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Honoring Our Veterans With An Adventure of a Lifetime

By September 7, 2022No Comments
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The Cottages started a program several years ago called, “Never Too Old To Dream”. Through this program, our team members find out what the residents’ hobbies and dreams are, and then look for ways to fulfill them. As we age, we often put our dreams on the back burner. However, The Cottages always wants our residents to keep dreaming because we believe that you are never too old to dream!

The Cottages and Dream Flights Team Up To Honor Our Veterans

For the past couple of years, The Cottages has teamed up with Dream Flights to fulfill several of the veteran residents’ wishes to take flight to the open skies. Dream Flights is dedicated to honoring military veterans and seniors with the adventure of a lifetime by providing a flight in a Boeing Stearman biplane. These planes were used to train pilots in the 1930s and 40s. As they make these heroes’ wishes come true, Dream Flights collects, preserves, and shares our veteran’s stories. Those stories of how they survived through times of great strife remind us of our shared humanity, our connection to each other, and the value of listening. 

This year, four veterans who reside at The Cottages took flight in the Boeing Stearman biplane at the Emmett airport. It was a beautiful, sunny day. The festivities started with the singing of our national anthem. Certificates of honor were presented to each individual.  Then, one by one, they got into the cockpit and flew high into the blue sky. All in attendance were smiling ear to ear as lifelong memories were made. One of the veterans, Dan, said it was an unforgettable, amazing experience. 

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KTVB News 7 featured the event and you can view more about it here: Veterans Take ‘Dream Flight’ In Emmett

Keep Dreaming, Keep Achieving

This and many other dreams have been fulfilled through The Cottages’ “Never Too Old To Dream” program. From residents going to an Elton John concert, to zip lining, to flying in a 1930s airplane, they are proof that if you can dream it, they will go to great lengths to make it happen. The Cottages is grateful to all of the team members, residents’ loved ones, and community partners that have assisted in these efforts throughout the years.  

The Cottages Is Here To Help You And Your Loved One

The Cottages Senior Living will provide the best environment for your loved one. Their small, home-like atmosphere and high staff-to-resident ratio helps ensure that the residents are well cared for, and their needs are addressed. The Cottages Assisted Living and Memory Care homes have a maximum of only 16 residents per home, which enables our  staff to give personalized care. The home-cooked meals not only follow dietary guidelines, but are delicious and nutritious. The activities are tailored to the residents’ wants and desires, creating life-enriching moments. Bus rides and fun outings are a regular occurrence. The administrator has an open-door policy and is never too busy to meet with family or answer questions. The atmosphere feels calm, happy, and looks like a home. The Cottages are secure but never feel like an institution or hotel. The staff receive consistent and updated dementia training. The team members are continuously recognized and rewarded for providing excellent care. A positive company culture is vital to the leadership, and they are consistently working on this. The Cottages Assisted Living and Memory Care has received numerous national and state quality awards for our well-run homes, exuding superior care. 

If you are looking for an exceptional assisted living or memory care home, look no further. Call The Cottages today to schedule a tour or speak with one of our experts! (208) 475-1805.


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