Local Senior Had Wish Granted, Played Drums with Band during Intergenerational Prom
Article submitted by Holly Botsford, Public Relations Manager Brookdale Senior Living
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Buzz Zaremba, 97-year-old resident of Wynwood Ridge Point, a Brookdale Senior Living assisted living community located in Boulder, Colorado, had his wish fulfilled to perform with a good dance band when he drummed with the Joe Peterson Orchestra during the Intergenerational Senior Citizen’s Prom at Dunstan Middle School in Lakewood, Colorado, through Brookdale Senior Living and Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime.
Zaremba played three songs with the band including, ‘Mac the Knife,’ ‘New York, New York’ and the ‘Stroll.’ The band did not plan on having him play the ‘Stroll,’ but he was such a great drummer that they decided to let him play the song. Zaremba danced with many of the ladies from the student council, and played the drums as if he had never stopped.
He was granted the opportunity to play with the Joe Peterson Orchestra through Brookdale and Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime. Both organizations have partnered together to enrich the lives of seniors and grant their life-long wishes. Through this program, residents at Brookdale Senior Living communities nationwide are invited to share and submit their wishes.
“It was wonderful to be able to play the drums again in a band,” said Zaremba. “It was so fun to see everyone dancing to the music. I joined them as soon as my set was finished!”
To request his wish, Zaremba filled out a survey form explaining an experience he would like to have fulfilled, and how that experience relates to one or more dimensions of the company’s Optimum Life® concept. The six dimensions of Optimum Life are emotional, social, physical, intellectual, spiritual and purposeful.
Brookdale’s Optimum Life® concept is geared toward cultivating whole-person wellness through fulfillment in the six key dimensions. Both companies, Brookdale and Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime provide a helping hand in making some of the dreams of Brookdale’s residents come true.
For more details about this wish, including video, visit www.brookdalewishes.com.
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is one of the leading owners and operators of senior living communities throughout the United States. The company owns and operates independent living, assisted living and dementia care communities and continuing care retirement centers. In all, Brookdale operates 560 communities in 34 states, as well as operating a dedicated rehabilitation and therapy group serving its communities and residents nationwide. Brookdale is committed to providing exceptional living experiences within properties that are purpose-built, designed and operated to help residents live well while achieving an Optimum Life®. Brookdale Senior Living communities provide a daily experience of programs, services and care that are unique as a result of the collective talents and inspiration of the residents, their families, and its associates – demonstrating Brookdale’s promise of “Our People Make the Difference.”Brookdale is a publicly-traded company (NYSE: BKD). For more information, visit www.brookdaleliving.com
Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime (JBWOL) was established in 2008 by two-time Olympic Skier, former NFL football player and Colorado native Jeremy Bloom in living honor of his grandmother Donna Wheeler. Bloom left competitive sports to launch the foundation in order to initiate a cultural change by enriching the lives of seniors. For more information, please visit www.seniorwish.org