True healthy and happy living is based not only on the care we give our bodies, but also the care we give our minds, emotions and spirits.
At Living Well Group we believe in endless possibilities, potential and vitality for our residents. Our philosophy of conscious aging promotes a new journey that offers our residents opportunities to grow, learn, share, thrive, build confidence and become healthier. At Living Well Residences, we do not see aging as an illness defined by limitations, but instead by potential that can be achieved through love and encouragement.
- Medication management
- 24-hour care supervision
- Nursing oversight
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Three meals a day and snacks
- Transportation to doctor’s appointments
- Engagement in meaningful activities and programs
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Hair salon
- Private rooms
- Art, music, movement therapies
- Guided meditation
The mission of Living Well Group is to create a model of whole-person elder care that honors, respects, and elevates each individual while redefining aging in America.
Our vision is the basis of our endeavors, a single facet of a broader purpose, to redefine what it means to age in America. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. We understand that it takes no less to uphold our elders.
Living Well Group became a nonprofit organization in 2004 when the founders decided to pro-actively address the fact that an entire segment of our population’s historical knowledge, wealth of experience, dynamic stories, and ongoing contributions were not being fully realized. They gathered together a group of people committed to creating communities of care that revolved around the principles of security, health, dignity, self-fulfillment, and joy.
Living Well Group offers compassionate, innovative programming with a focus on wellbeing and ecological responsibility, including: Art, music, and movement therapies; Coordinating naturopathic medicine with primary care physician/specialists; Promoting wellness through quality nutrition and integrative approaches to physical health; Population-based care for Veterans; Ongoing professional development and education for all our employees.
Living Well Group received the Governor’s Excellence Award as the state’s Program Champion, recognized as an “extraordinary role model for healthy aging.” Living Well has also received the 2010 Employer of the Year Award from VT’s Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, the 2014 VT Health Care Association Annual Award for Chef/Alchemist Culinary Team, the 2016 VT Health Care Association’s LNA of the Year Award, the 2017 VT Health Care Association’s Activity Director of the Year; Outstanding Residential Care Social Services Manager; Volunteer of the Year, the 2018 VT Health Care Association’s Laundress of the Year Award and Maintenance Director of the Year Award, and winner of the Super Chef competition. Living Well Group’s collaborative public health project with the Robert Larner College of Medicine was selected for presentation at the Aging & Public Health program of the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo in 2019.
Board of Directors
Board President, Co-Founder
Executive Director, Co-Founder
Licensed Speech Pathologist
Corporate VP – Worksite, New York Life
Assistant Professor of Nursing – Colorado Mesa University
External Affairs Director – Living Well Group
Director of Nursing – Ethan Allen Residence
John A. Buck, B.A., M.A.
President – Governance Alive LLC