Senior Olympics might be a fairly common occurrence at nursing homes across the country. But what makes one Illinois skilled nursing provider’s own offering standout is the long list of odd events offered.
Sometimes, it’s the simplest of pleasures that can make all the difference in the lives of nursing home residents. For John Buller, an 89-year-old retired farmer, all he really wanted was to get on a tractor at least one more time.
Years ago, as boys growing up in Connecticut, Walter and Jack Kaslikowski would sometimes share a room with their two other brothers. Now, nearly a century later, the two military veterans, 95 and 97, respectively, are roommates again in a Florida nursing home.