ESPN to feature the Minor League Pitcher in Assisted Living this week
I have probably referenced the story of Josh Faiola on this blog more than anything else. It’s well deserved because it clearly illustrates the benefits to breaking the age barrier in senior living communities to provide residents with purpose and provide all of us with the benefits of an ageless home.
Here is some copy from the ESPN announcement
E-60 news program on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. ET.
ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 will feature the heartwarming story of a minor league baseball player who brightened the lives of some senior citizens….
Like many young men, Josh Faiola is chasing his dream of one day playing Major League Baseball. After his release from the Baltimore Orioles organization this spring, Faiola caught on with the Lake Erie Crushers (Avon, Ohio) of the independent Frontier League. Because the league’s players are paid so little, most players live with local host families who volunteer to take a player into their home for the summer. But Faiola’s found a different kind of host family – an assisted living facility with 28 senior citizens with an average age of 83. E:60 follows Faiola and the residents of the facility through the summer, documenting one young man chasing his baseball dream, and the effect that dream had on his new family of surrogate grandparents.