CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local senior veterans were surprised by national and local special guests, including Benjamin Patton, grandson of General Patton, and Kerry Wood of the Chicago Cubs during a wish event in downtown Chicago today.
Brookdale Senior Living, a leading owner and operator of senior living communities; TENA, the worldwide leader in the management of incontinence, providing products and services for individuals and healthcare services; and Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime, a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting life-enriching wishes to older Americans, granted the wishes of three area veterans as part of the organization's efforts to honor senior veterans for the upcoming Veterans Day.
The event, which also highlighted recently granted wishes for other veterans, was held Nov. 8, 2011, at the Chicago Historical Museum.
The day, Tuesday, Nov. 8 was officially declared "Honor Our Heroes Day" in Chicago, hosted by Brookdale Senior Living and Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The following veteran wishes were granted live at the event:
With the sponsorship of Brookdale Senior Living, Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime has granted more than 160 lifelong wishes for Brookdale senior residents so far this year. TENA has been working with Brookdale Senior Living since 2006. These life-enriching wishes are designed to reconnect loved ones, renew and celebrate passions and fulfill lifelong dreams.
Brookdale encouraged veterans to think about how their wish experiences relate to one or more dimensions of Brookdale's Optimum Life® platform. The six dimensions of Optimum Life are emotional, social, physical, intellectual, spiritual and purposeful.
Brookdale's Optimum Life® platform is geared toward cultivating whole-person wellness through fulfillment in the six key dimensions. Both Brookdale and Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime provide a helping hand in making some of the dreams of Brookdale's residents come true. Residents at Brookdale Senior Living communities nationwide are invited to share and submit their wishes to Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime at www.seniorwish.org.
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently the Company owns and operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with 648 communities in 36 states and the ability to serve more than 67,000 residents. Brookdale is committed to providing exceptional living experiences within properties that are purpose-built, designed and operated to help residents live well while achieving an Optimum Life®. Brookdale Senior Living communities provide a daily experience of programs, services and care that are unique as a result of the collective talents and inspiration of the residents, their families, and its associates - demonstrating Brookdale's promise of "Our People Make the Difference." Brookdale is a publicly traded company (NYSE: BKD). For more information, visit http://www.brookdaleliving.com.
Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime (JBWOL) was established in 2008 by two-time Olympic Skier, former NFL football player and Colorado native Jeremy Bloom in living honor of his grandmother, Donna Wheeler. Bloom left competitive sports to launch the foundation in order to initiate a cultural change by enriching the lives of seniors. For more information, please visit www.seniorwish.org.
With more than 50 years of experience, TENA® is the worldwide leader in the management of incontinence, providing products and services for individuals and healthcare services throughout 105 countries. TENA® provides a full range of absorbent products tailored to the distinct needs of men and women, including pantiliners, daytime and overnight pads, male guards, protective underwear, briefs, skin care products, and underpads. With the TENA® brand, SCA is at the forefront of developing products that minimize the impact of incontinence and improve the everyday lives of people living or working with bladder weakness or incontinence. TENA® products feature innovative technologies, such as comfortable QuickDry™ topsheets, super-absorbent Lock Away Core™, and Advanced Odor Protection, to ensure protection, comfort and discretion for wearers. For more information, please visit: www.tena.us.
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SOURCE Brookdale Senior Living