Spectrum Retirement is taking care of our troops.
Pine Ridge of Plumbrook residents assembled 11 boxes of goodies for overseas troops in honor of Veterans Day. The care packages went to Alex Goulette and his Air Force unit members, who have been in Afghanistan since April. Alex is the son of Jane Goulette, Spectrum’s Regional Vice President of Operations.
“He was overwhelmed by the packages!” Goulette said. “He said there was a picture of the residents in the box that brought a smile to everyone’s faces.” Veterans from the Plumbrook group included letters describing their own tours and service to the country.
“The folks in the unit are grateful for their kindness,” Goulette said, “and Alex hopes to visit Plumbrook upon his return to meet those veterans and others who sent the packages.”
A Community of Giving
Each month, Spectrum Retirement Communities and our residents support a different charity. In September, we partnered with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to create awareness and raise money for research to help fight this debilitating illness. Our communities and residents held bake sales, silent auctions, raffles, and participated in local Alzheimer’s walks raising over $30,321 for this charity so dear to our hearts. The Homestead at Hickory View in Washington, Missouri, raised $13,500 in donations alone!
–Michelle Major, Regional Director of Fun