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Life at The Village at Unity is more than retirement. It’s where our residents fulfill lifetime dreams and work together to create meaningful memories and connections. Learn more about living at The Village at Unity and how our team made one resident’s dream of traveling to all 50 states a reality.

Scratch off map of the United StatesThe Village at Unity resident Dick Skinner is well-traveled. In fact, he has been to 49 out of 50 states, with only North Dakota remaining. In a conversation about bucket list items with our life enrichment team, Dick brought up that he had a bucket list item that he did not think our team could make happen. After telling us about his travels and the missing state, we began researching things to do in North Dakota. It was brought up in a meeting with a representative from Leisure Care, where Leisure Care generously offered to pay for Dick’s ticket for North Dakota so he could complete his nation-wide travels.    

A few days later, Deanna and other Village at Unity staff surprised Dick with the trip of a lifetime. The Village at Unity Resident Opens Scratch Off Map

“Working with seniors has always been a passion of mine. Making a difference no matter how big or small brings me joy. It is such a rewarding feeling.” – Deanna Crawford, Life Enrichment Manager

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As a tangible reminder of his travels, he was given a scratch-off map of the United States with every state scratched off, except North Dakota, so he can scratch that off once he visits.

What dreams can we help make a reality for you? Contact The Village at Unity today to learn more about a senior living experience with Five Star Fun!


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Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over 8 years. With a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois, Alissa has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Published in Forbes, Senior Finance Advisor, Alzheimers.net and on other leading senior care blogs, she leverages her working knowledge of the senior care industry with leading research and best practices to create engaging content benefitting seniors and their caregivers. In her free time, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.

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