Connecticut Assisted Living Has Award-Winning Poetry Program

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 05 September 2012

A few weeks ago, we highlighted a unique senior fitness program that made the Assisted Living Federation of America’s Best of the Best Programs to Watch list.

As stated in this ALFA news post, Hoffman Summerwood assisted living recently received a Best of the Best ranking too — for the community’s Senior Voices: Self-Expression Through Poetry program. Per the article, the program was born out of a poetry reading activity in 2010 and “not only provides a creative outlet, but many participants also report a renewed sense of purpose.”

About a dozen residents engage in the weekly workshops (which are led by a local poet), writing poems and critiquing the work of their peers in the group.

Programs like these are worthy of such recognition, as they provide the intangible yet invaluable benefits of meaning, purpose, enjoyment, and fulfillment for those who participate.

Do you know of a notable program in assisted living worth giving a nod to? Head to ALFA’s Best of the Best page and watch for details on nominating communities for 2013 (submissions will be accepted beginning this November).

Search for senior living communities in Connecticut here.



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