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13INside Track discovers how ASC's Care Companion Program helps during the holiday

The holidays can be challenging for residents at American Senior Communities but there is a program that can help.

INDIANAPOLIS — STORY SPONSORED BY AMERICAN SENIOR COMMUNITIES

Janean Kinzie, Ammerican Senior Communities' Director of Social Wellness & Life Enrichment, shared tips for celebrating the holidays with senior family members and prioritizing mental health. 

"The holidays are full of a lot of emotions. And for some, the holidays really bring up emotions of loss of a loved one perhaps, or spending holidays away from the people that they love, or even just changes in routine or tradition," Kinzie said. "Those emotions can be difficult to deal with."

ASC's Care Companion Program pairs residents with a CARE Companion, an ASC team member who learn all about residents' life stories. the goal of the program is to form a relationship and a friendship with that person, which is so important, especially at the holidays.

ASC offers different types of activities to promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellness for their residents. For a comprehensive, fact-based guide to mental health, visit: ASCcare.com/senior-mental-health-support.

To learn more, visit ASCcare.com.

ASC describes who they are on ASCCare.com: "Proudly serving our customers since the year 2000 with a long history of excellent outcomes, ASC is Indiana owned and operated. We take great pride in our heritage, incorporating Hoosier hospitality in all that we do. We value our customers because they are our teachers, coaches, neighbors and family."

"Our foundation is based on the knowledge that we will be part of your local community for many years to come. Our leaders know their communities well and foster positive relationships. Like a good neighbor, we share your priorities and are here for you when you need us."

"ASC has created an Integrated Care Network with a full range of lifestyle and care options, yet we are always looking to the future, seeking new and innovative ways to serve our customers. Never satisfied with “how it’s always been done,” ASC continues to evolve to better serve our residents, their loved ones and our healthcare partners."

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