When people think about what it’s like to live in an assisted living community, they may imagine older people relaxing in a common room, or enjoying a delicious meal, or walking the manicured grounds. But for a group of seniors from a retirement community in Colorado, they spent one recent afternoon breaking stereotypes by going white water rafting, according to a recent report on Fox21 News.
Nine residents from the Summit Glen Retirement Community in Colorado Springs took to the waves in their second annual outing, and a number of the seniors told the news source they may have been a little nervous, but they knew it would be an experience of a lifetime.
"I did this last year and I was scared to death, but it was kind of fun so I decided to do it again this year,” said 91 year-old Jeanette Noble.
However, some of the seniors on the outing said they were confident right from the beginning.
"I am not a bit afraid,” 82 year-old John Shelton, told the media outlet. “I was a pilot in the Air Force for 20 years, so this doesn’t bother me.”