Keeping spirits high at Villa St. Benedict (VSB) is not a one-person job – It Takes a Villa(ge).
Keeping spirits high at Villa St. Benedict (VSB) is not a one-person job – It Takes a Villa(ge). This mentality has spread throughout the community, and each team has stepped up to make sure we are abiding by social distancing guidelines while providing the best services for our residents and staff.
A vital part of our Villa(ge) is our Life Enrichment team. Margaret Scanlon and her team are responsible for coordinating various activities, such as outdoor chair Zumba (pictured above), ice cream socials, and virtual lectures for independent and assisted living residents. Daily activities for all residents continue to keep the mind and body active, including outdoor walking groups, scavenger hunts, gardening, and arts and crafts programs.
The Culinary team has also provided fun and delicious events for the residents. Outdoor seating and indoor dining options provide gathering spaces for neighbors and friends while practicing social distancing at six feet apart. Events such as Chef’s Chris Flyte (four course meal of creative dishes) and Wine Pairing Dinner allow residents to be part of the chef-prepared gourmet dining experience that they have been accustomed to while living at VSB.
At these activities and others, it became an “all hands on deck” mindset. This is not uncommon at the boutique community of VSB. “They do a wonderful job taking care of us here. There are little kindnesses all throughout. That makes this place unique,” said resident Judy Arcy.
Our support system includes our nursing team, culinary team, programs, staff, residents, and residents' families – this is what makes VSB a Villa(ge). Because of them, we're not just surviving - we're thriving!
We are accepting move-ins, trial stays, and respite stays. To begin your journey of “Living Fully, Living Well”, schedule a virtual or campus tour. Please call 630-852-0345.