The Lives We've Touched
These are just a few of the hundreds of dreams we've helped come true over the years. Sometimes, it's a pair of new socks; sometimes it's new legs. We make dreams - big and small - come true whenever we can. We partner with businesses, and work with people just like you to make good things happen in the lives of local seniors.
The owner of the Wig Shoppe donated a nice wig, and a complete set of wig care products to help give Melissa a great new look. Opal's also treated her to a well-deserved spa day, including manicure and pedicure. It was amazing to see the renewed confidence this gave her, and the smile on her face never faded.
This nursing home got a serious upgrade with a real Jukebox and a popcorn machine!
Mrs. Cabera-Herrera didn't speak English, and requested a tablet computer so she could watch videos and listen to music in Spanish.
Here she is with Megan Stimpson, activities Director at Rockford Health and Rehabilitation; Opals also provided a couple of MP3 players to be loaned out to the other residents.
Dreams are as unique as the people that request them. Mike, a resident of Friendship Health and Rehab, was made an Honorary Member of the Derby City Hogs. They even presented him with his own club vest.
Mobility is so important for quality of life, so Dean McDonald, an Opal's Dream Board Member, delivered an Electric Wheelchair to Mr. Roy Welcher at Rockford Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Welcher was joined by the Assistant Activities Director-Dorothy Hutton, Nurse Sue and the Activities Director-Megan Stimpson.
The Ladies of Friendship Manor
Check out the ladies from Friendship Manor enjoying a Tea Party at the Tea House in La Grange.
These ladies have not been able to venture beyond their nursing home due to the lack of funds, but thanks to generous donations from people like you, we treated them to a special lady's day out. Peter Kauffman, Opal's Foundation Chaplain, accompanied this group of seven ladies to the Tea House. Special thanks to the Tea House for supplying the ladies with hats to wear when they had their tea and cookies. Looks like it was a great time for all involved!
When You Do Good Things, People Notice
Our mission is catching on across Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana, just check out the media coverage!