw was an extremely long runway made up entirely of mud. The residents were ready to drive the Primrose bus through it, but we decided to watch the professionals try it first. Jeff managed to get us celebrity seating under a tent right on the side of the raceway. We were sure we had hit the jackpot! He explained to us, the goal of each mud bog racer is to get their truck through the mud pit with the fastest time.

When the first truck’s engine started, we could hardly contain our excitement. As we sat on the edge of our seats, the humongous truck flew by us at lightning speed and before we knew what had even happened we were covered from head to toe with mud! Not just a couple splats here and there, COVERED.

We were all silent for at least thirty seconds along with everyone else surrounding us waiting to see our reactions. Slowly, we started giggling, and then chuckling, and by the time the trucks were done driving through the pit, our stomachs hurt so badly from laughing we weren’t even hungry when it came time to eat!

Although it was pushing 90 degrees, we stayed for almost two hours watching the trucks, meeting the drivers, mingling with the other spectators, and enjoying each other’s company.

We finally managed to wash all of the mud out of our clothes, hair, and bodies, but the memories will last forever! We can’t wait to do it again next year.

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

THIS IS LIVING

Pueblo Primrose Silver Queen Wins Miss Congeniality

Emily Sutton

Pueblo Primrose Silver Queen Emily Sutton Wins Miss Congeniality at Colorado State Fair

Pueblo, CO, Retirement Communities

At the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, CO on Senior Day, the winners were announced for the annual Silver Queen Pageant. Our very own Emily Sutton, who was fortunate enough to be in the running, won “Miss Congeniality” and was presented with a trophy, box of chocolates, and a beautiful bouquet of red roses.

Prior to departing Primrose she was presented with a flower arrangement by Executive Director Glinda MacKenzie and a keepsake book with mementos. We had quite a team of supporters accompanying Emily! In addition to 13 fellow residents, her son Peter, bus driver Mark, the entire management team, and Operations Manager Hervey Lawrence were all present to share in the moment.

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

THIS IS LIVING

Rapid City Primrose Residents Enjoy Air Show

Rapid City Air Show

Residents enjoying getting close to the planes

Thunderbirds performing aerial maneuvers

The Thunderbirds Perform

Rapid City, SD, Retirement Communities

On August 15, 2015, a busload of Rapid City Primrose residents took a trip to Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D. to see their air show. The Thunderbirds flight team headlined the day, and our residents really loved their aeronautic display. Seven residents, most of whom were veterans, went on the bus to see the planes. It was very exciting and very loud, but all the residents had a great time.

Since it was a very hot day, we made sure to bring a cooler full of ice water to keep everyone cool and hydrated. Each resident also had a snow cone to cool off with, and on the way home they took a detour to get some ice cream. Here are pictures of the residents and the planes they got to see on that day. It was really amazing the stunts the planes pulled. In fact, at one time, two planes looked like they were going to crash head on when they pulled away from each other. How fascinating!

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

THIS IS LIVING