Enriching Lives of Elders

by Cedar Village

At Cedar Village, we enrich lives of our residents every day. Our residents enjoy participating in the Cedar Village Bell Choir and recently, they put on a wonderful concert. It is always so inspiring to hear the sounds of the bells being rung by residents, many of whom have dementia, but can make beautiful music when our music therapist points to them. They perform three to four times a year for their family, friends and fellow residents. Their next concert will be a holiday concert in December with the Cedar Village choir. Your donation will help enrich their lives by providing funds for more bells as the bell choir grows.


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 for the Classic Car Show.

At Cedar Village, our mission is that aging will be an enriching and fulfilling experience for the individuals who live in our retirement community.  Our residents are able to participate in many classes such as ceramics, flower arranging, jewelry making and exercise. 


In addition, those who love to sing have the opportunity to be a part of our Cedar Village Choir.  The choir practices weekly and each quarter presents a special concert for their fellow residents, family members and staff.  This month, the choir gave a wonderful concert featuring songs from Broadway.  There were group numbers and solos and even an audience sing along where everyone sang “Tomorrow.”  Your generous gift will help provide sheet music, costumes and props for the choir.

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.

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Organization Information

Cedar Village

Location: Mason, Ohio - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cedarvillage.org
Project Leader:
Carol Silver Elliott
Mason, Ohio United States