What's YOUR dream? At Lionwood, we know that each of our residents is unique--with unique life experiences, dreams, and passions. As a part of the Blue Harbor mission, Lionwood Senior Living seeks to create memorable, personalized WOW! Moments for each of our residents. Whether a resident has always dreamed of being a singer, or longs to travel to Hawaii, our staff works to make these dreams possible. Read on to learn about the most recent WOW! Moments here at Lionwood!
Carl Held always had a deep desire to go to Las Vegas. For decades, he dreamed of going to the desert, gambling, and experiencing all the exciting nightlife that The Strip had to offer. But, he had tucked away his wish for a while as his family focused on other priorities. When Carl and his wife wanted to simplify their lifestyles, they decided to move into Lionwood Senior Living. A few years later, Carl lost his wife. Though it was difficult, his friends at Lionwood, including the staff, were there to comfort him and surround him with support. He shared countless laughs with his friends over hot meals and began exploring new hobbies and activities [...]
Carol Moody is arguably the biggest Elvis Presley fan there ever was. Carol, one of our kind residents here at Lionwood, doesn’t go a day without mentioning Elvis or delighting in the fact that she happens to share his same birthday – January 9, 1935. Not only does Carol listen to Elvis’ music regularly, but she also happens to know the lyrics to each and every song, has traveled so watch him perform live, and has even visited Elvis’ estate in Memphis, known as Graceland. But, the one thing Carol never had the opportunity to experience was singing her favorite song, “Teddy Bear,” with the King himself. When the team at Lionwood found out about this lifelong dream of Carol’s, we set out to make her wish come true [...]
Ivy Newsom is by far one of our sweetest residents. She and her husband Dale moved to our community in 2008 after living in Tonawanda, New York. Her husband suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and she became his primary caregiver. Ivy spent the last few years caring for Dale, often letting her own health and happiness fall to the wayside. After Dale passed away, Ivy started to take care of herself again. During this time, Ivy mentioned that she had always wanted to go on an African Safari, so the Lionwood Team made that happen for her! [...]
At 85 years of age, Lionwood resident, Hazel Hicks, truly seems to be forever young! From the first time we met Hazel, she spoke about her lifelong dream of going to Hawaii. She even shared that she won the talent show in the 10th grade with an intricate hula dance routine. She continued to win many other talent shows throughout high school with the same successful routine. Hazel finished sharing her story by saying, “Wouldn’t it be something if I could go to Hawaii and perform my talent show routine? Now that would be a dream come true!” The Lionwood staff decided to make her dream come true and bring Hawaii to Lionwood so that she could perform! [...]
Our activities team designs Lionwood’s social calendar around the passions and interests of our residents. Do you love art? Social outings? Music? From creative and educational activities, to social parties, to exercise classes, to outings, we offer activities for everyone to engage in.