MatrixCare Sponsors Local Seniors’ ‘Dream Flights’ with Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation
Nationally Recognized Health IT Company Helps ‘Give Back to Those Who Have Given’
BLOOMINGTON, MN – MatrixCare®, the highest-ranked and largest long-term, post-acute care (LTPAC) technology provider in the United States, today announced its upcoming event in partnership with Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. This event will take place on Wednesday, July 11th at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Senior residents of MatrixCare clients Benedictine Health Systems and Lutheran Home Association will take off in a 1942 Boeing Stearman—the airplane used to train military aviators in the 1940s. The senior flyers include veterans of World War II and the Korean War. Former pilots will be invited to take the stick and maneuver the plane. Each participant will take a 15-20-minute flight, soaring 1,000 feet above the heads of the participants’ neighbors and friends.
“We’re strong supporters of Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation because its mission is aligned with MatrixCare’s mission to improve the quality of life for America’s seniors,” said John Damgaard, President & CEO of MatrixCare. “One of our core values is ‘Happiness Matters’ and when you see the gleam of excitement in these seniors as they board the plane…and the thrill they get—not only from the flight but also for being honored for their past service—well, it’s very rewarding and humbling to be a part of that.”
MatrixCare kicked off its 2018 support of Ageless Aviation at a fundraising event held in conjunction with the NIC Spring Investment Forum in Dallas on March 8th and looks forward to coordinating many more dream flights with seniors at MatrixCare customer sites in the future.
Current and multi-time winner of the prestigious Best in KLAS for Long-Term Care Software award, MatrixCare is the complete solution for growing organizations that need to successfully manage risk in care delivery across the LTPAC spectrum. Trusted by more than 13,000 facility-based care settings and more than 2,500 home care, home health and hospice organizations, MatrixCare’s solutions help ACOs, skilled nursing and senior living providers, life plan communities (CCRCs), and home health organizations to connect, collaborate and prosper as we migrate to a fee-for-value healthcare system. In addition to purpose-built EHR components for any LTPAC care-setting, MatrixCare also includes solutions to systematically increase clinical quality: Enterprise Analytics, robust Clinical Decision Support and the industry’s first Care Coordination platform to create a true, person-centric, e-longitudinal health record and enable LTPAC providers to efficiently manage the populations under their care. Visit matrixcare.com for more information.
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About Ageless Aviation
Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF) is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, volunteer based organization dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans living in long-term care communities around the country. The Foundation’s only mission is “Giving Back to Those Who Have Given.” The Foundation provides free Dream Flights using three, fully restored Boeing Stearman biplanes. These open cockpit airplanes were used to train many military aviators in World War 2. The radial engine has the innate ability to bring back nostalgic memories for veterans and seniors. The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation has provided more than 1,900 Dream Flights since 2011. Seniors can be nominated for a Dream Flight by completing an application which can be found on the Foundation”s website at www.AgelessAviationDreams.org.
Mary Beth Mohn Vice President of Marketing (952) 995-9904 [email protected]