Second Wind Dreams is dedicated toward helping older adults achieve their goals during their golden years. The organization recently teamed up with the Elmcroft Assisted Living Facility in Pocahontas, Arkansas, to help one resident fulfill her wish to fly on a plane, according to The Associated Press
"I'm getting a little old.
I'm 81 and I'd like to fly in a plane before I die. So I did," Betty Tretenburg told the news provider. "I just never would do it."
She flew over Smithville, Imboden, and even got to catch a glimpse of beautiful Lake Charles. The sights left her exhilarated.
"It's different sitting up there than it is sitting down here watching a plane up in the air," she told the news source. "It kind of went down to my stomach when we went a certain way, but it was good."
Active senior living appears to be a high priority on many agendas and that trend seems to only be increasing as baby boomers retire. A recent survey conducted by Merrill Lynch Affluent Insights has found that 86 percent of older adults plan to live a more active lifestyle than their parents during retirement.