Clubs and Organizations
May 5, 2015
Avanti Senior Living, a revolutionary company that develops, operates and manages boutique-style senior living communities, is excited to implement The "A" Crew, a family-oriented program for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of residents at Avanti Senior Living communities. The program will commence when Avanti opens its first community, Avanti at Towne Lake, in the summer of this year. Avanti values family and wants to create opportunities for children to come and spend time with their older family members in their communities. The Avanti Home Office team recently held a brain storming session with a group of children of various ages to get their ideas and insight about what the communities should include to make their visits enjoyable and meaningful. Company executives will use this information to drive the development of the program. Team members will be continuously looking for ways to make the communities kid-friendly and will develop a variety of regularly scheduled special events and activities.
"Avanti's goal is to create a space that is not only accommodating to our residents, but to our little, energetic visitors," said Tim Hekker, CEO of Avanti Senior Living. "For starters, we plan to build a playground for outdoor recreation at each of our communities. We are working with community chefs to develop kid-friendly meal options and nutritious snacks. While our amenities cater to our residents, we will offer activities for children to delight in as well and will also have tablets available for children to check out from our concierge service. We are very excited about this program and are brainstorming all kinds of ideas to make it really fun."
In addition to providing nutritious kid-friendly refreshments, space for recreational activities, games and electronic devices, each Avanti community will host intergenerational events like "Parents Night Out" and "A Day with Grandma and Grandpa." More special events planned are craft parties, cookie decorating extravaganzas, field day-style games and popcorn and movie nights. Team members will be chatting with residents to see what their grandchildren and great-grandchildren are interested in and will ask what activities they enjoy doing together.
"We know family is important, whether for our teams or residents, so we find it important to cater to all generations," said Lori Alford, COO for Avanti Senior Living. The purpose of the program is create more opportunities for quality family time," said Lori Alford, COO of Avanti Senior Living. "We want children in our residents' families to get excited about visiting, and we want to provide an abundance of options to keep them entertained while creating special memories. Avanti values family and wants to help those relationships grow in every way possible. The kids' program is one of the ways in which we can fulfill this goal and who best to help create it that generation! It has been a huge delight to see their minds at work and hearing first-hand what they would want to do while visiting grandma and grandpa."
Hekker and Alford are leveraging their combined 50 years of experience to create communities in which seniors' relationships with their families will flourish and thrive. In addition to the kids' program, residents will have personalized Avanti tablets they can use to stay in touch with family via digital channels. With the diverse spaces and charging stations added for the benefit of visitors, Avanti is working toward creating communities evocative of timeless hospitality, where every component of the design has been taken into consideration.
ABOUT AVANTI SENIOR LIVING
Avanti Senior Living owns, develops and operates senior living communities. Avanti was launched in 2013 and is committed to redefining senior housing through forward-thinking design, inspiring and innovative culture and state-of-the-art technology. The company is based in The Woodlands, Texas. CEO Tim Hekker and COO Lori Alford founded the company with their combined 50-plus years of experience. Avanti's vision focuses on creating a culture that emphasizes personal choice and control to preserve resident dignity, while delivering world-class care and support and inspirational experiences.
Avanti senior living communities will initially be built in Texas, Florida and Louisiana. Then, the company will move into other markets nationwide. Each community will have 90-150 one and two- bedroom suites. Their vision is to fundamentally redefine the customer service experience for assisted living and memory care by providing a quality of life that embraces a holistic lifestyle filled with choice. Each Avanti community features resort-style activities and entertainment options boasting a stylish design, five beautiful courtyards, a true art studio, an exercise room with a ballet barre, a theater and a full-service salon and spa, a nail bar and hair services and multiple destination locations.
Photos Courtesy of Avanti Senior Living
Photo 1: The Avanti Home Office team hosted a brainstorming session with children to gather ideas and insight about what the communities should include as part of The "A" Crew program to make visits with their grandparents more enjoyable and meaningful.