Tag: Life Enrichment

4 Ways to Make Friends in a Senior Living Community

making friends in senior living communities

Unless you’re an extreme extrovert, moving from a well-loved neighborhood to a senior living community where you don’t know a soul can be anxiety-provoking. The good news is that you can develop meaningful relationships surprisingly quickly, especially if you move to a community of like-minded people. But, just in case you still have worries, we’ve… Read more »

After the Move: Transitioning into a Senior Community

after the move transition

At some point in the last several months, you decided to move into a senior community. You signed the contract, put your home on the market, hired movers, and, possibly had a garage sale. You took advice on how to plan your move so as to have as little stress as possible. Now, you’re sitting in a… Read more »

A Photo Retrospective on Twenty Years

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Twenty years of history told through a few photographs highlighting residents, team members, and family members. Thanks to all who have been and who are a part of Blakeford’s family.

Celebrating 20 Years of Service – Creating a Legacy

twenty anniversary 20 years

Van Cluck has been a part of Blakeford at Green Hills since 2001 – first as the Chief Financial Officer and now as the President and CEO. He has seen the changes that have taken place in our community over the years but he’s also looking forward to continued innovation and integrity as Blakeford moves… Read more »

Celebrating 20 Years of Service – Creating Community

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Blakeford has been committed to providing innovative and compassionate levels of service for 20 years since opening our doors in 1996. Board Chairman Luke Gregory talks about how that is even more true in 2016 and how Blakeford will continue to grow into the future.  

Celebrating 20 Years Through Photos

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It would be impossible to post 20 years of worth of photos. They number into the hundreds. Throughout the year, we will post as many as we are able but, to start, we’ve compiled a sampling of photos in this video. We hope you enjoy!

Jim & Mary Ruth: A Story of Love & Music

music & memory

The first time I met Jim and Mary Ruth I was immediately struck by the love these two share for each other. All he has to do is walk in the room and Mary Ruth’s face beams. In 65 years of marriage, Jim and Mary Ruth have experienced much together. One of the many things they… Read more »

Our Life Enrichment and Wellness Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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Every day, the members of our Life Enrichment and Wellness team work to promote a positive and healthy wellbeing and belonging for each Blakeford resident. The team is made up of creative and compassionate people who love what they do and value the importance of our residents. From outings and events to games and music, the… Read more »

The Power of the Word Belong

belong

Just one word. That’s all. A two-syllable word that describes the spirit of an entire community. Belong. When our leadership team heard this word while in the midst of a re-branding meeting, they grabbed on to it. It wasn’t about marketing though. It was what we already knew about Blakeford. People feel they belong here…. Read more »