A Frontline Perspective from Assisted Living in Durand

Vibrant Life’s facility for assisted living in Durand has a new Executive Director. Jeri Birchmeier is an LPN and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration. She has worked in both hospitals and long term care facilities.  Jeri lives on a farm, with her husband and two children, and has 300 cattle!  Like Angie […]

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New PSA Music Video – IF YOU DON’T GET IT, YOU MIGHT SPREAD IT, by Dean Solden

Hello everyone, During this difficult time, we all need to find some ways to let off some steam, and get some stress release. As many of you know, music helps me, as I am also as professional musician, besides being Founder of Vibrant Life and a part of the Management Team. A few weeks ago, […]

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A Frontline Perspective from Assisted Living in Ann Arbor

Vibrant Life’s facility for assisted living in Ann Arbor has a new Executive Director. Angie Hanson had no idea she would have to start her new career managing a world-wide pandemic. However, her experience and management style is enhancing our Ann Arbor community and bringing the staff and residents together in these strange times. We […]

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What’s Happening inside Senior Communities During the Virus Crisis

By Dean Solden During this Coronavirus Crisis, I’ve read and heard a lot about how difficult it has been for seniors, especially over 60, or 65, or 75 – but I haven’t read or heard about what it’s actually like inside a senior living community while this is all going on.  Well, I run senior […]

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An update for resident’s families from Dean Solden

This is a quick update from Dean for the families of our residents. If you would like to learn more about the policies and procedures we are employing to deal with the Coronavirus and COVID-19, you can see our family updates here  

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Important Nutrition for Seniors for a Vibrant Life

Nutrition for seniors tends to change as we age and our lifestyles start to slow down. In order to live a fully vibrant life it is really important to keep track of what we need to stay energized and feeling our best. A healthy diet fortifies our immune system and feeds our brain. We also […]

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Musical Minute – Social Distancing with Song!

During this time of extreme social distancing and facility quarantine, it is important to keep perspective and possibly a sense of humor and entertainment. All four of our locations are doing virtual meetings and have been posting pictures with messages from our residents to their families. Over the weekend, I made a home video from […]

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Musical Minute -Vibrant Life Choirs – Singing and Chanting

by Dean Solden, founder of Vibrant Life Senior Living, and professional musician Just about every week I have the pleasure and opportunity to play music either with or for “the people who live here” (residents) at Vibrant Life Communities.  I have a ball, and so do they. For years, I have played jazz, rock, oldies, […]

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When Is It Time for Assisted Living?

Deciding on the best time for assisted living is just as hard as deciphering the Difference Between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home. These two decisions are crucial to the aging process. Choosing wisely will ensure that you or your loved one will continue to have a vibrant life after the transition to a care […]

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The Difference Between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home

Are you confused by the differences between assisted living, senior and elder care, and nursing homes? When it comes time to find the right care facility for yourself or a loved one, it is often a stressful time. Deciding on what type of facility is best can be even harder. Vibrant Life strives to make […]

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