“I was humbled to be nominated for the Potter’s Hand Senior Advocacy Award and especially by a community with such a wonderful reputation as Brookdale” said Ms. House. “The other honorees are truly dedicated to improving the lives of older adults through their work and I am privileged to be among them.”
Every year a luncheon and award ceremony is presented by Brookdale Senior Living to recognize and thank those individuals whose work is devoted to seniors in many different capacities. The Potter's Hand Award is introduced with these words, "Just as the Potter's Hands mold their clay, you touch the lives of others and make a difference every day. We want to acknowledge you today for your tireless work on behalf of seniors and their families. Thank you for your commitment to your craft."
About Silver Connections:
Social integration and cultivating connections with others is part of the prescription for staying young at heart, happy and aging successfully. Individuals are living longer today more than ever before, but after a death of a spouse or divorce, there may be many years alone. Socializing, staying involved with others and enjoying activities is important to both physical and mental health.
Silver Connections provides single and active age 55+ adults, with numerous and a variety of local events for socializing such as dining, theater, sporting events, museum visits, book club, movies, new member socials, supper club, holiday parties and more. The opportunity to travel with other members, personal service and providing a very nourished and caring community is also a part of membership.
About Laura Kay House:
Laura Kay House has a Bachelor of Social Work undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts graduate degree in Gerontology. Her expertise is in working with the biology and psychology of aging, grief and loss, the positive benefits that socializing and connections have on physical and mental health and reinventing one’s life after 55.
About Brookdale Senior Living:
As the nation’s largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States and as a leading national provider of senior-related services, Brookdale provides active retirement living and care services for thousands of seniors and their families. Their assisted living facilities, independent living communities and continuing care nursing homes offer a high quality of life with multiple levels of personal service and plenty of health and wellness services. Brookdale currently operates more than 559 assisted living and retirement communities in 33 states across the nation.