Meet Aileen, Traditions' February Resident of the Month!
Aileen, the youngest of seven children, was born in Bargerville, a small town 30 miles south of Indianapolis. At seven years of age, she moved with her family to Indianapolis after her father relocated for work.
Aileen has called Traditions at Brookside home for over five years, first living in a cottage and more recently in Assisted Living. Having lived in Greenfield and Fishers, Aileen and her daughter saw the community during construction. When she decided to move into senior living, Traditions at Brookside was her first choice!
Aileen was married to her "wonderful" husband, Barney, for many years. They both retired from Eli Lilly in Greenfield, Indiana, where they shared a home.
"Together we have six adult children, eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, with another one on the way,” said Aileen.
When she wasn't busy with work or spending time with her young family, she enjoyed (and still does on a smaller scale at Traditions) gardening.
"Gardening is my hidden talent! I also enjoy cooking,” she stated.
Aileen enjoys the wraps that Traditions at Brookside's culinary team makes: "They also make a mean omelet!"
Bingo and Rummikub are some of Aileen's favorite activities in the community.
"There's an ugly rumor going around that I'm getting old," laughed Aileen.
She combats that rumor by attending her beloved exercise classes and participating in Traditions at Brookside's Walking Club.
"Aileen was nominated for Traditions' Resident of the Month by multiple managers," said Kara Cope, Community Relations Director. "She has lived at Traditions at Brookside since we opened. She is active, positive, sweet, and filled with complete joy. Aileen makes our community a better place; we are so grateful to have her. She serves as our New Resident Ambassador, welcoming new residents and making them feel at home. In the spring and summer, when you come and visit, you will see our beautiful garden. Aileen is integral in its beauty!"