Article by iAdvanced Senior Care

“Integrating families and the wider community can make a potentially lonely time brighter for residents.

For many people, the holiday season can be a difficult one. Feelings of isolation and disconnection from others are often heightened for residents who are grappling with multiple medical issues, or who have recently lost a spouse or other loved ones.

But the holidays also present a months-long opportunity for your senior care community to make life a little brighter for your residents.

Marcia Houchin, life enrichment director for Omaha-based Agemark Senior Living Communities, says Agemark maps out a company-wide curriculum of events for the whole year well in advance. “There are different themes for each week of the year, and we suggest activities to promote the intellectual, physical, spiritual and social wellness of residents,” she explains.”

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