Making Dreams Come True

by 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.

                The Cedar Village Chai Hopes Program continues to make dreams come true for our residents. The holiday season is approaching.  Each resident in our 162 – bed Health Care Center receives a special holiday gift.  The Resident Life Department asks each resident his or her holiday gift wish and a very special volunteer goes shopping to grant the wishes.  The gifts are wrapped and distributed for Chanukkah and Christmas.  This has been a Cedar Village tradition for many years and the residents are always thrilled with their hand picked holiday gifts.  Your donation will help make a dream come true at the holiday season.


Mary has lived at Cedar Village for a number of years.  She has a special friend, a volunteer named Jane, who spends time with her each week.  Mary told Jane that she used to love watching “All My Children” by that it is not available on cable.  Jane found a way for Mary to watch her favorite show by providing a special piece of equipment to hook up her television and a monthly subscription to make Mary’s dream come true.  Thanks Jane!

Please consider a donation to Making Dreams Come True so that Mary’s friends can have their wishes granted.


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Cedar Village

Location: Mason, Ohio - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Carol Silver Elliott
Mason, OH United States

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