Spiritwood Senior Living Network
Spiritwood Senior Living Network




Spiritwood Senior Living Network

Bringing Life Into Aging

Imagine a world where seniors have access to

a community that caters to their

diverse interests and needs.

Welcome to the Spiritwood Senior Living Network!

For Activities and Life Enrichment Professionals, our platform provides a wealth of resources and tools to help you plan and execute engaging programs for your residents - amplifying the quality of life for those in your care.

Thank you for the critical work you do!

If you are caring for a loved one at home,

we honor your commitment.

We created SLN for you as well.


SLN is a unique subscription service for senior residences, at-home care, Veterans Homes, and special needs communities.


Here we celebrate, embrace, and respect aging adults by delivering them experiences that are engaging, entertaining, and spark memories. 


Through the magic of green screen technology, live performances set against dynamic backgrounds will captivate and transport seniors to beloved times and places, and activities led with humor and enthusiasm will delight them.


Our abundant and diverse collection of choices include:

Musical Entertainment, Variety Shows, Spiritual Programming, Travel Shows, Sing-Along, Therapeutic Music Videos, Interactive Seated Exercise and Dance Programs, Karaoke, 

and more.

All in one place.

Our single App opens a world of stimulating viewing and activity options for a scheduled event or a spontaneous experience.

No more searching! If you can imagine it, chances are we have created it.


We are committed to penetrating the barriers that engulf the aged with vibrant performances that are interactive and fun.

Mind-Body-Spirit

Enhancing Life in Senior Care -

One SLN Experience At A Time

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Hi From Donna Surface

I'm so happy you are here! Watch my fun little video to the left.

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Welcome To The
 Spiritwood Senior Living Network from the Spiritwood Foundation

Watch our SLN PREVIEW VIDEO to the left and sample a few of our tailor-made channel programs.

Then scroll down to check out what each channel offers.

Before subscribing you can watch preview videos on several of our channels.

Please continue to the bottom of this page to learn about the Spiritwood “Forget Me Not” Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

We look forward to providing you with a diverse entertainment experience that is relatable and enjoyable.

(Think Netflix for seniors, but with a more intuitive user-experience.)

Email Donna at: SpiritwoodFoundation@gmail.com


Comments

Hi Donna,

WE LOVE LOVE IT!

Residents are loving the variety and we are still exploring all that we can do. 

Thank you! 

Dorothy  Rudoll, Activities Director

Meadowbrook at Chetek


Donna,

I can't tell you what a joy it is for me to watch my wife, Marie react to the videos. She sits forward in her chair full of wonder - laughing with bright eyes and exclamations of 'I remember that!' Thank you for putting together the most enjoyable, vibrant, and relatable content that keeps Marie entertained, active, and, best of all, present.

Lou Stender

At Home Care Subscriber


Donna,

Thank you so very much for this wonderful tool!

Steven Wisihowsk, Director Of Activities

St. Francis Home, SSM Health Communities



SLN Roku App

SLN Roku App

SLN is a Roku App

Spiritwood SeniorLivingNetwork.

YOU CAN ALSO USE SLN ON COMPUTERS OR TABLETS WITHOUT ROKU.

With your subscription SLN will be available across multiple devices in your residence.

It will function just like the App.

If you do not have a Roku TV or Roku Streaming Device, when you subscribe to our network here, we will send you a Roku Streaming Device for free.

A Roku Set Up link is at the bottom of this page.

Every month new content will be added to the App, but the library of programs will always be available to view on demand.

We built our App to have a very familiar appearance and function - like Netflix.

Shows on our channels have the 'Next Episode in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...' function like Neflix shows, allowing continuous viewing and freeing you from monitoring the TV.

  • Our App costs less than Netflix, and is more intuitive and user-friendly.

Musical Entertainment Channel

Shows that feature: Classic Hits, Country Tunes, Mellow Folk Music, and Easy Breezy Tropical Tunes.

Live performances are captured and joined with dazzling videos.

Familiar songs to sing along to while you are transported into the enthralling backgrounds.

Jukebox Time Machine catapults you back to beloved times and places with classic hits through the decades.

3 shows flow into one another for non-stop viewing.

Memories Cafe is a warm and comfy coffeehouse with a fireplace, rain in the window, and familiar folk tunes.

2 shows flow into one another for non-stop viewing.

Tiki Time puts you on magnificent tropical beaches, relaxing under palm trees, and even at a car show!

3 shows flow into one another for non-stop viewing.

Wide Open Spaces presents magnificent American vistas, mountains, prairies, and treasured Country tunes.

2 shows flow into one another for non-stop viewing.

CONTENT IS PERFECT FOR EVERYONE - INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AT HOME CARE.

Worship Channel

Hallelujah Gospel Show

Live performances of favorite hymns and gospel tunes.

Each program offers songs that enliven and stimulate participation - from toe-tapping gospel to beloved hymns - all set to emotive backgrounds.

3 Gospel shows in the collection flow into one another for an hour of Gospel music,

or each 20 minute show can be played individually.


Awakenings! Raise Our Voices

Praise and Worship Videos With Lyrics Displayed On The Screen

SONGS FLOW ONE INTO ANOTHER FOR A WORSHIP EXPERIENCE

The familiar feeling of being in church happens as you sing favorite worship songs.

Included are: How Great Thou Art, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Down By The Riverside,

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Amazing Grace.

We will continue to add Worship Songs to the Awakenings! Raise Our Voices COLLECTION

COMING SOON: Old Rugged Cross, I'll Fly Away, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Go Tell It On The Mountain, This Little Light Of Mine, In The Garden, On The Wings Of A Dove, Put Your Hand In The Hand, Seek Ye First


A Closer Walk

Join Pastor Liz Jensen for weekly devotionals in A Closer Walk.

Pastor Liz deftly weaves stories and humor with scripture, taking you on a journey that will calm your spirit and satisfy your soul.

Beautiful background videos and familiar music combined with stirring messages create an uplifting experience.

Pastor Liz speaks gently and directly to you. Her sincere, approachable manner makes you feel like you are with an old friend.

(There is a Gospel sing-along at the end.) To continue singing select the Awakenings! Raise Our Voices videos.

Watch Introducing Pastor Liz Jensen to learn more about this extraordinary, warm, and anointed Pastor.

(You can view this introduction without a subscription.)


CONTENT IS PERFECT FOR EVERYONE - INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AT HOME CARE.

Variety Channel

Take a trip down memory lane with our Variety Shows!


Remember When Variety Show

Featuring Chucko the All American Clown, and a collection of comedy legends, including: Groucho Marks, George Burns, Jimmy Durante,  Charlie Chaplin, and more - portrayed in funny skits with vibrant dynamic backgrounds. Starring Chuck Sidlow (in the Ringling Brothers Clown Hall Of Fame)

and recorded live in our professional Hollywood video recording studio.

WATCH THE SHORT PREVIEW VIDEO - YOU CAN VIEW THIS WITHOUT A SUBSCRIPTION


Legends Variety Show Collection starring Las Vegas Entertainer, Jimmy Mazz.

Jimmy was recorded live in our video recording studio, and through the magic of green screen technology he is in Las Vegas, on a Casino stages - in 4K! Jimmy pays tribute to:

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Englebert Humperdinck and more.

(You can learn more about Jimmy: https://www.jmazzsings.com/)

The shows includes:

A Visit With The Rat Pack

ELVIS!

Classic Crooners

Cruisin' Through The 50's

Each show is 20 minutes long.

WATCH THE SHORT PREVIEW VIDEO - YOU CAN VIEW THIS WITHOUT A SUBSCRIPTION

WELL!!!! The Rat Pack was a hit at Happy Hour! We did go down Memory Lane. 

Thanks for such great entertainment!

Dorothy - Meadowbrook Activities Director

CONTENT IS PERFECT FOR EVERYONE - INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AT HOME CARE.

Songwriter Channel

Tribute Shows that celebrate the songs of beloved artists, including:  The Beatles, John Denver, Jim Croce, Simon and Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Dan Fogelberg, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,

and a Folk Hits Collection featuring a variety of Singer/Songwriter hits.

Each show features several popular songs, recorded live and backed by dynamic videos.

AVAILABLE NOW:

Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Show, Early Morning Rain

Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, Margaritaville

COMING SOON

John Denver, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jim Croce, Simon and Garfunkel,

Dan Fogelberg, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and The Folk Hits Collection.

CONTENT IS PERFECT FOR EVERYONE - INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AT HOME CARE.

Travel Channel

Featuring the show, Come Fly With Me.

Hi. I'm Donna Surface and I will be your guide as you travel to countries around the world. Visit: Italy, France, Spain, Germany, England, Mexico, Greece, Japan, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria (The Hills Are Alive), Canada, our own amazing country, and more. Dynamic 4K video will put you in magnificent scenic and historic places as you listen to the unique music from that country and learn its fascinating history.

What special place is on your bucket list?

Come fly with me.


Come Fly With Me - ITALY - Episode 1 - North and South

Available Now

Stay Tuned for ITALY - Episode 2 - Central Italy, Rome, Sites and Art

Created as a COLLECTION so episodes flow one into another.

COMING SOON

Come Fly With Me - FRANCE

Come Fly With Me - IRELAND

WATCH THE SHORT PREVIEW VIDEO - YOU CAN VIEW THIS WITHOUT A SUBSCRIPTION

CONTENT IS PERFECT FOR EVERYONE - INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AT HOME CARE.

GREAT RESOURCE IF YOU ARE DOING 'ARMCHAIR TRAVEL' WITH  YOUR RESIDENTS.

Interactive Story-Telling Channel

Featuring the interactive story program, What Do You Think Happens?

Dynamic stories with animation engage the audience with questions and then answers on the screen.

Colorful, fun, and mentally stimulating.

VIDEOS FLOW ONE INTO ANOTHER FOR NONSTOP ENGAGEMENT.

Episode 1 - You Can't Be Replaced

Episode 2 - You're Perfect!

Episode 3 - Don't Let It Get In Your Way

Episode 4 - You Are Not Alone

Episode 5 - A Bad Decision

Episode 6 - Keep Your Head Up!

New Episodes Added Regularly

WATCH PREVIEW VIDEO WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING

PERFECT FOR MEMORY CARE

Great group activity. Residents call out answers to the questions in the show.

American Oldies Sing-Along Channel

American Oldies Sing-Along Collection

Favorite Old-Time Tunes with LARGE lyrics on the screen.

Included in the collection are: I've Been Working On The Railroad, (sung by John Denver) God Bless America, (sung by Kate Smith) You Are My Sunshine, (sung by Willie Nelson) How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? (Sung by Patti Page & Rosemary Clooney) She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain, and Oh! Susanna.

SONGS WILL FLOW ONE INTO ANOTHER FOR NON-STOP SING-ALONG FUN

WATCH THE SHORT PREVIEW VIDEO - YOU CAN VIEW THIS WITHOUT A SUBSCRIPTION

Perfect for Memory Care Residents

From The Request Line
Sing-Along Channel

CLASSIC TUNES THROUGH THE DECADES SING-ALONG

Live performances of the most requested songs to sing along to are set against dynamic backgrounds

creating an interactive trip down memory lane.


PERFECT FOR EVERYONE - INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AT-HOME CARE


Produced as COLLECTIONS so the videos flow one into another for non-stop of sing along fun!

Included in Collection 1: Sweet Caroline, King Of The Road, Margaritaville, Proud Mary, Yellow Submarine.

Included in Collection 2: Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Brown Eyed Girl, American Pie, Happy Trails.

CONTENT IS PERFECT FOR EVERYONE - INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AT HOME CARE.


Golden Oldies Senior Dance & Fitness Channel

Featuring the shows: Get Fit While You Sit (seated exercise), and Dancin' In The Seats (seated dance).

Fun and interactive - safely stay in your seats as you follow dance moves and exercises - entertaining while improving health and well-being.

Regular exercise and strength training is an important part of seniors’ lives, helping to forestall physical as well as cognitive decline. And, group sessions conducted with the participants in a seated position tend to minimize differences in fitness levels, contributing toward a more positive group experience.


These seated dance and exercise programs have been created for a population with limited abilities.

It is important that these activities are monitored by a facility staff member.

We strongly recommend that attending staff only allow participation by residents that

are physically able to move their extremities, and that do not have CAD or COPD.

Donna Surface    Director, Spiritwood Foundation

Certified by The American College Of Sports Medicine


CONTENT SUITABLE FOR:  INDEPENDENT LIVING - AND ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AND AT HOME CARE WITH SUPERVISION.


Peaceful Journeys Channel

THERAPEUTIC MUSIC VIDEOS

Programs to Enhance The Healing Environment.  

Created to be played at those special times of the day when relaxing and calming is desired.

The rhythms and musical flow along with breathtaking wilderness and wildlife visuals

provide a tranquil experience.

NAP - Nice And Peaceful 

WATCH A SHORT PREVIEW - YOU CAN VIEW THIS WITHOUT A SUBSCRIPTION

Beautiful, calming, scenic Therapeutic Music Videos with Peaceful Instrumental Music and Inspirational Quotes.

Videos are 4K and feel like 3D providing an immersive viewing experience.

Harp and Flute 

A harpist and flutist are right there playing their instruments live in magnificent nature settings through the magic of Green Screen Technology.

Shows flow one into another for long-playing relaxation time, or you can play them individually.


CONTENT IS SUITABLE AND VALUABLE FOR ALL RESIDENTS TO CREATE A RESTORATIVE TIME OF SERENITY.


Once Upon A Time - Stories In Song Channel

Videos with dynamic images and songs that tell stories of compelling historic and colorful characters and events. Also included are videos with thought-provoking messages, interviews with remarkable people about their profound contributions - and entertaining, costumed dramatizations with music.

Choose from playing the Collections - where the videos flow one into another - or playing them individually.

CONTENT IS PERFECT FOR EVERYONE - INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AT HOME CARE.

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Watch a dynamic video from our Once Upon A Time Stories In Song Collection.

For the WOW factor make it full screen! Click on it and once it starts a little box will appear on the right when you hover your mouse. Click on that - the video will open in another screen - and on the bottom right there are arrows that will make it full screen.

YOU CAN VIEW THIS WITHOUT A SUBSCRIPTION

Patriotic Channel

Songs and videos that reflect our American pride.

Choose from playing the Proud To Be An American Collection - where the videos flow one into another -

or playing each video individually.

CONTENT IS PERFECT FOR EVERYONE - INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE, AT HOME CARE.

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Watch a video from our Proud To Be An American Collection.

For the WOW factor make it full screen! Click on it and once it starts a little box will appear on the right when you hover your mouse. Click on that - the video will open in another screen - and on the bottom right there are arrows that will make it full screen.

YOU CAN VIEW THIS WITHOUT A SUBSCRIPTION

See The Music Sign Language Channel

Videos of live performances featuring Donna Surface dramatically interpreting the songs in

Performance Art In Sign Language

Choose from playing the Collection - where the videos flow one into another - or playing them individually.

Karaoke Channel

Enjoy fun sing-a-longs with Sing Along With Surf - Pat Surface's collection of Karaoke videos.

Large lyrics of favorite tunes fill the screen.

PERFECT FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING AND ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENTS, WITH ASSISTANCE FOR MEMORY CARE AND AT HOME CARE.

Holidays Channel

Celebrate the holidays with dynamic videos that play themed music - perfect for your special gatherings.


Our Christmas music videos display a beautiful fireplace with flickering flames

and a Christmas tree with twinkling lights - creating a festive and cozy Christmas atmosphere.

Featured on this channel are:

The Spiritwood Christmas Program - an hour-long video featuring Spiritwood performing artists and fresh instrumental and vocal arrangements of beloved Christmas songs.

Classic Christmas Sing-A-Long Program - a nostalgic Christmas experience that will have everyone singing along with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin and more -

igniting treasured Christmas memories.


Happy Halloween  - a spooky video takes you on a journey through a haunted graveyard -

underscored by Thriller, Monster Mash, Ghost Busters, and more.

PERFECT FOR HALLOWEEN PARTIES - THE FAMILIAR UPBEAT SONGS WILL DELIGHT RESIDENTS.


COMING SOON!

St. Patrick's Day

A collection of live performances and Irish instrumentals to underscore your St. Patrick's Day Party.


PERFECT FOR ALL

Subscription Income Benefits The Spiritwood Foundation

Subscription Income Benefits The Spiritwood Foundation


The Spiritwood 'Forget Me Not' Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to supporting organizations that enhance the quality of life of those afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. Our efforts are aimed at the many concerns and worries of family members and caregivers, and our focus is on the dignity of each individual. Please visit our Foundation website to learn all we do for seniors and veterans - through our non-profit that you will be supporting when you subscribe to SLN.

The Human Experience

The Human Experience


From Donna Surface - Executive Director of the Spiritwood Foundation

Thank you so much for connecting with us. I started the Spiritwood Foundation in 2007 after my father died of Alzheimer's Disease. Through our Foundation my husband, Pat, and I have performed at nursing homes, assisted living communities, memory care facilities and Veterans Homes for many years. Performing live for our seniors and veterans has always been a joy for us, but when COVID hit, all of that stopped.

During the 17 months of COVID shut down, we began devising another way to deliver live entertainment to our elders. Through generous donations to our Foundation, we built a building that is a professional video recording studio - complete with state of the art equipment and a giant green screen wall so we can make 'movie magic.' After 3 years of development, hundreds of hours of recording, producing, and editing, here it is!

The Spiritwood Senior Living Network.

Music and musical performances are integral to the human experience. 

With dementia, we see music break through to memories that were deeply buried, and thought lost.

Thank you for helping us provide this 'Awakening.'

Donna

AWAKENINGS

AWAKENINGS


Letter From A Senior Activity Director

Donna and Pat,

Thank you so much for making the long journey to bring your music and art to Alexandria. The residents and staff of Grand Arbor were truly enriched by your performance. I’ve since been bombarded by requests to have you return as soon as possible and have witnessed numerous people aglow with gratitude and joy as they recount the feelings and emotions that were evoked during your performance. In the healthcare industry, we often associate caring for individuals with things such as blood pressure checks, administering medication and stethoscopes. However, providing true care encompasses not only taking care of the physical body but also the spiritual and emotional aspects of being human. During your visit you were able to provide an amazing amount of fulfillment and enjoyment to one of our memory care residents named Jack. Jack is a retired high school band & orchestra instructor who’s life has been filled with music. Although Jack’s dementia impairs him from having the ability to speak very much, it has in no way impaired his ability to be spoken to by music. During your performance, Jack had an awakening that was seen physically by his radiating smile but also felt emotionally by his intense engagement as he was carried away and swept Over the Rainbow. Jack was emotionally inside of the music and was keeping time, anticipating key changes and feeling the crescendos and decrescendos. This kind of “care” is every bit as important-if not more. Thank you for enriching the life of Jack and all the staff and residents here at Grand Arbor. I look forward to working with you again soon.

Laura Kremer

Life Enhancement Coordinator, Knute Nelson


How To Set Up Your Roku Streaming Device

How To Set Up Your Roku Streaming Device

If you do not have a Roku TV, or a Roku Streaming Device, we will send you a Roku Device for free. At the blue link below you will find Roku Setup Instructions.

At this link you will be able to access our SLN App without having to search for it on your Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/ea8e2a1a7e3fd54474a07a9308f1f444