Second Wind Dreams Announces First-Ever National Second Wind Dreams Day
Eldercare Communities Across Country to Welcome Public and
Honor Elders on New Day Celebrating Aging, Saturday, September 7, 2013
ATLANTA (August 12, 2013) – People from all walks of life will soon celebrate the journey of aging and honor those who prove every day that AGING ROCKS! when they visit an eldercare community on the first-ever National Second Wind Dreams Day.
Scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013, the new national day to honor elders was created by Second Wind Dreams, the international nonprofit changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams.
“National Second Wind Dreams Day is about celebrating our future. It’s about honoring the people who built our cities, laid our roads and shaped our country.” said P.K. Beville, M.S., founder of Second Wind Dreams. “It’s about giving people an opportunity to visit and celebrate with the people who have led the way for us all.”
From New Jersey to California, visitors to Second Wind Dreams-member eldercare communities (ECCs) involved in the day will be joining in the festivities and playing games, bringing flowers, sharing their skills and hobbies, and bringing pets for a visit. More than 137 dreams will be fulfilled at participating ECCs on the day.
Participating ECCs have a variety of activities planned ranging from Royal Suites Healthcare of Galloway, New Jersey presenting a high tea featuring a professional violinist and specialty desserts to Elmcroft Senior Living of Albuquerque, New Mexico honoring elders for the jobs they have had throughout their lives to Horizon Healthcare Center in Las Vegas, Nevada celebrating with an intergenerational Bingo event. In Atlanta, residents from ECCs will gather at a park for a festival with music and games.
To find a participating eldercare community near you along with contact information please visit http://www.secondwind.org/get-involved/national-swd-day/.
Organizations seeking to support National Second Wind Dreams Day have may provide financial support, make in-kind donations and organize corporate teams whose members can participate in an event that will make a difference in the lives of elders living in eldercare communities. Sponsorship information is available from Candice Beaty, managing director of Second Wind Dreams, at 678-624-0500 or Candice@SecondWind.org.
Eldercare communities that are not members are invited to contact Second Wind Dreams and join so that they too can make dreams come true, as well as participate in the National Second Wind Dreams Day festivities. To learn more about Second Wind Dreams visit www.SecondWind.org.
About Second Wind Dreams
Second Wind Dreams® is an international nonprofit organization changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs that help caregivers understand the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia. Founded in 1997 by award-winning geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, M.S., the Atlanta-based organization is recognized as the first in the nation to focus on enhancing the quality of life for elders and changing society’s perception of seniors by making dreams come true. Affiliated with more than 500 elder care communities across the country, Second Wind Dreams® has made thousands of dreams come true for seniors living in the United States, Canada, India, Israel and other countries around the world. Its innovative educational programs, known as the Virtual Dementia Tour®, is a scientifically proven method of training designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction. For more information about Second Wind Dreams® visit www.secondwind.org, www.Facebook.com/SecondWindDreams or @SecondWindDream on Twitter.
Dan Curran for Second Wind Dreams
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