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Making Dreams Come True with Bob Carr, Second Wind Dreams

Jan 22, 2013

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A rare Atlanta native, Bob Carr tells us he grew up less than a mile from the Eugeria! Radio Studio!  He attended Sandy Springs High School, attended The University of Georgia, earning a BS degree in Psychology, then served in the US Army at Fort Benning as a Second Lieutenant.

After leaving the military, Bob began a career in the insurance industry.  He spent ten years running his own agency before selling it and founding Executive Adventure, with a mission of encouraging better communication and teamwork in business and corporate organizations.  After nearly three decades, Bob sold Executive Adventure, and started working with senior adults with cognitive impairments.  Having seen the impact on patients and their families first-hand, Bob joined Second Wind Dreams as the Managing Director to help them fulfill their mission of enhancing the quality of seniors’ lives through the fulfillment of dreams and education of families and senior care professionals. 

Founded by P.K. Beville in 1997, Second Wind Dreams is a non-profit organization that seeks to experientially educate individuals with respect to what it’s like to live with a cognitive impairment such as is caused by Alzheimer’s disease and others.  The Virtual Dementia Tour provides a tactile experience that inhibits a persons natural motor and cognitive abilities.  After a few minutes in a darkened room, and having been asked to perform simple tasks, the participants then share their experiences with others in a facilitated feedback session.

For our listeners in Atlanta, there will be a Virtual Dementia Tour experience held on January 31 at the Holiday Inn in Roswell, located at 909 Holcomb Bridge Road.  If you would like to register, please call Candice at 678-624-0500, or email her at Candice@secondwind.org.  You may also visit their website at www.secondwind.org.

We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for 20 years.