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What is Live a Dream?

Live A Dream is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of seniors across the U.S. Our mission is to learn their stories, embrace their passions, and create experiences they can cherish forever. In this way, we hope to give back a little of what they have given, and continue to give.

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A Community of Compassionate Volunteers helps us turn wishful thinking into wonderful reality. Without our interns and volunteers, we would not be able to impact the lives of so many seniors. We invite you to share in our mission and join us in fulfilling a dream today!

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Join The March! Do you know of a Marching Band interested in making an impact? With our connections across the Midwest to many long term care facilities, we are inviting bands to play outside for our residents! This collaboration allows band members to practice live performances while making a positive impact.

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A Network of Support allows Live a Dream to create experiences that are cherished by seniors and their families for years to come. Thanks to the generosity of these individuals and organizations, we’ve accomplished more than we ever thought possible. Become a member of the Dream Team below!

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Dreams Fulfilled

Read about the incredible seniors whose dreams we have helped come true.

a game to remember

Like most sports fans Hugh Hickock has a favorite football team. However, unlike most, he chose his favorite due to his personal past. Hugh is an army veteran and his dream was to attend the US Army vs. East Michigan University football game.

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finding the perfect present

For years it was a tradition for Jean Frey from Valley View Health Campus to take her daughters to Frankenmuth Michigan every Christmas to shop. When she moved into a long term care facility, Jean feared that the tradition would be over.

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Holiday Party

Holidays are always a special time, but often the best gift is spending quality time with friends. That’s why Joyce Rainford wanted to have a holiday party with her Red hat ladies.

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under the sea

 Lots of people are afraid of the deep unknown of the ocean and its creatures, but not Betty Stamper! Betty from The Glen has always loved sea creatures and her dream was to go to the Newport aquarium.

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We Grant Dreams as Unique as the Seniors We Serve

Everyday Dreams

These smaller dreams make an enormous impact! Everyday Dreams cost less than $250 and include dreams that seniors may think of every day, like riding a motorcycle again, celebrating a very special anniversary dinner, or even going zip-lining.

Bucket List Dreams

These larger-than-life dreams cost a max of $5,000, and have included a trip to Indy 500 Practice Day, a Hot Air Balloon Ride, Skydiving, and meeting KISS. If it’s on a senior’s bucket list, we can help make it happen!

Group Dreams

Some dreams are even sweeter when they’re shared with friends. Group Dreams consist of 20-200 people, and often involve partnerships with outside organizations. These dreams have included a VIP trip on the Belle of Louisville, a Detroit Tigers Game, and Tethered Hot Air Balloon Experiences.

Honor Flight

We’re proud to partner with Honor Flight to fulfill the dreams of seniors who have served our country. Live a Dream will pay for guardians to accompany senior veterans on these special trips to Washington, D.C., which include deluxe tour bus service, meals, snacks, souvenirs and more.


The arrival of Virtual Reality in our world has opened the door to nearly limitless possibilities. With this technology, we can soar through the skies, explore ancient ruins, and experience life in ways that were once only possible in our dreams.