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Senior Living Scoop: May 2023

Updated: May 4, 2023

Get the scoop on senior living and happenings at Arete Living! The Scoop is released the first Tuesday of each month by Arete Living, proudly managing Avamere Communities, The Stafford, and Ovation.

Get this month's scoop below!


Thank You to Our Nurses

In honor of National Nurses Week, I want to personally thank each of our nurses for your incredible dedication and service to your residents. Nursing requires several attributes and skills to provide the high level of care you offer, and I see these in each one of you during my visits to communities.

Nursing takes serving with excellence – the Greek meaning of arete is “excellence,” the inspiration behind our company name, Arete Living. The day-to-day as a nurse requires offering exceptional services to provide the quality care our residents need and deserve – and I see this in our nurses in the way they serve.

Being a nurse takes leadership – our nurses in director of health services roles lead their team of nurses as they make important decisions to best serve and care for our residents.

Nursing takes grit – it’s a hard job, often with long hours. It takes real grit and determination to show up every day and devote the high level of focus and love your job requires.

This job takes passion – passion for the quality of people’s lives, which is one of our core values. Our nurses truly live this core value each day as they provide quality care for residents.

And of course – this job takes integrity, another one of our core values. Any job in senior living requires integrity, and especially in our nurses involved in the daily care of our residents.

Your excellence, leadership, grit, passion, and integrity are all a key part of your community’s success and our company’s success, and we truly wouldn’t be where we are today without you.

Today during Nurses Week and every day throughout the year, thank you for all you do.


Sarah Silva, President

Arete Living


Senior Living Scoop

Here’s your senior living knowledge scoop of the month!

Medicaid can cover some assisted living costs for yourself or a loved one. Get tips on how to check which costs are covered and important questions to ask in this informational article from our Avamere at Mountain Ridge senior living community in Utah.


Mental Health Resources for Seniors

This month and every day through the year, mental health is important. In honor of Mental Health Month in May, we’re sharing mental health resources for seniors.

Administration for Community Living: resources, programs, and agencies covering a range of topics, including substance abuse and mental health

National Council on Aging: resources for older adults, caregivers, and more

National Institute on Mental Health: mental health resources for older adults, plus access to hotlines

Mental Health America: information and resources for anxiety in older adults

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: information on suicide risks and protective factors for older adults, plus info on the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Visit for the full list of resources and follow us on Facebook for more tips and mental health exercises!


Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Throughout May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage and recognize how their communities’ contributions have enriched America’s history.

Discover history and crucial impacts of the AAPI community and learn from Dr. Raj Sundar, MD.

Learn AAPI History & Contributions

Learn about AAPI history, heritage in our communities, and contributions to healthcare.

Read About AAPI Culture

This month we're thrilled to feature an article in honor of AAPI Month by Dr. Raj Sundar, MD. Dr. Sundar is a full-spectrum family physician and community organizer dedicated to improving healthcare for culturally diverse communities.

As the host of Healthcare for Humans, a podcast aimed at educating clinicians on cultural safety in healthcare, Dr. Sundar has shared his expertise with community engagement to a wide audience. Based in Washington State, Dr. Sundar provides full spectrum care to patients from all walks of life, while also working with healthcare systems to prioritize the dignity of each individual.

His article will be published this month, so keep a lookout on Arete Living's blog and social media!

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow Arete Living or your senior living community on social media to learn with us all month long.

Thank you for celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us!


Easter Fun

Our teams and residents had Easter fun this year! Check out some of the festivities below.

Avamere at Bethany hosted a brunch and Easter egg hunt, complete with photos with the Easter bunny!

Avamere at Englewood Heights residents also enjoyed an Easter bunny visit and luncheon!

Ovation Heartwood Preserve’s sales team, Amy and Ginger the Easter bunny, spread Easter cheer.


What We're Celebrating in May

Here's what we're honoring this month! Follow us on social media to celebrate with us.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Throughout May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage and recognize how their communities’ contributions have enriched America’s history. Follow us on social media to learn about this important AAPI history, heritage, and contributions to healthcare.

Mental Health Month

Anytime is a good time to focus on your mental health. Talk to your doctor about your mental health and visit Follow us on social media for more mental health resources.

National Stroke Awareness Month

Take time this month to become familiar with the signs of stroke. Visit to learn and find support.

National Nurses Week

May 6-12

During National Nurses Week, we extend a special thanks to our nurses, as you continue to provide quality care to residents. Take time to thank a nurse for their compassionate care! Follow us on social media as we honor our dedicated nurses.

More Observances

Better Sleep Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Cinco de Mayo, May 5

National Nurses Day, May 6

Mother's Day, May 14

Memorial Day, May 29


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