We all have a story to share. We have moments and choices that brought us to where we are today. We have accomplishments, triumphs, loves, and losses. At Pegasus Senior Living, we take pride in sharing the stories of those who call us home.
Seniors have lived amazing lives and we have much to learn from them. Sharing their stories, connects, inspires, and helps us to recognize how much we all have in common.
Here are a couple of great stories from residents at Belleview Suites at DTC in Denver, CO. Join us in celebrating and sharing their memorable moments.
Resident Rosetta Z. is from Sarasota, Florida. She met her husband when she was just 16 years old. Rosetta attended Florida State University on a scholarship and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Rosetta then worked for professor Samuel Oms all the way through college.
Rosetta is a mother of four children. She sadly lost two children to cystic fibrosis. She also has one grandchild. The painful experience of losing her children inspired Rosetta to create a special project called Santa’s Project to raise funds for cystic fibrosis. The project was very successful and Rosetta was able to involve 22 organizations to raise money to help support families impacted by the progressive, genetic disease. Rosetta’s successful efforts even earned recognition from the Governor of Florida who presented her with an award.
We’re truly inspired by Rosetta and how she let a personal tragedy lead her to help others who were also going through difficulty. Her kindness and determination have helped many families.
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart
Resident Patty S. was born and raised in Yuma, Colorado. She attended Colorado State University, graduating with a degree in microbiology. Patty then got involved in production agriculture at Hilltop Farms in Yuma. As an active participant in the American Agriculture Movement (AAM), Patty was one of the drivers in the famous tractorcade to Washington D.C.
In 1979, nearly 3,000 farmers drove their tractors across the country to protest government practices and subsidies that were forcing many farms into foreclosure. They occupied the National Mall and demanded action to receive “100 percent parity” for farm goods.
Patty Sue won the National Young Farmers Spokesman for Agriculture Award and spent a year traveling to cities to talk to consumers about how their food is farmed and produced.
Later, Patty and nine other farmers created the American Agriculture Foundation to promote the use of ethanol fuel, which is made from corn. Patty started the first ethanol marketing company in Colorado, Ethanol Management Company (EMC). The company built and operated a fuel ethanol terminal in Henderson, Colorado until 2010. Truly an innovator, Patty also started MAP Transportation, a refined gasoline and ethanol transport company.
Patty is now the proud aunt to 8 nieces and nephews and a great-aunt to 18 nieces and nephews. We thank her for choosing Belleview Suites to call home.
We’re Honored to Know You
The countless inspiring, amazing stories of residents like Rosetta and Patty are so important to preserve and share. Their contributions to society are immeasurable. Talk to your parents, grandparents, or other seniors in your life. Ask them about their lives and what they’ve been through and experienced. We know you’ll come away with more than just a little bit of awe, appreciation, and motivation to write your own story.
Celebrating Seniors’ Stories
Find a Pegasus Senior Living community near you. We’d love to honor your loved one’s personal history by making life easier for them. Our caring associates create a space where seniors can enjoy their later years, worry-free.