Most of us celebrate birthdays with presents, parties and cakes. Country Meadows of York resident Allen Ziegler celebrated his 90th birthday by jumping out of a plane. “I thought to myself, ‘why not? What have I got to lose?’ he says.
Ziegler was inspired by Country Meadows co-worker Garrett Kistler, 25, director of Independent Living, after Kistler shared the video from his first skydive. Kistler recalls, “One day Allen asked to see my [skydiving] video again at happy hour and told me he was seriously thinking about doing it. Then he came to me and said, ‘I decided I want to go.’”
Ziegler adds, "I wanted to try something different and Garrett made it sound so doggone exciting.”