Senior Living Communities Wins National Award
On April 16th, Senior Living Communities, an industry leader in senior living was presented with their 5th nationally recognized Argentum Best of the Best Award for Family and Resident Engagement through their “J.O.Y” (Joining Older and Younger) Program. Argentum is a nationally recognized advocate for the senior living industry promoting choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for older adults. “We’re honored to be presented with this award. The J.O.Y program is a unique way for our community to engage with the local area and focus on intergenerational communication. Working together, we can create amazing results.” said Vice President of Programming, Aimee Simmons.
The J.O.Y Initiative was conceptualized in November 2017, wherein communities would connect with local organizations, to create long-term partnerships through social and wellness events. The age of participating organizations ranged from pre-school children to college-aged students. “These programs were not meant to be a single event, but a continuous collaboration,” said Simmons. “This allows our residents and the younger generations to continually connect through their life experiences, in turn creating a lasting impact on all participants and bridging the generational gap.”
Measuring the impact of this program is what set Senior Living Communities apart from other nominees. Participants of the J.O.Y. program have experienced a positive impact from these intergenerational events. This program has opened the door to increased participation from both parties, created the opportunity to bond over an activity, while connecting different generations outside of their close family and friends. “We have seen community members participate in programs that they were originally hesitant to engage in. The success of the J.O.Y. program has prompted us to research new organizations of interest to support the mission of the program” said Simmons.
This isn’t the first time Senior Living Communities has been awarded for their exceptional staff and Member programs; this is their 5th Argentum Best of the Best Award. In 2010, they were honored for their Alzheimer’s and dementia program WAVES, an aquatic therapy program. While in 2011 and 2012 the community was awarded for Resident Health and Wellness for their CLIMB lower body strength and Purpose Based Wellness programs. In 2017, their community outreach in their Explore program earned them the Best of the Best Workforce Development Award.
About Senior Living Communities
Senior Living Communities LLC develops, owns and manages luxury retirement communities along with other related senior living care entities. Senior Living Communities is based in Charlotte, North Carolina and currently manages communities in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Senior Living Communities prides itself on delivering services that are differentiated by an approach that emphasizes the quality of life through wellness, dining, social activities, and care programs. Senior Living Communities is founded on the belief that anyone, at any age, in any condition, can improve the quality of their lives and their number one goal is to help their Members live longer, healthier, and happier lives.