Featured Resident – David Vogeding

Buena Vida resident David was born in 1942 in West Union, West Virginia – a small town by most standards. As of the latest census West Union had 825 residents. His father started the First Cinema Show theater in the town, so David’s love of the arts came naturally. Shortly after David was born the [...]

2019-03-01T20:16:05+00:00March 1st, 2019|Featured Resident|

Featured Resident – Ruby Baker

Born south of Nashville in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee – walking horse area, as she described it – Ruby Baker tells of a life where her father doted on her, where Southern women were catered to, and where her mother never learned to drive a car. Her father was a welder, her mother a homemaker. Schools in [...]

2019-02-13T16:22:25+00:00February 13th, 2019|Featured Resident|

Featured Residents: Nancy, Sandy, and Pat

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 teachers and each had a creative spirit. They met mutual friend Sandy, and the [...]

2018-11-26T18:50:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|Featured Resident|

Featured Resident: Terence Slane

Terence “Terry” Slane has his sister to thank for introducing him to the Buena Vida “Good Life”. His sister Christina O’Shea (featured in an earlier article) invited Terry to visit, they would have dinner often and eventually he decided to make Buena Vida his home too. Born in 1929 in New York City to European [...]

2018-10-22T16:00:40+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Featured Resident|

Featured Resident: Christina O’Shea

When we talk about Living the Good Life at Buena Vida that’s something resident Christina O’Shea will attest she is actively doing. Christina was born in 1923 in England. Her parents moved the family to New York City when she was young. Her NYC neighborhood was so diverse, because no one was native to America [...]

2018-10-02T13:15:36+00:00September 19th, 2018|Featured Resident|

Featured Resident: Nancy Eller [video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghQNLUGAvG4 Not many can say they have touched thousands of lives, but for Nancy Eller that number is no exaggeration. Her passion for music began at age four when her mother enrolled her in weekly piano lessons. Her wish for a flute came true on her birthday while she was in the 5th grade.  [...]

2018-07-02T20:06:43+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Featured Resident|

Featured Resident: Janet Kemp

Janet Kemp was born in Stockbridge, Michigan in December 1931. She went to High School in Dexter, Michigan where she met her first husband, Floyd. They built a home outside of Dexter and had 2 children. When her children were about 8 and 9 years old she went to work in a doctor’s office as [...]

2018-04-30T19:30:47+00:00April 30th, 2018|Featured Resident|

Featured Resident: Adela Gonzalez

Buena Vida Estates resident Adela Gonzalez was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 15th, 1932. She was only seven months old when her father thought it best to send his wife, Adela, and Adela’s brother Joe to grandma’s home in Spain while he rode out The Great Depression in America. At the start of the [...]

2018-04-18T14:11:24+00:00March 29th, 2018|Featured Resident|

Featured Resident: Larry Payne

Larry Payne has been a resident of Buena Vida Estates for the past 6 years. Since moving to Buena Vida Estates he has become a regular in some of our community’s activities such as Bocce Ball and he has even joined a weekly exercise program that meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Here’s a little [...]

2018-03-07T19:35:11+00:00March 7th, 2018|Featured Resident|
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