Remembering the Moon Landing at The Village at Unity

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This July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In honor of this historic event, residents at the Village at Unity independent livingassisted living, and memory care community sponsored the PBS special “Chasing the Moon,” a docuseries depicting America’s journey to the moon.

Many of our residents witnessed the moon landing live and loved being able to relive history together. Our residents were among the first to see the PBS documentary which was shown at the Little Theater, a historic art house in the heart of Rochester, New York.

Residents not only saw the film, but they were also treated to presentations from guest lecturers. Residents heard from a panel of three speakers, including two former Eastman Kodak employees who were selected to work on the top-secret project of mapping the moon’s surface using photos taken on Kodak fit from previous Apollo missions

Our Rochester community was proud to learn that our city was once considered the “World’s Image Center” and played an important role in the race to space!

The Village at Unity is proud to be part of the PBS family and is looking forward to giving our residents even more access to PBS programming. Stay tuned to learn how residents at The Village of Unity have a retirement experience like no other.

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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, 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.