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

Henrietta used to do and go lots of places. She routinely went for manicures and pedicures. Henrietta would like to have a manicure and a pedicure to relax for a few hours. 

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Community
Elmcroft of Mid-Valley
Location
Peckville, PA
Category
Relive the Past

During a recent conversation with residents about Cedar Point, one of the largest amusement parks in the country that is just a few hours from where we are located, Hope, who is 98 YEARS OLD, shared that she would give anything to get to go there one more time! She had visited the park many times in her youth and with her children, and shares that she would still love to ride the coasters! Several other residents that were at the table that day shared in the conversation, sharing memories of trips they had made there, and how much fun it would be to go again. Hope said cheerfully, "then let's all go!" We are asking for funding for the cost of admission tickets for Hope and 5 of her friends, 3 staff members to assist, meal and drink while in the park, and gas to get there in our community van.

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

Lou Fioto has been a resident at Arbor Terrace since 1999. Lou was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy 35 years ago. He struggles with activities of daily living and relies on people to help him everyday. Even though Lou is confined to a wheel chair, he is a very outgoing and an  active member of our community. He is Vice-President of the Resident Council Committee and is a new Resident Ambassador as well. Lou is a "kid at heart" and he loves Rock-n-Roll music! If you walk by his apartment you will probably hear him singing!  Lou's "dream" is to go to a concert to see one of his favorite bands, "One Republic" and the "Script". We would love to see Lou's dream fulfilled!

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Community
Arbor Terrace of Middletown
Location
Middletown, NJ
Category
Adventure

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

Henrietta

Spa Day

4.95% $5 / $101

Henrietta

Spa Day

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Hope

Cedar Point or Bust!

3.57% $20 / $560

Hope

Cedar Point or Bust!

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Lou

Rock-N-Roll Dream

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Lou

Rock-N-Roll Dream

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Betty

Homecoming Queen

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Betty

Homecoming Queen

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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

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

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

Our Resident Rose, used to care for horses and groom them.  Rose is now on hospice, but still loves to talk about the picture on her refrigerator showing her standing next to a horse she had cared for.  Elmcroft of Downriver surprised Rose by bringing in a Pony named Jeffrey who made these memories come back.. Rose got to pet and enjoy this time with Jeffrey. This was a moment to remember, very tear jerking on how happy she was.  Rose spoke about this throughout  the rest of her day!   

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Community
Elmcroft of DownRiver
Location
Brownstown Twp, MI
Category
Relive the Past

Bennie

Cheerleader

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Cheerleader

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Kathleen

Yieldings

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Kathleen

Yieldings

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Mr

Our 60th Anniversary Celebration

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Mr

Our 60th Anniversary Celebration

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Rose

Horse Visited Rose

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Rose

Horse Visited Rose

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On June 25th our Healthy Lifestyle director, dreamer, Mary Jean and her sister traveled to Grand Rapids so Mary Jean could see her new Great Niece.  Mary Jean was delighted to hold the new baby and enjoyed lunch with everyone after the visit.

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Community
Elmcroft of DownRiver
Location
Brownstown Twp, MI
Category
Relive the Past

1.     Retirement community resident had mentioned to a staff member that she had always wanted to ride an elephant.  When the local Lion’s club was beginning to promote the circus coming to the area, the staff member contacted them to ask if they could help make this possible.  They were very accommodating.  The circus offered to make the resident part of the circus and ride during the show, but she preferred to ride prior to the show and enjoy it without all the fanfare.  She was thrilled.  She had brought some peanuts along and was happy to give them to the elephant after having the ride of her life.

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Community
Copeland Oaks Crandall Medical Center
Location
Sebring, OH
Category
Adventure

Mary Richardson has been with us for just a short time, but we have just fallen in

love with her. Mary told me one of her first jobs was at Krispy Kreme and she

worked at the one in Eastlake that has been there for 77 years. She said she loved

working there and had some funny stories to tell, but she said her favorite thing

about working there was the yummy donuts. Mary got to go back in time for a

bit; she got to visit the store she had once worked at, ate some donuts and got

interviewed by channel 33-40.

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Community
Elmcroft of Grayson Valley
Location
Birmingham, AL
Category
Relive the Past

It has always been Marian’s Dream to get the chance to visit Australia, and the main reason was to see the kangaroos.  While it wasn’t possible to get Marian to Australia, she was able to do the next best thing.  Marian was treated to a day trip to a Safari Park, and was able to get to see and touch a baby Wallaby. This Wallaby had just recently been taken from her mother’s pouch and will stay in a man made pouch until she decides she is old enough to venture out.   Wallaby’s are most closely related to the kangaroo,  aside from their size. Wallabies are widely distributed across Australia, particularly in more remote, heavily timbered, or rugged areas. This  Wallaby baby  hasn’t been named yet, and depending on whether or not the park keeps her or sells her who gets the honor of coming up with a name.  Marian was also thrilled to take the safari ride through the rough terrain getting a glimpse of other wild life such as Elk, Buffalo and Long Horned Steers.  

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Community
Elmcroft of Reedsville
Location
Reedsville, PA
Category
Adventure

Mary

Holding My New Great Niece

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Mary

Holding My New Great Niece

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Dream

A Ride on a Elephant

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Dream

A Ride on a Elephant

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Mary

Krispy Creme

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Mary

Krispy Creme

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Marian

Marian visits

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Marian visits

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