Tom has been a long-term care resident at Heartland of Oregon since 2012. Through talks with Tom, the Heartland staff learned about Tom’s love for playing penny slots and dining at Tony Packo’s. They decided give Tom a special day where he was able to do both. Heartland of Oregon hosted a bake sale to raise money for Tom to gamble at the local Hollywood Casino in Toledo, OH.
On the day, Tina, a Heartland housekeeping aide, took Tom out for his Heart’s Desire. They ate chili dogs with all the fixings at Tony Packo’s where they donated a shirt to Tom with the restaurant’s name on it. Then it was off to try Tom’s luck at Hollywood Casino.
“I had such a nice time. I don’t know why they picked me to get to do this, but I am sure glad they did” exclaimed Tom.