Garden Programming 2018

There’s a lot in store for our onsite gardens this year at Living Well Group. Every year at each of our facilities, we operate community gardens. These gardens are a collaborative effort between volunteers and the residents who live in our care communities. We know there are so many benefits to getting our hands in Read More…

Resident Spotlight: Kate (Kayla) Lieber

The people who call our residence home inspire us every day. In January, we celebrated a very important birthday when our beloved Kayla (Kate) Lieber turned 100 years old. We threw her a festive birthday party and the Hinesburg High Steppers dance group performed for the entire residence in Kayla’s honor. Born in 1918, Kayla Read More…

Lloyd Sumner, William (Ed) Wright, and Ralph (Jack) Goss

As we approach Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, we have decided to spotlight three World War II Veterans living at Ethan Allen Residence in Burlington: Lloyd Sumner (pictured first below), William (Ed) Wright (pictured at bottom), and Ralph (Jack) Goss (pictured above). All three men were born in Vermont in 1919 and grew up Read More…

Olympic Gold Medalist Amanda Pelkey Visits Heaton Woods Residence

Many Vermonters watched the recent Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang South Korea with excitement. For the residents at Heaton Woods in Montpelier, there was one team to pay extra attention to: the US women’s ice hockey team. Team forward Amanda Pelkey is the daughter of Ann, the hairstylist at Heaton Woods. Resident Programs Director Susie Read More…

Resident Spotlight: Mary Western

“I grew up in southern Vermont, and I went to school there for a while. I was a tomboy. I loved playing outside and wanted to be outside all the time. I had a horse named Mann, and I loved taking care of him and cleaning out his stall. He was a registered Morgan horse, Read More…

Resident Spotlight: Ruth Coyle

“The best place I ever visited was Ireland. My husband and I traveled there many years ago. It was somewhere I had always wanted to go, on account of the fact that my birthday falls on St. Patrick’s Day. Ireland is beautiful. We didn’t have any sort of plan or itinerary when we went. We Read More…

Volunteerism at Living Well Group

The power of our communities is limitless. At each of our three Living Well Group campuses, we open our doors to community members who volunteer their time and efforts in meaningful and creative ways. Volunteers help us fulfill our mission to sustain vitality and create conscious community through whole-person elder care. What are volunteers doing Read More…

A Better Way to Look at Aging

In this country, aging is viewed far more negatively than in other countries. As a society we believe aging is something to be feared, instead of understanding it as a normal life process that we all share. We tend to blame individuals for their aging-associated challenges, saying things like, “If only he had started saving for Read More…

Resident Spotlight: Florence Parks

Florence Parks grew up on a farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Here, she reminisces about taking part in farm life as a child. “I grew up with a lot of brothers and sisters. One of my brothers was quite strict, so for the most part we were well-behaved. We lived on a small farm and Read More…

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