Dedicated to changing the perception of aging.

 

Dreams

The Second Wind Dreams® program is an opportunity to expose society to the truth that age does not erase hopes and dreams. We fulfill those dreams.

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VDT

The Virtual Dementia Tour® is the first, and best, program available that gives an understanding of and creates a true personal connection to dementia.

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DACE

The Dementia Aware Competency Evaluation™ is designed to meet the need for observable and measurable outcomes in dementia care.

 

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Grants

We are approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to use Civil Money Penalty funding in skilled nursing homes through the use of the Virtual Dementia Tour®. 

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Meet Second Wind Dreams®  Spokesperson Alpha Trivette

Alpha Trivette

 

We are thrilled to welcome the incredible, Alpha Trivette, as spokesperson for Second Wind Dreams. The Atlanta-based actor currently stars as Dr. Allen, living with dementia, in Tyler Perry’s new TV series, Too Close to Home on TLC.

We are extremely honored to have his support! Learn more about Alpha Trivette here

Help our elders find their "second wind."

Fulfill a Dream Below

Family & Love dreams reunite elders with long-lost loved ones.  

We live in a world where families and friends are often seperated by distance as jobs and circumstances lead us on journeys apart. We have many elders living in longterm care who are not able to travel due to financial, medical or physical reasons.  Family & Love dreams give elders a chance to reunite with people they desperately miss and have not seen in years.  If the elder is unable to travel, we help enable the loved one to do so.

 

Funding is needed to provide transportation, lodging, and/or meal costs.

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Community
Second Wind Dreams
Location
Roswell, GA
Category
Family & Love

Adventure Dreams have been the most requested since the program began. Regardless of age, people just want to have fun!

 

Adventure dreams describe experiences that elders always wanted to have, but never did.  Some examples include flying a plane, enjoying a Hot Air Balloon ride, having the thrill of riding shotgun in a race or exotic sports car.  The sky's the limit!

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Second Wind Dreams
Location
Roswell, GA
Category
Adventure

It has been a tough year for Nancy. She recently moved from our Assisted Living Community to our Memory Care Community (Heartland Village). She has adjusted and is very happy in her smaller community however; she misses the flowers that she would grow outside her window.  She adores gardening and misses it very much. In 1985, Nancy was awarded the Landscaping Award by the community of the lake cottages for the most beautiful yard in the Valley. Her passion is to plant flowers and tenderly care for them.

Nancy’s dream is to have the small garden bed in the courtyard of Heartland Village.  She would like to see it redone with her favorite bright colors.  She has her favorite chair near the overgrown ground wishing that she could still do the work herself.  If she were able, I am certain it would be a masterpiece!

 

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Elmcroft of Roswell
Location
Roswell, GA
Category
Relive the Past

Betty has had a long road here at Elmcroft.  With no living relatives she relies on her church and us for support and care.  We have watched her grow from a shy and timid little lady to somewhat of a social bug!  In this growth we have recently learned that Betty was a devoted square dancer with her late husband.  I would love nothing more than for you to help me bring a little bit of Texas to her with the spotlight of the Round-Up and her being able to participate in square dancing one more time.  Thank you for your help.

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Elmcroft of Fort Harrison
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Category
Relive the Past

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Nancy

Nancy's Secret Garden

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Nancy's Secret Garden

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Betty

Texas Round-UP Square Dance

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Betty

Texas Round-UP Square Dance

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Bill so appreciates his weekly visits from his granddaughter, Dakota. He enjoys her company while listening to his favorite Sinatra tunes.  Dakota loves to watch him tap his fingers on the table and hear him hum to the tune of the music.  The twinkle in his eyes returns as he happily remembers a memorable time in his life, while loving smiling at her.  Cedarbrook is delighted to recently announce its music program in the dementia unit and has witnessed miraculous results.  Bill has responded by becoming more engaging with the staff, residents and family members.   The music uplifts his spirit and he appears more peaceful, happy and content.  Last month, a donation was made of 40 headsets, 1 for each resident.   In addition, five iPods were donated and have been shared by the 40 residents.  We are currently seeking an iPod specifically for Bill of his favorite music.  Also, we would wholeheartedly welcome any gently used IPods with a screen for the other residents.

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Community
Cedarbrook Fountain Hill
Location
Bethlehem, PA
Category
Heart & Soul

Martha, a 63 year old female who has Colon cancer and liver cancer stage 4, would like more than anything to go on a 3 day getaway with her family to Newark NJ one last time. She has been going annually for 40 years with her church but this year she missed it (she usually goes around the end of April) due to recovering from medical surgeries. She would like to stay at a hotel with her family who would be traveling with her. They would need to: rent a van, stay 3 nights in a hotel over a weekend due to that’s when her family would not have to work while she is visiting, and some spending money for gas and food for the trip. Please help this beautiful, God-loving woman enjoy some time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 
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PruittHealth Hospice-Farmville
Location
Farmville, North Carolina
Category
Relive the Past

Irving had an extremely special wish.  He wanted to visit his parents' grave site which he had not been to in a very long time.  Thanks to dedicated staff and support from Caesars Foundation which provided transportation and a wonderful Caesars Entertainment HERO volunteer who accompanied Irving, his dream came true.  It was an emotional day that meant the world to him!

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Absecon Manor Nursing Center
Location
Absecon, NJ
Category
Relive the Past

Annabelle dreams of riding a bike with a horn.  She would love to ride the bike on her own, but current physical and medical challenges create some safety concerns.   With that said, we aren't giving up on her dream! We are hoping to purchase a 3 wheeled bike to make Annabelle's dream come true.  

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Elmcroft of Lebanon PA
Location
Lebanon, PA
Category
Relive the Past

Bill

The Power of Music

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Martha

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A Ride to Remember

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Betty and her husband used to bet on the horses at Lone Star Park. He passed away last summer and Betty is lost without him. They were teachers for over 30 years and fostered 11 children. Betty is an awesome lady and I would love to help her fulfill her dream to return to the races for a day!!!

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Elmcroft of Irving
Location
Irving, TX
Category
Relive the Past

Joan is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet!  She will stop and help anyone in need.  Joan has faced some serious physical problems this year.  She had many falls. She was given a special support wheel chair.  She would tell me, “I feel like I am in prison!” I want to walk again and I WILL!” 

With strong determination she got up and is walking with a walker again!  It is amazing!  She told me that she has been to the Botanical Gardens years ago and she knows she will never see this beautiful place again. 

I will take Joan to the Gardens and let her enjoy it all.  We will eat at her favorite restaurant before we return home.  She is looking forward to being part of the world again and seeing her dream come true.

Thank you, Joan for being my hero.  You have taught me that you can do anything if you believe!

 

Dream Fulfilled!

Update:

We had our own private docent, Christine, who gave us the grand tour of the Gardens.  She was patient, knowledgably and devoted to making this day very special for Joan.  The current exhibition is “The Curious Garden”.  We were among the first to view this wonderful creation. Adam Schwerner (the guest artist and designer) met us on the trail and told us about his inspiration for his work. He is a Walt Disney Company Executive responsible for the gardens, landscape, holiday overlays and décor throughout Disneyland Park in California.

Joan comments about her dream “What a wonderful day! I never thought I would ever see the Gardens again. I actually met the creator of the exhibit! I have never had a private tour and Christine did an impeccable job sharing her knowledge with me.  I couldn’t have asked for a better day! I want to thank Second Wind Dreams and The Botanical Gardens for making my dream come true”   

Thank you Second Wind Dreams for supporting this dream.  I would like to thank Samiha Choudhury (Registration Coordinator at the ABG) for finding Christine to give us a fantastic tour of the gardens.  

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Elmcroft of Roswell
Location
Roswell, GA
Category
Relive the Past

Mr. and Mrs. John Brayfield, from Elmcroft of Xenia, went to visit John's sister Gladys to celebrate his 94th and her 90th Birthday .

After not seeing his sister in a long time, it was an emotional, but fun day for everyone.

This dream took place on 9th April 2017. 

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Elmcroft of Xenia
Location
Xenia, OH
Category
Family & Love

Gerald has spent many years of his life taking care of others.   We would love to give Gerald a day that was "Just for him." We would like to treat Gerald to lunch at Fazzoli's, which is his favorite restaurant, and to a concert with his favorite entertainment group, "Happy Days Entertainment."

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Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
Category
Heart & Soul

Betty

Horse Races at Lone Star Park

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Horse Races at Lone Star Park

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Joan

The Sweetest Rose of All

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VDT

“My mom struggled with dementia for 12 years, but it wasn’t until I spent 8 minutes inside the Virtual Dementia Tour that I truly understood what her world was like.” 

–Leeza Gibbons, Leeza's Care Connection

The original, research-based, and time-tested...

Virtual Dementia Tour®

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Nsne9-QZQH4

By accurately simulating what it is like to live with dementia, the Virtual Dementia Tour opens the eyes and hearts of those who experience it. To get a sense of the profound effects felt by participants of the Tour, we invite you to spend four minutes viewing this video featuring TV and radio personality Leeza Gibbons…

Some quick facts about the VDT:

  • It has been experienced by more than two million people in 20 countries
  • It has been translated into eight languages
  • And is used by medical schools to simulate dementia for student learning and overall dementia sensitivity

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Designed especially for eldercare communities, healthcare professionals, advocacy groups, and educational settings.

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Provides an excellent way, in the privacy of your own home, for you to gain an understanding of what your loved one with dementia experiences on a daily basis.

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We have a national network of certified trainers and facilitators who ensure that the VDT is always conducted according to specific criteria.

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