Elaine, a resident of Illahee Hills, and her daughter Ann enjoyed riding bicycles together when Ann was a little girl. Elaine, now confined to a wheelchair, assumed her bike riding days were behind her, but, thanks to All Ability Cycles, Ann was able to surprise her mom with the bike ride she never thought she’d have.
From marathon runners to published authors, Holiday has hundreds of residents who stay physically and intellectually active well into their golden years. Here are a few examples:
Virginia and Bill have a need for speed. The couple runs marathons regularly and each placed first in the senior men’s and senior women’s divisions in their most recent race.
Sci-Fi lover Francisco “Pancho” Negron–Cadiz has written three books in the past five years. Pancho specializes in short stories because in his 24 years in the Air Force, he “learned a lot of things, but one of the most important was the art of storytelling while being precise and to the point.”
Larry “Coach” Price refuses to give up his love of playing sports. He has competed for the past eight years in the Rocky Mountain Senior Games. This year he competed in the basketball competition and won two silver medals as well as a bronze, making him eligible to compete in the National Senior Games!
Ralph Carlisle is living proof that you’re never too old to toot your own horn. At 99 years young, Ralph is the oldest member of the University of Georgia Red Coat Band. A dedicated coronet and trumpet player, Ralph’s motto is “you should always strive for perfection and practice, practice, practice!”
Read more inspiring stories about Holiday Retirement seniors on our resident spotlight page.