What a year it’s been! And we’ve experienced a lot -- from keeping residents healthy through vaccinations and following protocols, to the joy of experiencing safe family visits to businesses re-opening and schools back in session. The list goes on!
At our Anthem Memory Care communities, we are fortunate to have experienced many, many moments of joy in 2021, along with our residents and staff members.
As we look ahead to a new year, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite moments from 2021…
Our wonderful nurses and healthcare staff worked hard to keep our resident safe and healthy!
Residents of Harvester Place Memory Care in Burr Ridge, Illinois joined with local high school students in Day of Service projects to help local charities.
Shopping trips were enjoyed by many residents (Here, a resident of Emerald Place Memory Care in Glenview, Illinois, selects seeds at Home Depot.)
The resident-gardeners came out to do their spring planting at Vineyard Place Memory Care in Murrieta, California.
Visits from 4-legged friends were always welcomed by resident of Morningside Place Memory Care in Overland Park, Kansas.
Residents continued to engage in creative projects that were purposeful and produced some amazing results! (A talented resident of Porter Place Memory Care, in Tinley Park, Illinois creates a beautiful piece of tie-dyed fabric.)
We took advantage of opportunities to produce healthy and delicious treats from locally grown fruits and vegetables. (At Chelsea Place Memory Care in Aurora, Colorado, a resident and visiting family member make a fresh batch of apple cider.)
When football season rolled around Chisholm Place Memory Care residents were more than ready for kick-off!
Weather permitting, walks in the park were a great way to enjoy some fresh air and beautiful scenery. (Here, residents of Willowbrook Memory Care in Littleton, Colorado give a wave and smile for the camera.)
Bus trips to local areas of interest were a regular treat for residents of Highline Place Memory Care in Littleton, Colorado.
Finally, as the holidays approached, the gifting began! (Here a resident of Greenridge Memory Care in Westminster, Colorado surprises a well-deserving member of the dining team with a special gift.)
There are many more moments captured; too many to share here. So we invite you to visit the webpages and Facebook pages of our communities to explore more of our special moments of joy.
We hope that you will take a moment during the holidays to pause to re-cap a few of your own joyous moments with your families. Even in challenging times, such as these, they are there if you look for them.
Finally we hope you are staying safe and healthy while you enjoy the holidays and all of us at Anthem Memory Care communities wish you and your loved ones a healthy, happy and joyful new year!
(The top image of a Cascade Creek Memory Care resident and family member is so full of joy we couldn’t resist using it as our header image!)