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
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.
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.
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