BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore-based senior living operator Elegance Living has launched “2023 All Together Now”—a year-long company-wide effort to promote greater connections to self, family, friends and the greater community. Elegance communities will strive to collectively achieve a goal of 5,000 deeper, more meaningful connections in 2023.
For every new connection made as part of the initiative, Elegance Living will donate $1 to Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit providing hunger-free weekends to kids facing food insecurity.
“Our company motto is ‘Where Together Is Better,’” said Elegance Living COO Lisa Gaudioso. “You could say togetherness is our superpower, and we’re using it to help more people experience the power of human connection. We can accomplish great things when we come together, like helping kids in need.”
“2023 All Together Now” includes proprietary engagement programs and featured events designed to foster different types of connections throughout the year. Events include monthly “Gastronauts” culinary workshops, where residents experience a variety of new flavors and old favorites in new ways; weekly “Cocktails & Connections” happy hours with an active, participatory twist; “InnerWise” journaling clubs that strengthen self-connection; memory care support groups, and more.
On January 1st, communities launched the “90-Day ME + WE Challenge,” a personal growth plan with simple, daily connection goals. Residents, team members, families and friends of the community are all invited to participate and track their progress on a custom-designed calendar. Everyone can receive daily prompts via SMS by texting JOIN to 1-833-YES-ME-WE (1-833-937-6393).
“We’ve served thousands of older people over the years, and we know that human connection is a primary indicator of overall well-being,” said Lydel Wright, SVP of health and wellness at Elegance. “With ‘2023 All Together Now,’ we’re fostering those connections in an intentional way.”
Communities are sharing their connections on Facebook using #AllTogetherNow. The public can participate by joining featured events at their nearby Elegance community.
“’2023 All Together Now’ helps our communities more tangibly demonstrate what we all know to be true,” added Gaudioso. “Through our operational delivery of programs, we’ve created a structure and context that makes it easier for everyone to get involved—every department, residents, families, our referral partners and the community at large. We all have the opportunity to bring the world together, one connection at a time.”