Pumpkins for the Kids

Each month,  Solstice communities organize a Vibrant LifeⓇ and ElevateⓇ Inspires signature event. For October, residents and associates at our community decided to focus on intergenerational connections in the Bakersfield community to support those who have been greatly affected by COVID-19. Each year, we host a communitywide Halloween party filled with games, pumpkins and yummy treats. We still want to …

How To Make Your Space Feel Like Home

Every move comes with the opportunity to personalize a new space and build a place that feels like home, and moving to a senior living community is no different. (With the added bonus that your new home comes with great amenities and a built-in community!) When making the move to senior living, many residents go from a full-size house to …

Solstice at Fairport Resident Turns 103

Solstice at Fairport resident Rose turned 103 this week! We asked her for a few of her secrets to staying vibrant over the past 103 years. Check out her responses: On work – “I have worked my whole life, right up to when I moved into Solstice at Fairport. It keeps you going, moving and active.” On keeping busy – …

Solstice at Corpus Christi featured in story as Texas moves to expand visitation options

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has directed the state’s Health and Human Services Commission to expand visitation options for several types of senior-living facilities. Solstice Senior Living Executive Director Michelle Kelm said she has been anticipating an announcement like this for months. “We put a lot of thought preparation and care into being ready for this day,” she said. “We have …

September Birthday Celebration at Solstice at Grapevine

Each month, our associates host a birthday celebration for our residents. For our September birthdays, we all enjoyed Nothing Bundt Cakes. It’s a great opportunity for residents to celebrate each other and eat delicious treats!

Solstice at East Amherst hosts Dance-A-Thon

Residents from Solstice at East Amherst hosted a coast to coast dance-a-thon with their sister community, Solstice at Normandy Park! Residents, family and friends were able to connect via Zoom to boogie with us virtually. Everyone dressed to the nines and had a wonderful time staying active. Check out the link below to learn more. https://buffalonews.com/multimedia/out-and-about-in-western-new-york-september/collection_10924356-eeb1-11ea-a13e-4f4b4cb308f6.html#20 As one of the …

Live safely, securely and vibrantly at Solstice at Normandy Park

It’s safe to say that this year has come with its fair share of unexpected circumstances. During a time when activities and visits with friends and family are limited, the team at Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park has been working tirelessly to keep residents healthy and find alternative ways to foster community and connection.   Solstice at Normandy Park …

Play the Boredom Away: Best Card Games for a Rainy Day

As we head into month six of quarantine, it’s no surprise that you may be going a little bit stir crazy. Even during normal times, boredom can occasionally set in, and it’s good to have go-to games and activities that make downtime more enjoyable. While there are endless activities you can enjoy without going anywhere, today we want to focus …

Solstice at Bellingham: A Friendship for the Ages

Caleb Remington and Jack Dukes’ friendship began over a motorized scooter chair rescue. Ever since, this duo has become inseparable, and Caleb has helped other residents at Jack’s community, Solstice at Bellingham. From bringing groceries to taking residents to appointments, read more about Caleb’s acts of kindness and his unlikely friendship with Jack. https://www.whatcomtalk.com/2020/09/03/local-couple-connects-with-and-steps-up-to-help-solstice-senior-living-residents/

Back-to-School Supply Drive

To support local students in the community, Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces hosted a back-to-school supply drive on August 12. For each donation of $15, we gave out a raffle ticket for a Google Chromebook prize! Local computer teacher, Laura Martinez wanted to help students start the school year successfully by donating supplies. Laura and her husband Gil donated …