Enriching Lives of Elders

by Cedar Village
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
Enriching Lives of Elders
I can't believe I'm doing this!
I can't believe I'm doing this!

Enriching Lives of Elders

 

Summary

To make the lives of our elders more enhanced, Cedar Village provides programs and entertainment for our residents, whether it is an off campus trip or on site amusement and informative classes.

 

On Wednesday, April 19th, Cedar Village presented the Ariel Quartet for our residents’ enjoyment.  These talented musicians provided music which we wished would never end.

 

On Tuesday, June 6th, Lisa Moad and her crew from Seven Oaks Farm in Hamilton, brought two of their 18 therapy miniature horses to our facility to the delight of our residents and staff.  The therapy horses provide positive mental, physical and emotional benefits to all who experience them.

 

As part of an ongoing informative series, Cedar Village held it’s First “Third Thursday: Fraud and Safety Series.  A few other local organizations were invited to attend.  The feature speaker was FBI Special Agent Ben Eagan.   His topic was “Don’t Fall For It!  How To Spot Scams and Fraud!”  Special Agent Eagan talked about some of the most common scams that often target people 60 years old and better.

 

Challenge

In order to make aging an enriching experience, Cedar Village, must be able to provide a variety of inspiring events. We are located just outside Cincinnati, Ohio, and house over 280 elders in our independent and assisted living apartments or in the long term care units of our Skilled Nursing Center.  Through special programming opportunities made possible through contributions received from the community, we are able to provide programs inside our four walls as well as bringing our residents to cultural activities throughout the city.

 

Solution

Since resident engagement is crucial to our mission, we endeavor to provide, classes, concerts, lectures, plays and outings (including special transportation) as well as any programs presented with partners within the community.

 

Long Term Impact

Enhanced quality of life is crucial to us.  Our residents look forward to living engaged, stimulated, and therefore healthier lives in many ways.

Nice horsie!
Nice horsie!
Hello!
Hello!
Nice to meet you!
Nice to meet you!
This sounds just wonderful!!
This sounds just wonderful!!
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Fore!
Fore!

Summary

A trip down memory lane on February 28, 2017 had a group of Cedar Village’s resident volunteers and residents delighting in dressing in period garb for a truly magnificent fashion show.  Our community volunteers helped our “models” gather their costumes and accessories as well as aid them in their preparations.

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, two members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Randy Bowman, principal flutist and Dr. Gillian Benet Sella, principal harpist performed a duet of classical music for our Cedar Village residents and their families.

Challenge

In order to make aging an enriching experience, Cedar Village, must be able to provide a variety of inspiring events. We are located just outside Cincinnati, Ohio, and house over 280 elders in our independent and assisted living apartments or in the long term care units of our Skilled Nursing Center.  Through special programming opportunities made possible through contributions received from the community, we are able to provide programs inside our four walls as well as bringing our residents to cultural activities throughout the city.

Solution

Since resident engagement is crucial to our mission, we endeavor to provide, classes, concerts, lectures, plays and outings (including special transportation) as well as any programs presented with partners within the community.

Long Term Impact

Enhanced quality of life is crucial to us.  Our residents look forward to living engaged, stimulated, and therefore healthier lives in many ways.

"Ayee" (The Fonz)
"Ayee" (The Fonz)
Ready to go out on the town!
Ready to go out on the town!
So pretty!
So pretty!
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

When individuals are engaged and stimulated, they function at a higher level, their health is better and their lives are more satisfying. There are always activities to make aging an enriching and fulfilling experience at Cedar Village. A variety of active and engaging programs are offered, providing stimulation, entertainment, and connection for each resident. Our dedicated Resident Life team is comprised of certified specialists, including a music therapist and art therapist. They spend each and every day planning a wide range of activities, running from the morning until night.

Activities offered meet a variety of interests, including, but not limited to music, art, politics, volunteering in the community and giving back to others. Special resident activities are very important. This includes special classes such as jewelry making and art; individual and group art and/or music therapy; group exercise with a trainer certified in geriatrics; concerts; lectures; theatre. There is something for everyone at Cedar Village.

Through the generosity of donors, Cedar Village is able to offer our residents the opportunity to see world class shows at venues such as the Playhouse in the Park and the Aronoff Center, all at no charge. 

Thank you for your support and ensuring our residents never run out of things to do.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

One of the advantages of living at Cedar Village is there is always something happening here. Our dedicated Resident Life team is comprised of certified specialists, including a music therapist and art therapist. They spend each and every day planning a wide range of activities, running from the morning until night. Through the generosity of donors, Cedar Village is able to offer our residents high quality programs, special events, and activities Cedar Village.

Next week Cedar Village residents are stepping into the limelight–some making their theatrical debuts–in the all original musical by Cedar Village music therapist Jude Jones: Give Me Five. The musical is about a $5 bill that keeps getting lost and found. When found, it multiplies in worth through the good deeds it is put towards.  Over 70 Cedar Village residents are involved in the production, through acting, set design, and much more.

Performances will be at Cedar Village on Tuesday, September 27, at 6:45 p.m. and Thursday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m.

Your support helps us continue to create and implement engaging and creatie programming for our residents.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Cedar Village is dedicated to making aging an enriching and fulfilling experience for each resident through quality programming and activities. A full daily schedule of activities is offered, including, but not limited to educational classes, art, gardening, choir, exercise, etc… Along with the daily activities at Cedar Village, special events are held frequently throughout the year.

On July 1st Cedar Village Residents will be getting into the Fourth of July spirit early through fun patriotic parade decorating in the morning, and a Patriotic Parade that afternoon. Additionally, the Classic Car Show will be held on July 4th. That morning there will be plenty of classic cars arriving on Cedar Village’s campus for the residents to look at, sit in, and admire. In the afternoon there will be a performance by The Buffalo Ridge Band and the traditional afternoon snack of Graeter’s Ice Cream.

All Cedar Village programming is made possible through monetary and in-kind donations. Your support goes towards the high quality programs, special events, and activities Cedar Village is proud to offer our residents. 

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Cedar Village

Location: Mason, Ohio - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Cedar Village
Michele Seligman
Project Leader:
Michele Seligman
Mason, Ohio United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in United States or in Physical Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.