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

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Melvin (Bud), along with two other residents of Elmcroft of Lewisburg, are HUGE Nascar fans! We would like to make their dream come true with a trip to the Nascar race on June 8, 2014 at Pocono Raceway Long Pond. Help us send them to the track! 

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Community
Elmcroft of Lewisburg
Location
Lewisburg, PA
Category
Adventure

Sandy enjoys taking trips to the casino. Since living at Elmcroft Senior Living Community, she has not been able to enjoy her hobby like she used to. We would like to make this dream come true for a special birthday surprise!

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Elmcroft of Lewisburg
Location
Lewisburg, PA
Category
Adventure
Ray Galbraith is a retired Operator from Amaco Oil where he worked in Texas City for 35 years. His hobbies include fishing and hunting but he loves to play poker and craps. He has played a weekly game of cards with his buddies for over 15 years and spent many a weekend on roadtrips traveling to casinos. His recent hospital stay gave him grevious news and at 88 he wants to go to Coushatta Casino in Loisianna one last time with his son Neil. We want to provide limo service for he and his son as he can not fly. His son is providing his gambling money and the Coushatta Casino is providing his lunch. Donate to This Dream »

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Community
Elmcroft at The Mainland
Location
Texas City, TX
Category
Relive the Past

Charles has a love of music! He used to play the banjo but would love to learn to play piano. 

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Community
Elmcroft of Reading
Location
Reading, PA
Category
Heart & Soul

Melvin

Attending a Nascar Race

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Melvin

Attending a Nascar Race

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Sandy

Trip to the Casino

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Sandy

Trip to the Casino

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Ray

Father & Son's Last Hurrah

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Ray

Father & Son's Last Hurrah

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Charles

Learn to Play the Piano

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Charles

Learn to Play the Piano

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Yolanda loves getting wrapped up in good reading material! She would love to receive magazines to enjoy at her leisure. Help us send Yolanda subscriptions for Better Homes and Gardens and Essence magazines! 

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Community
College Park Health Care
Location
College Park, GA
Category
Heart & Soul

Marcia loves flowers and was a flower show judge across our state for many, many years. When she told us she would like to grow some flowers in her room we knew we had to make that dream come true! 

We provided the dirt, pots, and bulbs. Marcia quickly had the bulbs that needed separated split and ready, the soil placed in the pots, and the bulbs then in place. We then gave them "a drink" and transportated them back to her room.

At this time, the growths are about 8 inches tall, and will soon be ready to bring to the front commons so Marcia can share the blooms with her friends! She is having so much fun watching over them and reliving the flower memories in her past.  

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Community
Elmcroft of Ontario
Location
Mansfield, OH
Category
Relive the Past

Faith always dreamed of seeing the Cirque du Soleil show :"Love".  Her husband had promised to take her to this special performance, but sadly he passed away before the dream was fullfilled.

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Community
Acacia Springs Independent & Assisted Living
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Category
Adventure

Billy has an amazing attitude despite having lived in a nursing home for years with little family support. He used to enjoy outdoor adventures with his wife, but one thing he never got to do was a hot air balloon ride. He would love the chance to go on that little adventure! 

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Community
Bonterra Nursing Center
Location
East Point, GA
Category
Adventure

Yolanda

Magazines for Yolanda

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Yolanda

Magazines for Yolanda

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Marcia

Grow Flowers in my Room

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Marcia

Grow Flowers in my Room

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Faith

"Love" for Cirque du Soleil

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Faith

"Love" for Cirque du Soleil

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Billy

Hot Air Balloon Adventure

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Hot Air Balloon Adventure

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Rose has always been a very fun-loving woman.  Her favorite pastimes have include spending time with family, linedancing and fun events like Mardi Gras.  She had recently gotten in a rut and wasn't as spunky and fun-loving as her family remembered.  Her daughter Jenny thought it would be a great idea for her Mom to come to the Order of Polka Dots Mardi Gras Parade and Call-outs for the Ball.  Jenny was joining the Polka Dots this year and knew that her Mom would never turn down her personal invitation to the festivities.  She even invited her Mom's Best Friend to ensure a fun time would be had.  Rose's evening started off with a glass of wine and a steak dinner at Outback.  She was able to dance with the waitress and received a hug from one of the young handsome waiters.  She laughed and joked with everyone.  The next stop was downtown Mobile for the Mardi Gras parade where she visited with her extended family and they caught beads and Moonpies galore.  After the parade, the group proceeded to the Mobile Civic Center where the ball was to be held.  The ladies had quite the fun looking at all the dazzling dresses, dapper men in their tuxedoes with tails and all of the other sights associated with Mardi Gras.  After the callouts, the ladies just beat the stroke of midnight getting home.  They regaled everyone with tales of their evening out for days afterward and Rose gained her fun-loving spirit back!

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Community
Elmcroft of Heritage Woods
Location
Mobile, AL
Category
Family & Love

Gene "G.G." Gilroy is a lifelong Mobilian and enormous fan of Mardi Gras.  It is a well known fact in the Mobile area that Mardi Gras started in Mobile and not New Orleans as most people assume.  G.G. grew-up attending this family-friendly Mardi Gras with her many brothers and sisiters and has always enjoyed the Carnival season.  She often shares her memories of these days and the mischief that she and her sisters participated in as they got older- they were very poor and made their own confetti from newspaper.  In those days sailors wore uniforms with enormous collars.  She and her sisters would sneak up behind the sailors and drop handfuls of confetti down their collars. As the Mardi Gras season arrived here in Mobile, the plan was to take a group of seniors to a daytime parade.  G.G. was all reved up and ready to go!  She was able to catch the parade twice and at one point was hit in the face with a large set of beads. When asked if she was okay and what she thought about the parade she enthusiastically shouted "THIS IS GREAT!" G.G. was able to continue with her Mardi Gras festivities when she was crowned Elmcroft of Heritage Woods 2014 Mardi Gras Queen three days later during Family & Friends Night.  She was so overwhelmed by the honor that she burst into tears and told her family "My parents would be so proud!"

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Elmcroft of Heritage Woods
Location
Mobile, AL
Category
Relive the Past

Evelyn has always been a very faithful Christian and raised her daughters and son in church.  Upon learning that a local church was presenting an Easter Passion Play she desired to attend with her family and enjoy a meal out.  The evening began with a dinner at Cracker Barrel with two of her daughters.  After her meal she also enjoyed a celebratory sundae.  She and her daughters were able to enjoy rocking in the rocking chairs on the front porch of Cracker Barrel and watching the sun start setting prior to journeying across the street to Dauphin Way Baptist Church to witness the presentation of the Gospel fulfilled. After the presentation, Evelyn and her daughters all agreed that the evening's performance had been very moving and enjoyable.  As they left the church they all linked arms and walked to the car- re-emphasizing Evelyn's dedication to her faith and family.

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Elmcroft of Heritage Woods
Location
Mobile, AL
Category
Family & Love
Tom’s Musical Trip to Ireland   Today we gathered to celebrate Tom and his love of his hometown of Roscrea, Co. Tiperary in Ireland!  He misses Ireland and its beautiful music.  Tom enjoyed his favorite ice cream while Debra Peterson performed a personalized a program of Irish music just for him.  She did some traditional Irish harp tunes, including a few of Turlough O Carolan, familiar Irish songs, such as “Danny Boy” and “Molly Malone.  She included lesser-known but more authentic Irish dance tunes which included the jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig and Irish Polka!  She came with her harp, Irish pennywhistle and flute. She talked to Tom in between songs and spoke about the music, instruments and history behind the pieces.  Tom was surprised with a visit from his daughter-in-law, Sheila, who enjoyed the concert with him.   View This Dream »

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Community
Elmcroft of Roswell
Location
Roswell, GA
Category
Relive the Past

Rose

Mother Daughter Mardis Gras Festivities

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Gene

G.G.- The Crowning of a Queen

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G.G.- The Crowning of a Queen

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Evelyn

Evelyn's Faith & Family

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Evelyn's Faith & Family

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Tom

I Left My Heart in Ireland

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I Left My Heart in Ireland

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