Resident Michael Genson with his family

On April 29, Western Hills Health Center in Lakewood, Colorado, hosted a special party.


Associates surprised Andrew Genson, son of resident Michael Genson, with a welcome-home celebration. He had come home on leave from serving in the military.


The family met in the formal dining room and enjoyed cake and music as a local pastor sang patriotic and contemporary Christian songs.


“I invited everybody here in the nursing home,” said Michael Genson, “and they came by and gave him their thanks for his service. It meant the world to me. I wouldn’t have been able to do all this on my own.”


The resident added that he had served in the military himself for seven years when he was younger.


Speaking of his son, he shared, “He’s a chip off the old block.”