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Senior Star Employees Ride Oldest DC-3


CLASSIC PLANE: The DC-3 Flagship Detroit is one of the few of its kind still taking to the airwaves.



Senior Star, a senior living company headquartered in Tulsa, has partnered with Flagship Detroit Foundation to provide Senior Star employees a memorable experience that connects them to those they serve. Senior Star associates took a special flight aboard that Flagship Detroit, the oldest flying DC-3 in the world, on Jan. 24 at the TCC Aviation Center.

The Flagship Detroit, manufactured in 1937, is one of the historical aircrafts that began the passenger airline travel revolution. It was the 21st of American Airlines’ fleet of 84 Douglas DC-3s, operated from 1936 to 1947. Flights on the Flagship have special meaning for the Senior Star employees, who will be traveling to Tulsa from across the country to attend the annual Leadership Forum.

“The average age of a Senior Star resident is 85 years old, so the Flagship Detroit is distinct to their era,” says Anja Rogers, chief executive officer of Senior Star. “We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for our associates to experience flight in this historic aircraft because it takes us to a place and time that remind us of the amazing lives led by those we serve in our communities.”

Senior Star payed homage to the era by throwing a hopping hangar shindig for its associates that evening, including an 18-piece band playing all the hits while professional swing dancers entertain and give lessons to guests.

“We look for opportunities to incorporate fun and surprise for the people who work diligently for Senior Star residents and families,” says Rogers.

Flagship Detroit Foundation is a non profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of the DC-3 with a goal of continuing to operate and maintain their namesake aircraft, the Flagship Detroit. The Flagship Detroit has flown at over 200 airshows throughout the country.

About Senior Star
Senior Star is a nationally-recognized industry leader for providing quality and innovative services to aging seniors. The portfolio includes 14 senior living communities in six states comprising 2,200 residences. Living options include independent living, assisted living and memory support. For more information about Senior Star visit the website at www.seniorstar.com.

Updated 02-20-2018

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