EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – In 1975, one Eau Claire man started sailing in San Francisco marking the beginning of a love for boating. Today, that man is getting back on the water through the Mosaic Dreams program.

82-year-old Jan Bliss is a resident at Azura Memory Care and Assisted Living in Eau Claire. Bliss told staff at Azura that his dream is to get back on the water, going sailing again and that wish became a reality. With his high school classmate and friend Skip Van Gorden and members of the Lake Wissota Yacht Club, the group embarked on to Lake Wissota to spend some time on the water.

Van Gorden Explains, “It was always very special to him. He had his own boat in San Francisco and he loved it. And so, he’s getting older like the rest of us. And we thought this would be a very special deal for him today.”

Azura Memory Care and Assisted Living actively works to try to help residents make these goals a reality.