Our Live a Dream program demonstrates our compassionate commitment to our residents and families. All of our health campus leaders are encouraged to identify and grant the wishes of our residents on a regular basis. Reunion, one-last-time or lifelong dreams are all possible at Trilogy!
Ashford Place Health Campus Resident Lives a Dream!
(Shelbyville, IN) It was a Christmas dream come true! Maevern F. loves hot air balloons, but has never been up in one. So, after Ashford Place Health Campus’s annual resident Christmas party, there was a special gift waiting for Maevern. She was bundled into her warmest clothes and then taken for a special tour of Shelbyville – in her own personal hot air balloon! The ride was amazing and so beautiful. Maevern launched a parachute over the side of the balloon and pointed out Shelbyville landmarks, commenting on how different the town looked from 1,700 feet in the air. People waved, cars stopped and Maevern could see people staring into the sky watching her! Maevern spent over an hour in the air amongst the clouds. When she landed, she was greeted by the police and fire departments and a crowd of admirers. Hot air balloons don't land in Shelbyville very often. Maevern was the talk of the town for the evening!
A special thanks to Tony Sandlin of Midwest Balloon Rides for a safe, fun and beautiful balloon ride. And thank you to everyone involved in making Maevern’s dream come true.
The Meadows of Ottawa Makes Dreams Come True!
(Ottawa, OH) Throughout her time at The Meadows, Mary Ann R. has spent countless hours watching planes take off and land at the county airport, secretly wishing that one day she would be aboard one of them. Mary Ann had never been on a plane before, and she recently discussed her curiosity and desire to finally take that first ride. With the help of Trilogy Health Services, Scott, our company pilot, and 3M Construction, Mary Ann’s dream of flying became a reality! It was a beautiful sunny day as Scott flew Mary Ann around Putnam County, and she was very thankful for the opportunity. Great team effort by everyone involved!
Bethany Pointe Health Campus Grants Special Wish!
(Anderson, IN) Peggy D., a 103 year-old resident of Bethany Pointe Health Campus, has been an Indianapolis Colts fan since the beginning of the franchise itself. Despite her longtime fanhood, Peggy had never attended a game… until now. Peggy was made the Colts’ honorary 12th man and presented with four tickets and sideline passes to the Ravens game on October 5th. Peggy, along with her granddaughter, Suzette, and Life Enrichment staff members, traveled to Lucas Oil Stadium in a limo! The group watched warm-ups from the sidelines, and Peggy chatted with a few players before kickoff. During the game, Peggy was escorted onto the field, her name was called over the speakers and the crowd applauded. She was all smiles! Also, country singer, Trace Adkins, who was performing at the game that day, introduced himself to Peggy and left her with a kiss on the cheek. Peggy’s last wish was for a Colts win, and her wish was granted as the Colts beat the Ravens 20 to 13! Suzette explained the day’s events by saying, “It’s so exciting. Grandma is just full of life, and this is just an example that at 103 she still wants to get out there and experience life.”
Thorton Terrace Health Campus Helps Resident Live a Dream!
(Hanover, IN) Larry H., a resident of Thornton Terrace Health Campus, is a former avid gun collector. He used to hunt frequently and practice shooting at the gun range all the time. The staff at Thornton Terrance knew Larry missed his old hobby, so they contacted the local county sheriff’s office in hopes of making something happen. Sheriff Wallace and his deputies went above and beyond to make Larry’s dream come true. It was arranged for Larry to visit the police firing range that is actually closed to the public. Three sheriff cars met Larry and staff on the way there to provide a police escort, sirens and all! The sheriff department also provided Larry with an official Jefferson County Sheriff Department shirt, hat and sew-on patch. Larry had an unforgettable afternoon! Everyone treated Larry with the utmost respect and dignity, and made him feel as if he were just "one of the guys" out for an afternoon of target practice. Kudos to everyone involved that made Larry’s dream a reality!