Meet Patty Warren: A Woman of Strength and Resilience

By: Courtney Lewis

November 03, 2023

Mary Warren

Meet and get to know Patty Warren, our featured Sterling Silver Club member this fall. You may recognize her from the latest Senior Care Plus commercial on television, where she joins a coffee chat discussing the many benefits of being a Senior Care Plus member. She’s one of the kindest souls you’ll ever meet – and has a positive outlook on life that we should all strive for.

Patty's Story

Patty was born and raised in a small Kansas town called Baxter Springs, where she grew up with an older brother, an older sister and two younger sisters. She and her siblings all enjoyed playing sports like softball and basketball, in addition to playing instruments. Patty developed a love and passion for music at a young age that carried into her adulthood. “I wanted to be an opera singer,” said Patty. “I decided to go to college at Pittsburg State University in Kansas where I majored in vocal performance.” After college, Patty moved to Manhattan in New York City to audition to be an opera singer, but she soon realized it wasn’t what she wanted to do after all. She eventually decided to work in the brokerage industry.  

After living and working in New York for three years, Patty moved back to Kansas where she later met the love of her life, Michael. “In 1992, I had put a dating ad in the local newspaper,” said Patty. “I received over 30 responses, and I went out on quite a few dates.” Then she had her first date with Michael, and the two of them quickly realized how much they liked each other. He asked her to marry him on Valentine’s Day in 1993, and they went on to get married in front of the Justice of the Peace on May 3, just a few months later. “We had a small wedding so that we could move into our first home together,” said Patty. A few years later in 1999, Patty and Michael moved to Arizona, where they lived for 22 years. Patty worked at Edward Jones Investments for 18 of those 22 years and loved her job and the people that she worked with. She retired in January 2021 during the pandemic, and three days later she and Michael moved to Sparks, Nevada. 

Life-Changing Healthcare

Patty had her first experience at Renown Health within a couple of months of moving to northern Nevada. Her Renown primary care provider diagnosed her with sepsis, an infection she had developed from her knee replacement surgery in Arizona prior to moving. “My doctor recognized my signs of sepsis and immediately sent me to the emergency room at Renown Regional Medical Center,” said Patty. “I ended up staying in the hospital for a week, where I received the best care.” When Patty became eligible for Medicare in March 2021, she decided to enroll in Senior Care Plus and has been a member ever since. “Everyone at Senior Care Plus and Renown are so helpful and friendly. I love how easily I can make an appointment and get the care that I need,” said Patty. “Everyone is so nice and helpful.” 

Finding Solace Through Community

Patty sadly lost her husband Michael this past December. She’s forever grateful for their 30 years together – they made many memories and enjoyed a shared love and passion for rock and roll music, concerts, travel and baseball games. Patty continues to live life to the fullest and finds joy in spending time with her dog Jesse, taking Zumba classes and continuing to sing and dance her heart out to her favorite music. “I’ve also really enjoyed meeting new people through Senior Care Plus and going to the different community functions and events,” said Patty. “It’s been a lot of fun.”  

The Sterling Silver Club thanks Patty for being such an inspirational featured member and commends all our members who continue to embrace change and new experiences while taking the time to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. 

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