Amidst uncertainty during the pandemic, Meridian Senior Living’s more than 75 communities across the nation aim to bring joy to their towns by running a rock hunt contest to generate community enthusiasm. Residents and staff members will decorate and add hashtags to river rocks before they are hidden in the vicinity outside their buildings in socially distanced areas. Starting on September 16th, communities will provide photos of these hidden rocks along with hints on the community Facebook page to encourage participation. From September 16th – 30th, contest participants can search for these hidden rocks and post photos of them on the community Facebook page along with #MSLRocks and the community’s hashtag in the caption. Each rock found and posted counts as an entry into a drawing for a prize at the Meridian community on October 1st. The contest is open to anyone who wants to “rock it” and have fun.
“Meridian Rocks is the culmination of bringing out the creativity of the amazing individuals who make up our Meridian communities along with spending time together to build a sense of community”, says states Sue Johnston, National Director of Program Development, Meridian Senior Living. “During the pandemic, Meridian communities work creatively in bringing joy and offering engaging activities that provide purpose to their residents. Meridian Rocks is a way residents and staff can work together in having fun and celebrating with others.”
While times may be uncertain right now, Meridian assisted, independent and memory care senior living communities are vibrant and safer than ever. They remain open and have rooms move-in ready for new residents. Their dedicated staff is committed to the safety and well-being of their residents and are trained and certified to assist in daily support functions such as dressing, bathing, medication management and especially the ability to immediately respond to emergency circumstances. Furthermore, Meridian understands the power of communal living and bringing extraordinary experiences to residents in their communities. The staff provides compassionate support and keeps their residents engaged with activities and, where allowed by state and local health departments, Meridian communities are implementing outdoor visitation, group activities, and communal dining.