As part of ResCare’s commitment to helping people live their best life, we are especially pleased to put smiles on faces and present lifetime opportunities. Last month, two Community Living individuals we support and their caregivers were offered the chance to attend their first Kentucky Derby in Louisville!
The teams in Benton and Frankfort were winners of the first annual “Kentucky Best Life Derby Contest.” This opportunity was made possible by the generosity of Churchill Downs who awarded the teams with reserved seating as part of a premium Kentucky Derby package.
Prior to race day, everyone enjoyed a fun-filled day of shopping and selecting the perfect Derby ensemble. In fact, residents William White and Roberta Booth were both given “star treatment” while on their shopping excursions.
“It was a proud moment for me to experience this unique Kentucky tradition with these deserving participants and employees,” VP of Kentucky Operations Shannon McCracken said.
Once at the track for the big day, the group watched the crowds, enjoyed the races, met new people and walked around the Paddock. The rainy weather didn’t stop everyone from making unforgettable memories.
As the day was winding down, Shannon worried that everyone might be tired from all the excitement – especially William who was sitting next to her. So, she asked him how he was feeling.
William replied with a simple but meaningful word – happy.
About ResCare Community Living Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, ResCare Community Living has been dedicated to positively impacting individuals and communities for more than 40 years, achieving quality outcomes at home or in a homelike environment since 1974. Support is provided to adults and children who need assistance with daily living due to a developmental, cognitive or intellectual disability through comprehensive IDD and community services. ResCare Community Living also partners with people in the community who open their homes to individuals with disabilities and assists families by providing adoption and foster care services. With the goal to be a provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies – the company is working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.