Genoa Retirement Village resident “Lives a Dream”

Press Staff Writer

        Genoa Retirement Village long-term resident Deb Bowersox was living the dream Sept. 30 as she got a special surprise – a chance to hit the road, enjoy the sunshine and cruise familiar streets of her hometown.
        The 62-year-old, who was an avid motorcyclist with her husband, hasn’t been able to ride due to physical limitations. Knowing Bowersox wanted to roll out in a Harley again, Genoa Retirement Village staff set a plan in motion, as part of Trilogy Health Services’ Live a Dream Program, which allows residents to pursue experiences they’ve always wanted to have or the opportunity to do something they are still passionate about again.
        Bowersox’s brother and sister-in-law were on hand for the surprise ride. Staff arranged for her to hit the road in a Harley sidecar, along with a group of fellow riders.
        “She was completely surprised and didn’t know she was riding until she got outside and saw the bike and side car,” said Lindsay English, director of public relations, Trilogy Health Services, LLC.
        Once seated in the side car, Bowersox sat back and listen to classic rock while cruising the streets of her hometown of Elmore. “She kept singing every word to the songs that were playing,” English said.
        Throughout the ride, Bowersox was reminiscing as she drove by her old house and her alma mater, Woodmore High School, where they stopped for photos.
        “The staff and family were moved by her being able to go and she was so thankful she got to experience this again,” English said. “Thanks to Tammy and Joe Shank for providing this opportunity for Deb.”


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