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Russellville Park Residents Take Flight

Russellville Park Skydive

Alissa Sauer

At Russellville Park Senior Living, we believe retirement isn’t about slowing down. Our residents are just getting started! We provide an active and vibrant community for our residents, where they can live life to the fullest and thrive in every way. Here, age is just a number, as evidenced by our residents who had the adventure of a lifetime on a recent skydiving trip. Take a closer look at their trip and see how it exemplifies the vitality, fun, and support that define life at Russellville Park.

Soaring High: Russellville Park Residents Take the Leap!

On July 28, a sunny Friday morning, Russellville Park residents Gene McKinney and MJ Wallace, both aged 85 and 84, respectively, along with Samantha Gast, our Guest Services Manager, embarked on an unforgettable adventure. They took to the skies to experience the exhilaration of skydiving from an astonishing 14,500 feet! The idea originated from Gene and MJ, who already had one jump on their belts back when they were in their 70s.

Accompanied by 25 fellow residents, who came along to show their support, the group headed to Skydive Oregon in Molalla, Oregon. Two buses filled with excited residents, box lunches, and an overwhelming sense of camaraderie set the stage for an unforgettable day. Cheers, smiles, and thumbs up filled the air as Gene, MJ, and Samantha prepared for the breathtaking leap.

See their entire adventure here! 

Embracing Vitality: Where Age is Just a Number

We believe in empowering our residents to explore their passions and chase after their dreams, no matter their age. Gene and MJ’s decision to revisit skydiving in their 80s embodies the essence of our community, where residents are encouraged to remain active and adventurous throughout their lives.

MJ Wallace’s enthusiastic response after the dive, “I’m ready to go again,” exemplifies the energy that thrives within our community. Our residents have an unparalleled zest for life, which is foundational to life at Russellville Park, fostering an environment that embraces celebration and excitement.

Join Us Today! Experience the Joy of Russellville Park

At Russellville Park, we are more than just neighbors; we are a close-knit family, and we know the meaning of true community. The support and encouragement displayed by the other residents who joined the skydiving expedition is a testament to the strong bonds that flourish within our community.

Our skydiving escapade is a reflection of the incredible experiences awaiting residents at Russellville Park. We go above and beyond to provide a nurturing environment where older adults can flourish, chase their dreams, and create unforgettable memories. Whether it’s soaring through the skies or engaging in various activities and social events, our residents thrive in a community that values their individuality and passions.

At Russellville Park independent living, assisted living, and memory care, we believe that age is just a number and that life is meant to be celebrated at every stage. Our residents continue to inspire us with their unwavering spirit and determination to make the most of each day. We are proud to be a community that honors our residents, supports their dreams, and cheers them on as they reach new heights.

Join the adventure! Contact Russellville Park today to schedule your tour!

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