At the request of Mass-ALA, Governor Baker has issued a proclamation designating the week of September 11 – 17 as National Assisted Living Week. Attached is a copy of the resolution which you can display in your residence. How is your community celebrating?
Look at how these residences celebrate National Assisted Living Week each year, and get inspired:
Autumn Glen in Dartmouth parties each day of National Assisted Living Week, including a summer concert with Billy Couto, a Patriots Day-themed pizza party, karaoke and even a sock hop! Across the country, Gulf Point Village in Texas crowned a king and queen for senior prom; Brandywine Senior Living in Princeton, New Jersey, does a flash mob; it was “cruise week” at Benton House in Georgia; Utah’s Retreat at Sunriver featured a wheelchair/walker obstacle course; and over in St. James, Minnesota, it was a day of 1950s fun.
Join in the fun and promote your community. Mass-ALA members are encouraged to share their community events and activities. Let’s honor the individuals we serve while having fun and educating the public about the role assisted living plays in caring for America’s older adults and individuals with disabilities! Send us your stories and photos, and be sure to use hashtag #NALW.1
1. Butters, Julie. “Re: Celebrate National Assisted Living Week!” 09 September 2016. E-mail.