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:
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.