Blue Moon Series – Woodstock video
(Judy Meleliat – Chief Marketing Officer) So we have this idea – in the summertime what do you like to do? You like to listen to music. You like to be outside. You like to eat some BBQ. But at Aegis we don’t just have ideas, we have ideas where we wrap themes around it. So we thought, what could be better than Senior Woodstock
(Doug Griepp – General Manager at Aegis of Bellevue) This is Senior Woodstock. We are reliving the 60s and 70s. We’ve been promoting this with family and staff. We’ve been tie dying. The staff and residents have been out painting our buses.
(Dwayne J. Clark – founder and CEO) At Aegis one of the things we really get tired of are the stereotypical activities that you see with residents, the Bingos and the birthday parties and those kinds of things. We want to treat our residents just like any other generation. People deserve fun at every age.
You think back to Woodstock in 1969, we wanted to take them back to that time. Bring some joy and happiness and have a great time, great food, great celebration, and great music.
(Judy Meleliat – Chief Marketing Officer) The residents are loving it. They’re getting up, they’re dancing, they’re shaking the tambourines and laughing; laughing at all the hippies.
We had a Go Go dancer, an ice cream truck, and ribs cooking all day. Beads and glasses, all kinds of paraphernalia just to give you that throw back to the 60’s.
(Aegis of Bellevue Resident) We were all put back in time to feel the love all over again. Oh the music was terrific.
(Aegis of Lynnwood Resident) They asked us if we wanted to come to the Aegis party and we had fun and kept busy and laughed and had such a good time and ate.
(Daughter of Aegis Living Resident) It was great to see my mom out here having a good time, and her friends who she has met. It was really fun to see everybody enjoying the music and food, and feeling the love.
(Dr. Shirley Newell – Chief Medical Officer) Often times we have people who are really impaired and not doing well. They come into our community, and because there is a social environment, it is a social model, they do sometimes improve dramatically. And people that you think weren’t all there are so much happier and so much more accessible. It’s wonderful.
(Dwayne J. Clark – founder and CEO) We’re trying to get people out in the great weather, in the summer. Have them get some fresh air. Have them dance. Have them oxygenate their bodies. It’s also about the sense of community. So we’ll soon have 20 communities in the Seattle – Metro area. If we can bring 600 or 800 or 1000 residents to one event, that is pretty special and pretty unique.
(Doug Griepp – General Manager Aegis of Bellevue) The free love and all of the peace stuff – I think as all of the people come back tonight they’ll feel a little closer to each other. They’ve experienced something very unique.