Melinda and Lisa arrive to a huge crowd of residents and staff
Melinda, Lisa and LEC Barbara Della Rossa
Their words to America as they made the Transamerica Journey
What is more American than trekking by bicycle from Virginia to Oregon on the TransAmerica Trail? Two incredible ladies set out to do just this in April and their half way stop was in the town of Pueblo, called “Home or Heroes”, and in particular to the cheering crowd of over 50 Primrose of Pueblo residents and staff who eagerly awaited their arrival. Tuesday 6/24/14 was “Day 50” for Dr. Melinda and her sister Lisa who are riding to raise funds for “The Senior Retirement Project” a Spokane, WA based non-profit that provides counseling for seniors in Assisted Living and Retirement Communities to improve their emotional wellness. The ladies held a talk in the Garden Café describing some of the high, low, funny, and scary moments of their trip thus far before dining with the Life Enrichment Team. They carry all their own gear and not only wheeled the bikes in for all to see but did a “show and tell” of some of their special gear.
The Residents and Staff were quite enamored with the spunky duo and they both were thrilled with the hospitality provided by the Primrose Family. A night in the guest suite, a hearty breakfast, and they were back out on the trail taking highway 50 west to Canon City 35 miles down the road. 16 hours with us for rest, recovery and friendship, plus we pinned them with an honorary Primrose Emblem.
What an honor to meet the ladies and fortunate for us that they picked Primrose. The rest is history. Good Luck Ladies! We here at Primrose of Pueblo are following your blog as you continue your journey home and cheering you all the way. Hope you take some of Primrose with you in your hearts, as you sure touched all of us here.
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By Barbara Della Rossa
Life Enrichment Coordinator
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