Meet Dale: I Will Keep On Writing [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Apr 4, 2018 8:45:00 AM

You’re never too old to teach, or at least that’s what we learned from 93-year-old Dale, a resident at The Commons on Marice. Dale was, at times, a professor, department head, and dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine for the University of Minnesota. As Dale puts it, “I was department head for a long, long time, and I rose to be a dean for a while. Large animal medicine, that was my specialty.”

But just because Dale retired, doesn’t mean he’s finished working with his alma mater. “I’m still going up to the University of Minnesota every Wednesday,” he says.

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Meet Sylvia: I Will Keep on Giving [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 16, 2018 3:13:57 PM

In “one of the best darn communities in the country,” lives Sylvia, a resident at The Inn on Westport in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sylvia created the St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza for Sioux Falls in 1980 that she continues to help out with to this day.

Of course, her parade isn’t just for the community which she holds so dearly. It’s for a cause greater than any one person.

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Meet the Twisted Stitchers: I Will Keep on Stitchin' [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 28, 2018 8:47:57 AM

“We had to have a name of some kind, and just as a joke I said, ‘How about the Twisted Stitchers?’ and it kind of hung on,” states Janet, who started this remarkable knitting and crocheting group when she first moved to Old Main Village several years ago.

But what she and her friends (Marvel, Esther, and others) create as the Twisted Stitchers goes a lot further than just a social bond. They’re stitching for the greater good.

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Meet Sylvia: I Will Keep Volunteering [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 14, 2018 12:29:52 PM

Within her very active schedule, Sylvia’s favorite part of the week is the time she spends every Sunday volunteering in the memory care area of The Commons on Marice, her senior living community in Eagan, Minnesota. She plays the piano and sings with the residents. “I enjoy the interaction, it’s amazing to see how they remember the words,” says Sylvia fondly. “I’m actually probably getting more out of it than they are. I love the joy on their faces. My cup overflows, it has most of my life. I am blessed.”

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Experiencing the Care Found in Senior Living Communities [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 17, 2017 2:59:10 PM

“Oh gosh, they are awesome – from the housekeeper to the nurses,” exclaims Wendy Wells, daughter of a resident at Terracina Grand, a senior living community in Naples, Florida. “They really embrace the residents and make them feel at home.”

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Memory Care Advice From a Loving Husband [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 28, 2017 11:53:25 AM

“My advice would be to get as much information about the disease as you possibly can so that you understand the things your loved one is doing and why they are doing them,” says Joe Bonanno, the husband of a resident at Villa at Terracina, a memory care community in Naples, Florida. “Always remember that it’s the disease that is causing them to do that, not the person.”

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For Betty, There's No Place Like Home [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 31, 2017 2:32:42 PM

Betty Becker has been living at Terracina Grand, a senior living community in Naples, Florida, since 2006. “I can’t find a better way of saying that I am just content here,” says Betty. “I am so happy.”

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Finding the Right Senior Living Community Fit [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 15, 2017 11:52:22 AM

“It’s just a feeling of knowing that you belong,” says Ginny Sims, a resident at Terracina Grand in Naples, Florida. “I felt like I was going to be able to meet people who I would be comfortable with and who I could relate to here.”

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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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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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