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Missoula Senior Living Community to Produce Third Annual Intergenerational Play

MISSOULA, Mont. (August 3, 2018) – The Village Senior Residence is partnering for the third year with the internationally-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to host a one-week multi-generational summer theatre camp, August 20-25. This year’s play, “King Arthur’s Quest,” will have performances on Friday, August 24, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.

Casting for “King Arthur’s Quest” will include students from the community six years of age and older, as well as senior residents from The Village Senior Residence. Together, The Village Senior Residence and MCT will transcend cultural barriers between the young and young at heart by actively engaging in the arts. Participating in theatre helps to develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships.

REGISTRATION FOR AUDITIONS
Monday, August 20, 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

AUDITIONS
Monday, August 20
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

REHERSALS (media invited)
Monday, August 20
3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21 through Friday, August 24
Session 1, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 2, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

PERFORMANCES (media invited)
Friday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.

“We are so excited to be partnering once again with the Missoula Children’s Theatre to bring imagination, camaraderie, and creativity,” said Kathryn Beaty, Executive Director at The Village Senior Residence. “It is so inspiring to see multiple generations coming together and form long-lasting friendships and help fundraise to such a special organization like the Alzheimer’s Association. We’re very proud and honored to be participating in this program.”

The intergenerational summer theatre camp experience is being made possible by The Village Senior Residence’s Ages Entwined® program, which helps bring generations together to create meaningful interactions, and offers opportunities for sharing wisdom, mentoring and socializing.

Tickets: Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Show Synopsis:
Conceived and Written by Michael McGill
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him? Watch the Damsels in Distress sound the warning of trouble. Witness the Lady of the Lake as she produces the sword in the stone. Hide with the Camelotians when the Ghost of Arthur’s father visits the castle. See the Giant tower over the questing knights. Cheer for the King when he makes friends with the terrible dragon. Listen in as Morgan le Fey and Mordred propose a better plan. Join the Knights and Squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot – Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, The Raven, and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people. Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises!

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Missoula Senior Living Community to Produce Second Annual Intergenerational Play

MISSOULA, Mont. (May 31, 2017) – The Village Senior Residence is partnering for the second year with Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to host a one-week multi-generational summer theatre camp, June 19-23. This year’s play, “Gulliver’s Travels,” will have performances on Fri., June 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Sat., June 24, at 3:00 p.m.

Casting for “Gulliver’s Travels” will include school age students from the community entering first grade through 12th grade and senior residents from The Village Senior Residence. Together, The Village Senior Residence and Missoula Children’s Theatre will transcend cultural barriers between the young and young at heart by actively engaging them in the arts. Participating in theatre helps to develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships.

WHEN:

AUDITIONS (media not invited)
Mon., June 19, 1- 3:00 p.m.

REHEARSALS (media invited)
Mon., June 19, 3:15-5:15 p.m.
Tues. – Fri., June 20-23, 1:00-5:15 p.m.

PERFORMANCES (media invited)
Fri., June 23, 6:30 p.m.
Sat., June 24, 3:00 p.m.

“We are excited to join forces with Missoula Children’s Theatre for this special event,” said Kathryn Beaty, executive director at The Village Senior Residence. “Our senior residents and the children in the community are really looking forward to the performance. We see that both generations benefit from the interaction, and the children develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships with our residents.”

The intergenerational summer theatre camp experience is being made possible by The Village Senior Residence’s Ages Enwtined program, which helps bring generations together to create meaningful interactions, and offers opportunities for sharing wisdom, mentoring and socializing.

Tickets: Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Show Synopsis: With his ship wrecked and his trusty computer JCN on the fritz, brave explorer Gulliver finds himself lost in space with nothing but an Invisible Force to guide him! While transporting from world to world, under the control of the Maniacal Scientist of Lapunta, Gulliver discovers fighting aliens, arrogant Horse Leaders of the foolish Yahoos, larger than-life royalty (in more ways than one) and robots – all who need just as much help from Gulliver as Gulliver needs from them! Tune in as this sci-fi spin of the timeless tale of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS will takes you out-of-this world!

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The Village Senior Residence Receives Surprise Puppy Visit on Valentine’s Day

As part of their month-long “Give Love” campaign, the Humane Society of Western Montana — partnering with Subaru of Missoula— delivered a special surprise to The Village Senior Residence! On Valentine’s day, we had a surprise visit from a litter of puppies that were all six-weeks old and named individually after Looney Tunes characters like Elmer and Sylvester.

Click image below to watch video!

For more photos, visit our Facebook photo album here.

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Missoula Senior Living Community to Produce Intergenerational Play, Strengthen Connections Between Generations

MISSOULA, Mont. (Aug. 8, 2016) – The Village Senior Residence is partnering for the first year with Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to host a one-week multi-generational summer theatre camp August 8-13 which will result in the presentation of two performances of “Sleeping Beauty.” The intergenerational summer theatre camp experience is being made possible by The Village Senior Residence’s Ages Enwtined program, which helps bring generations together to create meaningful interactions, and offers opportunities for sharing wisdom, mentoring and socializing.

Casting for “Sleeping Beauty” will include school age students from the community entering first grade through 12th grade and senior residents from The Village Senior Residence. Together, The Village Senior Residence and Missoula Children’s Theatre will transcend cultural barriers between the young and young at heart by actively engaging them in the arts. Participating in theatre helps to develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships.

WHEN:

AUDITIONS (media not invited)
Mon., Aug. 8, 1- 3:00 p.m.
REHEARSALS (media invited)
Mon., Aug. 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Tues. – Fri., Aug 8-12, 1:00-5:30 p.m.
PERFORMANCES (media invited)
Fri., Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 13, 3:00 p.m.

“We are excited to join forces with Missoula Children’s Theatre for this special event,” said Kathryn Beaty, executive director at The Village Senior Residence. “Our senior residents and the children in the community are really looking forward to the performance. We see that both generations benefit from the interaction, and the children develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships with our residents.”

“We are thrilled to join forces with The Village Senior Residence to develop an exceptional intergenerational theatre program experience for school age children and seniors,” said Michael McGill, executive director, MCT. “We understand this supports the senior living community’s intergenerational initiatives, providing enriching, intergenerational experiences for all those involved and entertainment for the local community.

Tickets: Admission is free. We will be accepting free will donations our annual participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 11, 2016.

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The Village Senior Residence Recognized with State Honor

Excellence in Action award recognizes exemplary commitment to quality

MISSOULA, Mont. (April 12, 2016) — The Village Senior Residence, a senior living community managed by The Goodman Group, is proud to announce that it has been recognized with the Enrichment of Life Award from the Montana Health Care Association in recognition of its innovative program in customer service, Dancing to the Decades. The award banquet took place on Tues., April 5, in Bozeman, Mont.

mhc-association“Music enhances our residents’ lives, and exercise and movement is very important when it comes to seniors’ wellbeing, especially for those living in memory care,” said Kathryn Beaty, executive director at The Village Senior Residence. “Dancing to the Decades combines the two in a way that is enjoyable. By using a variety of music from several decades, residents also connect with cherished memories.”

Dancing to the Decades is an exercise program developed by Pearl Garden Memory Care Coordinator, Meagan Nay. This chair dancing program choreographs movements from water aerobics, ballet and tap dancing. Residents dance to music tracks that are 30 seconds to 1 minute long and come from various decades. Each dance movement correlates with the song, going with the beat and rhythm. For example, residents do the “disco” to the song “Staying Alive” from Saturday Night Fever.

“Those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are usually unaware of the importance of stretching and exercising,” said Katie Knudsen, life enrichment director at The Village Senior Residence. “Seated exercise is a great way to improve participation and safety, and the ability to exercise in small groups is very beneficial for socialization. It is incredibly rewarding to see how the program enriches the lives of our residents in so many ways.”

Residents look forward to the lively and upbeat Dancing to the Decades classes. The movements allow for everyone to participate, no matter their physical limitations. The music always puts smiles on their faces, with many tapping their feet or bobbing their heads as they listen to the music. More mobile residents can’t help but stand up to dance. Family members of the Pearl Garden residents have even participated in the class with their loved ones, making the experience that much more meaningful. Family members are given the opportunity to create new memories that are positive and uplifting.

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The Village Senior Residence Recognized Among Top Senior Living & Health Care Communities for Third Consecutive Year

Excellence in Action award recognizes exemplary commitment to quality

MISSOULA, Mont. (Sept. 11, 2015) — The Village Senior Residence, managed by national leader in developing and managing senior living and health care communities, The Goodman Group, today announced that it has received two 2015 Excellence in Action awards from My InnerView by National Research Corporation.This is the third consecutive year that The Village Senior Residence has been recognized with the customer satisfaction in independent living award, and the first year it has been recognized for workforce satisfaction in assisted living award. The Village Senior Residence and Westpark Village, also managed by The Goodman Group, were two of only three Montana winners.

eia-awardThis honor recognizes long-term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence, as demonstrated by overall resident or employee satisfaction scores that fall within the top 10 percent of the My InnerView product database, the largest in the U.S.

“The Excellence in Action award isn’t just any quality performance award,” said Jason Stevens, Senior Vice President of Business Development at National Research. “Rather, it’s an award that defines what it means for providers to provide the right kind of care – patient-centered care – for their residents, families, and employees. It’s an honor and well-deserved accomplishment for repeat winners and new organizations alike.”

“We are very proud to be recognized for being in the top 10 percentile in the areas of willingness to recommend as a place to receive care, and appreciate our employees’ dedication to providing exceptional Platinum Service® for our residents,” said Kathryn Beaty, Executive Director of The Village Senior Residence. “The Excellence in Action Award reflects our ongoing commitment to our residents, their families, and our employees, and provides another valuable evaluation for families to use to select a senior living and health care community for their loved one. The Village Senior Residence has been a part of the Missoula community for 26 years and we look forward to serving the area for many more years to come.”

The Excellence in Action awards are presented exclusively to National Research clients that use My InnerView products. Client facilities must have completed a customer or workforce satisfaction survey during calendar year 2014. Winners must have also achieved a minimum of 10 responses with a minimum 30 percent response rate and scored in the top 10 percent of qualifying facilities on the question “What is your recommendation of this facility to others” or “What is your recommendation of this facility as a place to work?” in terms of the percentage of respondents rating the facility as “excellent.”

The Village Senior Residence is one of five Goodman Group managed communities to receive the award this year. The others recognized include Westpark Village, Billings, Mont.; Chandler Place, St. Anthony, Minn.; The Commons on Marice, Eagan, Minn.; and Terracina Grand, Naples, Fla.

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The Village Senior Residence in Missoula Recognized Among Top Senior Living & Health Care Communities for Outstanding Satisfaction

Excellence in Action award recognizes exemplary commitment to quality

CHASKA, Minn. (Sept. 10, 2014) – The Village Senior Residence, a senior living community in Missoula, Mont., managed by The Goodman Group, a national leader in developing and managing senior living and health care communities, today announced that it has received the 2014 Excellence in Action award from My InnerView by National Research Corporation for customer satisfaction in independent living. This honor recognizes long-term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence, as demonstrated by overall resident or employee satisfaction scores that fall within the top 10 percent of the My InnerView product database, the largest in the U.S.

eia-award“We are very honored to award these exemplary organizations for their excellent quality of care, resident experiences, and staff engagement, as recognized by their customers and employees,” said Mary Oakes, vice president of Post-Acute at National Research. “Every day, these providers are making a difference in the lives of residents and caregivers across all facets of the long term care and senior living spectrum to ensure they are receiving the utmost quality of care. We congratulate our clients for taking the proactive initiative to measure quality by listening to the feedback of their customers and caregivers.”

“The Excellence in Action Award inspires so many long term care and senior living communities to really step up their game in an era where quality performance defines customer-centric healthcare,” said Jason Stevens, vice president of Business Development at National Research. “We are thrilled to see repeat winners and new organizations alike earning a well-deserved spot on the awards list.”

“We are very proud to be recognized for the second consecutive year for being in the top 10 percentile in the areas of willingness to recommend as a place to receive care, and appreciate our employees’ dedication to providing exceptional Platinum Service® for our residents,” said Beverly Mix, executive director of The Village Senior Residence. “The Excellence in Action Award reflects our ongoing commitment to our residents, their families, and our employees, and provides another valuable evaluation for families to use to select a senior living and health care community for their loved one. The Village Senior Residence has been a part of the Missoula community for 25 years and look forward to serving the area for many more years to come.”

The Excellence in Action awards are presented exclusively to National Research clients who use My InnerView products. Qualifying nursing homes, in addition to assisted living and independent living communities (over 8,500), must have completed a customer satisfaction survey in 2013. Winners must have also achieved a minimum of 10 responses with a minimum 30 percent response rate and scored in the top 10 percent of qualifying facilities on the question “What is your recommendation of this facility to others?” in terms of the percentage of respondents rating the facility as “excellent.”

The Village Senior Residence is one of six Goodman Group managed communities to receive the award this year. The others recognized include Westpark Village in Billings, Mont.; Chandler Place in St. Anthony, Minn.; Regal Palms in Largo, Fla.; The Residence at Timber Pines in Spring Hill, Fla.; and Terracina Grand in Naples, Fla. These communities, as well as The Village Senior Residence, were awarded the 2013 Excellence in Action awards.

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Two Senior Living Communities in Missoula Receive National Award for Commitment to Quality Services

MISSOULA, Mont., June 16, 2014 – The Village Health Care Center and The Village Senior Residence have been recognized as 2014 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for their outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system.

award-wrap“I applaud The Village Health Care Center and The Village Senior Residence for their commitment to delivering quality care,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “This award represents the dedication that each Bronze recipient has given to improve quality in the long term and post-acute care profession.”

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. A team of trained Examiners reviews each Bronze application to determine if the facility has met the demands of the criteria. As recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award, The Village Health Care Center and The Village Senior Residence may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver – Achievement in Quality award.

The awards are sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Member My InnerView, a web-based applied research and quality-management company that supports leaders across the entire assisted living, senior housing and skilled nursing profession with tools to measure, benchmark and improve performance. The Village Health Care Center and The Village Senior Residence were two of only seven Montana facilities to receive the Bronze level award. The recipient centers will be honored during the AHCA/NCAL’s 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 5-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

“We are very proud of our teams and their commitment to Platinum Service®,” said Paul Teagle, regional director, Central Region of The Goodman Group owned and managed properties. “This national recognition supports what each team members strives for on a daily basis and is a credit and honor to them. Our 2014 Strategic Plan contains numerous initiatives and goals which relate to quality and our teams are diligently focusing on those as we move forward.”

In May 2014, the U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual “Best Nursing Homes” awarded The Village Health Care Center a top overall rating. The Best Nursing Homes 2014 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide.

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