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

James is no longer able to get out of bed. His favorite pastime is watching movies so we'd like to give James the chance to really enjoy his movies with a 28" flat screen TV!

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Community
Woodstock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Location
Woodstock, GA
Category
Heart & Soul

Betty and June speak of wishing they'd had piano lessons as children.  To keep their minds active, they would love to start taking lessons now. We have found someone willing to teach for $60 a week. Help us keep their minds active with a month of piano lessons! 

 

 

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Community
Elmcroft of Austin
Location
Austin, TX
Category
Adventure

Peggy has a dear friend who lives in an assisted living community in Birmingham. They are very close and it has been a very long time since they have seen one another. We would like to let these 2 reconnect for a day. We would like to take Peggy for a day in Birmingham where she can talk, laugh, and reminisce with her friend. Any maybe even eat a nice meal!

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Community
Ridgeview Health Services
Location
Jasper, AL
Category
Family & Love

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

James

TV for James

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TV for James

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Betty

Piano Lessons for Two

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Piano Lessons for Two

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Peggy

Visiting with a Friend

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Visiting with a Friend

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Billy

Hot Air Balloon Adventure

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Hot Air Balloon Adventure

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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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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

Donald always has a smile in his eye and laughter on his lips. He likes to sing and dance when he is happy he will yodel to country music. Donald said he was from a large family so the simple things make him happy. The most precious memory he still has is of his little girls laughing. He says you never forget the sound of your children laughing or crying.

When talking with family we found out that Donald worked many jobs over the years until he went into the Army Core and learned how to survey. He then got a job on April 23, 1951 for Penn Dot. He worked for them until he retired on April 26, 1989. He really enjoyed this job and said the best part of the job was watching the new building going up.

With the help of Greg Simpson (Training Coordinator For  Penn Dot ) from District 9, Hollidaysburg, Pa 16648, we were able to honor Donald. Mr. Simpson said Donald was well known and respected for being truthful and kind. On April 9th 2014, Commonwealth Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation presented a Certificate of Service to Donald Bardell in recognition of 38 years of service.

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Community
Elmcroft of State College
Location
State College, PA
Category
Relive the Past

Deanna lost her husband in late 2013. They were 3 months shy of being married for 50 years. Her husband used to take her to Caper's Restaurant in Kennesaw, GA once a week for many years. Since her husband passed away, she had not been able to visit the restaurant due to mobility and transportation issues. That changed when Deanna was surprised with a visit to Caper's with her daughter, two friends and her favorite Elmcroft of Milford Chase staff. She was so happy because everyone at the restaurant still remembered her as if she had never stopped coming.

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

 

 

Fred and Pamela used to eat at their favorite Mexican restaurant every week. They since moved into a nursing home and hadn't eaten there in over a year. The manager and restaurant welcomed them warmly for a special lunch date return. 

 

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Community
Royal Springs Healthcare
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Category
Relive the Past

Faith

"Love" for Cirque du Soleil

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Faith

"Love" for Cirque du Soleil

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Donald

Recognition Day

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Donald

Recognition Day

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Deanna

Caper's Restaurant Reunion

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Deanna

Caper's Restaurant Reunion

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Fred

Mexican Dinner Date Tradition

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Mexican Dinner Date Tradition

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