Our Live a Dream program demonstrates our commitment to exceeding the expectations of our residents and their families. All of our staff is empowered to identify and grant the wishes of our residents on a regular basis. We’ve had residents soar through the clouds in planes and hot air balloons, zip line through the forest, renew their wedding vows, and take special trips to visit family and friends. These dreams and many more are all possible at Trilogy! See more Live a Dream posts on our Trilogy blog, Living With Purpose!
Cedar Ridge Health Campus Grants a Special Wish!
(Cynthiana, KY) Lillian has taken many memorable trips to Pigeon Forge with her family over the years. This year, though, she was unable to make the trip and was heartbroken. The staff at Cedar Ridge Health Campus knew that it was Lillian’s dream to be able to visit Pigeon Forge this year, so they made plans to take her! Lillian was overcome with happiness and asked if she could bring her roommate, Wilma, who had never been to Pigeon Forge. The staff agreed, and the two ladies were whisked away to the picturesque mountains of Tennessee. While there, they enjoyed a Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show, went on several shopping trips, ate at the Apple Barn Restaurant, and even had an Olde Tyme Photo taken! The ladies returned to Cedar Ridge full of happy memories they will cherish forever. Thanks to everyone at Cedar Ridge who helped make this dream a reality!
Wellbrooke of Kokomo Helps Resident Live a Dream!
(Kokomo, IN) Indy Honor Flight is part of the National Honor Flight Network. Their mission is to transport American Veterans to Washington DC to visit memorials built to honor their sacrifices. Jim W., an 87-year-old resident at Wellbrooke of Kokomo, served in the Army and fought in the Korean War. He was honored with a place on one such flight and flew to Washington DC on April 3rd along with 200 other Indiana vets. During his trip to Washington DC, Jim visited our nation’s cherished memorials. When they returned home, the vets were surprised with a warm welcome at Plainfield High School. A crowd of people were cheering and celebrating their service to our country. Thanks to the Life Enrichment Team at Wellbrook of Kokomo for working out the logistics. We couldn’t be more proud to serve Jim at one of our health campuses!
Woodmont Health Campus Makes a Dream Come True!
(Boonville, IN) Mary S., a resident of Woodmont Health Campus, speaks often about how much she loves and misses animals. Tammy, Life Enrichment Associate, overheard Mary talking one day about how she would love to play with cats again. Tammy contacted the Vanderburgh Humane Society (VHS) in Boonville, IN and set up a day for Mary to volunteer with the animals. Mary was ecstatic when she received the good news! Tammy asked Mary what could make the experience even better, and Mary said she was craving some “hot, fresh pizza!” Mary’s wish was granted. Tammy and Tracy, MDS, took Mary to the VHS for a morning of volunteering, and then out to lunch for fresh pizza. When Mary returned to the campus, she began eagerly telling stories of the cats at the shelter, bringing many employees to tears. She was so happy to be reconnected with the community in a way that fills her with pure joy.
Highland Oaks Health Center Resident Lives a Dream!
(McConnelsville, OH) Charles M., Legacy Lane resident of Highland Oaks Health Center, is a long time baseball fan. In his younger years, he was very active with children and sports and misses it very much. He recently mentioned that his dream would be to throw out the first pitch of a baseball game. After hearing this, the team at Highland Oaks knew they had to make it happen! It was arranged for Charles to attend a Morgan County Little League game to throw out the first pitch. Bringing back so many memories from his past, Charles was overjoyed when he heard the news. Hundreds of people, many with tears in their eyes, watched Charles walk out to the pitcher’s mound with the biggest smile on his face. The crowd erupted when the ball left his hands. The moment was priceless and Charles was glowing with happiness!