Second Wind Dreams Welcomes New CEO
Enhancing the Quality of Life for Elders and Making Dreams Come True
As the world's population ages, Second Wind Dreams strives to promote dignity and improve elder care by changing the perception of aging across the world. The organization enhances the quality of life for elders by fulfilling dreams and improving dementia care through its patented Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®). The VDT, created by SWD Founder P.K. Beville, is a scientifically-
Second Wind Dreams has a unique mission and requires an individual who can understand the heart of the company and propel it forward.
"To leave a legacy is one thing, but to ensure it lasts eternally is another," says CEO-Emeritus PK Beville. "It's time for new people to come in and continue the mission of this Spirit-led organization."
Johnson brings more than ten years of experience with implementation of state-wide programming for older adults with the Georgia State Unit on Aging. She also has more than twenty years working with health and wellness of an aging population. This includes experience working in long term care facilities and with community service providers.
"I want to remind our elders that who they are is who they've been," Johnson says. "I also want to take time to really understand the impact of each staff member here. We have a lot of talent, and understanding what each employee has to offer will make all the difference."
Externally, Johnson's focus for the year will center around promoting SWD's newest programs, the Family VDT, Inclusive VDT and Hospital VDT. Each program identifies a major group of caregivers and provides strategy to provide education with caregivers for empathic care for people living with dementia.
"We have programs that are really going to change lives. It's important that people know what we offer, so we can help our communities and elders around us," Johnson says.
As a hobby Johnson teaches hula hoop, tai chi and other types of movement and "play activities" for adults and plans to incorporate these activities into positive movement practices for her staff.
About Second Wind Dreams
Second Wind Dreams® is an internationally-