When was the last time you had a wish come true? For our residents, they had their wish come true last week! It all started with a visit from Jerry with Opal’s Dream Foundation.
On one of his monthly visits to discuss upcoming facility events that they help us with, he happened to ask where our jukebox was. We then told him we didn’t have one! In that very moment Jerry’s eyes lit up and his fairy wings spread, and he said, “Well that’s because you haven’t asked for one!” Wish granted!
Within just a few weeks, he came and delivered our brand new jukebox! We had a sock hop filled with 50s style dress, food, and fun. We then unveiled the jukebox and gave the residents quite the surprise! They had an absolute blast coming up one by one to check it out and dance the afternoon away. One resident stated: “It reminds me of the olden days!” A few residents then asked when we would have to return the jukebox, and with a smile on our faces we let me know it is ours forever! They cheered and celebrated with absolute joy.
As “Dream Dream” played by the Everly Brothers, we watched one of our married couples hold hands and reminisce about their teenage years together. There is no better feeling than watching our residents have so much fun and with such huge smiles. Thank you Opals Dream Foundation for making our wish come true!