Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence at Aurora
Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence at Aurora

Resident Voices – What would you do with $10,000


01/24/2022
Our Amazing Residents

We recently asked our residents what they would do if they won $10,000. Here are some of the most unique responses they shared.

 

“I would put it in the bank, and I would invest it and turn it into $20,000.”

E.L., Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina

 

“I would buy me lots of food and a steak-and-potato dinner. I would buy my friend a fast car so we can get to Virginia quick.”

C.R., Garden Terrace at Fort Worth

 

“I would use the money to go traveling, like to Alaska.”

A.W., Life Care Center of Kennewick, Washington

 

“Open a shelter for senior dogs.”

A.B., Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee

 

“I would donate $9,000 to an organization to feed starving people in other countries, and I’d keep the last $1,000 and host a big party.”

M.P., Life Care Center of Melbourne, Florida

 

“If I won $10,000, I would take a little respite vacation with family and share the love.”

I.S., Garden Terrace at Houston

 

“I’d be so overwhelmed I wouldn’t know what to do. After the shock wore off, I’d thank the Good Lord and donate to church, and my children would get some.”

M.S., Life Care Center of Pueblo, Colorado

 

“Spaghetti and ice cream.”

R.B., Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri

 

“I would give it to Life Care Center of Wilbraham’s activity department.”

M.M., Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts

 

“Buy a truck with a steering mechanism so I can push the pedals.”

T.S., Life Care Center of Burlington, Kansas

 

“Put it in the bank until I see something I need or want.”

O.S., Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas

 

“$10,000 doesn’t buy much anymore! I’d buy a top-of-the-line mattress to make my back feel better. Then I’d donate it to the facility!”

L.E., Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington

 

“I would go shopping. I would buy clothes and shoes. I would go on a cruise to Bermuda, and I would gamble while on the cruise.”

L.C., Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts

 

“I would save it. I’m not the kind of guy to waste money.”

G.C., Life Care Center of Centerville, Tennessee

 

“Whatever would do the most good for the community and help my niece.”

B.S., Alameda Oaks Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

 

“I would hire a personal chef.”

V.R., Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts

 

“I would pay off my medical bills, donate to my church and use the rest to do renovations around my house.”

L.J., Life Care Center of Sierra Vista, Arizona

 

“Give God his part, give the rest to my brother-in-law. He does the managing.”

H.M., Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee

 

“I would give it away. I don’t need anything at this age. I would love to pay for someone’s groceries who does not have the money.”

B.S., Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee

 

 

“Probably spend it on my kids. I would buy me lots of sweets because I have all I need of everything else. My favorite sweets are candy bars.”

N.P., Garden Terrace at Fort Worth

 

“I’d find a boyfriend and share it.”

A.A., Life Care Center of Pueblo, Colorado

 

“I would buy a skirt and blouse. I would also buy a black Buick. I don’t know how to drive, but I most certainly would learn. I would then drive to a casino to play the machines.”

C.O., Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts

 

“Donate it to charity anonymously.”

Anonymous, Life Care Center of Melbourne, Florida

 

“Give some money to my grandkids’ savings accounts. Give the rest to my daughter to pay off bills.”

S.L., Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee

 

“The first thing I would go and do is buy my wife the nicest ring. I would invest what was left over.”

J.B., Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina

 

“Buy a new TV/house.”

P.S., Alameda Oaks Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

 

“Buy a new surfboard and spend the rest of the money in Mexico.”

R.P., Alameda Oaks Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

  

“Take out a savings bond and reinvest it back into the government.”

B.B., Life Care Center of Burlington, Kansas

 

“Buy a motorcycle.”

S.A., Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts

 

“I’d go shopping. I’d go to a men’s clothing store and get a nice suit. Then I’d go out, get dinner and drinks.”

M.T., Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas

 

“Donate to an orphanage and to housing for the poor.”

S.C., Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri

 

“I would do something good with it. Feed and dress others.”

C.S., Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina

 

“I would give the Lord His part first and distribute the rest among migrants.”

F.P., Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee

 

“I would give it to the people who don’t have anything and give it to this place here.”

F.S., Life Care Center of Centerville, Tennessee

 

“I would take a trip to Greenville, Alabama, where I grew up.”

M.B., Life Care Center of Sierra Vista, Arizona

 

“Buy a lot of Mountain Dews.”

J.C., Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee

 

“I would go to Paris and buy some new shoes and clothes!”

S.P., Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington

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