ANTHOLOGY RESIDENT & FAMILY SATISFACTION SURVEYS
GIVE US A 5! Watch your email on April 26 for the Resident & Family Satisfaction Surveys. At Anthology our mission is to provide a unique senior living experience that provides our residents with the best in hospitality and care. We believe that from every member of the team, from directors and care managers to our housekeeping and kitchen staff, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of the residents we serve. Your feedback is vital to ensure that we meet those expectations. We strive for all 5s and look forward to hearing from you! The surveys will be open from April 26 to May 5.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Make sure to review the April Activities Calendar for events and activities!
April 7: Good Friday
April 9: Easter
April 11: National Pet Day
April 22: Earth Day
Please join us on Wednesday, April 19 at 3 PM (EST) / 2 PM (CST) / Noon (PST) for the next segment of our Anthology Quarterly Virtual Education Series.
TOPIC: Common dementia symptoms and ways to work through them
The session will be hosted virtually on Microsoft Teams by Brenda Gurung, Memory Care Specialist for Anthology. Register here: https://bit.ly/APRIL2023
All Anthology families, families of choice and friends are welcome. An inclusive, welcoming space.
Our St. Paddy’s Day Party was a huge success! Thank you to all that came out to help us celebrate with the residents.
Who knew a lecture on pollinators could be so interesting! In March, we learned about beneficial insects and how they impact our surroundings. After the lecture, we made Mason Bee houses! A huge thanks to Blossoming Roots Farm for spending the afternoon with us and we look forward to seeing you this month!
Food for Thought!
Tips for a Fulfilling Retirement
April is National Volunteer Month, a time to show appreciation for volunteers, highlight the benefits of giving back and hopefully inspire others to take up a worthy cause as well.
An estimated nine million people aged 65 and older volunteer their time each year. Seniors who volunteer at least 100 hours a year, that’s only eight to nine hours each month, show improved mental and physical health. Experts believe it’s because volunteering provides aging adults with a sense of purpose that translates to a more physically active and engaged lifestyle.
Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity
Choosing the right volunteer opportunity starts with reflecting on your skills and interests. Ask yourself these questions to help discover what type of volunteer work you might enjoy:
- What is my time commitment? Are you seeking an on-going opportunity, or would you prefer to work on one-off projects each month?
- Do I want to harness my current skillset or learn new ones? Don’t feel constricted to only work with the skills you currently possess. Many volunteer opportunities offer training to anyone who is willing to help.
- What industries am I interested in? Do you prefer working with people in need, animal shelters, the arts or adults and children with chronic illnesses? Think about who or what cause you want donate your time to.
Start locally. Check volunteer listings for local libraries, museums, senior living communities, churches, food banks and community gardens. You can also use these websites to help broaden your search to do good.
As always, please reach out with any questions, and I will continue to update you by email.
Executive Director, Anthology of Midlothian
11210 Robious Road | North Chesterfield, VA 23235 | (804) 905-7300