Someone You Should Know: Taking residents for a ride

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - For more than thirty years, Al Brown worked as a nursing home administrator for the Good Samaritan Society. The now 85 year old, wanted to do something for the residents of Prairie Creek Lodge, where he now calls home.

“Couple of times a year, in the summertime, we get out and give about a dozen of the residents a half hour ride throughout the city. Our residents don’t have the opportunity to get out as much as they used too, when they were young. They don’t get a chance to see how the city has developed, so I try to take them places where they might not have been, to show them the new Fareway Store or the new HyVee store, where they used to go to, and how it’s changed,” said Al.

“I enjoy seeing how the town has grown, and how businesses have come into town that are on the outer edges. I know that the people who live here, who participate in this have all come back and said what a wonderful experience. Especially on a gorgeous day like this,” said resident Shirley Leinbach.

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