National Assisted Living Week

We’ve roundNational Assisted Living Weeked up our best assisted living blog posts in honor of National Assisted Living Week 2015.Enjoy reading through these posts which recognize assisted living residents, family and friends for National Assisted Living Week: September 13-19, 2015.National Assisted Living WeekThe week of September 13-19, 2015 is National Assisted Living Week — a time specially designated for families, caregivers and the community to honor and cherish our loved ones who are assisted living residents.The tradition was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living. The goal is simple: to show our loved ones in assisted living how much we care.This year’s events and activities revolve around the theme “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit,” according to NCAL, this week “celebrates the countless ways assisted living caregivers nurture the whole resident.”We’ve taken a page from their book and rounded up 20 of our best assisted living posts that fit into those categories.Assisted Living CaregiversCaregivers are residents, staff, volunteers and family members who have gone above and beyond in making a difference in others’ lives, and National Assisted Living Week is a wonderful time to recognize and honor them.Here are a few examples of how we’ve celebrated caregivers at A Place for Mom:Honoring Caregivers: Sandwich Generation MonthRestore Your Caregiver SoulHonest Memoir on Caring for Aging ParentsNourishing Life in Assisted LivingCreating happiness through healthy cooking? I think we’ll all be asking for seconds! Sharing meals with caregivers, family and friends is an ideal way to bring back cherished memories and create new ones. We’ve rounded up posts that highlight nutritious and tasty cooking in assisted living:Top 6 Fitness and Nutrition ArticlesStay Hydrated, Eat Protein: Nutrition Tips for Seniors50 Nutrition Tips from A Place for Mom ReadersNourishing the MindIn order to celebrate and encourage creativity of the mind in assisted living, residents work on what they love. Here are a few of our most popular posts on creativity and the arts in senior living:Inside Assisted Living Art Therapy ProgramsBeyond Bingo: Activities at Senior CentersNourishing the Body in Assisted LivingThe NCAL suggests, “Start off every day of National Assisted Living Week with a different “Homemade Healthy Habit.” This could be a new fitness activity or a healthier diet, but the idea is, getting healthy as a community is more fun and the habit is more likely to stick. Here are a few different ways assisted living communities contribute to residents’ senior nutrition and wellness:Home Care vs. Assisted Living: Health and Quality of LifeAssisted Living Wellness Programs Promote Senior Health and Fitness7 Things You Didn’t Know About Assisted LivingNourishing the SpiritJust like favorite foods, favorite activities and hobbies can bring back memories of joyful times gone by. From old-fashioned fun to newfangled gadgets, we’ve posted about the importance of a sense of play to nourish the spirit in assisted living:Beyond Bingo: Activities at Today’s Senior CommunitiesSenior Citizen Proms: Why They’re Catching OnHas High-Tech Senior Living Changed the Way We Age?If we’ve missed any of your favorite past assisted living posts, tell us which ones you’ve enjoyed the most in the comments below!Related Articles:From the Greatest Generation to the Boomers: Senior Living EvolvesOutside-of-the-Box Assisted Living CommunitiesHow to Recognize Signs It’s Time for Assisted LivingPrint Friendly

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