social distancing

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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Time for Assisted Living

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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We Were Featured on WMUK 102.1 FM: Have a listen!

I was recently interviewed on WMUK 102.1 FM where I spoke about the importance of memory care in combating dementia and Alzheimer’s. I’d like to give a big shout out to WMUK for having me on and helping spread the word about a topic I am so passionate about. It was truly a delightful experience. […]

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Vibrant Life’s Music Program

Our music program at Vibrant Life is unique and very special to us. “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel Music therapy is used throughout the assisted living and memory […]

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The Science Behind Music Therapy to Combat Dementia

Music therapy is used in all types of situations to help people process challenges and deal with mental, emotional, and even physical difficulties. All you have to do is listen to your favorite song or hymn to know that music is powerful. It can instantly make you feel better or transport you to a memory […]

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The Red Carpet Surprise

Based on a true story. She got out of the shiny black town car one leg at a time, with her black hose and shiny black high heels leading your eye, as they should. She strolled into the theater and into the elevator with a handsome man on her arm, as she should. Cameras were […]

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Don’t Define Me, Just Remind Me

“Don’t Define Me, Just Remind Me” by the New Friends Memory Care Tic-Toc Choir

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Cheerful senior men and women exercising at assisted living facility

5 Healthy Habits For Seniors: Staying Healthy As You Age

5 Healthy Habits to Stay Healthy As You Age Good habits are important at every age. But seniors, in particular, should be mindful of their health. Growing older can cause changes in the body that impact your quality of life and overall health. Fortunately, adopting some basic healthy habits can help you lower your risk […]

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