Nominate a Local Senior for Valentine's Day Friendship and Cheer

Jan 16, 2013, 05:00 ET from Emeritus Senior Living

SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know a senior who will be home alone this Valentine's Day? You are invited to nominate him or her to receive a free Valentine's dinner at home with gifts and companionship. This contest is the brainchild of Emeritus Senior Living, the nation's largest assisted living and memory care provider. One local senior from every city where an Emeritus community is located will be chosen as the recipient from among those nominated by the public. 

"At the time of year, it's important to extend caring and friendship to the senior generation," said Jayne Sallerson, Executive Vice President at Emeritus. "For those who have lost spouses, Valentine's Day can be a sad occasion that contributes to feelings of loneliness. Family and friends may live far away, and perhaps physical challenges limit their ability to get out into the greater community. We hope to brighten the day for one of these seniors through festivities and friendship."

Bringing Valentine's Day festivities to a local senior is part of the philosophy of Emeritus' assurance that seniors are living "safely somewhere."

"What that means is we believe it is crucial for seniors to live in environments that enhance their well-being, whether they reside with us or somewhere else. That is why we would like to offer this special occasion on Valentine's Day," explains Sallerson.

To suggest a senior, please email and provide:

  1. His or her name, contact information, and city and state.
  2. Your contact information.
  3. A brief explanation of why you are nominating this person.

Submissions are due by Thursday, Feb. 7.

For information on the location and services at each Emeritus community, visit

About Emeritus Senior Living
Emeritus Senior Living is the nation's largest memory care and assisted living provider, with the ability to serve nearly 50,000 residents. More than 28,000 employees support more than 470 communities throughout 44 states coast to coast. Emeritus offers the spectrum of senior residential choices, care options and life enrichment programs that fulfill individual needs and promote purposeful living throughout the aging process. The Emeritus website is at Emeritus is based in Seattle, Wash.; its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC.

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SOURCE Emeritus Senior Living