Allie Casey is lifestyle coordinator extraordinaire
January 24, 2020
Walking through the corridors at Cascade Heights in Longwood, most visitors get the sense that there is an abundance of activities and a variety of programs in which to engage. This is, in part, due to the tireless efforts of the Activity staff, one of whom is Allie Casey, lifestyle coordinator.
Casey has been enhancing the lives of the senior residents at Cascade Heights for six years, wearing many hats and displaying many talents. She is the ambassador for Connected Living, which brings technology to seniors in the effort to enhance their lives by training them on computers and offering programs like "Amazing Feats of Engineering," "Plastic Brain" or "Destination China." These programs stimulate learning and encourage discussion each Monday morning both for the independent and assisted-living residents.
Casey also leads a weekly exercise class that offers many modes that may include yoga and other forms of physical movement.
Bringing her background in art, fashion design, print design, and make-up has developed into three art classes that are offered each week. One, called Community Crafters, enables participants to create crafts to enhance and decorate the building. The second class is called Quiet Art, which includes paintings and drawings that are displayed beautifully outside the crafts room. The third class is simply Arts and Crafts, and participants take home their crafts for themselves.
Casey's skill in communication and background in public speaking enables her to know her audience and be an effective and positive leader in her role at Cascade Heights.
The residents are truly lucky to have such a talented and caring professional in their lives and the Jewish Pavilion is blessed to have dedicated partners like Casey in its work with the seniors in the Orlando area.