American House residents have summer fun with unique activities

summer-fun-sunshineFrom picnics to parades and golf to baseball, our American House residents really know how to live it up when the weather is warm. There’s always something fun, unique and enriching to do here, thanks to an adventurous staff and fun-loving residents. We’ve been enjoying summer to the fullest here at American House!

Angie Kadowaki, corporate lifestyle coordinator for all American House Senior Living communities, helps oversee a varied schedule of outings and activities for residents — and the bevy of things to do in summer is never-ending!

Some of the unique day trips the American House residents have been on this summer include:

 

Putt-Putt Golf

Several American House residents LOVED going on a recent putt-putt golf outing! It was a great way to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather while doing an activity many haven’t done in a long time. One of the biggest highlights of the trip was that one of American House’s very own residents, a 98-year-old woman, hit a HOLE-IN-ONE!

“I think that was pretty awesome,” Angie said.

Parades

Some of the residents from American House Milford participated in the community’s parade this summer. They took the time and decorated the American House bus in red, white and blue — and then the residents were able to ride in the parade and wave at passersby!

Horse Farm

Horses are magnificent animals and are innately attuned to people and their emotions — which means the horses can provide a calm sense of comfort when visited. Our residents were able enjoy the company of several horses when American House paid a visit to a local horse farm. Not everyone gets to be near and pet horses and our residents were thrilled to have this opportunity!

Detroit Tigers Games

Baseball is America’s pastime, so it’s only fitting that American House residents take in a baseball game whenever possible! This summer, as in summers past, our American House residents trekked to downtown Detroit to watch a Detroit Tigers baseball game at Comerica Park. It’s one of the more popular trips for our residents.

“We’ve been to a ton of Tigers’ games,” Angie said.

Barbecues

What is summer without a barbecue or two? Not quite the same, that’s for sure! We’re pleased that we have quite a few summer picnics for our residents to enjoy, eating some fun outdoor food and mingling with everyone.

Learn more about the exciting activities offered at American House on our blog. To find an American House Senior Living community near you, visit http://www.americanhouse.com/ or call (248) 579-4422.

Flags Fly for the American House Milford Grand Reopening

AH Milford 123For residents, family and staff of American House Milford, July 25 was cause for celebration. More than 200 people gathered together to host a flag-raising ceremony at American House Milford, commemorating a year’s worth of renovations to the building.

The ceremony was done in tandem with the Milford Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon-cutting as a rededication to the community. American House acquired the Milford location in May 2012.

Among the most notable additions to Milford include the addition of a full-life enrichment program on the campus, on-site personal care services, a commercial kitchen, new coffee bistro and an updated dining room.

To help dedicate the building, local dignitaries from the Milford area stopped by to lend support. Among those in attendance were State Sen. Mike Kowall, State Rep. Eileen Kowall, members of the Milford Chamber of Commerce and Joe Salvia, of U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio’s office.

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“I think we had a chance to do something really special with the community of Milford,” explained Rob Gillette, CEO of American House. “Holding a flag-raising allows us to not only to rededicate the building, but also to recognize our veterans and our country.”

Celebrating the grand reopening of this newly renovated community is just one of the many ways we have to make memories with our residents. Call us today at (248) 579-4422 or visit www.americanhouse.com to find out more!