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.

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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

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

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

Dorothy has been a lifelong fan of gospel music, barbershop quartets, and just "good music" in general. Here in Lima, Ohio, we have a fantastic group called the "Lima Bean Chorus", a group made up of 30 very talented performers. They are one of Dorothy's favorite groups, and she goes to see their concerts when they are held in town each year. We would like to bring them here to Elmcroft for a special concert for Dorothy and her friends.

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Community
Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
Category
Heart & Soul

Betty

Homecoming Queen

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Homecoming Queen

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Bennie

Cheerleader

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Cheerleader

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Our 60th Anniversary Celebration

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Dorothy

Lima Beane Chorus

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Lima Beane Chorus

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Little girls of all ages love dolls, and Melia Turner is no different.  At the young age of 99, Melia is quick to show you her collection of beautifully dressed and coiffed “babies"  It is her dream to visit the Doll Clothes Factory in Pigeon Forge, TN and spend an evening celebrating the Living Doll herself, Dolly Parton at the Dixie Stampede.

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Community
Morningside of Cookeville
Location
Cookeville, TN
Category
Adventure

George had always been actively involved in donating to one of his favorite charities, the children at   St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN.    While seeking out his dream he said "I just want to take care of the children!"  We contacted the hospital and their request was that we provide crayons and coloring books to help the children pass the time.  We are collecting coloring books and crayons in George's honor and wish that anyone that is able to help make this dream come true would donate to this great dream. 

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

A couple of years ago, the HLD of Elmcroft of Medina took a group of residents to our local town square where a special jazz performance was taking place. It made a big impression on one our residents.

Kathleen was asked not too long ago what special wish or dream she had. She immediately mentioned the jazz concert on the square. She wanted to hear another jazz performance.

Kathleen is a very artistically talened individual. She is a retired art professor from Kent State who loves all kinds of music. She comes alive when she hears it; whether it's toe tapping, clapping or getting up to dance to the beat.

In preparation for National Assisted Living Week we wanted to incorporate her dream into our music festivities. Wouldn't it be great to bring music to our residents, family members, staff and the community at large while we help fulfill a dream of one of our residents!

An organization in our community by the name of ORMACO which brings performances to our ares has agreed to contact jazz performers for our special event. Tom was intrigued with the dream and the idea of incorporating so many people in it. He immediately volunteered to help out.

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Elmcroft of Medina
Location
Medina, OH
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

Melia

Dolls and Dolly

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Dolls and Dolly

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George

Color Their World

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Color Their World

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Kathleen

Jazz in the Park

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Jazz in the Park

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Kathleen

Yieldings

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Yieldings

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Anthony "Tony" is the oldest living veteran in Mifflin County, PA.  It is his dream to see an American Flag at the place he resides in his honor and in the honor of his brother in law.  Tony was recently included in a ceremony honoring all county veterans.  Please help us honor Tony in a big way by helping to fund this dream.

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Community
Elmcroft of Reedsville
Location
Reedsville, PA
Category
Relive the Past

Eilene is a beautiful lady that enjoys spending time with others and loves dress to impress. Eilene failing health over the last year has kept her primarily immobilized to her room and when she get's spirts of energy she enjoys the companionship of her family and residents. Eilene's smile lights up the room. We would like to throw her a fancy 95th birthday party and decorate her room with decor that will pick up her spirits and give her better quality of life.

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Community
Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
Category
Heart & Soul

Joyce has a love for the symphony. We would love for her to go the the Cirque De La Symphonie coming to Lima October 11th. Prior to the performance we would enjoy supper at Old City Prime with her son.

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Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
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Relive the Past

Viola shared that she would love to go to the fair, in the evening as this is what she used to do with her husband. They would watch the harness racing "up by the fence". She loved seeing the lights on all the rides, and having supper out there. She quotes " What I wouldn't give for a bag of those homemade waffles and some caramel corn !"

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Elmcroft of Lima
Location
Lima, OH
Category
Relive the Past

Anthony

Stars and Stripes

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Stars and Stripes

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Eilene

Celebration of Life

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Celebration of Life

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Joyce

Joyce Goes to Symphony

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Joyce Goes to Symphony

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Viola

Fair Days

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Fair Days

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