This unique three day event will be held in venues around Burlington April 11 - 13. Organized by local filmmaker, Camilla Rockwell, the Full Circle Festival brings together artists of all disciplines to engage festival goers in an open ended discussion about aging. Not only is Wake Robin sponsoring the festival, one of our own talented actor/playwrights will be performing his own one-person play chosen exclusively for it's relationship to the Full Circle Festival theme. For more information, please see the Full Circle Festival website.
This exciting educational partnership was created to engage Wake Robin residents in learning and teaching. With a wide reaching scope of opportunities for travel, lecture, and hands-on learning, it's no surprise that residents and guests have requested its return year after year. The Spring 2014 session promises to be as exciting and fulfilling as the first. Click here for program details and contact information.
put on their annual Holiday Concert. Click on the link to the right to see the Stuck in Vermont video featuring several members and Director, Rufus Patrick.
On October 24th, a celebration and movement to create awareness of the benefits of healthy, affordable, local food. Here at Wake Robin, we filled the day with food tastings, demonstrations, and speakers for residents, staff and guests. Featuring David Means, Cookie Love, Kingdom Creamery, Bella Farms, Kimball Brook Farms, Adams Orchard, and many more. See the agenda for more information. Maybe you'll want to come next year...
Wake Robin has continued to rank among the top nursing facilities in the country. The rankings are based on staffing, cleanliness and quality control measures. Once again this year, Wake Robin has received the honor of being a five star facility. Read more here: http://health.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes/area/vt
is a compilation of stories from Wake Robin residents, sharing their experiences from the World War II era. It is a snapshot from the lives of 65 contributing authors who describe life at that time from the vantage points of military service, medical care, the home front, life in Europe, and overseas duty after the war.
One Wake Robin resident escaped 1930s Germany as a young Jewish refugee, then went on to become Dean of Students at Mount Holyoke College. Another was an Army doctor so shaken by what he saw when liberating a concentration camp that he spent forty years making house calls, day and night for patients in rural Vermont.
This book is a gift from "the greatest generation" to their children, grandchildren, and all future generations. Many of these memories have not been previously told, even to their families. The book is available for purchase using the enclosed
On a sunny day in mid March, Eva Sollberger, writer and videographer for Seven Days newspaper came for a visit to Wake Robin to get a lesson in syrup making. Residents at Wake Robin have been maintaining a sugar house in the woods behind the Community Center since 1998, when resident Ed Wheeler organized local high school students to help build the structure. He installed the equipment, attracted a team of fellow residents, and soon they were in business. Every spring, residents tap more than 100 trees for sap, boil it down and strain about 26 gallons of maple syrup. Usually there is plenty to sell in Wake Robin's the Corner Shop - and of course for the annual pancake breakfast.
Take a look at Eva's video and see the group in action, collecting, boiling and sampling their work.