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

Myrtle's Dream since she moved south to live close to her daughter is to go fishing again!  No problem.... On Tuesday September 30th Myrtle will be going fishing with daughter and some of her friends she has made here at Elmcroft.  One an entertainer who has adopted her, Dave Shilby.  He will be singing to her as she is fishing to bring the fish to her!  Then local fisherman Mark Collins will pick the location and bring all the gear needed.  John Alexander from Nurse on Call will be her helper to ensure all needs are me.  We plan to go to Hugonot Park.  We are going prepared with a cooler to bring back her catch to have our Dining Service Manager cook them up.... On our way home the group will stop for a lunch out.  Sure to be a great day for Myrtle!

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Community
Elmcroft of Timberlin Parc
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Category
Relive the Past

Esther Johanna (Schock) Burgess was born in Hoven, South Dakota, the second youngest of twelve first-generation Americans.  As Esther grew, she watched most of her older siblings leave to get married and open their own business.  The Schock family had always been very close and large family reunions were held several times each year in Galt, CA.  But as the siblings passed, the reunions came only via funerals.  Now Esther who resides in Fresno, Ca., has only one remaining sibling, Jake, who turned 101 in April of this year lives in Stockton, CA (200 miles from Fresno), and no longer able to travel, his health is failing and his mind is starting to slip.  Esther’s pace maker failed a few weeks ago which made it difficult for her to get around with her walker.

 

Esther has loved her brother, Jake, for nearly 91 years and Esther would love to see Jake one more time before it is too late.

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Community
Residential Homecare Services
Location
Fresno, CA
Category
Family & Love

Joyce has a love for the symphony. We would love for her to go the the Cirque De La Symphonie coming to Lima October 11th. Prior to the performance we would enjoy supper at Old City Prime with her son.

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Community
Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
Category
Relive the Past

Eilene is a beautiful lady that enjoys spending time with others and loves dress to impress. Eilene failing health over the last year has kept her primarily immobilized to her room and when she get's spirts of energy she enjoys the companionship of her family and residents. Eilene's smile lights up the room. We would like to throw her a fancy 95th birthday party and decorate her room with decor that will pick up her spirits and give her better quality of life.

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Community
Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
Category
Heart & Soul

Myrtle

Gone Fishing!

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Myrtle

Gone Fishing!

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Esther

Sibling Reunion

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Sibling Reunion

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Joyce

Joyce Goes to Symphony

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Joyce

Joyce Goes to Symphony

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Eilene

Celebration of Life

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Celebration of Life

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Viola shared that she would love to go to the fair, in the evening as this is what she used to do with her husband. They would watch the harness racing "up by the fence". She loved seeing the lights on all the rides, and having supper out there. She quotes " What I wouldn't give for a bag of those homemade waffles and some caramel corn !"

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Community
Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
Category
Relive the Past

Anthony "Tony" is the oldest living veteran in Mifflin County, PA.  It is his dream to see an American Flag at the place he resides in his honor and in the honor of his brother in law.  Tony was recently included in a ceremony honoring all county veterans.  Please help us honor Tony in a big way by helping to fund this dream.

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Community
Elmcroft of Reedsville
Location
Reedsville, PA
Category
Relive the Past

Ms Quinn worked for a dept. store that was popular in Alabama back in the 1960's...We would like to surprise her with a special lunch with the man who owned the store.

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Community
Elmcroft of Grayson Valley
Location
Birmingham, AL
Category
Relive the Past

A couple of years ago, the HLD of Elmcroft of Medina took a group of residents to our local town square where a special jazz performance was taking place. It made a big impression on one our residents.

Kathleen was asked not too long ago what special wish or dream she had. She immediately mentioned the jazz concert on the square. She wanted to hear another jazz performance.

Kathleen is a very artistically talened individual. She is a retired art professor from Kent State who loves all kinds of music. She comes alive when she hears it; whether it's toe tapping, clapping or getting up to dance to the beat.

In preparation for National Assisted Living Week we wanted to incorporate her dream into our music festivities. Wouldn't it be great to bring music to our residents, family members, staff and the community at large while we help fulfill a dream of one of our residents!

An organization in our community by the name of ORMACO which brings performances to our ares has agreed to contact jazz performers for our special event. Tom was intrigued with the dream and the idea of incorporating so many people in it. He immediately volunteered to help out.

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Community
Elmcroft of Medina
Location
Medina, OH
Category
Relive the Past

Viola

Fair Days

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Fair Days

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Anthony

Stars and Stripes

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Stars and Stripes

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Kathleen

Yieldings

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Kathleen

Yieldings

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Kathleen

Jazz in the Park

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Kathleen

Jazz in the Park

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Patsy Crawford wanted to go back to the Baltimore Aquarium. She last went to the Aquarium years ago with her son, who’s happens to be a big Baltimore Orioles fan. King Cole Tour Bus Company in Kulpmont, PA was kind enough to donate 4 tickets for the bus trip, which included tickets to the Aquarium and allowed us to enjoy time on our own at the Inner Harbor.  Patsy asked another resident, Betty Comerer to go with her. It turned into a SWD for Betty, as she lived in Baltimore for 12 years, and was excited to visit again.

Patsy was also able to do some shopping to get her son a Baltimore Orioles T-shirt.

We had a blast!

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Community
Elmcroft of Lewisburg
Location
Lewisburg, PA
Category
Relive the Past

George had always been actively involved in donating to one of his favorite charities, the children at   St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN.    While seeking out his dream he said "I just want to take care of the children!"  We contacted the hospital and their request was that we provide crayons and coloring books to help the children pass the time.  We are collecting coloring books and crayons in George's honor and wish that anyone that is able to help make this dream come true would donate to this great dream. 

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Community
Elmcroft of Reedsville
Location
Reedsville, PA
Category
Heart & Soul

Robert wanted an adventure out with his four family members.  He was taken to the Iron Pigs game and was given the opportunity to throw the first pitch.  At first he was apprehensive when he saw so many young people out on the field.  However, he was trilled when he pitched the ball like a pro!  To Robert's surprise, he saw his uncle who he had not seen in years.  The two families had an impromptu family reunion.  Fun was had by all.

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Community
Cedarbrook Fountain Hill
Location
Bethlehem, PA
Category
Adventure

Jeanna, an 18 year old college student donated 28 hours of her time to paint the doors of the dementia unit.  Alicia just loved to watch Jenna paint and also appreciated the home-like feel of the unit as it added more beauty to her space.

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Cedarbrook Fountain Hill
Location
Bethlehem, PA
Category
Heart & Soul

Patsy

Back to Baltimore

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Back to Baltimore

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George

Color Their World

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George

Color Their World

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Robert

I could be a pro!

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Robert

I could be a pro!

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Alicia

Beautifing our Home

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Beautifing our Home

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