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Winnie Lester had a dream, and on her 94th birthday, she lived it.

She went skydiving.

Lester is a resident at Cypress Place Senior Living in Ventura, which has a program called Livin’ the Dream. Its goal is to provide residents with the opportunity to fulfill a dream they’ve always had.

“When I was 80, I saw that George Bush Sr. jumped when he turned 90,” Lester told program organizers, according to Mike Macke, community marketing director of Cypress Place. “If he can do it, I can do it.”

So Kathy Vernon-Cole, whose title at Cypress Place is “vibrant life director,” got together with Lester’s granddaughter, Christi, and Skydive Coastal Camarillo at Camarillo Airport. They arranged for both the jump and for a birthday party at the landing site.

As she came back to the ground, Lester was met by Cypress Place residents and staff members, a large, cheering contingent of her family and friends, birthday cake and candles.

“I loved it, I loved it, I loved it,” she said, according to Macke, struggling to regain her equilibrium.