A senior living community is a busy place, full of residents pursuing their next opportunity to learn something new, connect with a neighbor or get moving in a group fitness class. At Hawthorn Senior Living, our teams are always dreaming up ways to inspire creativity, engage minds within our communities and provide social activities for seniors. And that’s crucial, because research suggests that creativity is key to healthy aging. Studies have shown that participating in activities such as singing, theater performance and artistry can support the well-being of older adults, and that creativity can lead to greater longevity.
Every day at our communities offers a variety of activities and events to choose from that promote physical activity, lifelong learning, social connection and overall wellness. Our intellectual and cultural activities like art projects, writing classes and discussion groups offer stimulating socialization and help residents get in touch with their creative side.
In fact, Hawthorn communities have so many activities, events and special occasions that it’s a party every day! The past months have been chock-full of entertainment and socializing with friends and family. Hawthorn communities truly believe in the concept of community, and that feeling is obvious the minute you walk through the door. Let’s take a look back to see what a few of our communities have been up to lately!
Lazy River Floatin’
A group of residents at Summerville Estates in Summerville, South Carolina, beat the heat by relaxing at their local waterpark. They enjoyed hot dogs, burgers and fries for lunch, and some residents even stayed in the lazy river for three hours!
Who says prom is only for teenagers? Residents at Sterling Heights in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, celebrated their first prom since 2019! Residents Art and Mary were crowned king and queen. The couple loves to polka, so they requested a polka for their first royal dance together.
Mother’s Day Mimosa Bar
Residents, families and loved ones celebrated Mother’s Day with a Mimosa Bubbly Bar. Great food accompanied the bubbly and precious time spent with 50 of their lovely women!
The communities also asked their residents for advice that they’ve given as moms or have heard from their own mothers for an activity called “Like Mother Always Said.”
Families and residents gathered on Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives fighting for our country. A POW table was set up to remember those men and women. Veterans at the community presented the color guard, and the local VFW commander gave a speech.
Another wonderful Mother’s Day celebration was hosted at Providence Meadows in Charlotte, North Carolina. Residents shared in one word what their mothers were like: Wonderful. Perfect. Friend. Kind. Fifty ladies enjoyed wonderful Broadway-quality singer Theresa with her vintage clothing and sassy songs.
Senior Prom was a hit for the residents at Providence Meadows. There was a dessert extravaganza, rocking music, magical decor and great energy! More than 50 residents attended, and instead of voting for of a king and queen, they elected folks in several other categories – Most Likely To Get in Trouble, Best Smile, Best Belly Laugh, Kindest, Best Listener and Best Storyteller.
When the community asked the gentlemen what they wanted for their Father’s Day celebration, they voted for hot dogs to the max! So the community delivered with a hot dog and brat buffet with good old-fashioned Coke for some bubbles.
Join In on the Fun!
You or a loved one can be part of all the fun activities and events at a Hawthorn community near you! Hawthorn Senior Living communities provide an unmatched array of creative and social activities for seniors. In fact, creativity, fun and lifelong learning are woven into the tapestry of our community life. For more information, visit us at SeniorLivingInStyle.com.
Every day is packed with fun at our communities! Stay tuned for monthly updates to get the inside scoop on what our communities and residents are up to.
May 12|Events & News
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