Posted: October 30, 2023
A 98-year-old Pueblo resident was crowned the 49th Silver Queen during a private ceremony on September 14 at the Pueblo Country Club. The annual pageant has highlighted the area’s older adults in good-natured judging of a video interview and display of character and community contribution.
A total of 27 contestants competed, including Cappella Pueblo West’s own Selma Eller. Selma was nominated as one of eight finalists in the competition. The contest is open to hopefuls ages 60 and older, with contestants nominated by staff and administrators of local skilled-nursing and assisted living communities.
From surviving the Dust Bowl to pulling people out of the rubble after a devastating tornado, this year’s nominees recalled historical events they experienced through the years, providing stories about their lives that both inspired and endeared them to the judges, according to event organizers.
A member of Selma’s family had this to say about the finalist: “I know my mom was going to the country club today for the Silver Queen event. I am so proud of her and glad you encouraged her to take part. I knew she would be a great candidate the minute she talked to me about it. I told her she should go for it and so happy she did. Mom can be very humble at times and feels someone deserves it more than she does. She is such an inspiration to so many! I love and miss her dearly. Thank you so much for the love and care she receives from you.”
It’s no surprise that a resident of Capella Pueblo West Senior Living Community made the list of finalists in the Pueblo pageant. Our team is dedicated to cultivating a close-knit community where everyone feels included and supported. And our residents are the heart of our community. They come together from various walks of life to lead vibrant and fulfilling lives, making our community unlike others. You can trust that you or your loved one will receive our compassionate team’s unwavering support and security and become an integral part of our extended family.
For many older adults, the transition to assisted living is a significant life change, but finding the right place can make this transformation positive. To help ensure seniors thrive, we follow the Life Enrichment (LE) model, which is built on the following five pillars of well-being:
A life enrichment program for seniors at assisted living communities enhances overall quality of life by providing opportunities for social engagement, intellectual stimulation, physical activity, and emotional well-being. These programs aim to support residents in leading fulfilling and meaningful lives. The following are the basic tenets of such a program:
Overall, a successful life enrichment program in assisted living should aim to create an environment where seniors feel valued, engaged, and supported in living life to the fullest extent possible.
The transition to assisted living doesn’t mean a diminished life. The culture at Cappella of Pueblo West encourages residents to grow and thrive, even in their later years. Reach out today to discuss our assisted living options.