Mayela, more commonly known by our residents and her friends as MJ! She is the Executive Director of our Melody Living independent living community in Colorado Springs. She was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador through high school as her parents were missionaries. After leaving Ecuador, she lived in Nyack, NY for six years before moving to Colorado Springs in 2000. Mayela calls Colorado Springs her forever home. Her favorite thing to do is visit different breweries and take in nature however she can.
Mayela and her husband, Timothy, are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary this month! They are a blended family with four children; their oldest is Dominic, 26, a paramedic in Reno, NV; second is Jack, 23, and he is currently attending Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO; their third is Daniel, 22 and he is also a paramedic, located here in Colorado Springs with the Security Fire Department their fourth is Jada, 20, the only girl and she is currently completing an internship with a medical practice here in Colorado Springs to become a medical assistant.
Thanksgiving is upon us and our assisted living and memory care community in Colorado Springs could not be more excited to celebrate the season. Even though Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a time for celebration, Melody Living acknowledges that our residents may experience some struggles during this time of year.
As colder months approach, and the sun begins to set earlier, seasonal depression may start to set in for many seniors. Melody Living continues to strive to implement the 8 Dimensions of Wellness in our residents’ life. We encourage social and emotional wellness through continuing daily activities in our sunrooms as well as outings into the Colorado Springs community, especially on the warmer days. We’ll be gathering together in our theater on Thanksgiving to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - a warm and national tradition for most households to cherish.
Melody Living Colorado Springs’ independent living community is proud to be home to so many veterans. This Veterans Day, we are highlighting some of our community residents who have served our country to honor them and say, "Thank you.”
Our Colorado Springs assisted living and memory care community is proud to premiere a new monthly support group for family members and loved ones of assisted living and memory care residents. Join us every third Thursday of the month for an educational support group focusing on engaging learning and creating an open environment for discussion.
Through these monthly support group sessions, we hope to bring awareness to an abundance of topics pertaining to assisted living and memory care that will aide those in attendance with the tools, feedback, and resources they need to create a better understanding of what a senior loved one may be going through. Understanding the ups and downs of senior care, as well as what you can do to help both yourself and your loved one, is vital to creating a healthy environment for both of you.
As the holiday season is upon us, we hope to spread awareness and provide assistance to those who are spending the holidays with loved ones living with dementia. Navigating the holidays with a loved one that is experiencing memory loss can be difficult, especially during a season where many of us are prioritizing spending time with family and engaging in traditions that could be potentially stressful on them.
Melody Living is focused on encompassing the 8 Dimensions of Wellness in all we do and prioritizing wellness for our residents in every aspect of their life.
Self care is key, especially as we continue to age, incorporating self care into your wellness routine can help to ensure a healthy and happy life.
Melody Living independent living community offers a variety of services and amenities for seniors of all backgrounds and personalities to enjoy.
Whether your wellness journey includes getting back into the activities you love, scheduling in some time for pampering, or engaging in meaningful social interactions; Melody Living has something for you.