Vintage Senior Living has recently partnered with the nation-wide “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!” organization. Together we’ll be collecting photos of “Couples In Love during WWII” to be included in a photo mosaic of the iconic kiss image of the sailor and the nurse National archives.
Bring your pictures and love letters for scanning January 11th through the 25th. All welcome. Events are free. Visit www.vintagesenior.com to find your closest Vintage community. Their event calendar includes their scanning party event details.
Henry David Thoreau once said, “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” Thoreau’s quote helps sum up Friendship Day. Recently, Vintage Senior Living held a “Friendship Day” at The Regency in Laguna Woods. The day was dedicated to celebrating old friends, cherishing the new and simply noting what makes a best friend.
Throughout the day seven groups of people were interviewed. They were asked to speak on friendship and tell about a friendship they treasure and what they think makes a best friend. After about the first three interviews I couldn’t help but smile – and neither could they! Simply talking about a best friend made the faces of the residents glow.
One thing in particular that I noticed during interviews is that hard times bring friends together. A good number of friendships formed after the death of a loved one or in times of need. Almost every person interviewed noted that making a friend pulled them out of a rough situation.
The benefit of moving into a Vintage Senior Living community is meeting senior peers having the same experiences. If one of the residents is going through a difficult time, chances are there is someone near who understands. There is almost always someone who is in a similar situation. It is those moments when friends find each other and pull each other up. Besides being supportive, friends also help makes the good times even better because everything is always more enjoyable when there is somebody to enjoy it with. All of our residents can choose a social lifestyle and many are busier than they’ve ever been! They wish they had moved in earlier!
A common theme among the interviews was a friend that one can be with, but not say anything to. Sometimes there is nothing to say. Sometimes we just need somebody to be lonely with. There are all types of friends and friendships at Vintage communities. There are friends to play games with and friends to read with. There are friends to exercise with and friends to go on outings with. There are friends that have a shoulder to cry on and there are also friends that can cheer you up when you thought that no one could. A friendship will blossom into whatever you let it be according to the residents of The Regency. They were very clear that if one comes into a community with an open mind and a want to make friends that they will have no trouble doing so. When one is ready, they will find somebody to call their best friend. Vintage Senior Living communities are full of all different types of people and friendships. Come find your friends.
All of the interviews from Friendship Day were filmed. Hear the stories!
Friends Reunited. Betty and Yvonne grew up and went to school together in Bakersfield, California. Betty was Yvonne’s maid of honor. Their families vacationed together. After many twists of fate and turns in the road, the two ladies are again neighbors— at Sierra Pointe, a Vintage Senior Living community in Roseville just outside Sacramento, California.