Local Senior Living Community Wins National AwardJune 14, 2019
Branford, Connecticut – On April 16th, Evergreen Woods, a premier senior living community in Branford was presented with their 5th Nationally recognized Argentum Best of the Best Award for Family and Resident Engagement through their “J.O.Y” (Joining Older and Younger) Program. Argentum is a nationally recognized advocate for the senior living industry promoting choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for older adults. “We’re honored to be presented with this award. The J.O.Y. program is a unique way for our community to engage with the local area and focus on the intergenerational communication. Working together, we can create amazing results.” said Executive Director, Quasnitschka.
The J.O.Y Initiative was conceptualized in November 2017 by Evergreen Wood’s leadership team, wherein they would connect with local organizations, to create long-term partnerships through social and wellness events. The age of participating organizations ranged from pre-school children to college-aged students. “These programs were not meant to be a single event, but a continuous collaboration,” said Quasnitschka. “This allows our residents and the younger generations to continually connect through their life experiences, in turn creating a lasting impact on all participants and bridging the generational gap.”