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Hurricane Preparedness at Buena Vida Estates

Hurricane season is a scary time for everyone, but it can be especially scary when you have an elderly relative that lives alone or if you are the elderly individual. 49% of people who perish during hurricanes are over the age of 75. According to the American Red Cross, the fatality rate is so high [...]

By |2019-09-17T15:44:20+00:00September 17th, 2019|Blog Post|Comments Off on Hurricane Preparedness at Buena Vida Estates

Featured Resident – Joan Sayyah

Joan Sayyah is a woman of heart and true lover of others. With her husband in the military, Joan was constantly on the move not only in housing but also in whatever community she came to. Joan moved to Naples, Italy back in 1966 and taught in a military school there for 4 years before [...]

By |2019-09-05T18:18:21+00:00September 5th, 2019|Blog Post, Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Resident – Joan Sayyah

Featured Resident – Joe Cataldo

Joe Cataldo began his adult life working in manufacturing in New York. This would take a huge turn from machinery to marathoning when he eventually moved to the Space Coast in 2004. Joe always had a passion for running, and would complete up to 10 miles in a day. He has run 40 NYC marathons, [...]

By |2019-08-30T14:50:01+00:00August 21st, 2019|Blog Post|Comments Off on Featured Resident – Joe Cataldo

Featured Resident – Hugh Nicolay

Hugh Nicolay is a true Floridian and has always been near the beach. He graduated from high school in Daytona Beach, and a few years later, at 27, made his way down to the Space Coast. He arrived in 1969, where he would start a successful career at Harris, remaining there for 27 years [...]

By |2019-08-19T15:08:16+00:00August 19th, 2019|Blog Post|Comments Off on Featured Resident – Hugh Nicolay

New program aims to increase residents’ quality of life

The GoodLife isn’t just a slogan, it’s a genuine way of life at Buena Vida Estates. Recently a joint venture, in partnership with the Cognitive Health Institute in Tampa, has presented residents with a comprehensive program to increase overall health, cognition, and quality of life. The program arose from a belief that many chronic [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:24:09+00:00June 4th, 2019|Blog Post|Comments Off on New program aims to increase residents’ quality of life

The Buena Vida Foundation – Celebrating Another Year of Service

The Buena Vida Foundation, which celebrates its anniversary this month, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving residents of Buena Vida and promoting the wellbeing of seniors. Its mission has broadened to positively impact the lives of residents and those in the community. Governed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of residents [...]

By |2019-04-25T19:09:47+00:00April 25th, 2019|Blog Post|Comments Off on The Buena Vida Foundation – Celebrating Another Year of Service

Buena Vida Says Bittersweet Goodbye, Welcomes New Marketing Director

After serving as Marketing Director for Buena Vida Estates for more than a decade, Doreen Boudreau has announced her retirement. Doreen has been part of the family at Buena Vida Estates for more than 15 years, serving as Marketing Director for the last 12 years. She has been an active member of the community serving [...]

By |2019-01-31T15:49:49+00:00January 31st, 2019|Blog Post|Comments Off on Buena Vida Says Bittersweet Goodbye, Welcomes New Marketing Director

Buena Vida Celebrates the Holidays

The holidays are a very special time of year, and the same can be said of holidays at Buena Vida. There are decorated trees all over the community and parties to bring everyone together. Recently, residents were treated to carriage rides to help keep the Christmas cheer in the air. This has become an annual [...]

By |2018-12-20T19:34:16+00:00December 20th, 2018|Blog Post|Comments Off on Buena Vida Celebrates the Holidays

Artistic Friends Find Creative Freedoms at Buena Vida

Residents Nancy, Sandy, and Pat have been friends for over 40 years. A friendship that has spanned more than 40 years, deeply rooted in a love of the arts, has now reunited in Melbourne, Florida. Buena Vida residents Nancy and Pat met around 1970 while living and teaching in Miami. They were both [...]

By |2018-11-06T18:45:05+00:00November 6th, 2018|Blog Post|Comments Off on Artistic Friends Find Creative Freedoms at Buena Vida

Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday by Ringing Commemorative Bell

The date was October 3, 1918 – a little girl named Josephine was born in New Jersey to Lithuanian parents. When she was two years old her father sent her and her mother back to Lithuania to live with family while he worked to save money to bring them back to the United States.  Her [...]

By |2018-10-03T13:50:07+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Blog Post|Comments Off on Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday by Ringing Commemorative Bell
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