Our Spring Arbor communities were very happy to participate in the 2nd Annual Senior Living SMART Holiday Contest again this year! Art is respected as deeply personal and individualistic at all of our Spring Arbor communities, and we’re happy to share our residents’ talented artwork with loved ones.
There were 368 entries and more than 2,500 votes cast, and we’re excited to announce that Charlie Ott of Spring Arbor of Greensboro and Martha Turner of Spring Arbor of Kinston were two of the winners in this year’s contest! Congratulations and thank you to all who voted!
In its second year, Senior Living SMART welcomed residents in independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing the opportunity to submit original holiday artwork through the month of October. Facebook users then voted on their favorite artwork for a week, and the top five pieces of artwork with the highest amount of votes won a box of custom holiday cards featuring their creative artwork. Individuals can also order the winners’ artwork on the Senior Living SMART website. What’s even better is that the winners will also receive 10% of the revenue from the sale of their specific cards to be donated to a charity of their choice.
We value creativity and artwork and even have an Art from the Heart program for our residents who experience Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. This program puts a paintbrush in the hands of our residents and the results are amazing. Even residents who have struggled with the most modest tasks of everyday living have astounded all of us with their creative spirits and wonderful creations. Through the creativity that is unlocked, our residents speak with incredible beauty and grace – proving that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.
Participating in this contest is yet another example of our philosophy of it’s how you live that matters. We believe it’s important to us for everyone to have a great holiday season, and we hope that our residents’ donations to the charity of their choice makes the holiday a little brighter for those less fortunate! To learn more about Spring Arbor and the Cottages, please visit us online.