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National Assisted Living Week is coming soon. Please do your part by helping a senior capture and remember their "joyful moments."

Honor Our Elders and Help Them Celebrate Joyful Moments

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Now that the closures of the pandemic have waned many are returning to regular schedules and making up for missed travel. We would like to remind everyone that it’s easy to forget that our elders took the brunt of illness during the pandemic, especially those who lived alone in isolation from friends and family. For those who lived in residential senior housing, it was also a different time for people.

For instance, our community teams worked tirelessly to maintain a connection between residents and their families through virtual communication, and we had to be especially creative in providing door-to-door activities to keep their spirits high.

It’s with this in mind that we would like to ask everyone in the community to take a few moments out of their busy schedule during the week of September 11 – 17 to honor an elder.

This is an important week in the senior living community — National Assisted Living Week.

Image of the National Assisted Living Week banner. This year’s theme is “Joyful Moments.” This theme is especially meaningful given the past two years and it encourages everyone to find happiness, joy, and fulfillment in both the big and small moments in life.

Whether a senior lives in your home, your neighborhood, or in a senior living community, this is the time to let them know that you care.

Image of two grandparents walking down a road with their arms around each other. We suggest a simple gesture such as writing a card of appreciation or a small token such as giving a plant, or a flower, or dropping off treats to a senior living facility.

Ask anyone who works daily with the senior population and they can tell you that a little kindness goes a long way to making a person happy.

So please consider making “Joyful Moments” for our elders from September 11 – 17.

Check out this short video from Gerald Hamilton, Chair of the NCAL Board of Directors, on getting ready for National Assisted Living Week! 

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