McKnight’s Senior Living recently featured two Asbury wellness directors in Resident Wellness and Connection in the Time of COVID. Featuring Justin Margut, of Bethany Village, and Dennis Poremski, of Asbury Solomons, this Guest Column explores the creativity that wellness teams in senior living are employing to provide ongoing – safe – opportunities to stay connected and engaged in community life. Thank you to all of our outstanding wellness professionals for the exemplary work you are doing.
Excerpt: “Physical distancing and social engagement are terms that don’t fit together very well in senior wellness, where creating opportunities for people to come together, laugh, learn and get moving is the model for aging success. Yet for the past six months or so, we have been asked to make this contradiction work by finding ways to keep residents apart and safe while connected and active. It hasn’t been easy! This pandemic has been an incredible challenge for everyone. Yet the determination we’ve seen from our team members, along with the commitment we all feel toward the residents and families we serve, is like a battery that re-energizes us whenever our spirits start to flag.”