Celebrations2019-10-03T12:41:18-05:00

Celebrations

Helping individual’s special dreams and wishes come true. Focused, individual efforts result in a more personal relationship with persons facing challenges in their lives. We strive to celebrate the lives of those individuals in a way that is appropriate for that person.

Two Years of Peanut Butter and Jelly! Hoorah!

  It's Fun Work!  For over 2 years, residents at Westhaven Manor and volunteers from Bridgepointe A Life Celebrated, have been getting together to make sandwiches for the local homeless shelter. Over 2000 sandwiches have been made and donated to the cause.  The group enjoys the opportunity to help others.  Sometimes [...]

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Andy goes to The Henry Ford Museum

 On December 17th, Andy Labick, a resident at Ashford Court, was treated to a day of reminiscence by the Life Enrichment staff. Andy was chosen because he volunteers as an artist and is involved with many of the residents there.  Andy was a Metallurgist at Ford Motor Company and taught [...]

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Painting with a Twist

January 17th was a special day for The Sanctuary at Bellbrook Book Club!The Book Club at has been an active group for three years. It's members are vibrant, active members of their community! Each member deserved a special day out with friends and family, so the volunteers at A Life Celebration made a special [...]

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Judith’s new Best Friend, Zoey

  Having a friend can change your life!  After careful consideration and searching for just the right match, Zoey was adopted from the Humane  Society of Huron Valley. Thanks to a donation from Bridgepointe, A Life Celebrated, the two year old grey domestic shorthair, who can only be described as Adorable, found a forever home in Westland.  She [...]

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Take Flight

On September 3, 2014, Hector "Bill" Duthie, a resident at Sanctuary at Bellbrook, took flight in a B-25 aircraft at Willow Run Airport.   Bill is a veteran pilot of WWII who flew the B-25 during the war.  A Life Celebrated was determined to give Bill and his family the opportunity [...]

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Joseph Preston – Detroit Lion’s #1 Fan

Christine, Joseph and SandraJoseph was stunned when he was selected to spend a game day with the Detroit Lions.   Joseph was nominated for this special outing coordinated by Bridgepointe A Life Celebrated by the volunteer team at The Inn at Cass Lake in Waterford, MI. Joseph was awarded three tickets to [...]

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Thanks for Morris

Morris Lent with volunteer, Karen MooreOn Thanksgiving Day, Morris Lent and Karen Moore, his Bridgepointe  A Life Celebrated volunteer,  celebrated together at the Sanctuary at Bellbrook in Rochester Hills.  Morris Lent retired from the military and was known to be a very private man.  He resided in the condominiums for [...]

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Home for the Holidays

Judy and Marty Judy and Florian were NOT going to be alone for the holiday. Marty, an active Bridgepointe A Life Celebrated volunteer, knew that she could not enjoy the holiday knowing that others would be alone Thanksgiving without a good meal to enjoy. So, Marty, with a little help from [...]

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The Best Three Years of Her Life

Betty Wills found family, happiness and a real home. The day that Betty has been waiting years to arriveBetty's life was frequently a struggle. She had an unstable background including “surviving foster care since the age of four years old”. Throughout her lifetime, she worked odd jobs and made ends meet [...]

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Surprise Birthday Celebration for Tom

October 28, 2013 was Tom's day!  Tom Rowell is a nine-year resident at Franklin Terrace in Southfield, MI.  Since his first day in the building, he has been kind and generous to everyone.  The Bridgepointe volunteers wanted to show their appreciation for Tom and honor him in a special way.Tom does more for [...]

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Movie Day!

Connie LOVES the movies and she doesn't really like to leave her apartment! So, it was time for the Bridgepointe volunteer team Westhaven Manor to find a way to motivate her!      Madison, a Bridgepointe volunteer, arranged a special Thursday movie day in the theatre room showing her favorite movie “Gone with [...]

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A Father’s Love

A Special Time for Dad and Daughter Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad. Edwin's wife passed away a few month ago. The Bridgepointe team knew that Edwin needed to stay connected with his remaining family. "It was so important to him!"  So, they [...]

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Thank You for Being A Friend!

Cindy and Jeff On February 14,2013, Cindy a resident at Franklin Terrace, enjoyed a special luncheon at Red Lobster. Cindy is a kind and giving individual who volunteers on the memory care unit at Franklin Terrace and assists with the mobile library as well. Cindy is helpful to all the residents. She [...]

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It’s A Small World After All!

Skype Connects A FamilyThanks to the World Wide Web, James Dubois, a resident at Franklin Terrace in Southfiield, was able to meet his new great grandson (4 months old) via Skype. Janet, a Bridgepointe volunteer, teaches a computer class at Franklin Terrace twice a month and orchestrated the “reunion”.  James, [...]

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Irene Soars!

Irene's health has been declining recently, but her spirit still soars! Irene thought her days were planned and she knew the plan for her future. Nope! Irene was soon to discover that her friends had a surprise in store for her.  Due to her illness, Irene was unable to leave [...]

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An Art Adventure!

Carla, Cindy and WilhelminaCindy, Linda and CarlaCarla is a retired art teacher from the Dearborn School System and was a new resident at Franklin Terrance. Carla taught art classes for many years and spent much of her time painting for enjoyment. Art was her passion! When Carla recently lost her [...]

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A Lovely Day for A Lovely Lady!

  March 25th was officially Mary's day! Helena and a group of Bridgepointe volunteers at Woodhaven Senior Community in Flint wanted to do something really special for Mary, a long time resident. This special lady needed a day just for her. The group decided to coordinate a day of beauty [...]

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“Instead of asking yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that.

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

– Howard Thurman