Dynamic Governance at Living Well Group

Something that makes us unique here at Living Well Group is the way we organize ourselves when it comes to decision-making. We use an approach called Dynamic Governance (DG). DG was created by Gerard Endenburg, an electrical engineer from the Netherlands seeking a type of management that was more productive and inclusive than the typical Read More…

Resident Spotlight: Hilly Bolsterle

“I was born in Brooklyn, and then my family moved to Roselle Park, New Jersey, so most of my childhood was in New Jersey. It was a small, but nice place to grow up in with not too many people. I grew up with one sister who was just a little bit older than I Read More…

Resident Spotlight: Audrey Abernathy

“I’ve lived in many different places. I was a nurse in the British Royal Army, and moved around for years. Bristol, Vermont is the loveliest place I’ve lived. It’s a nice, quiet little town. I always walked in the village with my dog Molly. Having a dog is great because it gives you the incentive Read More…

Personalized Playlists at Ethan Allen Residence: Past, Present, and Future

In 2015, The Waterwheel Foundation provided Ethan Allen Residence with a grant to begin connecting residents living with dementia to music as part of their care. “We had heard about all of the benefits to having personalized music available to our residents, and needed the equipment to get started,” said Resident Programs Director Tasha Stouffer. Read More…

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…

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