COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A former FBI agent recounted his investigations to a crowd of fellow retirees on Friday at the assisted-living facility The Retreat at Sunny Vista.
Don Cesare shared stories of his time as both a CIA and FBI agent, mostly focusing on the case of the Mississippi Burning murders and convictions.
Back in 1974, the FBI was called to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman.
Witness interviews led Cesare and other law enforcement to the remains of a burnt-out station wagon. Further investigations would lead to the discovery of the three workers' bodies. They had been shot and buried.
See the video and original blog post on KRDO: https://www.krdo.com/news/retiree-recalls-his-time-as-fbi-agent-during-the-mississippi-burning-murders/1133596185
Staying healthy and feeling your best is important no matter what your age is. But staying cheerful and full of energy can be a difficult task for many aging adults. Seniors experience a physical and mental exhaustion that contributes to losing the vibrancy and enthusiasm that they used to experience when they were younger. They are older and it takes effort, but that does not mean that older adults must resort to an inactive lifestyle. They shouldn’t be confined to their beds, couches, and chairs, while giving up fun activities they enjoy or social interaction.
If they have the determination and the enthusiasm to make life enjoyable, they can succeed in achieving it regardless of the age and the health conditions to overcome. It is all about how old one feels. As far as aging adults are concerned, these tips can help a person cope with change and live life to the fullest.
At The Retreat at Sunny Vista, we truly believe that finding a cure for Alzheimer’s is possible. One of our team members, Kristi Breakell, has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to help find the cure by sitting on the Alz Fundraising Committee for several years. This year, she has helped raise over $8,000 towards the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Our campus is going to match the donations that she has raised.
Kristi discussed the benefits of living in a community setting where people are specially trained to help though going through the dementia progress. Watch her on Fox21 here: https://www.fox21news.com/community/annual-walk-to-end-alzheimers-saturday/
A common question individuals ask when touring senior living or assisted living is, “What’s Included in the Monthly Rent?” or “Why Is the Rent So Expensive?” More often than not, the response is a basic answers like meals, housekeeping, transportation etc. These are surface level answers.
Here at The Retreat, we believe in being transparent, and that starts with what’s included in the monthly rental rate for our apartments.
The Retreat at Sunny Vista is honored to be named First Place in the Retirement/Assisted Living Community category for the Colorado Spring Business Journal.