Santa Barbara resident James Vincent was able to live out his dream one last time as he rode in the sidecar of a motorcycle and raced down the Santa Barbara waterfront on sunny Friday morning, a dream made possible through Oak Cottage Memory Care’s “Living the Dream” program.
The program is an integral senior living program offered at Oak Cottage, a care center specializing in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, that allows the community to make an Oak Cottage resident’s dream come true every three months.
“A lot of our residents aren’t able to communicate their needs and wants verbally, so it feels really great to help them and watch them do something they love,” activity coordinator Denise Omana told Noozhawk. “I feel like it’s the least we can do for our residents.”
While some residents have had their dreams fulfilled by flying in a warplane or skydiving with