Blue Hair

Codger

Geezer

Jacob and Mary's dream
Celebrate 68 years of wedded bliss together

Changing

the perception of

aging.

Arvil's dream
Enjoying a Harley Ride

Changing

the perception of

aging.

Prince's dream
Cooking Biscuits for Her Friends

Changing

the perception of

aging.

Help our elders find their Second Wind.

Fulfill a Dream Below

James is no longer able to get out of bed. His favorite pastime is watching movies so we'd like to give James the chance to really enjoy his movies with a 28" flat screen TV!

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Community
Woodstock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Location
Woodstock, GA
Category
Heart & Soul

Betty and June speak of wishing they'd had piano lessons as children.  To keep their minds active, they would love to start taking lessons now. We have found someone willing to teach for $60 a week. Help us keep their minds active with a month of piano lessons! 

 

 

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Community
Elmcroft of Austin
Location
Austin, TX
Category
Adventure

Peggy has a dear friend who lives in an assisted living community in Birmingham. They are very close and it has been a very long time since they have seen one another. We would like to let these 2 reconnect for a day. We would like to take Peggy for a day in Birmingham where she can talk, laugh, and reminisce with her friend. Any maybe even eat a nice meal!

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5.71% $10 / $175
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Community
Ridgeview Health Services
Location
Jasper, AL
Category
Family & Love

Billy has an amazing attitude despite having lived in a nursing home for years with little family support. He used to enjoy outdoor adventures with his wife, but one thing he never got to do was a hot air balloon ride. He would love the chance to go on that little adventure! 

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Community
Bonterra Nursing Center
Location
East Point, GA
Category
Adventure

James

TV for James

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James

TV for James

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Betty

Piano Lessons for Two

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Betty

Piano Lessons for Two

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Peggy

Visiting with a Friend

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Peggy

Visiting with a Friend

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Billy

Hot Air Balloon Adventure

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Billy

Hot Air Balloon Adventure

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Melvin (Bud), along with two other residents of Elmcroft of Lewisburg, are HUGE Nascar fans! We would like to make their dream come true with a trip to the Nascar race on June 8, 2014 at Pocono Raceway Long Pond. Help us send them to the track! 

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Community
Elmcroft of Lewisburg
Location
Lewisburg, PA
Category
Adventure

Sandy enjoys taking trips to the casino. Since living at Elmcroft Senior Living Community, she has not been able to enjoy her hobby like she used to. We would like to make this dream come true for a special birthday surprise!

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Community
Elmcroft of Lewisburg
Location
Lewisburg, PA
Category
Adventure
Ray Galbraith is a retired Operator from Amaco Oil where he worked in Texas City for 35 years. His hobbies include fishing and hunting but he loves to play poker and craps. He has played a weekly game of cards with his buddies for over 15 years and spent many a weekend on roadtrips traveling to casinos. His recent hospital stay gave him grevious news and at 88 he wants to go to Coushatta Casino in Loisianna one last time with his son Neil. We want to provide limo service for he and his son as he can not fly. His son is providing his gambling money and the Coushatta Casino is providing his lunch. Donate to This Dream »

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Community
Elmcroft at The Mainland
Location
Texas City, TX
Category
Relive the Past

Faith always dreamed of seeing the Cirque du Soleil show :"Love".  Her husband had promised to take her to this special performance, but sadly he passed away before the dream was fullfilled.

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Community
Acacia Springs Independent & Assisted Living
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Category
Adventure

Melvin

Attending a Nascar Race

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Melvin

Attending a Nascar Race

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Sandy

Trip to the Casino

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Sandy

Trip to the Casino

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Ray

Father & Son's Last Hurrah

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Ray

Father & Son's Last Hurrah

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Faith

"Love" for Cirque du Soleil

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Faith

"Love" for Cirque du Soleil

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Deanna lost her husband in late 2013. They were 3 months shy of being married for 50 years. Her husband used to take her to Caper's Restaurant in Kennesaw, GA once a week for many years. Since her husband passed away, she had not been able to visit the restaurant due to mobility and transportation issues. That changed when Deanna was surprised with a visit to Caper's with her daughter, two friends and her favorite Elmcroft of Milford Chase staff. She was so happy because everyone at the restaurant still remembered her as if she had never stopped coming.

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Community
Elmcroft of Milford Chase
Location
Marietta, GA
Category
Relive the Past

 

 

Fred and Pamela used to eat at their favorite Mexican restaurant every week. They since moved into a nursing home and hadn't eaten there in over a year. The manager and restaurant welcomed them warmly for a special lunch date return. 

 

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Community
Royal Springs Healthcare
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Category
Relive the Past

Dot, a 90 year old resident at Ashwood Place was a sheriff's deputy for 14 years in Perry County, Ky.  Dot got her first taste of law enforcement when she helped campaign beside her father, who was elected Sheriff in 1950.  Dot went on to serve under 3 different Sheriffs.  Her duties included collecting taxes, inspecting out of state vehicles, sequestering Juror's, and transporting female prisoners.  After all of these years Dot admitted that there was one thing that she had wanted to do but never had the opportunity...until now!  Somehow Dot never got to drive the cruiser or even ride in one with the lights on. Thanks to Ashwood Place and Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton she will finally ge her chance.  On Saturday Dot was picked up by Sheriff Melton with lights flashing and given the opportunity to drive one of the new cruisers in a controlled environment.  This after she was presented a Ky Colonel by former Governor Jullian Carroll.  This was wittnessed by Dot's family and friends who then returned to Ashwood Place to reminisce sharing photos and stories from the past. 

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Community
Ashwood Place
Location
Frankfort, KY
Category
Relive the Past
Joan Metts a 92 year old resident of Ashwood Place has had a lifetime dream of winning the lottery and donating it to the homeless.  Joan and a friend had volunteered at the Access Soup Kitchen for years and she still feels the need to help.  So on September 9, 2013 Ashwood Place along with the unbelievable support from the Frankfort community helped Joan to donate an entire truck load of food, cleaning supplies, 60 “bath in a bag” kits, and $500 in cash to Andrew Baker, Director of the Access Soup Kitchen and Mens Shelter.  But the dream wasn’t complete so we purchased 6 lottery tickets for her chance to “win the lottery”.  Although it wasn’t as much as Joan had hoped for she was able to add an additional $11 to the overwhelming donation.  Ashwood Place has been collecting donated items and money since August 3rd when we started the campaign of “Helping Joan Help Others”.  Our biggest day of donations came from the outpouring of kindness we were shown at Save A Lot – Eastside.  The majority of the stories we heard were from people who said they have in the past needed a meal themselves or from those who said they were close to needing one now.  Donations were received for hygiene supplies by Mortenson Family Dental, Nikki’s Loving Care, Home Instead Senior Care, and Ashwood Place employees.  Arthur Williams a former employee of Ashwood and member of the NERD Collegiate, LLC foundation heard of Joan’s story and the Frankfort Chapter of NERD Collegiate, LLC has decided to make a movement in Joan’s honor called the Joan Foundation collecting in her name and donating to the Access Soup Kitchen.  Also this could not have happened without Froggy 104.9 and The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce getting the word out.  View This Dream »

Dream Progress

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Community
Ashwood Place
Location
Frankfort, KY
Category
Relive the Past

Deanna

Caper's Restaurant Reunion

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Deanna

Caper's Restaurant Reunion

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Fred

Mexican Dinner Date Tradition

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Fred

Mexican Dinner Date Tradition

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Dorothy

Deputy for the Day

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Dorothy

Deputy for the Day

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Joan

Helping Joan Help Others

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Joan

Helping Joan Help Others

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