Cedar Village's goal is to always enrich lives of our elders, the residents living at Cedar Village through special programming to meet their needs. Last week, residents had the wonderful opportunity to be entertained by a the Cincinnati Opera with the redux performance of “Porgy & Bess.” As one resident stated, "I cannot believe how wonderful Cedar Village is to me by providing me the chance to still experience the arts!"
Additionally, our residents had the wonderful experience of seeing and hearing the voices of students from the University of Cincinnati’s CCM perform as “Alysha & Friends.” From classic show tunes to a few original works, residents had a taste of Broadway in the comfort of Cedar Village.
In April, we will host the Cincinnati Shakespeare Theater with the performance of “In Love with Shakespeare.” It’s through the generosity of donors that Cedar Village is able to bring the arts to our residents as well as provide opportunities to take the residents to the theater.
This summer, we will take both healthcare residents as well as those living independently to the 2012 World Choir Games. How would you like to be a part of the magic? Please consider Cedar Village in your philanthropic endeavors.
Cedar Village's goal is to always enrich lives of our elders, the residents living at Cedar Village through special programming to meet their needs. In two weeks, residents will have the opportunity to be entertained by a the music group “One Voice” who not only performs songs of old and new, but provides residents with the lyrics to sing-a-long. Last year one comment received was, "the songs brought back so many wonderful memories of attending the theater in New York City."
Additionally, our residents had the wonderful experience of watching our Wii Bowling League win yesterday when we hosted two other retirement facilities in our newly created league.
This summer, we will host our 1st Annual Summer Concert in the “park” with the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band. To see 80 and 90 year-old folks up on the dance floor was tremendous!
Funds helped sponsor exercise classes including Balance Class and chair aerobics, our new ceramics class and, jewelry-making classes where our residents enjoy making bracelets and necklaces for themselves and their family members.
Within a retirement community it is vital to provide engagement and stimulation for mind, body and spirit.
Cedar Village's goal is to always enrich lives of our elders, the residents living at Cedar Village through special programming to meet their needs. Residents recently had the opportunity to be entertained with a great Fourth of July Holiday Extravaganza starting out with our Annual Vintage Car Show and topping off with The Buffalo Jazz Band and the fine songs of Classic Traditional Jazz. The musical effect is at once entertaining, humorous and infectious.
This annual celebration is only made possible through generous donations and wonderful volunteers.
Funds also helped sponsor our newest program to enrich lives through manicures and massages. As one resident stated, "My body feels so good after my massage. I feel as if I am 30 years younger and going to a salon.”
Because of the generosity of donors, this Spring, the Healthcare Residents at Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, Ohio, were provided with a new program that truly adds to their overall life enrichment. Beginning in March, a massage therapist and manicurist were added to the calendar on a monthly basis to help soothe residents’ minds and bodies. As one resident stated, “I have not felt so good and energetic in such a long time. This reminds me of going to the beauty parlor.” These services are provided to all healthcare residents even those in the Dementia unit. To see how a gentle massage makes those living with dementia become so alert is remarkable.
With all the wet weather, music and entertainment have brightened the spirit of all residents at Cedar Village. Through hard work and dedication, the Cedar Village Choir worked with the choirs from the Seasons Retirement Community and Sharonville Senior Center, and hosted a Singing Extravaganza. Conducted by Cedar Village’s Music Therapist, Jude, the concert brought smiles to many faces and even a standing ovation.
Funds continue to help sponsor exercise classes, flower arranging, and jewelry-making classes. After a bit of muscle strengthening, residents go on to create lovely arrangements and beautiful jewelry.
At Cedar Village in Mason, Ohio, we strive to create the highest, most innovative and engaging programming for our residents. Through generous donations including those made to Enriching Lives of Elders via GlobalGiving, we were able to purchase a customized, state-of-the-art computer system that empowers residents to connect, engage and enjoy life through the benefits of today’s technology. The system, It’s Never 2 Late (IN2L), provides our residents with activities, internet access, and therapy. The IN2L has enhanced our recreation programming immensely. We use it daily for our large group activities and one-to-one visits. With so many residents having some form of dementia, we are seeing many, who normally do not engage and interact, participate in activities which have helped them rediscover long-lost passions and interests. As one resident, Maynard, walked us through his childhood neighborhood, you’d have thought he no longer had dementia. His reaction to being back on those streets was, “This gives me my life back.”
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