If They Can Dream It, We Can Do It
A romantic night on the town, complete with a string quartet; co-piloting an 18-wheeler tractor trailer big rig; soaring in a skydiving simulator; reconnecting with a major league ballplayer he once coached in Little League; not only riding in, but actually piloting a Duck Tours boat down the Charles River: These aren’t activities that nursing home residents typically get to enjoy. But, Penacook Place isn’t a typical nursing home
As part of its mission to provide the highest possible quality of life for its residents, Penacook developed the Tree of Dreams, an award-winning wish-granting program, in conjunction with Second Wind Dreams. Penacook’s “dreamweavers” are the hard-working staff members who turn residents’ dreams into reality.
All residents are encouraged to participate in the Tree of Dreams program by submitting a request. The dreamweavers meet with residents to help determine their wishes and figure out the best ways to make them come true. Sometimes, such as the resident who wanted to ride a roller coaster, the requests can be adventurous. Often, they are more about reconnecting with people or revisiting experiences from a resident’s past. Whatever the request, the Tree of Dreams aims to fulfill it.
Do You Dream about Doing a Good Deed?
We love making dreams come true, but we can’t do it alone. As a not-for-profit organization, Penacook Place reaches out to the community for support, particularly for help in providing the things that improve its residents’ quality of life. By donating to Penacook’s Tree of Dream fund, volunteering your time, or offering in-kind services, donors help turn residents’ wishes into reality.
Would you like to be part of the dream-making fun? To learn how you can donate and/or help, contact Karen Tarzia by email or by phone at 978-374-0707.