Living Well and Redefining Aging Series: Meaningful Engagement in Elder Care

On September 17th, Cameron Segal, Living Well Group Development and Program Manager joined Tasha Stouffer and Susan Herrick, certified Music Therapist and Program Director at Ethan Allen Residence, on local Channel 17 Center for Media and Democracy. They discussed meaningful engagement, social isolation, music therapy, and some of our amazing community partnerships. Click HERE or on Read More…

“Living Well in Community” on Channel 17

On August 29th, Living Well Group cofounder and Board President Paul Kervick joined Mary Mougey, Administrator at Ethan Allen Residence and Tasha Stouffer, Program Director at Ethan Allen Residence, to talk about healthy, vital aging in the Burlington community on the latest episode of “Live at 5:25” on Channel 17. Click >>HERE<< to watch the Read More…

Resident Spotlight: Suzanne Leavitt

“I grew up in North Troy, Vermont. I also lived in Rochester, Vermont with my ex husband. My son, Scott, and my daughter, Deb were both born there. But, we left Vermont for a while and moved to Ridgeway, Pennsylvania. My ex-husband was a veneer engineer, and got a job down there, as they had Read More…

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…

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