Ethan Allen Residence’s innovative “Intergenerational Farmers Market Program” generates local media buzz

It’s been a year of innovation at Ethan Allen Residence including a “Community Meal Program” serving meals to Burlington elders at the Heineberg Community Senior Center, Vermont’s first “Cycling Without Age Program” bringing residents out into the community on an electric trishaw, a traveling resident-choir, and Vermont’s first “Intergenerational Farmers Market Program”. The “Intergenerational Farmers Read More…

Volunteer Spotlight: Betsy Wyeth

Meet Betsy Wyeth, a native of Burlington’s New North End, who has been volunteering with Living Well Group since January 2018. Betsy visits Ethan Allen Residence every week, where she brings several residents on a ride out of the residence. They switch up their route and drive to many different locations, including the Lake Champlain Read More…

Resident Spotlight- Sig Samuelsen

    “I was born in Brooklyn, New York. I would take the ferry for a nickel and cross over to Manhattan and go to high school there. The same place I went to school, kids today keep a revolver hidden inside their 3-ring binder in case they needed to keep themselves safe. Growing up, Read More…

“Healthy People 2021” at Ethan Allen Residence

On any given day in October of 2018, one would enter the Ethan Allen Residence and feel as though they were taken back a few decades. As the leaves began to fall outside, and the temperatures were slowly dropping, residents were getting cozy alongside pumpkins and gourds in the communal areas of the building, and Read More…

Getting Older, Getting Wiser by Isabella Cigna

Imagine the inside of a typical hospital. The beds are lined with stark white sheets, the hallway lights hum with white brightness. There is a distinct smell of sanitizer that constantly sticks to the inside of one’s nose. Everything is clean and everything is in place. For many elders in America, this is what “home” Read More…

Living Well and Redefining Aging Series: Nutrition in Elder Care

On November 30th, Cameron Segal, Living Well Group Development Manager joined Tim Pratt, Food and Beverage Director at Living Well Group, and Susie Polgreen, registered dietician at Bayada Home Health, on Channel 17 for the continuation of the “Living Well and Redefining Aging Series”. They discussed nutrition and how it relates to elder care, both Read More…

Eat. Art. Rally! at Ethan Allen Residence

On February 1, 2019, Living Well Group invited the community into the Ethan Allen Residence to celebrate the first ever “Eat. Art. Rally!” This event warmly welcomed members of the community for a night filled with relaxing music and great food and drink, graciously provided by Living Well Group and Simple Roots Brewing. The silent Read More…

Resident Spotlight: Viola Kohn

“I grew up in Schenectady and Albany, New York. We had a small family. I had one older sister, and she passed away when we were adults. We had a German shepherd. He was a lovely doggie. When I was very young, my family moved to the Burlington area in Vermont. My first job was Read More…

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