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Originally published on Spectrum News 1:
Retired Horses Bring Comfort to Residents at Georgetown Senior Living Facility

Old Friends Farm - Ashton Grove Senior Living

Ashton Grove Senior Living in Georgetown has partnered with Old Friends Farm to bring retired thoroughbreds to their residents.

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Originally published in the Hamburg Journal:
Ashton Grove Connects Retired Residents with Retired Race Horses

The Hamburg Journal recently featured Ashton Grove in its Winter 2021 edition, highlighting its partnership with Old Friends, an onsite horse farm for retired Thoroughbred horses.

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Originally published on Thoroughbred Daily News:

As soon as Bev Passerello retired as a riding instructor, she and her husband John sold their home in California, bought an RV and traveled the country. At some point along the way, they ended up in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.

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Old Friends Horse Farm

Residents at a Georgetown, Ky., senior living community will be able to look out their windows or take a short walk to a barn or field to visit some Thoroughbred greats thanks to a new partnership with Old Friends.

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LEX 18 News Story

Old Friends Farm is where some of the greatest athletes of all time retire and spend the rest of their days. Now some of those horses will be connecting with some other special retirees.

Residents at Ashton Grove Senior Living look out over 80 acres of land. Several retired racehorses, who are a part of Old Friends Farm, roam the rolling hills.

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Facebook Video

Old Friends Farm has entered into a unique relationship with the Ashton Grove Senior Living Community in Georgetown, KY.

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Georgetown News-Graphic Newspaper

Ashton Grove Senior Living and Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement have teamed up in a unique way.

The thoroughbred retirement home opened its third location Friday at Ashton Grove Senior Living center.

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Old Friends Blog (October 8, 2020 entry)

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Old Friends at Ashton Grove held its official opening. It’s been a long time in the works. When Old Friends supporters Bev and John Passerello moved from California to Ashton Grove Senior Living in Georgetown, they saw the potential for a wonderful blend of happy horses and happy people.

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The Paulick Report

Old Friends Announces Partnership With Senior Living Center Combining Horse And Human Retirees

Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, has entered into a unique relationship with the newly opened Ashton Grove Senior Living Community, also in Georgetown, to combine horse retirement with exemplary senior living.

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