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May is Older Americans Month at Primrose

Friday, May 1st, 2015
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This May we celebrate Older Americans Month, which was designated by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. This special month honors seniors and celebrates their contributions to our communities and to our nation.

We celebrate this special month with our residents as well. Primrose retirement communities are filled with people who are making a difference every day. Teachers, elected officials, judges, musicians, pastors and business owners are among the many we are proud to serve. So many seniors across the country have had, and are still having, an impact in their communities and in the lives of others.

If you are retired and looking for some things you can do to make a difference, perhaps you might consider volunteering. Did you know that over 26 million seniors in this country do so? Whether it is running church rummage sales, organizing coats for kids’ drives or mentoring elementary school children – the opportunities are out there. In fact, the demand for older volunteers is increasing dramatically because of their experience and expertise in so many different areas.

Studies also show that senior volunteers live longer. According to a University of Michigan study, those who volunteer at least 40 hours per year, each year after their retirement, live an average of 8 years longer than those who do not. Doing good things for others is not only good for them, it is good for you!

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging office by visiting or calling 1-800-677-1116 to find ongoing opportunities to celebrate and support older Americans.

If you are interested in learning more about Primrose, and how the incredible seniors that live here are making a difference in peoples’ lives every day, visit

Primrose Celebrates, Thanks Clergy during Clergy Appreciation Month

Friday, October 11th, 2013

October is designated as Clergy Appreciation Month, and here at Primrose, we want to take this opportunity to recognize how fortunate we are that so many pastors are active in our community on a regular basis. On any given day, we have the chance to experience Bible studies, prayer and worship time, spiritual guidance, and so much more. While we are blessed to be able to provide space for these activities, it is all made possible by the selflessness and dedication of the various pastors that serve our residents.

Primrose is incredibly lucky to have so many wonderful pastors visit our communities on such a regular basis. The time that they spend with us means so much to the residents, staff, and our entire Primrose Family, and they certainly deserve our thanks.

It’s no secret that pastors have a difficult job. They work long hours and often don’t get a chance to witness the full fruits of their labors. So, this month, we want to offer our special thanks for the time and commitment they give us. In honor of Clergy Appreciation Month, make the effort to thank those clergy members that take the time to visit and minister to us. Take a moment to offer them a cup of coffee or invite them to lunch. They spend so much time giving of themselves; let’s try to show them how much they mean to us!

We should also take time to recognize those clergy, active or retired, resident or staff, within our Primrose family. On behalf of all the lives you have changed and in recognition of all that you add to our communities, thank you!

If you have an idea on how to celebrate Clergy Appreciation Month, make sure to let us know! Leave us a comment or send us a message. After all, they do what they do every day out of love for us. What can we do this month to show our love and appreciation for them?

by Dylan Kessler
Primrose Staff Writer

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!