Crown Ridge Health Care believes that our lives are filled with opportunities and that each individual has the ability and right to live their life to the fullest every day. We believe that barriers such as age or medical diagnosis should not limit an individual’s ability to try and achieve their wishes and dreams and we are very committed to helping our residents continue to happily live their lives.
That is why residents of all of our homes are given the opportunity to submit an unfulfilled lifetime wish or dream through our Wishes and Dreams Program. Wishes and dreams are reviewed and awarded by our Wishes and Dreams Program Team. No wish or dream is too small and the committee takes many factors into consideration when awarding wishes and dreams, and of course not all wishes or dreams are possible to award. More information on this program, including how to submit for consideration, is available within each residence and by speaking with the Life Enrichment Coordinator.
So, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect about a recent day in the life of my brother, George, who is a resident at Westgate Lodge. George has been there for a couple of years, and I recall one day early on in his stay (when he was able to ambulate with a walker), a conversation with Teri, who helps look after residents, involving George and myself. Teri was explaining that she was a ski patroller at a local ski hill (Batawa), and George and I explained that he was once a very avid skier and also a ski patroller. It was kind and thoughtful on Teri’s part to engage my brother in this manner, and put a smile on his face.
What happened a couple of years later is so remarkable that I felt compelled to write....