SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emeritus Senior Living is proud of the hundreds of accomplished and budding resident artists living in its communities. To celebrate and encourage their work, the senior living company has launched a nationwide Resident Art Contest for the public on its Facebook page to help select the featured artwork for the company's 2013 Holiday Cards.
Voting is Simple: Just visit the Emeritus Senior Living Facebook page by Tuesday, Oct. 7, click on "Resident Art Contest," then click the "Vote" button on your favorite piece of art out of the 10 finalists. The five winners will be decided by the highest number of votes for each piece by the end of the day Oct. 7.
Emeritus received more than 250 winter-themed art entries, which were narrowed down to 10 finalists by an expert panel.
"We were astounded by all of the creativity, work and effort each resident put into their artwork. Creating art is a part of our Life Enrichment Program at Emeritus, which is designed to add joy, purpose and meaning to the lives of our residents," said Kelly Scott, Vice President of Program Development and Innovation. "By offering activities and programs that reflect the talents and interests of our residents, we help challenge them and keep them mentally healthy."About Emeritus Senior LivingEmeritus Senior Living is the largest assisted living and memory care provider in the United States, with the ability to serve nearly 54,000 residents. More than 31,000 employees support approximately 510 communities throughout 45 states coast to coast. Emeritus offers the spectrum of senior residential choices, care options, and life enrichment programs that fulfill individual needs and promote purposeful living during the aging process. Senior living service offerings include independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, home health care, and rehabilitation services. Emeritus experts provide insights on senior living, care, wellness, brain health, and family topics at www.emeritus.com, which also offers details on the organization's family-focused philosophy and services. Emeritus' common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC. Media Contact: MaryBeth DaggPublic Relations & CommunicationsEmeritus Senior Living (206) 206-204-6027 Marybeth.firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Emeritus Senior Living