Honor Flight: Veterans Visit World War II Memorial

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 16, 2017 10:32:33 AM

"The Honor Flight reunions are very moving," says Char Antoine, Life Enrichment Assistant and Valiant Veterans Program Coordinator at Chandler Place, a senior living community in St. Anthony, Minnesota. As Americans, we know the importance of our military heroes when it comes to our rights and freedoms. But we also recognize that veterans can often go unthanked for their service and sacrifice. "They need to know they are heroes,” says Char. Through her involvement with the Honor Flight Network, Char has experienced firsthand the effect an Honor Flight can have on a veteran as they visit the U.S. war memorials in Washington D.C.

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Topics: Moments Matter

Seniors, Youth and Theatre: A Unique Intergenerational Partnership

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 24, 2017 10:30:22 AM

Picture a popular play, presented by actors younger than eight and older than eighty. Fill the audience with their friends, family and the rest of the community and you have the unique learning experience that is an intergenerational theatre program.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Moments Matter

Memory Care: Understanding the Caregiver's Journey [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 8, 2017 9:14:33 AM

“I love him and I don’t want to be lonely,” reflects Linda Walsh-Klein, the wife of memory care day care participant at Villa at Terracina, a memory care community in Florida. “I think I’m selfish because I know that he’s probably going to do just fine. It’s me who will struggle. I’m going to have to learn how to live without him and that’s the hardest thing, I think.”

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos, Moments Matter

Addressing Guilt When Your Loved One Has Dementia [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 1, 2017 9:03:17 AM

“I have been with Marcia for over 30 years, being as close as any two people could be,” said Garry Wright, husband of Marcia, a resident at Villa at Terracina in Naples, Florida. “It’s very difficult to suddenly say I am not going to be with you anymore. I think that anybody who puts their loved one into memory care feels guilt regardless of how nice the community is.”

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos, Moments Matter

Who's the Real Mentor? Intergenerational Program Bonds Students and Seniors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 27, 2017 4:34:53 PM

What started off as a service project for gifted students has evolved into so much more. “Originally, it began as a way to share what was happening in the younger generation and show how technology is now helping today’s students learn with seniors. But it actually grew from this original idea. Friendships were built!” says Darla Williams, a teacher at Rose Park Elementary School in Billings, Montana.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Spiritual Wellbeing, Moments Matter

Moments Matter: Evelyn Reminisces on 110 Years

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 13, 2017 9:53:42 AM

The first thing you notice when you meet Evelyn Kleine is her sunny disposition and sense of humor. 110 years sure looks good on her. After all, for Evelyn, age is just a number.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Moments Matter