Nurse Next Door encourages seniors to Dream On
The organizers of a new charity are looking to make the dreams of local seniors come true this fall.
The Dream On Seniors’ Wish Foundation was spearheaded by home care provider Nurse Next Door and the organization is looking for dream submissions from Airdrie and area residents during September.
“Our population is rapidly aging and it’s unfortunate that our golden generation is often forgotten about,” said Mary Britt, owner of the Nurse Next Door Calgary North office.
“We need to create a culture of respect and admiration for our seniors. This foundation is a means for Nurse Next Door to extend our passion for making lives better to a new level – making dreams of seniors come true.”
The Calgary North office services about a dozen clients in Airdrie, Crossfield, Carstairs, Irricana and Didsbury.
Britt and her team are seeking dream referrals during the month of September from caregivers, community workers, friends, family members and seniors.
Dreams can include requests such as computer lessons to keep in touch with family members or a trip across the world to see loved ones in person.
“Research shows one’s mindset about aging is an important determinant for overall health,” said Britt.
“Instead of merely coping with age, we need to celebrate it. We want to get people thinking about aging and encourage them to dream.”
Dreams can be submitted online at dreamseniorwish.org or mailed to Britt at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 30.