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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1.98% $10 / $504
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Community
Arbor Terrace of Middletown
Location
Middletown, NJ
Category
Adventure

Ms Harrell was homecoming queen in high school in 1944, we are taking her back to high school on homecoming night at the high school.

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

Henrietta

Spa Day

4.95% $5 / $101

Henrietta

Spa Day

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Hope

Cedar Point or Bust!

3.57% $20 / $560

Hope

Cedar Point or Bust!

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Lou

Rock-N-Roll Dream

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Lou

Rock-N-Roll Dream

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Betty

Homecoming Queen

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Betty

Homecoming Queen

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In 1947 Ms Palmore was a High school cheerleader at Verbena Alabama. we are taking her back on a football night to cheer.

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Community
Elmcroft of Grayson Valley
Location
Birmingham, AL
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

Mr. & Mrs. Bissonnette's daughter Debbie approached the Activities department to help with putting a 60th anniversary celebration for her parents. It was suppose to be a big surprise but she ended up telling them because it turned into a party that whole family would like to attend and witness. The Bissonnette's have been married over 60 years and wanted to renew their vows again in front of a priest. So it's a small wedding reception and they are inviting all of their children from out of state to attend as well. 40 guests include their grandchildren and great- grand children.  We would like to make it as the couples SWD's come true to get re-married again surrounded by the people they love as a witness on August 9th out in our beautiful courtyard featuring background music and special Spanish menu and desserts.

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Community
Elmcroft of Las Villas Del Norte
Location
Escondido, California
Category
Family & Love

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

Bennie

Cheerleader

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Cheerleader

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Kathleen

Yieldings

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Kathleen

Yieldings

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Mr

Our 60th Anniversary Celebration

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Mr

Our 60th Anniversary Celebration

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Rose

Horse Visited Rose

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Rose

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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Community
Elmcroft of DownRiver
Location
Brownstown Twp, MI
Category
Relive the Past
Dorothy told us on the Dream survey that she would like to learn to paint. She said there was no specific form of painting she was interested in, so Laura to this challenge and provided a lesson on painting. Dottie learned about types of paints and blending colors, then she painted a door stop river rock! View This Dream »

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Community
Elmcroft of Ontario
Location
Mansfield, OH
Category
Adventure

Karen had expressed the interest in consuming some really great cheesecake! We  decided to treat all the seniors in our building, as we had won a contest and had the finances to purchase two outstanding cheesecakes from a local company called "What's for Dessert?"

The cheesecakes, Vanilla Bean with Raspberry Sauce and Chocolate Turtle, were hand made and out of this world! Everyone enjoyed this delicious snack, especially Karen!

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Community
Elmcroft of Ontario
Location
Mansfield, OH
Category
Adventure

Daisy had never been to the Lighthouse at Marblehead on Lake Erie. We took a group trip to fullfil this dream, and all along had a wonderful time.

The sun and breeze were perfect and the sound of waves lapping the shore was so relaxing. We enjoyed the small museum, and marveled at the map showing over 300 ship wreaks on Lake Erie alone. We vetoed climbing up the lighthouse, but it was a beautiful sight, and enjoyed by all!

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Community
Elmcroft of Ontario
Location
Mansfield, OH
Category
Adventure

Mary

Holding My New Great Niece

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Mary

Holding My New Great Niece

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Dorothy

Paintin' Fun

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Dorothy

Paintin' Fun

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Karen

Delicious Cheesecake

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Karen

Delicious Cheesecake

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Daisy

Marblehead Visit

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Daisy

Marblehead Visit

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