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The Princeton Senior Living Demonstrates Acts of Kindness During Be Kind to Humankind Week

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Kindness is defined as doing something toward yourself and others, motivated by genuine desire to make a positive difference. Kindness is shown to increase self-esteem and mood, decrease stress levels, improve relationships, slow aging, and is accompanied by emotional warmth. Research shows kindness and mental health are deeply connected.

 

We at The Princeton Senior Living know that one act of kindness can lead to many more. Kindness is contagious and it begins with you!

 

To me, kindness means leaving someone with a smile. My goal is to leave every person I talk to in a better place than before. I spread kindness with simple acts like saying “good morning” with a smile and asking, “how are you?” It is important to wait for their response; don't ask while walking away.

I challenge others to spread kindness by smiling at every person they walk by. It really is contagious, even if it sometimes feels awkward. And if it is awkward, at least you'll make someone laugh!

 

Just recently, I heard one of the best compliments from a visitor in our community. He said, "The staff here act like they've won a million bucks." The gentleman he was visiting said, "Absolutely everyday they make me smile and laugh. Why do you think I like living here?"

 

Kindness is important to health and well-being because it improves the outlook of one's day. The smallest gesture can change someone's mood for the best or the worst. Be the reason someone has a smile!

 

The Princeton Senior Living practices kindness each day with every resident, whether they live in Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care. Arrow Senior Living believes “Acts of Kindness can drive change in the world.” We hope kindness finds its way to and from you.