Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week provides opportunity for residents, family, staff, volunteers, and their communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance encourages Assisted living communities to organize activities and events during NALW that celebrate these deep connections between staff and residents and to help educate everyone about long term care.
This years theme, "Family is Forever" is inspired by a quote from the poet Maya Angelou:
“Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.
In the announcement of the theme, NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle said, “Anyone who has spent valuable time in an assisted living community has seen how staff can come to think of their residents like family. It takes a special person to work in our profession, and often, caregivers form bonds that can never be broken. This National Assisted Living Week, we want to recognize these amazing individuals who give their heart and soul to their residents, as well as those seniors and individuals with disabilities who leave a lasting imprint on their caregivers.”
Our activities director and staff have scheduled some amazing events for our family here at Bel Aire. We have also encouraged all of our residents family members to join us in celebrating with us all throughout the week. Our residents are so excited about Mondays event, Build a Bear with Grandma & Grandpa and our Friday Carnival filled with food, games and live music featuring 'One Wagon and Three Wheels." Our staff is excited too, we hope to see all our family members stop by and enjoy the activities.
For more information on NALW visit www.ahcancal.org
Information on assisted living please visit our website www.belairecare.com
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