LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Choosing the right gift for the older people in our lives is a challenge. They don't need "stuff," so what can we give them?
With more than 21,000 remarkable residents – who have more than 1.8 million combined years of experience – as their inspiration, Atria Senior Living has learned that the best gifts are those of our time and talents. Each year for the holidays, the company sets out to create such a gift for the people who choose to call Atria home. This year's gift is The Wisdom of Curiosity – a planner that provides a framework for a 52-week journey of learning and new experiences.
Why curiosity? Curiosity is a quality that leads to greater well-being because it can help us find purpose. The promise of learning something we didn't know, meeting interesting people or discovering a new passion keeps us moving forward. The planner presents questions, exercises and tools designed to help flex our curiosity muscles and experience greater well-being in the process.
"We always strive to create a gift that is from the heart and will help our residents continue to live active, purposeful lives," said Ronda Watson, Senior Vice President of Atria's events and culinary programs. "Curiosity is so often associated with childhood, but it motivates and invigorates people well into their older years. This planner offers our residents and older adults everywhere new ways to explore."
The full-time events director at each of Atria's 190 communities across the U.S. and Canada will develop programming designed to provoke thought and exploration around the planner's weekly challenges.
Previous gifts Atria has created for their residents include the Independent Publisher Book Award-winning Field Notes from an Adventurous Life and The Wisdom of Gratitude. This latest title makes a thoughtful gift idea for all older adults, or anyone else who is interested in learning new things – about themselves, others or the world in general – as a component of their overall well-being.
The foreword to The Wisdom of Curiosity was written by American social justice pioneer, sports icon and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Billie Jean King, who also serves as Atria's Well-Being Coach.
"I've had the privilege to meet and be inspired by Atria residents across the country," King said. "They know that being older and wiser doesn't mean you stop being curious – in fact, it's the time to be more curious than ever. The Wisdom of Curiosity will no doubt fuel their inquisitive spirits and serve them well on the path to greater well-being."
Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, supportive living, assisted living and memory care communities in 190 locations in 28 states and seven Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 21,000 seniors, and the workplace of choice for more than 14,600 employees. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a difference in our world. For more, visit us online at AtriaSeniorLiving.com.