At Cedar Village, we like to make dreams come true. Jane came to Cedar Village for rehabilitation following a stroke. She is a younger woman than some of our other stroke victims and her goal, as well as the goal of our therapists was to return home to live as normal a life as possible with her family. Jane’s speech therapist made a request for a special voice app for Jane’s IPod – a “Touch Chat” to help her communicate when she returned home. This app was vital because Jane has apraxia and had trouble communicating. We were able to grant Jane’s (and her therapist’s) wish to aid her communication skills. Your donation will help make dreams come true for patients like Jane.
This week, our hospice team helped make a dream come true for one of their patients, Alex. Alex is a big fan of Cincinnati Bengal AJ Green, and our team arranged for AJ to come to Cedar Village to surprise Alex. This was made possible through one of our special funds which helps create wishes for our residents. We bought Alex a Bengals shirt and hat. AJ brought Alex an autographed number 18 Bengals jersey, game ball and a pair of black cleats with orange laces. Alex really enjoyed this special visit. The next day, Channel 12 News came out to interview Alex and his wife. Thanks to our hospice team for this special surprise and mitzvah
A Wish Granted!
At Cedar Village, our mission is that aging will be an enriching and fulfilling experience for the individuals who live in our retirement community. And so we try to make special dreams come true for residents who have no family members to provide special items or take them on a special outing.
John had a simple request – he needed some new short sleeve shirts as spring and summer approach. We paired him up with a team member who took him shopping and then took him out to lunch at one of his favorite restaurants. It was just as special for the team member as it was for John. Your generous gift will help residents like John have special wish granted.
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.
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