Wake Robin was recently featured in a story by Seven Days about Farm to Plate dining. Dining Director, Kate Hays and Chef Andrew Ryan talk about eating local and being creative with food in a retirement community!
Click on the picture of Chef Andrew Ryan to read!
Wake Robin residents and staff have been anxiously awaiting the new sugarhouse’s arrival. On Monday, October 24th – it was finally delivered. Wake Robin’s current sugarhouse will be moved to its new location next to the new sugarhouse later this week. The current sugarhouse will be used as storage.
Shelburne News recently published an article about satellite voting at Wake Robin. For sixteen years, Wake Robin has offered satellite voting for the residents that live in this community. Wake Robin was the first location in Shelburne to participate in the satellite voting program. This voting program was also first of its kind in the state. Presently, other communities (such as the Residence at Shelburne Bay, The Wright House and The Terraces) offer this program, giving people the opportunity to get to the polls.
Nancy Chiquoine, Director of Marketing & Resident Services at Wake Robin, shares things to consider when beginning to look at retirement communities.
On October 24th, Wake Robin celebrated Food Day. Food Day is a nationwide initiative that focuses on local, affordable and sustainable food. Some of the festivities included visits from local farms; Shelburne Farms came and spoke about cheese making, as well as the importance of their educational programs. Bella Farms discussed organic farming and their Wake Robin CSA. Staff also contributed dishes in a food competition in which 50% of the ingredients had to be locally sourced.
This year, there were with more than 7,500 Food Day events happening around the country. In New England 57 hospitals committed to serving meat free of antibiotics. Sustainable and organic farming practices contribute to reduced water and air pollution, richer organic material in soil and healthier farm animals and communities.
Thank you to all the local vendors who participated and made this event such a success!
Wake Robin participated in the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, September 21st at the Shelburne Museum. It was a beautiful sunny day and over 1000 walkers came to support this cause. $178,000 was raised for the Shelburne Walk and with donations still trickling in we hope to make the $180,000 fundraising goal for the year!
Walkers were given flowers to represent their connection to the disease.
Blue represents someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia
Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s
At the beginning of the walk, volunteers collected the flowers and “planted” the promise garden for walkers to discover upon their return.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
Premier Therapy hosted an Aquatics Demo at the Wake Robin pool to promote the benefits of Aquatic Therapy. Alyson addressed the group describing how the buoyancy of water decreases pressure on joints and spine. Water also supports and assists movement – which Alyson and Courtney expertly displayed; giving examples of exercises that residents may see during the weekly Aquatics classes offered at Wake Robin. Aqua walking/running can produce cardiovascular results with less impact on the joints! Thank you to Premier Therapy for illuminating us on the benefits of Aquatic Therapy and Exercise!
Wake Robin is pleased to welcome Premier Therapy Services to the community! The new therapy staff bring an exciting new set of skills and expertise to the campus. They are already offering services such as Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy along with expanded exercise groups and new programs focusing on maintaining health and well-being. Great things are already happening in the community!