September Brings National Assisted Living Week


Established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), National Assisted Living Week (which begins on Grandparents Day each year) helps promote awareness about assisted living facilities and the important way they benefit local communities, residents, and their families.

This year’s National Assisted Living Week is September 8th—14th. The theme is “A Spark of Creativity,” which aims to inspire residents to tap into their creative side, whether through the arts or beyond.

“‘A Spark of Creativity’ encourages everyone to get their creative juices flowing—whether it’s residents trying out new things, or caregivers exploring innovative ways to improve care and community life,” said Scott Tittle, Executive Director of NCAL.

Many assisted living communities are hosting a variety of events and activities throughout the week to help inspire creativity in residents, staff, family members, and neighbors, including Grand Oaks of Palm City.

Ways You Can Create a Spark of Creativity

  • Join your loved one in an art class or creative activity planned at Grand Oaks of Palm City, like painting, meditation, or any of the special events we have planned to celebrate Assisted Living Week. Be sure to check our September Calendar for dates and times!
  • Take your loved one to a local art show, ballet performance, or open mic night. You can enjoy the creativity of others while getting inspiration for your own creative venture.
  • Create a “Resident Inspiration Board” with pictures and stories of creative goals your senior loved one would like to achieve, like reading a certain book or learning how to crochet.

National Assisted Living Week is also about celebrating the rewarding relationships between assisted living residents and staff members. Caregivers and staff members at assisted living communities often become the residents’ second family, providing the same level of care, love, and respect that a family member would.

No matter who you are, everyone can enjoy Assisted Living Week; staff members, residents, families, and members of the community can all create A Spark of Creativity with residents who call an assisted living community, like Grand Oaks of Palm City, their home.

To schedule a complimentary tour of Grand Oaks of Palm City, call 772-324-5024 today.

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