Charles de Vilmorin
Charles de Vilmorin

Helping older adults find purpose every day is more important than ever in this new world of physical distancing that we are living in. It is heartening to see how frontline staff have shown passion, creativity and resilience during this COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue providing meaningful engagement for every resident. Our workforce is facing often unfair media coverage, burnout, uncertainty and fear, but despite all these things they show up in our communities, serve our residents and work to vanquish this invisible enemy.

At Linked Senior, we want to celebrate this incredible resiliency and to thank these heroes, so we have launched the #ActivitiesStrong initiative as a way to provide free resources and support to all activity and life enrichment directors as well as other professionals serving older adults.

It is with great pride that we present this initiative’s manifesto: 

#ActivitiesStrong Manifesto

We believe a person is a person no matter their age

We believe life is more than just meeting an older adult’s needs

We believe life is always wild and precious

We know not all those who wander are lost

We know memories are made by moments more than calendars

We know we should put our oxygen mask on first, but don’t always do that

We are not measured by the size of our strength, but by the strength of our heart

We are the loving and touching of the family’s hand despite distances and walls

We are the how to their Why

We are essential

We are #ActivitiesStrong

Charles de Vilmorin is the CEO and co-founder of Linked Senior.