This May, we celebrate the 51st annual Older Americans Month. First declared by President Kennedy in 1963, every president since has made a formal declaration recognizing May as Older Americans Month. This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.”
Here at Primrose, we certainly don’t need a presidential declaration to remind us of the important and influential role you play in our communities and towns across our country. However, this designation gives us a wonderful opportunity to recognize the wealth of talent, experience, and wisdom that each of you has to share.
The United States Administration on Aging encourages retired Americans to focus on health and safety this month. This challenge goes hand-in-hand with our mission here at Primrose. At Primrose we strive to create “happy and healthy living environments for our growing senior population.” In the month of May, we want to especially encourage you to take some time and consider ways you could become healthier in the next year.
For ideas on how to become safer, healthier, and happier, stop by Primrose today! Not only do we have wellness programs specifically tailored to what you are looking for, but we also have a lot of fun!
So, this month, we celebrate and thank all of our older Americans for their leadership, guidance, and direction. Enjoy your month, as we all look forward to a “healthy tomorrow.” Remember, if you think of an idea or activity that we could do to help celebrate and raise awareness of this month, let us know!
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!
Allison Hanson awarded scholarship
ABERDEEN, SD – Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC has named Allison Hanson of Aberdeen as one of two winners of their annual $1000 Education Scholarship. The formal announcement was made last month during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Hanson serves as a part-time Medication and Nurse Aide at Primrose Place Assisted Living in Aberdeen, where she joined the Primrose team in 2012. She is a junior at Presentation College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
“Working at Primrose Place has been such a great opportunity and has made the transition into nursing school a lot more comfortable,” said Hanson. “I’ve learned so much about communicating with residents and their families and how to effectively work through any problems.”
“Allison has great potential, and it is a priority for us here at Primrose to invest in our employees and in the next generation of health care professionals,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer. “We’re glad to be able to help her pursue her education, and we’re proud to have her on our team.”
The Primrose Education Scholarship is awarded annually to two employees from any of the Primrose Retirement Communities’ 30 location. The other scholarship winner is Emily Hess, who works as an LPN at Primrose Retirement Community of Wausau, WI.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Primrose Retirement Community of Aberdeen
Michelle Hagan, Executive Director
Primrose volunteer Walt F.
Wasilla, AK, Retirement Communities
Walt started volunteering in 1987. His kind and giving nature has helped many people and businesses throughout the years. He is one of the first to lend a helping hand to staff and residents alike. He is a volunteer at our local hospital, clinic, Wasilla Chamber of Commerce and even here at Primrose.
No job is too big or too small for him. He is just happy to help. Amongst his many talents he is also a published writer. His selfless acts of kindness make us all very fortunate to have him reside here in our community.
by Maria Rodriguez
Life Enrichment Coordinator
Emily Hess awarded scholarship
WAUSAU, WI – Primrose Retirement Communities has named Emily Hess of Wausau as one of two winners of their annual $1000 Education Scholarship. The formal announcement was made last month during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Hess serves as an LPN at Primrose of Wausau, where she joined the Primrose team in June, 2013. She is a senior at Chippewa Valley Technical College and will be graduating as an RN with an associate degree in nursing.
“I have had such amazing experiences working as an LPN at Primrose,” said Hess. “I have learned so much from my experiences at Primrose and have gained so much from helping families and residents.”
“Emily has great potential, and it is a priority for us here at Primrose to invest in our employees and in the next generation of health care professionals,” said Primrose Retirement Communities President BJ Schaefbauer. “We’re glad to be able to help her pursue her education, and we’re proud to have her on our team.”
The Primrose Education Scholarship is awarded annually to two employees from any of the Primrose Retirement Communities’ 30 locations. The other scholarship winner is Allison Hanson, who works as a Medication and Nurse Aide at Primrose Retirement Community of Aberdeen, SD.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Primrose Retirement Community of Wausau
Zoey Vecellio, Executive Director
For more information about Primrose Retirement Communities, visit www.primroseretirement.com.