The National Center for Assisted Living started National Assisted Living Week in 1995. National Assisted Living Week is September 11-17, 2022. As a credit union dedicated to serving medical professionals and their families, we have membership that works in assisted living facilities.
Assisted living facilities provide thorough care and a sense of community for older adults and individuals living with disabilities. Celebrating National Assisted Living Week gives us a chance to recognize all of the staff, volunteers, and communities that play a vital role in making these facilities a success. This week we’re celebrating the people who work in assisted living and thanking them for all they do!
WHY NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK IS IMPORTANT
It’s an opportunity for assisted living communities to host events and activities
Unless you know someone who lives in an assisted living facility, you may not be familiar with many of their services. National Assisted Living Week serves as a time for these communities to host special events — ranging from lectures to volunteering opportunities.
National Assisted Living Week highlights great work
The week helps to fight any stigmas that people may have about choosing to reside in a place other than the home they have lived in for years. Thanks to National Assisted Living Week many people find that these facilities are great housing options.
Each year has its own theme
This year, it’s “Capture the Moment.” The theme has the goal of inspiring assisted living facility residents to seize the day and take advantage of all that life has to offer. Now, that’s a mission we can get behind.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK
Visit someone in an assisted living facility
Whether it is a family member or friend, make it a point to visit someone. Whomever you are stopping by to see is sure to appreciate the visit, and you will have the chance to catch up on old times and become more familiar with the community.
Take an assisted living facility tour
Many assisted living communities offer tours to help acquaint the public with the services provided. A tour will help familiarize you with all of the amazing things that take place there on a daily basis.
Create something special for residents
Consider writing a few letters or gathering a group of kids together to design art projects. These thoughtful gifts are sure to put a smile on just about anyone’s face.