Enriching Lives of Elders

 
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Our residents’ lives continue to be enriched at Cedar Village.  Popular classes include jewelry making, ceramics, and flower arranging.  They participate in the bell choir, music therapy sessions, and the Cedar Village Choir.

Recently, residents enjoyed attending a jewelry class.  Participants made a piece of jewelry that they could use for every day wear and another piece that they could use to wear for special events.   They worked with the instructor to design their piece which included all sizes of beads and colors.  Some participants worked with pastel colors to compliment their style while others selected darker colors for their winter choices.

Your donation will allow participants to continue making their jewelry together.

Our residents’ lives continue to be enriched at Cedar Village. Popular classes include jewelry making, ceramics, and flower arranging. They participate in the bell choir, music therapy sessions, and the Cedar Village Choir.

               The bell choir has been practicing weekly with the Cedar Village music therapist. They will give a special concert on October 14 which will include festive country and fall music. They will also perform throughout the holiday season.

“I really enjoy being able to participate with this music group. It has helped me to get to know others where I live and that is important to me,” said one resident.

               The mission of Cedar Village is that aging is an enriching and fulfilling experience. Our residents’ days are enriched each day by the many activities in which they participate.

July 4th
July 4th

The Cedar Village residents’ lives are enriched every day! They enjoy exercise classes, jewelry making, ceramics and participating in the choir and bell choir.

A favorite day every year is the 4th of July. This year as always, we will have our Classic Car Show when community members with classic and vintage cars bring them out for the residents to see, touch, reminisce about and even go for rides. In the afternoon, there will be the annual Dixieland band concert with patriotic music for all to enjoy. A highlight is always having delicious Graeter’s ice cream during the concert.

Your donation will help purchase July 4th surprises and ice cream cones!

July 4th
July 4th

Cedar Village residents’ lives are enriched every day. The Cedar Village Bell Choir under the direction of music therapist, Jude Jones, is a remarkable group of individuals. In December, they performed along with the Cedar Village choir in a holiday concert. As Jude points to each group of bell ringers, they proudly ring their bells and make beautiful music together. For this year’s concert, they each wore specially created Cedar Village blue Thanksgivukkah shirts. Some of the performers may suffer from dementia and may not be able to communicate verbally, but they can communicate through music. Your donation will help sustain this vital program.

The lives of the Cedar Village residents continue to be enriched every day.  Our music therapist, Jude, helps our residents express themselves through music, both in group settings and individually.

In December, the annual Cedar Village Holiday Concert took place.  Both the Cedar Village Choir and the Cedar Village Bell Choir performed.  It is always so heartwarming to watch and listen to the Bell Choir.  Dressed in festive shirts, they rang bells in perfect harmony when Jude pointed to each section of musicians.  Being able to express themselves through music is very important.  Most of these residents were not musicians in their former lives, but you would think that they all had been.  Music is an important part of each resident’s day and they will continue to make beautiful music together.


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Organization

Cedar Village

Mason, Ohio, United States
http://www.cedarvillage.org

Project Leader

Carol Silver Elliott

CEO/President
Mason, Ohio United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Enriching Lives of Elders