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

Little girls of all ages love dolls, and Melia Turner is no different.  At the young age of 99, Melia is quick to show you her collection of beautifully dressed and coiffed “babies"  It is her dream to visit the Doll Clothes Factory in Pigeon Forge, TN and spend an evening celebrating the Living Doll herself, Dolly Parton at the Dixie Stampede.

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Community
Morningside of Cookeville
Location
Cookeville, TN
Category
Adventure

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

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

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

Melia

Dolls and Dolly

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Dolls and Dolly

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George

Color Their World

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George

Color Their World

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Kathleen

Jazz in the Park

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Jazz in the Park

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Kathleen

Yieldings

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Yieldings

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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

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

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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Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
Category
Relive the Past

These two ladies would love to be pampered at the local Ohio Beauty Academy. They would get mani, pedi, hair, and makeup.

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Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
Category
Relive the Past

Anthony

Stars and Stripes

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Stars and Stripes

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Eilene

Celebration of Life

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Celebration of Life

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Joyce

Joyce Goes to Symphony

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Joyce Goes to Symphony

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Virginia

Spa Day

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Spa Day

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Cheryl loves all animals - cats, dogs, frogs, and hogs!  Cheryl is especially fond of the big ones - her favorite being horses.  She tells of the time she was able to go to a camp for "people like me".  They were able to ride and assist in the care of the horses. Cheryl is very active in our community.  She is the Secretary of Residents Council and is the Pet Therapy Ambassador. Cheryl has mentioned numerous times that she would love to go someone where she could ride & be around horses.  Through the help of Amy with 2nd Wind Dreams, we have made contact with BJ Hall of Golden Gaits.  BJ is bringing two horses and a therapy dog on Friday, August 29, to Elmcroft of Arlington.  Cheryl, along with other residents will be estatic!   Contact was made with a friend of Cheryl's (as her family is not involved with her).  Barbara (Cheryl's friend) is not sure if their church can assist with the funding of this dream.  (BJ was able to discount the cost to $125.00)

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Community
Elmcroft of Arlington
Location
Arlington, TX
Category
Relive the Past

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

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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Elmcroft of Lewisburg
Location
Lewisburg, PA
Category
Relive the Past

Incredible day for Alliette.  She worked at Channel 4 here in Jacksonville for 30+ years and wanted to re-unite with co-worker Phyllis Jackson.  Aliette is a very private lady so we had Phyllis come to her.  Wow...did that ever bring a smile to her face.  They had a private lunch together.  Channel 4 sent a special award and gifts. Publix provided flowers.  We provided, lunch, decorations, and crown....

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

Cheryl

Cheryl's Loves the Horses!

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Cheryl's Loves the Horses!

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Viola

Fair Days

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Fair Days

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Patsy

Back to Baltimore

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Patsy

Back to Baltimore

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Aliette

Found Long Lost Co-Worker!

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Aliette

Found Long Lost Co-Worker!

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