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

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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Dream Progress

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

Clarence has been a Shriner for over 48 years! We will surprise him on Saturday July 29th, 2017 at the Morocco Shrine Temple in Jacksonville, FL. The dream created is to honor this man with the years of service he has given to so many throughout his life and to let him know that he is a man that has given to children and helped them in so many ways. The plan is to have a "Roast" in his honor, refreshments, entertainment and dancing. Clarence loves to dance!

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Community
Elmcroft of Timberlin Parc
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Category
Heart & Soul

Maxine was a school teacher for over 30 years!!

She would like to go out to SMU to The George Bush Museum and have lunch. She is very active in our community as well. Please help me fulfill her dream!

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Community
Elmcroft of Irving
Location
Irving, TX
Category
Adventure

Franchesca Connors spent many years with the Huntsville, AL Police Department as a Volunteer. She is very proud of her service. We will have a surprise dream for her and the Department will be sending a certificate of appreciation along with a few other items. We will host a special lunch from Olive Garden (her favorite) decorate the room as a Police Department and surprise her with her family and friends! Can't wait to see her in her badge they are sending.

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Community
Elmcroft of Timberlin Parc
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Category
Heart & Soul

Martha

Family Weekend

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Martha

Family Weekend

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Clarence

My Life as a Shriner

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Clarence

My Life as a Shriner

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Maxine

Bush Museum

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Maxine

Bush Museum

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Franchesca

My Honor to Serve

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Franchesca

My Honor to Serve

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Joan has always LOVED motorcycles! In her younger years she had a motorcycle of her own that she used to ride and has always dreamed of riding once again.  Arbor Terrace of Middletown would love to give her the chance to take a ride in a motorcycle side car with her own helmet and leather jacket while filming the ride with a GoPro camera, but not without a fabulous Tailgate Party before her ride!!!

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Community
Arbor Terrace of Middletown
Location
Middletown, NJ
Category
Relive the Past

Carolyn has always been an active member of her local Red Hat Society Chapter, who call themselves "The Red Hat Mama's." Carolyn has been unable to attend a meeting in a very long time, and would LOVE to host her fellow "Red Hatter" friends at a reception in her honor.

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

Please consider donating to help get Margaret one last trip to see all of her family in Seattle. She has lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren out there and would love to spend some good quality time with them all. She has two daughters that will be accompanying her on the trip. The last time she was there, her husband was alive and they were travelers. She hasn't gone anywhere since his passing. Please help make this dream possible for her so that she knows that age means nothing. You can still like a fulfilled life and be happy. Margaret will need help with air fare and hotel cost. Family will be able to cover food and personal items that Margaret may need. Time is of the essence as the family would like this to take place early July.  

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Community
Elmcroft of West Lafayette
Location
West Lafayette, Indiana
Category
Family & Love

Margaret has two PHD’s in Nutrition and worked in a hospital setting for many, many years. She was a hospital dietitian and was responsible for feeding over 400 patients, staff and guests daily. Margaret’s passion for cooking was fostered by her loving Mother who would cook meals for those in need within her community. As a young girl she enjoyed cooking many wonderful recipes in their family kitchen. The aroma of baking, the joy of cooking family dinners and other special dishes are fond memories she loves to reminiscence about.

Margaret is one of the kindest, most helpful and selfless residents.She is always serving others and playing the consummate host.  Her love of cooking is demonstrated through many of our community activities. From our cooking and baking clubs to assistance with our special community events, Margaret takes part.

We were thrilled to fulfill a special dream for Margaret as she cooked along side the incredible Chef Roach with Levy Restaurants. Margaret and fellow resident, Cliff, enjoyed this Cooking Dream come true as they prepared paella with Chef Roach. It was a delicious lunch! Chef Roach even surprised Margaret with her favorite dessert, Banana Pudding.

Thank you Levy Restaurants, Chef Roach, and Sunrise Senior Living!!!

 

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Community
Sunrise at East Cobb
Location
Marietta, GA
Category
Relive the Past

Joan

A Long Over Due Motorcycle Ride!

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Joan

A Long Over Due Motorcycle Ride!

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Carolyn

Red Hat Mama's Dream Reunion

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Carolyn

Red Hat Mama's Dream Reunion

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Margaret

One Last Trip To Seattle

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Margaret

One Last Trip To Seattle

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Margaret

Cooking with Chef

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Margaret

Cooking with Chef

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We fulfilled our first dream!  It was phenomenal!  Margaret dreamed of visiting a Casino again, so we took her to one in Eagle Pass, TX.

We spent the day there and had a blast!  The Family and I went as well to share the fun!!!   She felt great spending her first BILL!

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Community
The Heritage at Westover Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Category
Relive the Past

Mr. Tate, wanted to go country dancing, so we took him to the country dance club in our town called "Johnny B. Dalton's". We had two of his friends come out and surprise him while we were there. Mr. Tate had a blast and can't stop talking about his fun night! 

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Elmcroft of Rivershire
Location
Conroe, TX
Category
Relive the Past

Ms. Lillian is 94 and is from Griffin, GA. She was born and raised in Salem, SC.

She was a Librarian for 28 years in Griffin, GA at the Griffin Spaulding County Library.

She enjoyed being a Librarian again!

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Elmcroft of Milford Chase
Location
Marietta, GA
Category
Relive the Past

Terry's cancer has progressed and we wanted this dream for her to be spectacular. She always danced with her husband and family and they all share this love of dance. So on June 1, 2017 we had a local dance company come in and share with her family and her friends here at Elmcroft the love of ballroom dancing. We ordered a gown and shoes....so beautiful. We all shared in food, music, and dance and captured the most important...."A dance with her son".

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

Margaret

Back at the Slots

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Margaret

Back at the Slots

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Mr.Tate

Country Dancing

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Mr.Tate

Country Dancing

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Lillian

Lillian the Librarian

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Lillian

Lillian the Librarian

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Terry

Dancing with my Son

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Terry

Dancing with my Son

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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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VDT Family Edition »

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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VDT Training »

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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