Meaningful Moments | Spring 2022

The magical moments are happening every day around the Miravida Living campus. It’s a privilege to capture just a few of those moments in our Spring Newsletter. We are confident you will enjoy the stories and experiences found inside.

Painting Strokes of Honor and Respect

The days are growing shorter and the nights are getting colder as we await the change of the seasons. The hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season is heavily anticipated… and inevitably days are often overlooked.   But not today.   Today has been on the hearts of our Miravida Living community for quite some time. Especially the heart… […]

Creativity Knows No Age

Finding joy and wonder through artistic expression.  Where creativity lives, there is wonder and joy. Every Sunday afternoon in the Simeanna Apartments on the Miravida Living campus, an intern sponsored by the ArtsCore program provides art instruction and encourages residents to express their creative abilities. ArtsCore, a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the […]

Join The International Movement: Giving Tuesday

New York’s 92nd Street Y created Giving Tuesday in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together they came up with a way to connect diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. This year Miravida Living is asking the Oshkosh community participate in this global movement.

Cycling Without Age Americas Summit

In August Miravida Living had the privilege of hosting the first Cycling Without Age Americas Summit. Over three days CWA leaders and enthusiasts shared stories, participated in workshops and true to its purpose, hosted a city-wide ride for residents of Miravida Living.

Miravida Living Hosting Cycling Without Age American Summit 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

In 2015, Miravida Living was the first elder care service provider in the U.S. to start a Cycling Without Age program. The program was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark by Ole Kassow who wanted to help elders get back on their bicycles and spend more time outdoors. Understanding some of these individuals may have limited mobility, he introduced rickshaws. Today, Miravida Living, has a fleet of seven rickshaws allowing residents abundant opportunities to spend more time outdoors touring the community and sharing stories with volunteer pilots, all while feeling the wind in their hair.

Aging And Elder Care On Your Own Terms

Getting older can seem intimidating, but it’s easier and more enjoyable when you think about it as an opportunity for new, wonderful and unique experiences. Our mission is to create an environment where people celebrate the wonder, beauty and perspective of life that comes from aging on their own terms. Aging is the beginning of a wonderful time in one’s life, a chance for new adventures, experiences and opportunities to unleash creativity.

Living with Wonder: Pet Therapy At Miravida Living

Many of us have fond memories of our pets and the pleasure of spending time with them. The shared unconditional love added an important dimension to our lives. Knowing time spent being with a dog or cat brightens everyone’s day, Miravida Living introduced the Noah’s Landing program.  

Living With Wonder: How Sensory Experiences Impact Elders

People living with dementia rely heavily on their senses, so at Miravida Living we focus on introducing activities and hobbies that stimulate the senses, revive memories and encourage muscle memory for actions that may have been forgotten. We’re going to look at a few innovations we offer at Miravida Living that stimulate the senses to help our elders live with wonder.

Importance of Intergenerational Relationships

“Connections between generations are essential for the mental health and stability of the nation.”  —  Margaret Mead

It is proven time and time again that intergenerational friendships create timeless bonds. Studies have shown that intergenerational relationships are important to society, which is one of the many reasons why we encourage them here at Miravida Living. Every year we work with local schools and organizations to promote opportunities to form these relationships.