Golden Dreams FAQ
Our “Dream Team” selects candidates for our Golden Dreams Program. In order to ensure a fair and balanced representation of perspectives, the team is comprised of a cross-section of staff from the Foundation and McCormick Home. The team’s goal is to ensure that everyone’s dream gets honoured, while considering available funds and any other required resources.
Eventually, yes. Part of our goal as we develop this program is to build a general dreams fund that will help assist in ensuring that everyone’s dream gets fulfilled.
Yes. In order to be achievable, we are starting with a conservative approach to the types of dreams we are offering. For example, to start, we are focusing on local areas and venues that are more easily funded. The size of our dreams is expected to grow with the availability of funds. Our goal is for all our dreams to be 100% achievable.
All dream submissions will be considered by our Dream Team.
If you have an idea for a dream, please share it with a member of our Life Enrichment staff, who will then forward the information to us. You may also feel free to visit us at the Foundation office, which is located next to the Tuck Shop, or call us at 519-432-2648 ext. 2318.
Because our Dream Team is comprised of staff from all areas within McCormick Home, we rely on their judgement to be fair and objective.
Dreams ideas come from our residents and family members.
If your chosen dream has been fulfilled, we encourage you to consider helping to make someone else’s dream come true by donating to another specific dream or to our general dream fund.
Yes. We require that the resident or substitute decision maker sign any necessary forms.
While the home provides many great outings for larger groups of residents, we are interested in focusing on fulfilling the individual dreams of one or two people at once, providing an opportunity for more a more customized experience.
Once the Foundation receives a dream recommendation from the Dream Team, they work on arranging the details of the request, such as securing partnerships where necessary, arranging transportation, and/or finding volunteers in order to make the dream come true.
At this time family members are welcome to participate in a dream with their loved one at their own expense.
No. We respect the wishes of our residents and substitute decision makers. Your image or name will not be used in our promotions without proper consents.
If you wish to follow through on a specific dream for a resident outside of the Golden Dreams program, you are most welcome to do so. Please note that you must seek the necessary funding and any required permissions to do so, as the Foundation would not be involved.
Absolutely. There are no restrictions on who is able to participate in a dream.
At this time, Alzheimer Outreach Services clients and families are not involved in the Golden Dreams program. However, our goal is to include AOS clients and families as the program grows.