Advantage Living Center Communities Offer High Employee Participation in Detroit Heart Walk
100+ staff members volunteer to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall heart health
Detroit, Mich. – More than 100 Advantage Living Centers employees participated Saturday in the American Heart Association’s 2017 Detroit Heart Walk, raising more than $12,000.
Advantage’s senior leadership are proud of the outstandingly high employee turnout at the event. Co-owners Reginald Hartsfield and Kelsey Hastings both have served on the Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team for the past three years.
“The overwhelming amount of employee participation truly reflects our organization’s dedication to better health and wellness in not only the Detroit community, but the entire Michigan community as well,” said Hastings. “Reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease and stroke is incredibly important to all of us at Advantage, so we were glad to have a local opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of heart health.”
Twelve individual teams participated under the Advantage name, representing both facilities and families.
“We really appreciate it when employees come out and participate in community events and love when it happens in these numbers,” said Hartsfield. “Especially as we age, it’s important to take care of our heart health – some of our residents struggle with cardiovascular disease and the effects of stroke, so we were incredibly proud to participate as well as raise funds and awareness.”
The leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease causes 25 percent of all deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control. Certain risk factors and lifestyles can put people at a higher risk for heart problems including diabetes, obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity and excessive alcohol consumption.
About Advantage Living Centers: Advantage Living Centers’ vision is to provide premium, patient directed, and highly skilled post-acute and rehabilitative care in a compassionate, professional environment. With 10 locations across the state of Michigan, they are strongly committed to identifying each individual’s health and wellness goals and develop plans of care for successful outcomes. For more information, visit advantageliving.net.
About the American Heart Association: The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Advantage Living Centers Celebrates National Nursing Home Week
Welcome to National Nursing Home Week! Every year, the American Health Care Association dedicates one week to nursing home residents, staff members and supporters – this year, it’s May 14-20.
At Advantage Living Centers, we love to celebrate the people who live and work with us. This week is not only a time to honor the heroes who help our residents heal and rehabilitate, but an opportunity for our residents to have fun and connect with one another, with staff and their families, and with the community.
During Nursing Home Week, our schedule is jam packed with events every day, including musical performances, picnics, theme days, arts displays, field day competitions and more. These fun-filled days bring a true spirit of joy throughout the organization as we capture the smiles and laughter of everyone in the Advantage family. This week, we are excited for the great opportunities to bring out the competitive side of our staff, show the tremendous talent and works of residents who display their works of art via our art gallery and much more.
We find Nursing Home Week so important here at Advantage Living Center because we want to show people how much we love and appreciate them. Skilled nursing facilities – more commonly known as nursing homes – truly are vibrant places live and recover. In addition, we hope the community is able to learn about and participate in the lives of people who stay at one of our facilities this week. We are always on the lookout for learning opportunities to share more about who Advantage Living Centers is and how we can further help the communities we serve.
Lastly, this week we hope that residents and their families along with our amazing staff members and supporters feel a sense of pride. Advantage is one of the largest skilled nursing and rehabilitation organizations in Michigan, which would not be possible without relentless support.
To everyone in our Advantage family, enjoy nursing home week and thank you for all that you do!