WOW! Moments: Dinosaur World with RD
RD, a resident at Courtyards at River Park, has been a fan of dinosaurs for as long as we can remember. “I have always wondered about something so marvelous and mysterious,” he would say to us. When our care advisors and activity director found out that there was a Dinosaur exhibit within an hour of Courtyards, we decided to turn it into a WOW! Moment for RD.
Nothing could keep RD from smiling that day. He was so excited to hear that we would be taking him to Dinosaur World and even said “I am happy to be going, but… this is way too much for just me.” Our staff made sure that, indeed, it was worth it, just for him. One of our kindest residents, RD has always treated others with care and graciousness. RD continued to express his gratitude throughout the day, including a treasure hunt where we sifted through minerals for gold and other precious stones. RD had one of the better scores, when it came to treasure hunting. After we explored the entire Dinosaur World, we took RD to a Texas staple – Dairy Queen. We shared laughs and stories over hot burgers and fresh fries.
Sadly, RD has moved to Colorado, but we made sure to print out a photo album of his day trip so he would have a part of Courtyards and this WOW! Moment wherever he went. “The only thing that could have made this day better,” RD said, “is if the dinosaurs were real.” If that were the case, we may have not made it back!
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