ATLANTA—Living out its commitment to “do more good” while shaking up industry practices, Thrive Senior Living is taking an untraditional approach to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Beginning Monday, October 7, the company will launch a Bucket List Anniversary Program, in which it plans to fulfill bucket list wishes of 10 residents over the course of the next year. The team at Thrive Senior Living asked residents at its communities to share their dreams and wishes, in hopes of being able to make some of them come true. One hundred and twelve bucket list wishes were shared by residents across all communities, ranging from cruises to Alaska to trips to visit family members to simple cookie cravings and favorite flowers.
“As illustrated by the launch of our ‘Safety Third’ initiative, we strongly believe in putting the hopes, dreams and happiness of our residents front and center,” said Tammy Marshall, chief experience officer of Thrive Senior Living. “As we celebrate 10 years of relationship building with older adults, it only seemed fitting to honor that milestone by bringing joy to our residents. We’re grateful to the help of our partners, such as It’s Never 2 Late, which shares our mission of celebration and are joining us to make this incredible venture possible!”
The launch of the Thrive Bucket List Anniversary Program is to take place on Monday, Oct. 7, at The Georgian Lakeside and Thrive at Brow Wood. The first four bucket list items will be fulfilled with the support of It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L), a people-centric tech company dedicated to helping older adults realize the full benefits of today’s technology. As a part of its 60/20 tour celebrating 20 years of seniors having fun with technology, the company and Thrive’s senior leadership team will hand-deliver confirmation of an Alaskan cruise to one 101-year-old resident, as well as flowers and cookies to another resident, both residing at Thrive at Brow Wood.
Two lucky residents at The Georgian Lakeside will also have their dreams fulfilled, courtesy of iN2L and Thrive Senior Living. One resident and former pilot has long dreamed of flying in the co-pilot’s seat of a private plane. Departing from Peachtree Dekalb airport, the resident will co-pilot the way to Chattanooga, Tenn., on Oct. 7 alongside Thrive founder Jeramy Ragsdale and iN2L president and co-founder, Jack York, where he will enjoy breakfast at Thrive at Brow Wood prior to the return flight home.
Another resident’s bucket list dream is to tour his former office building in downtown Atlanta. Accompanied by Thrive president Les Strech in the iN2L tour bus, the resident will get a private bus tour of the neighborhoods he loved for so many years. Additional bucket list items will be fulfilled throughout Thrive’s 10th anniversary year.
For more information on Thrive Senior Living’s innovative approach, visit thrivesl.com.
About Thrive Senior Living
Thrive Senior Living designs, develops and operates innovative independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the country with a fresh perspective on senior living. Thrive strives to enrich lives and be faithful stewards of all that is entrusted to them by respecting and honoring older adults as valuable members of society. Privately held and headquartered in Atlanta, Thrive has been named a “2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services” by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE and a “Great Place to Work” by Activated Insights for two years in a row. The company currently operates communities in Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, and the D.C. metro area and is focusing on growth across larger communities in primary and secondary markets. For more information, please visit thrivesl.com.
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