Meadow Park Chatham

(519) 351-1330 - 110 Sandys Street Chatham, Ontario

Making Dreams Come True With The King

Meadow Park Chatham Launches Better Late Than Never Program With An Elvis Twist.

Meadow Park Chatham Long Term Care Home - Chatham, Ontario

Last week, Meadow Park Chatham had the privilege of making a very special wish come true for their Resident, Kevin. When the team introduced the Better Late Than Never program to families at the Christmas Social, Kevin's family jumped at the chance to suggest something special for their friend and brother. Kevin is known around our Home as "Elvis' #1 Fan". He loves music, dancing and especially performing! When his family and friends suggested that a special wish for Kevin would be to have an Elvis-themed Birthday Party, Brenda Lucier (Life Enrichment Coordinator) started making some calls. She had a fast approaching deadline to make Kevin's wish into a reality, as his actual birthday was January 4th!

Rick Elliott has been performing his Elvis act for years at Meadow Park, and came out of retirement (dying his hair and pulling out his rhinestone suit) to help make Kevin's wish come true. Kevin and his family, along with over 65 Residents, Volunteers and guests, enjoyed the performance in which Elvis and Kevin performed the classic hits. Life Enrichment staff made sure Kevin had some clothing and props to make the day as special as can be,including a custom T-shirt, wig and sunglasses. The party was topped off with a special Elvis birthday cake and a private VIP Party. The day was truly a success and it was amazing to see Kevin light up at the chance to perform next to his hero.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made this event and the Better Late Than Never initiative such a success.


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