“Nothing happens unless first, we dream” – Carl Sanberg
This week, one of our communities, Garnette Gardens in Redwood Falls, Minnesota will be hosting their very first “Dreams Can Come True” program. Four years ago, we made a transformation in our activity program. This program was centered on providing our residents with more intellectual and fulfilling activities that would show to their families, and more importantly to each other, that they can make a difference in the world. It began with small changes such as residents volunteering to pack meals for needy children, to residents learning how to paint with water colors. Part of this new activity program was to build a “Make-a-wish” type of program for our residents. Called “Dreams Can Come True”, the program has been a huge success in several of our communities.
Past dreams inclice a resident in their 90’s learning how to email their grandkids. It was our “Harley Mama” wanting to show her grandkids that she still has “it”. And it was our residents wanting to go fishing with their families one more time. Our program is not just A Part of Them; it was living life and experiencing what we once took so much joy in doing. The resident in each of these instances and so many more, are our family members.
Garnette Gardens will be celebrating their program this Friday, October 23rd at 2:00pm. If you can’t make it, we’ll be “live blogging” the event via Garnette Gardens Facebook page. We’ll also try to post some of the pictures after the event is over. If you can make it, we’d love to have you!