December 12, 2011
Birthday celebration is a dream come true: Shepherd of the Valley encourages residents to participate in its “Second Wind Dreams” program, which highlights the positive aspects of aging. When asked her “dream,” SOV-Poland resident Gert Host simply said that she would like to see her 84-year old niece who lives in Pittsburgh. Gert’s dream was fulfilled when her niece, Dorothy Rider, Dorothy’s husband, Edson, her sister Glennis and six other family members gathered to celebrate her 95th birthday. Seated, left to right, are Dorothy Rider, Gert Host and Glennis Wallace. Standing, left to right, are Leonard Rider, Edson Rider, Maryann Rider and Lynette Rider.