A Dancing with the Stars WOW! MomentOctober 04, 2019
At Blue Harbor Senior Living, we understand how important it is to connect with our residents on a personal level. By getting to know our residents, we’re able to foster nurturing relationships, create lasting memories, and help them thrive in their new home.
As part of our True Blue approach, each of our communities look for opportunities to create special WOW! Moments that help residents knock items off their bucket list, rekindle old passions, and reconnect with the world around them. Today, we’re taking a closer look at a recent WOW! Moment from our Lionwood community, who moved to this community in March of 2019.
Richard Seefeldt: Dancing with the Stars
His love of dancing started after the Korean War, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization. Richard and his wife would go dancing two or three nights a week, either at the Moose Lodge or the VFW. But when his late wife injured her foot in 1994, Richard thought his dancing days were over. This was only compounded by his own health struggles.
The team at Lionwood had other ideas. At the Dining Around the World event, Richard perked up once he found out that ballroom dancing was on the agenda, and he decided to give dancing one more try. He spent much of the night dancing with another dance-loving resident, Enid, but when the ballroom dance instructor from 3 Sixty Dance Studio asked Richard to dance, Richard was excited to test out his skills with a professional.
As you can see, Richard was able to make his dream of dancing again a reality. Dancing at that level made him feel like a star, and Richard even said that he felt like he was on the hit TV show, Dancing with the Stars. Dancing again renewed his passion, and he’s already eager for the next dance party!
For more WOW! Moment features, head on over to the WOW! Moment section of our blog, where we spotlight bucket list experiences like skydiving for the first time and getting the final Eagle Scout badge. You can also follow us on Facebook for fun-filled community updates.
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