Seasons launches program to keep seniors active in the community

OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 4, 2018 – To help seniors stay active in their communities and realize the benefits of volunteering, Seasons Retirement Communities launched its newest signature program, Seniorosity™ in June 2018.

Earlier this year Seasons hosted a contest to name this important program.  The winner was Marcella, Fun Manager at Seasons Welland, who suggested Seniorosity™, a combination of the words Seniors and Generosity.

“Seniorosity™ is designed to give residents more opportunities to connect with people and organizations in the greater community, says Kim Mitchell, Director of Fun, Seasons Retirement Communities. “Seniors can participate in service that is geared towards their individual abilities and interests. The goal of the program is to get to know the community while increasing feelings of happiness.”

For the past five months, all 20 Seasons Retirement Communities in Ontario and Alberta have participated in outings and events that are important to residents. Visiting local fire stations, surprising neighbours with homemade cookies and donating items to pet shelters are among the highlights.

After retirement, seniors may find it difficult to feel purposeful and connected to their communities. Volunteering can lead to a sense of accomplishment and belonging. Seniors can add value to charity groups and organizations with their wealth of experiences and insights.

“There are countless ways for seniors to become involved in their communities, says Mitchell. “Our dedicated team members empower residents to participate in Seniorosity. They make it a priority to organize events and outings so our residents can realize the benefits of volunteering.”

 

 

 About Seasons Retirement Communities: Established in 2009, Seasons is a Canadian company that operates 11 retirement residences in Ontario, nine retirement residences in Alberta, with more in various stages of development. Our management team has extensive experience in the senior housing sector and has developed a culture dedicated to providing residents with superior customer service. We want our residents to feel proud to call us home and know they are surrounded by people who genuinely care. Seasons: Connect. Care. Change. To learn more, please visit www.seasonsretirement.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

For further information:

MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Rabaey, communications coordinator, 289-291-5999 ext.1195, jrabaey@seasonsretirement.com