Food for Life provides residents at The Goodman Group’s senior living communities with a wide variety of whole, locally-sourced foods. This dining program features plant-based nutrition while minimizing processed foods and maximizing nutritional value, flavor and presentation. Rooted in a mind, body, spirit approach, Food for Life™ helps enable residents to achieve an optimum level of overall wellbeing. Each meal is thoughtfully plated to stimulate appetites with flavor, color, texture, and beauty. Our residents enjoy whole, delicious, vegan, sugar-free and low sodium food options delivered from a professional chef-driven kitchen.
Bringing together people of all ages is an important focus of The Goodman Group. Children learn from the experiences and encouragement of seniors, while children’s wonder and boundless enthusiasm helps keep seniors young at heart.
Creates meaningful experiences fostering the kind of growth, understanding and friendship that knows no age.
Our curriculum is rooted in a storytelling approach.
Provides opportunities to bring together individuals of all ages by engaging the whole person in a life-affirming journey, rooted in unique approaches to education and life skills.
INTERGENERATIONAL LIVING & HEALTH CARE
Intergenerational Living & Health Care (ILHC) is a nonprofit organization pioneering interactive programs for children and seniors. Based in Minneapolis, the nonprofit has assisted living and health care communities in several states, as well as an early childhood center where ILHC’s mission and vision is carried out.
FIT Functional Fitness® is designed to go beyond typical senior fitness programs to help improve residents’ core strength, balance and cardiovascular health, as well as promote relaxation. The targeted exercises are created to deliver the maximum benefit for each participant. The goal is to increase overall health and wellbeing, reduce potential for falls, and encourage residents to remain active. Where possible, the program can reduce the need for assistive mobility devices.
FIT Functional Fitness® incorporates four fitness programs, taking current health levels into consideration and allowing all residents to participate, no matter their current functional fitness level. As their strength and endurance increases, residents may choose to progress to the other programs offered.
FIT to be Strong® – The core of the FIT Functional Fitness® program, FIT to be Strong® incorporates strength building exercises both seated and lying down, and balance exercises while standing.
FIT to Stretch® – Stretching exercises aimed at decreasing pain and improving range of motion, while promoting relaxation.
FIT to Pedal® – Endurance based exercise where participants use a stationary pedaler.
FIT to Balance® – A progressive program designed to enhance the time individuals spend on their feet, improving endurance and balance skills. Participants can work their way up to having more balance confidence, which equates to fewer falls and increased independence.
When someone you know is experiencing memory loss, we’re here with Pearls of Life® memory care. Pearls of Life recognizes the value of each individual and helps residents live dignified, well-rounded lives, discovering the treasures, or pearls, within. Pearls of Life memory care offers Montessori Inspired Lifestyle®, a positive approach to providing care for adults living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
The Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® approach of care is based on the methods of Maria Montessori, as adapted for adults by Dr. Cameron Camp, founder of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. This approach allows residents to focus on their individual strengths, engage in meaningful activities, and improve overall quality of life by giving control back to the individual whenever possible.
Valiant Veterans™ is a Life Enrichment program open to anyone who has served in the U.S. military, as well as their spouses, family members and friends. The response to the program has been tremendous. Our program gives veterans a chance to talk with one another, share stories and commemorate unique times in American history. It is such an honor for us to host the program – it gives us a chance to honor their service to our country. Our residents and guests are so proud of their service, and they share the most amazing stories of courage, valor and commitment.
Soulful Environments™ is a Goodman Group design philosophy, rooted in a keen understanding of the intrinsic bond between people and nature. Soulful designs are multisensory therapeutic environments, created to provide an enhanced experience of the healing power of nature within our communities. The multisensory immersion environments are relaxing, calming, and enriching. Soulful Environments integrates architectural and interior design, technology, holistic therapies and evidence based health and wellness research. The philosophy is based on a unique recognition that physical residences and gardens have potential to heal, bringing healing power of nature to unexpected places.
Whatever form spirituality takes, Soaring® is a unique approach to spiritual care. This program supports our residents’ spirits, helping them find peace, purpose, and happiness. Everyone wants to live each day as fully as possible. The definition of spirituality can be expansive. We recognize the various ways individuals express faith and spirituality, and encourage residents to explore past and new experiences.
Spiritual Directors meet the residents where they are on their spiritual journey to explore opportunities for living out purpose- filled lives in ways such as: