With a deep commitment to protecting the health and well-being of all those who choose to call Samaritas Senior Living HOME, last Spring the Samaritas team quickly mobilized all available resources to implement best in practice health and safety protocols, while also exploring new opportunities to help residents bring a world of entertainment and experiences directly to their homes. That included enrichment and engagement options like onsite classic car shows, virtual museum, garden and zoo visits, and more!
We were also thrilled when a NEW partner came to us in December by a good friend to Samaritas, Don Soenen and the Soenen Family Fund. Through his generous gift, we are now also partnering with the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra to help seniors overcome feelings of isolation through the healing power of music, and music education with an online subscription at each of our five senior living communities in Bloomfield Hills, Cadillac, Grand Rapids, Saginaw and Traverse City. In each community, residents are now enjoying the Michigan Philharmonic Season Passport. -- which offers access to monthly concerts and educational programs via video recordings.
During our first month in December, Samaritas seniors enjoyed the concerts and holiday offerings, and now look forward to the monthly concerts. We agree with the quote: “Music brings us pleasure and releases our suffering. It can calm us down and pump us up. It can help us manage pain, sleep better and be more productive." That’s something we can ALL use and appreciate!
If you would like more information about this program or helping to ensure these kinds of programs can continue to be available for our Samaritas Senior residents, please contact DeeDee McVety, firstname.lastname@example.org or 248.953.1944