Roughly 20 golf carts were charged up and ready to go on Monday as residents of Paisley House Assisted Living Home in Youngstown, were able to spend a day in the sunshine. The outing was one arranged after a brief conversation between brother and sister.
Jill Cox, RN and executive director of Paisley House Assisted Living in Youngstown said she was enjoying dinner with her brother Jerry Cox, superintendent of Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield and their parents Barb and Jerry Cox Sr. She was discussing how she was planning a trip for the ladies at Paisley so they could get out and see the fall colors.
"It was just going to be a ride in the car," Jill said. "Instead the idea was brought up to have a ride on the golf course."
Photos by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Paisley House resident Mildred McCullough prepares to see the beauty of fall with volunteer golf cart driver Dayne Hammond as the assisting living facility visited Tippecanoe Country Club on Monday.
The idea seemed good enough for both Jill and Jerry to take the idea back to their respective boards of directors. Both boards accepted the idea with open arms and the arrangements were made for a golf cart tour of the fall beauty at Tippecanoe.
"I thought it was a great idea," said Nancy Carson, board of directors president for Paisley House. "I did ask if the carts had seat belts."
On Monday, the cars filed in with family members, board directors and a host of volunteer drivers for each lady from Paisley House. Jill noted that many of the residents had golfed in younger years and were excited to be back on a golf course.
Jerry said this type of program was held once before at Tippecanoe, but with a different group. This was a first for Paisley House.
"This is a great idea," said Tippecanoe board President Bob Ferraro. "I was hoping for a beautiful day, but its still a great idea."
Ferraro was among the volunteers driving the ladies around.
When the tour of the course was over, Tippecanoe Country Club hosted the women indoors with danish and coffee. It was a great day for all and one that Jill said came together in a good way.
"It was a great outing, and it came together in spite of the fact that Jerry and I don't work in professions that overlap," Jill said.