VERO BEACH, Fla., March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- While Valentine's Day itself sparks love and giving for many, Watercrest Senior Living Group and Market Street Memory Care Residences championed an Acts of Kindness initiative for the entire month of February. In each Market Street Memory Care Residence community owned and operated by Watercrest, associates organized creative and thoughtful ways for memory care residents to engage in acts of kindness within their community and beyond.
At Market Street Memory Care Residence East Lake, near Tampa, residents delighted in an adventure of locating the 'Little Free Libraries' in their area, then sorting and selecting donated books to stock them. One resident took particular care in fixing the broken handle of a small library door during their visit. While in the community, residents spent a day creating homemade bath bombs to gift to associates; and also baked and decorated chocolate cupcakes to deliver to local library staff.
Across the state, at Market Street Memory Care Residence Palm Coast, creativity abounded as residents decorated thank you cards for special family members, and prepared donation boxes for their month-long food drive benefiting Grace Community Food Pantry. As a tasty treat, residents took turns preparing homemade crockpot Chex-mix to gift to the associate team.
"Kindness is a universal language that people of all walks and stages of life understand. Providing residents with the opportunity to communicate from the heart through good deeds is an honor for our team. These small acts spark joy, establish purpose, and create magical moments for all involved," says Hollie Kemp, Chief Experience Officer for Watercrest Senior Living Group.
Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded by Marc Vorkapich, CEO, and Joan Williams, CFO, to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living. Watercrest associates model servant leadership while inspiring a sense of community through their company-wide effort known as Common Unity initiatives. February's Acts of Kindness program is the first of several themed initiatives this year to engage residents and associates within their communities.
At Market Street Memory Care Residence Viera, the staff enjoyed a sampling of surprises throughout the month. It was all-hands-on-deck as residents mixed ingredients for sugar scrubs and joyfully presented them to team members. Another day was spent surprising associates with colorful carnations, and residents especially loved the opportunity to serve the staff savory meals of crockpot chicken and macaroni and cheese.
Watercrest is committed to positively influencing the needs of our hometowns and keeping our seniors connected in meaningful ways by driving Common Unity initiatives. Residents, staff and community partners were overjoyed with February's Acts of Kindness experience and are already looking forward to 'Thinking Green' this spring.
A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. Visit www.watercrestseniorliving.com or www.marketstreetresidence.com
SOURCE Watercrest Senior Living Group