94-year-old Millie's Adventurous Spirit Is Contagious
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 21, 2019 (Newswire.com) - So far, the video of Millie’s Slip ‘N Slide adventure has garnered 5.2 million views, 13,000 likes, 8,000 comments and 84,469 shares, with no signs of stopping. It’s easy to understand why—the nine-second video is better on every loop. Dressed in sock-feet and sitting on a bright yellow, inflatable duck, 94-year-old Millie careens towards the camera, pulled by employees of The Oaks at NorthPointe, a Trilogy Senior Living Community located in Zanesville, Ohio. As she comes skidding to a stop, she laughs and grins. The Slip ‘N Slide was actually Millie’s idea in the first place—just another in a series of many she’s had since her time at NorthPointe.
“Millie has lived with us for going on two years in July, and she’s very adventurous,” commented Jackie Altier, Executive Director at The Oaks at NorthPointe. “She’s always looking for opportunities to get outdoors and try new things. She’s the reason we went sledding this past winter. She kept asking us to take her further and further up the hill! She is truly a resident leader. She was the first person down the Slip ‘N Slide, and she ended up going three times!”
At Trilogy Senior Living Communities throughout the Midwest, employees are empowered to grant the wishes of the people they serve. From a trip across the lawn on a Slip ‘N Slide to one up into the clouds on a hot air balloon, no request is too large or too small to be granted.
“The opportunity to be part of an experience where a resident is laughing and smiling keeps me going,” continued Altier. “I have worked for Trilogy for six years, and it always makes me happy to see people love where they live and who they live with.”
When told that she was famous, Millie simply giggled. She is still planning new adventures, and the team at The Oaks can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Most recently, she’s mentioned bungee jumping.
Watch Millie’s Slip ‘N Slide video here:
Watch Millie’s sledding video here:
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Source: Trilogy Health Services