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*AUTHOR BRAD ARONSON WILL PARTNER WITH THE SENIOR RESIDENTS TO EXPLORE ALL OF THE WAYS TO SPREAD KINDNESS
Spring Hills Cherry Hill Assisted Living is taking human kindness to the next level. Through their annual Enrichment through Literature program, the residents will read the book Human Kind, Changing the World One Small Act at a Time, a collection of essays about true and transformative accounts of kindness, by Brad Aronson. Each month throughout the year, the residents will be encouraged to create their own acts of Human Kindness. They will work with school groups, community groups and more to provide community outreach, opportunities for service, and positive engagement to combat the risk of isolation during the pandemic.
Human Kind, Changing the World One Small Act at a Time starts with the author’s own story of how his community turned out to support his family when his wife Mia underwent cancer treatment and traveled the long road to recovery. Aronson comments, “I hope Human Kind leaves you feeling grateful for the blessings in your own life. I hope the people you read about also leave you feeling inspired and plant seeds for more inspiring stories. Stories about the difference you decide to make in the world.”
Each month, starting in March, Spring Hills Cherry Hill residents will explore a chapter of the book and engage in acts of kindness that relate to the month’s given topic. Of particular interest are the chapters that involve service to animals, as Spring Hills is known for its Signature Touch program “PAWS” (Pets are Welcome) and other programs like Care Cubes and Signature Dining. Plans are also underway to involve local schools, intergenerational groups, non-profits, and charities. Throughout the year, Brad Aronson will participate in Zoom meetings and virtual panel discussions, and the Spring Hills communities throughout the country will share their top three acts of kindness each month.
Alexander Markowits, President/CEO of Spring Hills, said, “Our top priority is always the health and wellbeing of our residents and associates. Being of service to others is a basic human need. By empowering our residents to help others and remain active through programs like this, they are engaged as well as mentally, emotionally and physically healthy.”
Gregory Cain, Executive Director at Spring Hills Cherry Hill Assisted Living, adds, “Our residents have so much to give. Providing them with the opportunity to participate with the community is aligned with our mission to ensure that our residents live to their fullest potential every day.”
To kick off the program, the residents participated in a Heart-to-Heart art project. They made handmade hearts out of pipe cleaners and linked them together to form a chain. They were then strung together and displayed throughout the community’s common areas, symbolizing the “chain reaction” of kindness that the group hopes to ignite.
About Spring Hills Cherry Hill Luxury Assisted Living:
Spring Hills Cherry Hill Luxury Assisted Living Community provides assisted living and memory care with the finest amenities and is located at 1450 Marlton Pike East in Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. For more information, visit www.springhills.com/communities/spring-hills-cherry-hill/ or call 856-874-7700.
About Spring Hills:
Spring Hills operates post-acute care, assisted living, and memory care communities, and home care services that provide comprehensive support, including population health management, for seniors and those with chronic health needs. Spring Hills ensures the highest standards for proactive health care and quality of living at every stage and is committed to helping people live happy, healthy lives.
Led by Alexander Markowits, Founder and President/CEO, Spring Hills is committed to providing seamless care experiences that meet the unique needs and preferences of residents, patients, and their families. Spring Hills has 35 facilities across seven states: Post-Acute Care in NJ; Assisted Living and Home Care in NJ, NY, VA, OH, FL and NV; and Memory Care in TX, VA, NV and FL. For more information, visit www.spring-hills.com or www.poetswalk-springhills.com.