The Boilermaker Special at Heritage Healthcare

On Oct. 15, 2019, about 30 residents from Heritage Healthcare in West Lafayette, Indiana, and several accompanying associates took a trip on Purdue University’s Boilermaker Special train.


The group took part in the outing in celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing’s 50th anniversary. Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, was a graduate of Purdue, and the university has been celebrating the milestone year along with its multiple other graduates who went on to become astronauts.


The residents climbed on board the Boilermaker Special, the school’s official mascot, for a ride around campus and around town. They even stopped the practice going on at the West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School.


Of course, the residents and associates brought their gold pom-poms to wave in the air while chanting, “Go Purdue!”


“This is awesome!” one resident shared.


The residents won’t forget this day any time soon.