Assisted Living Week—which starts on Grandparents Day each year—is the perfect time for communities across the country to raise awareness of Assisted Living services and honor members of their community. This year, Assisted Living communities throughout California marked the past, present, and future by taking a look back at happy memories, celebrating what makes their residents unique, and getting excited for the future of their communities.
The Assisted Living Week calendar at Mission Hills was jam-packed this year with events and acts of appreciation for both residents and employees. The excitement and energy of the week was captured in the wonderful photo collages shared by Integral Senior Living’s Ashley Moreland and Kristen Kohler.
Monday and Tuesday were all about hands-on activities. On Monday, residents enjoyed laughing yoga with Guru Yogi Ramesh from Palm Springs. Tuesday, residents watched a wood carving demonstration and had the chance to try out their skills carving soap.
Wednesday, residents were treated to Chef’s Famous Fruit Smoothies, and employees were treated to 15-minute chair massages. Residents and others also attended the Senior Matters workshop on nutrition given by speaker Anne Harbord, MS, RDN.
Thursday, residents tapped into their creativity. They enjoyed watercolor painting and Creative Aging therapy by Mary Archer, which mixes music and dance. Thursday also included a performance by the Mirage Band, which performs for the residents each week.
Mission Hills celebrated and honored its employees at the closing of the week with a BBQ lunch on Thursday and a pool party on Friday. Amanda Moreland shares, “Even our Executive Director, Roland Gandy, got into the pool!”
Thank you to the Assisted Living providers across the state who offer a valuable service to California’s seniors and make their lives better every day. How did you celebrate Assisted Living Week in your community?