What would your best day be? It is a simple question that we ask our residents at Azura, as part of our MOSAIC Dreams Therapy Program. However, the response is truly magical and our MOSAIC Dreams by Azura uses this information to make these dreams come true in a MOSAIC of magical ways!
Thanks to our partnership with Second Wind Dreams, we have been able to take a resident golfing, something he had given up because of his disease diagnosis. Then we learned that a resident had always wanted to graduate from college, so we threw her a graduation party complete with cap, gown and an honorary diploma from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Another resident yearned to go back to the County Fair for a corn dog and a beer. We may have supplemented the beverage for a teddy bear, but regardless it made him smile!
Every smile and every dream realized is part of the MOSAIC of love and support we try to weave at Azura for our residents and their families. Below are a few of our favorite dreams we helped to come true!
Ride to Remember-Lyle was a bus driver for the Osseo-Fairchild School District for over 30 years and transporting the kids was his greatest joy! It came as no surprise to learn that his MOSAIC Dream was to ride his route one last time, but he had to do it in a yellow school bus. Hearing this our MOSAIC […]
70th Wedding Anniversary: Azura MOSAIC Dream-If you could have one thing, what would it be? For George, an Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek resident, it was to simply share a meal with his wife. Thanks to the Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program, George’s wish came true on Tuesday, January 14, which was also he and his wife’s 70th Wedding Anniversary! George and his […]
Music Fuels the Soul: Azura MOSAIC Dream-At Azura Memory Care the goal of our MOSAIC Dream’s program is to ensure that our residents get to experience their best day or at least an EXCEPTIONAL moment of joy! In this case, our resident Joy’s love of music and live theatre allowed our MOSAIC Dreams program to provide her with the INNOVATIVE experience of attending […]
Experience Daughter’s Wedding: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Barbara’s and her family’s special wish was for her to be able to see her daughter in her wedding dress and experience this special time. Unfortunately, Barbara was unable to attend the official ceremony, so her family and the Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program worked together to plan a small wedding ceremony the following day at […]
Sunday at Snarley’s: Azura MOSAIC Dream-For Chris, a resident of our Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek home, his MOSAIC Dream day was to enjoy an afternoon at his local spot, Snarleyʼs Sports Bar and Restaurant in South Milwaukee. He wished to watch the Packer’s game and enjoy time with friends and family. Thanks to Azura’s MOSAIC Dreams Squad and his […]
Forever a Cubs Fan: An Azura MOSAIC Dream-It is said that once a Cubs fan, always a Cubs fan and for Lorna, a resident of our Azura Memory Care of Kenosha home, this sentiment is definitely true! In fact, Lorna loves the sport of baseball and grew up wanting to play in the Women’s League. Thanks to our MOSAIC Dreams program, Lorna’s wish […]
Tractor Champion: An Azura MOSAIC Dream-Lynn’s special MOSAIC Dream was to win a Truck and Tractor Pull and thanks to the Waukesha County Fair and Midwest Tractor and Truck Puller’s Association, we were able to make this MOSAIC Dream a reality. For two years our MOSAIC Dreams Program had tried to get Lynn to the Association’s annual Pull, but unfortunately the weather was […]
Take Flight: An Azura MOSAIC Dream-When someone earns their “wings” it is a moment they never forget and for Charlie, an Azura Memory Care of Beloit resident and retired pilot, it was a moment he desperately wanted to relive! Thanks to Azura’s MOSAIC Dreams program and Elevation Air, LLC, Charlie’s dream flight became a reality! Not only was he able […]
B-I-N-G-O: An Azura MOSAIC Dream-Who doesn’t love an EXCEPTIONAL game of B-I-N-G-O? At Azura Memory Care this beloved game is played within our homes on a regular basis and we make sure that everybody wins!! However, for a true BINGO aficionado this tame game play sometimes isn’t quite enough, so when Dorothy a resident of our Azura Memory Care of […]
Farm Heaven: An Azura MOSAIC Dream-What was Lori’s idea of the perfect day? Heading back to the farm and feeding calves! Thanks to the Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program and Soaring Eagle Dairy in Newton, WI, Lori was able to visit a local dairy farm and reminisce on special memories from her childhood. Lori was amazed by how much farming has changed and loved getting […]
Limo + Music = FUN: An Azura MOSAIC Dream-Music, dancing, and fun are three words that would describe Pamela’s perfect day. Pamela loved attending live rock concerts in the past and has always wanted to ride in a limo. The Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program and Azura of Oshkosh Team helped make Pamela’s dream day a reality by taking her to Shattuck Park in […]
Theater Bravo: Azura MOSAIC Dream-A lover of comedies, plays and musicals, Mary Lou’s special wish was to go to a live theater performance. Thanks to our Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program and our Azura of Clinton Team we were able to make Mary Lou’s dream day a reality at Beloit Civic Theatre’s presentation of “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney. Mary Lou […]
Ice Skating Fun: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Marilyn, an Azura of Beloit resident, wished to go to an ice skating show, having grown up wanting to be an ice skater. For her dream day, Marilyn and her family were able to attend the Spring Ice Show at Carlson Ice Arena in Rockford, IL. The show’s theme was 50’s, 60’s and 70’s themed, […]
Go Bucky: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Azura Memory Care’s MOSAIC Dreams program helped “raise the roof” to make a resident’s wish to dance with Bucky Badger come true! An avid Wisconsin sports fan, Dolly, a resident of our Eau Claire home, had always dreamed of cutting a rug with Bucky. Thanks to her family’s support and some toe tapping tunes Dolly […]
Remarry My Wife: Azura MOSAIC Dream-This simple wished sentiment by Frank Borg, a resident of our Azura Memory Care of Eau Claire family led our MOSAIC Dreams squad to jump into action to make it come true. In a few short days, thanks to the support of the local community, Frank and his blushing bride Sue renewed their vows of […]
Back to the Classroom: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Eleanor, Azura of Sheboygan resident and retired elementary school teacher, had a wish to return to the classroom once more and be around children again. Thanks to the Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program and Grant Elementary School in Sheboygan, we were able to take her back to the school where she taught at during her career […]
Hair Happiness: Azura MOSAIC Dream-A day out at the salon and a lunch outing with family; a MOSAIC Dream come true! An Azura resident, Elaine, had her dream day realized earlier this month thanks to the Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program and our Azura of Wausau Team. Elaine loved having her hair professionally done at a Salon, something she used […]
Wedding Day Reminisce: Azura MOSAIC Dream-It all starts with the question, “What would your best day be?” and for Azura of Clinton resident, Meda, it was to visit the church she was married in and enjoy some delicious ice cream with her family. The Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program was excited to help make Meda’s dream day a reality at St. […]
One More Moment on the Course: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Just one more moment out on the course; that was the MOSAIC Dream of Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek resident, Bob, and his family. Despite a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, golfing has always been a passion of Bob’s that remains close to his heart. With a recent admittance to hospice, Azura Memory Care and […]
Tacos and Family: Azura MOSAIC Dream-From the simple to the extraordinary, Azura Memory Care works to fulfill the dreams and wishes of its residents through its exclusive MOSAIC Dreams Program. It all starts with the question, “What would your best day be?” and for one Azura of Oak Creek resident, Ray, it was to simply spend time with his loved […]
One more trip to Boston Store: Azura MOSAIC Dream-What would your dream day look like? An afternoon at the spa? A ride up in a helicopter? Or, perhaps, getting to pet an elephant at the circus? These are just a few of the dreams Azura Memory Care has fulfilled through its exclusive MOSAIC Dreams Program, which works to make our residents’ dreams and […]
Hitting the Golf Green Once Again: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Through our Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program, we are happy to be able to help our residents relive some of their best days and cherished activities. Whether it is enjoying a favorite dessert, swimming laps at the pool, or going up in a helicopter to see the sights down below, we love to be able to […]
Speed Boat Fishing: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Azura’s MOSAIC Dreams Program was excited to make a special fishing excursion come true for one of our residents with the help of Second Wind Dreams and team members from Scheels of Eau Claire. According to John, a 61 year-old resident at Azura Memory Care, his dream was to go “really fast in a big […]
Splashes of Joy: Azura MOSAIC Dream-A long-time swimmer’s MOSAIC Dream come true!! The Azura MOSAIC Dreams Program was able to help Carole swim again, a past cherished activity she enjoyed on a routine basis, at the Kenosha YMCA for the afternoon. With all of the swimming essentials and her Azura entourage, Carole jumped right back into action once her toes […]
An Equestrian Dream Come True: Azura MOSAIC Dream-An equestrian’s MOSAIC Dream come true! Barbara, a resident at Azura Memory Care of Clinton, had her MOSAIC dream realized this past month at the Three Gaits Therapeutic Horsemanship Center in Stoughton. Last year, Barbara shared with her Azura family that her dream and personalized moment of joy would be to be around horses again. […]
A MOSAIC of Memories: Azura MOSAIC Dream-We have found that many of our MOSAIC Dreams center around either a professional or personal desire. Recently, Azura’s MOSAIC Dreams Squad was able to help one of our residents, Brenda, recapture a professional goal by getting back in the front seat of a police squad car. Brenda had served on the Racine Police Department […]
Brewer’s Baseball: Azura MOSAIC Dream-For a Milwaukee Brewer’s Superfan, a night at the ballgame was the ultimate MOSAIC dream and moment come true! Suzanne, a resident at Azura Memory Care, has been a Brew Crew fan for a very long time and has never missed a game. In fact, Suzanne and her family attended Brewer’s games when the team […]
Jazz Music Brings Joy: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Earlier this June, a resident of our Azura Memory Care of Oconomowoc home had his special MOSAIC Dream made into a reality! Jerry’s dream was to have an evening reminiscent of the dancing and fun he had at the Milwaukee Eagles Club in his younger years with his wife. The Azura MOSAIC Dreams Squad took […]
Bronco’s or Bust: Azura MOSAIC Dream-One of the long held memories of many in our fair state is to root for the green and gold, but for one resident within our family of care his dream was more blue and orange. You see, our resident Ken is a huge Denver Bronco’s fan and his wish was to have a true […]
Lights, Camera, Smile: Azura MOSAIC Dream-What would your dream day be? At Azura Memory Care we are asking our residents this question everyday to further tap into the person-hood of each individual and find ways to bring them JOY! For one Azura of Eau Claire resident, it was to experience a full day of pampering and to have a glamour […]
Ice Show Brings Joy: Azura MOSAIC Dream-What would your best day be? For one Azura Memory Care resident, it was “to go to an ice skating show.” To some, this may have been no surprise because this was something she loved to do with her family long before her diagnosis. Deemed an ice-skating aficionado, she would always tune-in to watch the […]
Bicycle Dream Comes True: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Some of our most favorite memories are those experienced in childhood and for one resident of our Sheboygan home her dream was to go back to a time when she could feel the wind in her hair and pedal under her foot. This past month the Azura Memory Care Dreams Squad helped make Audrey’s bike […]
An Elephant’s Touch: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Ever wonder what the hide of an elephant feels like? For one resident of Azura this was a question she had asked herself all of her life. In fact, she was so intrigued by the pachyderms that she began collecting trinkets and jewelry and one day wished to be able to touch one. Thanks to […]
Shopping and BBQ: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Azura Memory Care’s MOSAIC Dream Program helps make the wish of a personalized shopping trip and BBQ lunch come true for a resident with dementia. Watch her face light up with excitement and enjoy seeing her special day become a reality. A huge thanks to the Sears Department Store in Janesville and Drea, their personal […]
Show to Remember: Azura MOSAIC Dream-MAMA MIA! MOSAIC Dreams do Come True! “We are nothing without a song or dance,” Mama Mia! The Azura Memory Care MOSAIC Dream squad had the honor of making one resident’s dream to attend a Broadway Show and have a date with her daughters come true! Thanks to the Overture Center of Madison who assisted […]
Back to Class: Azura MOSAIC Dream-For those that have memory loss, curing the disease is not something we can offer at Azura. However, what we can do is help them and their families RECOVER from the stigma that life ends with the diagnosis of dementia. Through our partnership with Second Wind Dreams, we have the ability to make dreams come […]
Graduation Day: Azura MOSAIC Dream-During a training at Azura Memory Care, one resident came in and voiced her wish to graduate from college. In fact, she so valued education that, while she wasn’t able to officially graduate, she had made certain that all eight of her grandchildren did with no debt! Hearing this the Azura MOSAIC Dreams program worked […]
Fair to Remember: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Azura Memory Care is committed to helping its residents realize their dreams, despite a diagnosis of dementia. The Azura’s Dreams Program helped this resident return to the Northern Wisconsin State Fair, an event he once helped manage. His wish was to go back to the Fair, eat a corn dog, drink a gallon of beer […]
Round to Remember: Azura MOSAIC Dream-Another Azura Dream come true! What started with a conversation about “a best day” led us to discover one resident’s dream to golf again. Getting him on the links was not just a joy for our Azura Memory Care resident, but to watch him remember his swing was truly EXCEPTIONAL! However, our Dream Squad went […]
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My father has been here only a little over 2 months. The positive change in him has been DRAMATIC! I would HIGHLY recommend Azura........ I would give it 10 stars if they allowed it! This is the premier facility for any family member with cognitive issues! They do treat residents like family, believe it!
Review posted by Stephen Diedrich
The staff at Oak Creek are all fabulous! It takes special people to care for our loved ones. If has been a trying year for all and the staff at oak creek get a shout out for their kindness and compassion they give to my mom and the others. They have all gone above and beyond to make things seem as normal as possible for my mom! All of the staff have been so helpful and kind! They are all fabulous!!
Review posted by Mary Kubacki
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse
Review posted by Gail Sommers & Deborah Guse
Just moved my sister-in-law to Azura Stoughton on February 12th. I feel like I’ve found a little piece of dementia heaven. The staff has gone way beyond my expectations to meet her needs and take time to know her. Anyone who has dementia deserves the TLC they receive at Azura. I’m so impressed.
Review posted by Gail Aaroen
Thank you to the Azura Memory Care team, Sheboygan location for the amazing, loving care they provided my dad. They truly loved and cared for my dad as if he was their own. It is such a warm, loving, family environment I only wish we would have moved my dad there years earlier!
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Review posted by Ron Paxson
I have enjoyed working with patients at Azura Care as a Physical Therapist Assistant. The staff has been very helpful in sharing important information about the patients to make their therapy sessions as productive as possible. They are open to learning techniques to help keep patients safe and improve their ability to perform daily tasks with less assistance. Their interactions with patients show caring and compassion with a focus on the needs of each individual to enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Review posted by Barb Eisenberg
The journey of caregiving for my Aunt started over 4 years ago. It has been a very long difficult journey. It is hard to watch and frustrating to watch a loved one decline, as well as for them to live the decline. My Aunt found her final peace at Azura Memory Care in Sheboygan. It was not only her peace but mine as well. I no longer had to worry about her care as I could see that she was loved by her Azura family. She passed away on June 21 and they knew how important that it was for me to be there, but I also found peace that if I was not there, she was with family that loved her. No words can express the appreciation for the care, compassion and love that they have for all their residents. God has opened many doors through my journey and the doors at Azura were truly a gift from God. This family made a difference in a long journey. I will always have them in my thoughts and prayers. They are where and doing what they are meant to do!