Find Your Happy This Holiday

Find Your Happy This Holiday

November 16, 2017
By Ayana King - American House

‘Tis the season for lots of cheer; but for many seniors, the holidays can be quite lonely. As the autumn décor comes down, making room for big red bows and yards of tinsel, here are a few things you can do to help spark the holiday spirit!

Give thanks: It’s more difficult to complain when you’re actively looking for opportunities to give thanks. Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the many blessings, big and small, you’ve experienced over the years.

American House Partners with Grand Rapids Symphony for Specialized Programming

American House Partners with Grand Rapids Symphony for Specialized Programming

May 03, 2017
By Ayana King - American House

As declining health nudges many seniors toward a move to assisted living communities, access to the arts, including orchestral performances, is important for residents who have always enjoyed the symphony. Faced with decreased mobility, some seniors simply forfeit their season tickets and visits to their local symphony.

10 Activities to Enjoy with your Grandchildren this Summer

10 Activities to Enjoy with your Grandchildren this Summer

July 14, 2015
By Ayana King - American House

The summer season is upon us: rays of sunshine, chirping birds and blooming flowers! This time of year also brings more daylight hours to enjoy with your grandchildren and loved ones. So, what are some ideas to enjoy both the great outdoors and the company of your grandchildren? Read below!

Lemonade Stand

Set up a lemonade stand! You’ll be able to make the refreshing summer drink together and share it with others! Not only will passersby enjoy a fresh glass, but you’ll enjoy every moment of the experience with your grandchild!

Celebrating National Poetry Month With Our American House Residents

Celebrating National Poetry Month With Our American House Residents

May 12, 2014
By Ayana King - American House

April was National Poetry Month! We have a number of very talented residents who took time during the month of April to put their talents to work in creating poetry. Below are a few of our favorite selections from residents all over the Metro Detroit area. Check them out and let us know what you think!

“THE AMERICAN HOUSE”

By Bob Preiur of American House East Two

The American House is our new home,

While living here we’re never alone,

We have friends and staff beyond compare,

American House Choir performs Christmas carols all around town

American House Choir performs Christmas carols all around town

January 02, 2013
By Ayana King - American House

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la, la la la la.” Admit it: You started singing along in your head, didn’t you? There’s just something about music that makes people smile — it doesn’t matter if you are making it or listening to it.

Our American House Choir, comprised of all American House residents who love to sing, was thrilled to showcase its talent and go on a seven-stop Christmas Carols Tour throughout metro Detroit in December. The choir sang everyone’s favorite carols in hopes of spreading some cheer and bringing smiles to many people of all ages.

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