Earl's Story

Our long time neighbor, friend and World War II hero, Earl Thompson, passed away on June 8th at Belmont Village in Scottsdale, Arizona. Earl's passing was just two days after watching the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the D-Day Invasion.  Earl was 96 years old.


Earl came to Rio Verde from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and bought his first property in Rio Verde, Arizona in 1978.  Later, in 1992, he served as president of the Rio Verde Country Club (RVCC).  He frequently told people that the RVCC job was the hardest job he ever had.

On my eleventh B24 mission we started a bomb run on the railroad yards in Munich - we were immediately hit by flak - we lost all four engines - the plane was on fire - READ MORE 



  • Dehydration is a common problem and very serious condition in older adults - it can even result in death.

  • In one study, 31% of residents in a long-term care facility were tested and found to be dehydrated.

  • In another study, 48% of older adults admitted to the hospital had signs of dehydration in lab tests.

Learn more about the dangers of dehydration and how much water you should drink … READ MORE

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