Twice a month, Belvedere Senior Housing invites the community to join its residents for a night of fun. To close out September, the community came in for a fine dining experience filled with live performances of Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Louis Armstrong, and more classics. The residents, along with their friends and family, were taken back in time as hits like “What a Wonderful World” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” sounded through the dining hall.
Jennifer Kasch, Belvedere Marketing Director, loves bringing in performers and throwing exciting events for the residents. Knowing that many of the residents enjoy black and white movies, Frank Sinatra, and musicals, the black and white themed Sinatra in September seemed to be exactly what the residents could have hoped for.
“These events bring a sense of pride to our residents because they participate in everything from the planning to the decorations, and they’re able to bring in their family members to see their home,” Kasch said. “I feel blessed every day when I come into work. It’s so much fun to see the involvement and sense of community that these events bring to our residents.”
Attendee Betsy Kirby and her family stopped in to see their Uncle Tim, enjoy the festivities, and even make a few new friends along the way. The family loves coming together for these events and feel right at home every time.
“It feels like home here, and it’s wonderful that the community offers such a lovely place for people to be able to feel at home,” Kirby said. “What I think is really nice is that they cater to the physical and emotional needs for people that really need it and give people who otherwise wouldn’t have an opportunity to get out and be with other people their own age.”
The residents sang along joyfully to some 60’s classics. One resident, Judy Adamson, was more than thrilled to have a live performer come in and take her back to her glory days of singing in a band. Being a fan of Sinatra since she was 35, Adamson made sure to get a front-row seat to the entertainment.
“I used to sing in my son’s band, and I will come anytime there is going to be live music,” Adamson said. “I always look forward to someone coming in to perform, and I just want to go up there with them.”
Belvedere accepts the Medicaid waiver and full-service waiver. Nobody will be turned away because they can’t afford it. Their residents love feeling at home and inviting outside community members whenever they can to their events.
Be sure to check out www.gardant.com/belvedereseniorhousing to see their upcoming events!