Cedar Village has created a fund to make wishes come true for our residents including each resident living in the Health Care Center receiving a special holiday gift. Gifts were distributed by volunteers during Hanukkah and on Mitzvah Day.
We had seven volunteers, juniors and seniors from Mason High School who came right to Cedar Village after finishing their exams for the semester, for wrapping the gifts. Those gifts were then distributed to the residents throughout Cedar Village.
One volunteer said, “I really enjoyed going into each room and visiting with the residents and passing out the gifts to the residents individually. They really enjoyed receiving a new blanket, a necklace, a new sweater or a new hat.”
One of our residents at Cedar Village who lives in the apartments needed a new mattress for her bed. She is a private person, so she didn’t want anyone to know that she needed financial support for this purchase. Her aide shared this confidential information with the Chai Hopes/Making Dreams committee at Cedar Village. The committee was able to provide the resident with the funds needed to purchase the mattress.
“I am able to sleep better every night because of my new mattress. I am so thankful for the kindness that was shown to me,” she said.
Please consider making a donation to Making Dreams Come True if you would like to make a personal difference in the lives seniors living at Cedar Village.
Dreams continue to come true at Cedar Village. Many of our residents have very special wishes. One of our residents, Tom, wanted to attend a Cincinnati Reds game with his friends and family. The game was arranged for Tom and nine guests to attend the Reds game together. On the day of the game, Tom gathered with his friends wearing a Reds shirt and baseball cap. The group cheered on the Reds to victory and fun was had by all. “It reminded me of the times when I was younger and was able to see a game with my dad and brother. I will never forget this.”
Your donation will help create special experiences for residents to enjoy special time with their friends and loved ones. We will be able to help continue making dreams come true.
Dreams continue to come true at Cedar Village. Many of our residents have very special wishes. Sylvia loves to paint and draw. She participates in special art therapy classes at Cedar Village and is very talented. Her wish was to have art supplies to keep in her room that she could use to create beautiful masterpieces. She requested an easel, brushes, paints, and through our Chai Hopes program, her wish was granted. Painting is very therapeutic to Sylvia and she is now able to paint whenever she has a creative urge. Her pictures are truly magical. Your donation will help purchase art supplies for residents like Sylvia to help continue making dreams come true.
At Cedar Village, it is always a tradition to make dreams come true at the holiday season. The Residence Life Department asks residents what they would like as a Chanukah or Christmas gift and a staff member and volunteers shop for the gifts. From a sports-themed sweatshirt, to a purse, to a book, to a picture frame, each gift is then wrapped, labeled, and delivered by volunteers during Chanukah or on Christmas. The residents are always delighted to see their holiday wishes granted, and those who request an item of clothing can be seen proudly wearing their new clothes. Your donation will help continue this meaningful tradition.
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