Village Concepts, a third generation family owned business, is proud to help seniors live their best lives in retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington State. At Park View Villas, their Port Angeles community, they experienced just that. Through their Project Bucket List program, 104-years old Elgin Skewes had her wish to ride a Harley motorcycle granted. A caregiver and Harley club member reached out, and the Hooligans Bike Club answered, offering to help Skewes live her dream. The Hooligans met Elgin Skewes at Park View Villas, dressed her in leathers with her very own “Harley Mama” patch, and took her on her first ride in more than 96 years.
“I want to go my age!” Skewes shouted during the ride.
Skewes reportedly didn’t want to get off the bike when they had finished. Her amazing story was captured by KOMO’s “Eric’s Heroes” segment. In an interview, when asked what was next for the thrill-seeking senior, she replied that she had heard they made a hang glider that could be used with a wheelchair. For Elgin Skewes, not even the sky is the limit, and its thanks to the Village Concepts’ Project Bucket List that she can get there.
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About Village Concepts
Founded in 1975, Village Concepts owns and operates residential and assisted living communities throughout Washington State and provides property management and consulting services for owners of assisted living communities. Village Concepts is a third-generation family-owned business, drawing upon 40 years of experience and a proud tradition of providing personalized care to more than 1,400 residents in 17 senior living communities throughout Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula and Central Washington. Each community encourages residents to “create a village that feels like family” by providing personalized care, fostering new relationships and encouraging independence. A leader in the senior living industry, Village Concepts sets itself apart with individually tailored care plans, on-site programming, certified and licensed staff on-hand 24 hours per day. For more information, visit www.villageconcepts.com.
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