Summit Hills Community Recognized for WAVES Aquatic Program

Summit Hills, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was recently recognized by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) for its role in piloting an innovative, aquatics-based therapy program called WAVES to members suffering from memory loss.   WAVES program, developed by Summit Hills’ parent company Senior Living Communities, combines low-impact aerobics with the therapeutic benefits of warm water to reduce agitation, increase appetite and improve sleeping patterns for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. 

“Tonya Ray, our wellness coordinator and Kelly Ivey, our director of member services, have worked diligently to train staff and implement this program for our members,” Summit Hills Executive Director Amy Thomas said.  “This award aligns our name and the larger Senior Living Communities’ brand with industry leaders who are working to change the landscape of health care across the nation … it’s a huge honor.”