WASHINGTON, D.C. (date, 2020) – Capitol Seniors Housing, a leading senior living investment and development firm, has awarded $1,500 scholarships to five college students who have demonstrated active, consistent and dedicated involvement in their local communities.
Seniors2 scholarships this year were awarded to:
- Olivia McAuslan of Seattle, Wash., volunteered more than 100 hours in the memory care unit at Queen Anne Manor, a senior living community in Seattle. McAuslan crafted uplifting artwork as inspiring gifts, but her real contribution was her time spent interacting with the residents. Liv says that, “Relying on others to build up the love” and the need to feel valued are more important during this pandemic environment. McAuslin, a graduate of Seattle Preparatory School, is a freshman at Georgetown University. She shared a must-watch video describing her experience volunteering at the community.
- Lydia Sobh of Grosse Ile, Mich., volunteered for two years at a senior health care center taking care of residents, doing activities, and walking in the breast cancer walk for the community. She also participated in an annual walk event to help raise money for breast cancer research. Sobh graduated from Grosse Ile High School and is now a freshman at Henry Ford Community College with intent to transfer to Michigan State University next year.
- Hannah Fulmer of Gross Ile, Mich., organized a mobile grocery store through her high school Key Club, which serves residents of a senior living apartment complex in Royal Oak. She volunteered for four years with the store and also a soup kitchen at a church in Wyandote. Fulmer is a freshman at Michigan State University.
- Ansh Patel of Gross Ile., Mich., developed an assist chair for seniors to help lift themselves through his engineering internship project at Wayne State University. He also volunteered at Island Woods Senior Community Center. Patel is a freshman at the University of Michigan where he is studying engineering.
- Abbie Tuomisto of Gross Isle, Mich., volunteered at the University of Michigan Hospital in the geriatric unit during the summer of 2019. She also volunteered in the pharmacy at Beaumont Hospital. Additionally, Tuomisto volunteered at a local soup kitchen and assisted with a coat drive. She is a freshman at Oakland University in Michigan and wants to study nursing.
“We created Seniors2 to recognize, award, and honor young adults who volunteer their time and energy on projects that impact the lives of senior adults and are intending or in the midst of pursuing educations at the college level. We’re very proud of these young people and pleased to recognize their meaningful contributions,” said Scott Stewart, Managing Partner of Capitol Seniors Housing. “Our firm’s goal, from a development perspective, is to create quality senior living communities with state-of-the-art amenities designed to help foster engagement, including these wonderful generation-to-generation interactions. Our scholars’ experiences enrich the lives of senior adults and themselves and, at the same time, allow them exposure to opportunities and careers in the senior housing industry.”
About Capitol Seniors Housing
Capitol Seniors Housing (CSH) prides itself on placing seniors first by creating comfortable, safe, state-of-the-art communities which residents are proud to call home. Founded on the principles of integrity, trust, and transparency, CSH consistently produces top-quality senior living communities and resident centered life experiences for senior adults.
Based in Washington D.C., CSH is a private equity-backed real estate acquisition, development and investment management firm founded in 2003. Along with our capital partners, The Carlyle Group and Bain Capital, CSH has successfully acquired or developed more than 90 senior housing communities and deployed over $2.2 billion of investment capital in its 14-year history. For more information, please visit www.capitolseniorshousing.com or call (202) 469-8412.