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

Henrietta used to do and go lots of places. She routinely went for manicures and pedicures. Henrietta would like to have a manicure and a pedicure to relax for a few hours. 

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Community
Elmcroft of Mid-Valley
Location
Peckville, PA
Category
Relive the Past

During a recent conversation with residents about Cedar Point, one of the largest amusement parks in the country that is just a few hours from where we are located, Hope, who is 98 YEARS OLD, shared that she would give anything to get to go there one more time! She had visited the park many times in her youth and with her children, and shares that she would still love to ride the coasters! Several other residents that were at the table that day shared in the conversation, sharing memories of trips they had made there, and how much fun it would be to go again. Hope said cheerfully, "then let's all go!" We are asking for funding for the cost of admission tickets for Hope and 5 of her friends, 3 staff members to assist, meal and drink while in the park, and gas to get there in our community van.

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

Lou Fioto has been a resident at Arbor Terrace since 1999. Lou was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy 35 years ago. He struggles with activities of daily living and relies on people to help him everyday. Even though Lou is confined to a wheel chair, he is a very outgoing and an  active member of our community. He is Vice-President of the Resident Council Committee and is a new Resident Ambassador as well. Lou is a "kid at heart" and he loves Rock-n-Roll music! If you walk by his apartment you will probably hear him singing!  Lou's "dream" is to go to a concert to see one of his favorite bands, "One Republic" and the "Script". We would love to see Lou's dream fulfilled!

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Community
Arbor Terrace of Middletown
Location
Middletown, NJ
Category
Adventure

Our Resident Rose, used to care for horses and groom them.  Rose is now on hospice, but still loves to talk about the picture on her refrigerator showing her standing next to a horse she had cared for.  Elmcroft of Downriver surprised Rose by bringing in a Pony named Jeffrey who made these memories come back.. Rose got to pet and enjoy this time with Jeffrey. This was a moment to remember, very tear jerking on how happy she was.  Rose spoke about this throughout  the rest of her day!   

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Community
Elmcroft of DownRiver
Location
Brownstown Twp, MI
Category
Relive the Past

Henrietta

Spa Day

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Spa Day

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Hope

Cedar Point or Bust!

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Hope

Cedar Point or Bust!

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Lou

Rock-N-Roll Dream

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Rock-N-Roll Dream

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Rose

Horse Visited Rose

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Horse Visited Rose

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On June 25th our Healthy Lifestyle director, dreamer, Mary Jean and her sister traveled to Grand Rapids so Mary Jean could see her new Great Niece.  Mary Jean was delighted to hold the new baby and enjoyed lunch with everyone after the visit.

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Elmcroft of DownRiver
Location
Brownstown Twp, MI
Category
Relive the Past

It has always been Marian’s Dream to get the chance to visit Australia, and the main reason was to see the kangaroos.  While it wasn’t possible to get Marian to Australia, she was able to do the next best thing.  Marian was treated to a day trip to a Safari Park, and was able to get to see and touch a baby Wallaby. This Wallaby had just recently been taken from her mother’s pouch and will stay in a man made pouch until she decides she is old enough to venture out.   Wallaby’s are most closely related to the kangaroo,  aside from their size. Wallabies are widely distributed across Australia, particularly in more remote, heavily timbered, or rugged areas. This  Wallaby baby  hasn’t been named yet, and depending on whether or not the park keeps her or sells her who gets the honor of coming up with a name.  Marian was also thrilled to take the safari ride through the rough terrain getting a glimpse of other wild life such as Elk, Buffalo and Long Horned Steers.  

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Elmcroft of Reedsville
Location
Reedsville, PA
Category
Adventure
Glynn is a world- renowned sculptor and has his work on display throughout the country.  His dream is to take his daughter, Karen, to the Booth Western Museum.  He would like to spend the day with her at the gallery which showcases sculptures with a western theme.  He is looking forward to seeing sculptures from other artist.      View This Dream »

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Elmcroft of Roswell
Location
Roswell, GA
Category
Relive the Past

Marylou Bedasnek is a huge bird lover. All of her adult life she has raised and rescued birds. Her dream was to be able to visit a bird resue and spread her love to these birds who had been neglected and abused. You can see in these pictures just how much love she has in her heart for these animals.

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Elmcroft Grossmont Gardens
Location
La Mesa, CA
Category
Relive the Past

Mary

Holding My New Great Niece

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Holding My New Great Niece

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Marian visits

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Artwork For The Eyes

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Artwork For The Eyes

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Bird Lover

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Doreen Walsh is an amazingly sweet and humble woman with a smile that lights up a room. In the early 1940's Doreen, then a young beautiful woman in her early 20's was also an accomplished dancer. She took a jog working for MGM studios and went on to dance in several musical motion pictures of that era. Two of her famous co-stars included, Fred Astire and Judy Garland. For her dream Doreen wanted to once again capture that hollywood magic and to showcase her work for our residents. With the help of the maintainence staff we were able to transform our auditorium into a red carpet premier style event. Doreen's family provided a film that featured clips from several of her films. We served popcorn and beverages and had showed her work on our big theatre screen for all residents to see. It was a very special event and Doreen found herself moved to tears.

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Elmcroft Grossmont Gardens
Location
La Mesa, CA
Category
Relive the Past

Wanda Phillips has always had a great passion for bowling.  She bowled competitively for years in a league.  Her dream to be able to bowl again was one that she thought was far to difficult to achieve but we were able to make it happen.  This amazing 101 year old woman has a great competitive spirit that still lives on.

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Elmcroft Grossmont Gardens
Location
La Mesa, CA
Category
Relive the Past

Mr. Floyd Brown has had an interesting life! He is currently 98 and will turn 99 on his birthday in November. He has spent the latter years of retirement here in Assisted Living at Elmcroft of Halls.As a part of his Second Wind Dream®, his life story has been bound and available to anyone interested in a copy. It takes you from his life as a “country boy”, through the depression, serving his country in the Navy, marrying his lovely wife, Helen, his salvation, family life, work history and retirement. The picture above is from when he was recognized for his 72 years of service in the Masons. He is the oldest living longest serving mason in Tennessee and possibly the nation.Another project that Floyd is currently working on with Elmcroft Administration and the Highway Department is his idea to add a service drive in the back of the Assisted Living building. He says this would improve the traffic flow and prevent big trucks from having to turn around in the parking lot, We are meeting with the Highway Department next week and will keep you informed on the progress.One of the hobbies that he enjoys here is our Yard Sale Search. He finds old iron skillets, clocks, etc polishes them up and sells them for profit. Once a business man always a business man!Susie RogersHealthy Lifestyle Director

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Community
Elmcroft of Halls
Location
Knoxville, TN
Category
Heart & Soul

As a part of the Second Wind Dream for Jack williams, we went to the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at the World's Fair Park in Knoxville, Tennessee..  The mayor and many distinguished guests were there where all the veterans got a standing ovation.  Bill Robinson, the longest enlisted prisoner of war in the Vietnam War, was the keynote speaker.  We then traveled with a police escorted motorcade to a free cookout hosted by the American Legion Post 13 in Maryville.  Special thanks to Suzy Dauber of Rolling Thunder Inc. Tennessee Chapter 3 who hosted the "Welcome Come Cermony", Second Wind Dreams, Elmcroft of Halls and all the veterans who were able to attend for making this dream come true!Rose Davis, Heartland Village Leader  & Susie Rogers, Healthy Lifestyle Director

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Elmcroft of Halls
Location
Knoxville, TN
Category
Relive the Past

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Miss Hollywood

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Miss Hollywood

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Wanda

Bowling Spirit

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Bowling Spirit

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My Life Story at 98...

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My Life Story at 98...

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Jack

Welcome Home Veterans...

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Welcome Home Veterans...

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