Compass Residents Decorate Community with Hand-Painted Signs

BOSTON, MA – Compass on the Bay in South Boston doesn’t just have one artist in residence – they have a community full of them! Residents of the Memory Support Assisted Living community recently showcased their painting prowess by creating custom wooden signs to decorate their apartments. 

“At Compass on the Bay, we take a holistic approach to caring for older adults with memory loss, and we really focus on what our residents enjoy doing and are able to do successfully,” said Jenna Petrenko, Executive Director at Compass on the Bay. “Artistic expression is one of those skills that doesn’t go away with age, so it’s great to allow residents the opportunity to create art in all different mediums.”

The sign painting activity was led by Dining Room Supervisor Tiffany Merlino, who enjoyed being able to try a new activity with the residents she has bonded so closely with. 

Compass on the Bay is located in South Boston near Carson Beach. For more information on their holistic approach to memory care, visit  See photos on page 13 of the September 3rd edition of South Boston Today >