Meet Second Wind Dreams®Spokesperson 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
Following a recent group discussion, we discovered that EIGHT of our residents would like to travel to Hawaii. Several in the group have always wanted to go and never had the chance, while others recalled having visited there on a memorable, once in a lifetime vacation. While we cannot get them to Hawaii physically, we plan to bring Hawaii to them! We would like to have Polynesian/Hulu Dancers, a whole Pig Roast, leis, tropical music and tropical drinks. Residents would get to invite their friends and family to the the Luau.
William is asking to save his money to own a Mercedes to take his wife on a date. Although he may not be able to drive, we wish for William to be able to take his wife on a date. We are asking for a driver of a Mercedes and a Romantic date for the two of them.
Pat has spent her whole life giving everything that she has to others. Her daughter remembers calling Pat once to borrow a coffee pot, but when she came to pick it up there was not only the pot but also filters, coffee, spoons, creamer, cups, and napkins. She is known in our community for always having suckers, cookies or some other type of treat in her walker basket, and giving SOMETHING to everyone she passes. It gives her great joy to give to others and see the smiles that result in a gesture of kindness. For Pat's Second Wind Dream, she wants to give bigger than she ever has before. We are raising donations of small candy bars, snack cakes and other goodies to put into treat bags for Pat to pass out during her "Big Give." She will spend an entire day visiting our local hospitals, day care centers and grocery stores, passing out her goodie bags and a smile to everyone that she meets.
Born during the Depression and raised on a farm Al says he had a great life thanks to his parents. He graduated high school at the age of 17. He came to the big city of Indianapolis as a naive young man trying to make good. Got scammed several times but survived. He got married at age 20 in 1951 and was drafted into the Army in 1956. He did his two years and went to work as a civilian but decided to enlist into the Air Force in 1956 from where he retired at age 47 after 26 years of service. He was recognized from the Pentagon with his Third Commendation Medal. He states he has lived a great life with not much left on his bucket list but to take this honor flight. Lets let him enjoy this with his brother!
Indy Honor Flight recognizes American Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by having them come to Washington DC to see THEIR memorial at no cost. Top priority is given to WWII and Korea veterans and terminally ill veterans from all wars.
Indy Honor Flight requires the following:
Guardians must assist as needed and may be asked to perform tasks like unloading wheelchairs, etc.
Guardians are responsible for getting their veteran to and from all events involving a trip. We have a Meet and Greet
Dinner the evening before where they may need a ride - VETERANS ARE NOT TO DRIVE ON FLIGHT DAY.
Guardians are required to make a non-refundable tax-deductible donation of $450 to cover their expenses, please do not include this donation at this time. We will collect the donation at a later date IF and when you have been invited to
go. The donation does cover everything: Travel expenses (bus and plane) all meals and beverages, etc. a receipt will be provided for tax purposes.
Frances lived most of her life at the beach. She cannot get there now so we are bringing the beach to her. She, her family and residents will have a Beach experience that will include having beverages while soaking their feet in water, Frances will be hydrated throughout her dream from a Lifeguard Volunteer to keep her safe, they will look for shells, and have entertainment. The beach is all she talks about and we will bring it to her!
Norma has been at Elmcroft for almost 5 years. She is a mother of 6. Norma was a stay at home mom. She is very active and is our Miss Elmcroft. She loves to dress up and look good everyday! So I would love to give her a spa treatment, the whole shebang!!!
On Thursday, August 24th Jim and Rosalyn will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Jim dreams of making this a memorable day for Rosalyn. A surprise event for Rosalyn would be the perfect way to commemorate this event. Their love for each other is an inspiration to everyone.
The surprise event would be on 8/24/17 at 2:00. Mike Silver will be the musical entertainer.
Jim is inviting the entire Elmcroft community to join them.
Mrs. McCay a so lovely and gracious. She raised three boys and was married for over 60 years. It is such a joy to have her as part of our family. She was talking yesterday about how she has always wanted to go on a hot air balloon. I told her that I would try my best to make this happen for her. This would be such an exciting adventure for a sweet lady
Mindy has been a huge fan of Kenny Rogers ever since she can remember. She had been waiting for Kenny to tour in Las Vegas in hopes of seeing him in concert. Thanks to funding support from Caesars Foundation, Mindy's dream came true. She was completely surprised and couldn't have been more thrilled. Mindy enjoyed this dream concert of a lifetime with her sister, Terri!
All Barbara wanted was a Lobster! So thanks to Deidra General manager of Red Lobster, Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL (on her day off) she went in and prepared, delivered, and participated with us on her dream. In addition we had her favorite entertainer Mike Burns to entertain with music and great lobster jokes! Vicki at our Publix on Baymeadows road also sent flowers to share in her day. We celebrated her 52 year career as a nurse. Barbara received her photo album this morning and she takes wherever she goes to show everyone in the building.
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