We are thrilled to announce that Tapestry’s Vancouver and Toronto locations represent the only Canadian senior living communities to win the 2020 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, which recognizes and honours the Top 25 ‘Best in Wellness’ senior living communities in North America.
Tapestry is among those recognized as best-in-class for successfully fostering a wellness-centred environment to benefit all who live and work in their communities.
“Our commitment to wellness and supporting active aging is what really distinguishes Tapestry communities – from East to West,” says Mark Andrew, Senior Vice President. “We believe wellness is the roadmap to staying independent longer so that individuals can continue to pursue their life’s passion and purpose to truly embrace a new age.The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) is responsible for leading, connecting and defining the active aging industry. ICAA CEO and founder Colin Milner says, “Senior living communities have long been aware of how important wellness is for the health and well-being of their residents, but in recent years, wellness has evolved from being a programming option to becoming a way of life.”
Wellness is typically defined by seven key dimensions: Emotional, physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, vocational and environmental. When each of these dimensions is equally nurtured and prioritized, it can enhance a sense of well-being among residents. It is this commitment and acknowledgement of how important wellness is for older adults that elevates resident health to new heights.
As the older adult population continues to grow and more individuals seek a better, longer life, where they choose to live is becoming increasingly important. How communities structure their wellness culture can have a significant effect on health and longevity. It’s more than just practicing wellness; it’s about having it permeate all aspects of life. As winners of the 2020 Beacon award, Tapestry is proud and pleased to be leading the way.
“I accept this honour on behalf of all Tapestry residents and employees,” adds Andrew. “Throughout 2020, our residents and employees successfully partnered to create relevant, meaningful opportunities and inspire participants to improve the quality of their life.”
The Beacon award was created as a joint effort between the ICAA and NuStep, LLC, a major manufacturer of recumbent cross-trainers used in healthcare, senior living and fitness.