Melody Living’s independent living featured resident of December is Bonnie Olson! We are so excited to welcome Bonnie to our community and for you to learn more about her life.
Bonnie Olson was born and raised in Nevada, Iowa. Her husband, Mark served in the Army and fought in the Vietnam War.
Being married for 59 years is their biggest combined success. Their family consists of three daughters, three grandsons, and one granddaughter. Bonnie says one of her special talents is being a great mother - her daughters remind her of this all the time!
Bonnie began her career as a florist with a small company with just a few locations. During her 30 years with the company, which she considers one of her greatest personal accomplishments, they continued to grow and had more than 80 shops when she retired. Bonnie's favorite holiday is Valentine's Day! She loves the romance of the holiday, but also this is one of the busiest times for florists.
Some of Bonnie’s favorite hobbies include reading Stephen King novels, gardening, landscaping, and being a pet lover. She has also been opening herself to new hobbies through our weekly activities and has become a regular at Dime Bingo.
While Bonnie doesn’t speak any other languages, she said she would like to learn Spanish or Italian. She remembers visiting her Italian neighbors and says hearing them speak was like music to her ears. A pivotal moment in history that Bonnie remembers most is coming home from work and seeing the murder of former president John F. Kennedy live on the news.
Bonnie’s favorite places to visit are Denver and Colorado Springs for their welcoming atmosphere and beautiful weather, going from snow one day to blooming flowers the next. She has done a lot of traveling in the US but would love to visit Rome.
After a lot of searching and visits to several communities, Bonnie and Mark decided to make Melody Living home after meeting with our sales team and falling in love with their honesty, caring ways, and helpfulness.
They enjoyed an excellent complimentary dinner and tour of our beautiful senior living apartments and they were sold! Some of Bonnie's favorite things about Melody Living are engaging in our arts & crafts classes, not having to deal with cooking & cleaning, and she loves our wonderful housekeeper, Rhonda!
Bonnie’s advice to others is to, “Keep things simple.”
We hope you join us and discover a Life in Harmony™ like Bonnie has with Melody Living independent living in Lake in the Hills. To learn more, visit our contact page to schedule a tour or give us a call at 847.851.4000.
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INDEPENDENT LIVING 555 Harvest Gate Road Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 (847) 851-4000
ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE 525 Harvest Gate Road Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 (847) 957-7070