On August 8, veterans and their families from Spring Hills Somerset Assisted Living took a Dream Flight in a restored 1940’s Boeing Stearman open cockpit biplane from World War II. The veterans sat in the cockpit with a pilot as they soared off the tarmac. The program was courtesy of Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF), a non-profit dedicated to honoring seniors who have served in the United States army. The airport threw a barbecue that all attending the event could enjoy.
The veterans were:
- Leo Hershowitz, 90 years old, WWII, Second Class Navy from 1945 to 1946
- Arthur Hershowitz, 93 years old, WWII, Sergeant in the Air Force from 1942 to 1946 (Leo’s brother)
- Angelo Caggeno, 90 years old, WWII, Navy
- Altherian Howedd, 69 years old, Vietnam, PFC Army
- James Schofeld, 87 years old, Korean War, 3rd Infantry in the Army
- Joan Pollack, 79 years old, spouse served in the military
- Bernice Liberman, 91 years old, spouse served in the military
Each flier received an autographed flyer hat with the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation emblem as a souvenir from their flight.
About Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF):
Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF) is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honor seniors, particularly United States military veterans by providing “Dream Flights” in a vintage, open cockpit biplane at no cost. The primary focus is on individuals living in senior housing communities. The mission of the Foundation is to “Give Back To Those Who Have Given.”
About Spring Hills Somerset Assisted Living:
The Spring Hills Somerset Assisted Living Community provides premier assisted living and memory care with the finest amenities in the New Brunswick/Somerset County area and is located at 473 Demott Lane in Somerset, NJ 08873. For additional information visit www.springhillssomerset.com or call 732-733-6976.
About Spring Hills Senior Communities & Memory Care Communities:
All Spring Hills Senior Communities’, Home Care Services, Assisted Living Communities and Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to home care services, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care. Signature Touches is the company’s holistic approach to offering individualized care and services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients. Personal choice is top priority in one of the company’s eight Spring Hills assisted living communities or in client’s homes with Spring Hills home care services located in NJ, VA, OH, FL and NV or in one of the company’s Poet’s Walk memory care communities located in VA and TX as well as soon-to-be NV, CO, FL, and IN. For more information about their Caring with a Commitment to Quality dedication to senior living, visit www.spring-hills.com or www.poetswalk-springhills.com.