Celebrating Assisted Living Week
Charlesgate Senior Living Center is celebrating Assisted Living Week Sept. 13-17. The theme this year is “Compassion, Community, Caring.” The theme reflects the hard work and dedication of all the caregivers in assisted living communities and highlights the importance of family and remaining connected to those you love.
National Assisted Living Week was created by the National Center for Assisted Living in 1995 to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. During this week, Charlesgate and other communities across the country will celebrate the people we serve, and help educate the public about the role of assisted living.
Local students help encourage residents
As part of our celebration, we’re having a “Compassion, Community Caring Party” on Thursday the 16th. We received some wonderful letters and drawings from local college students to encourage our residents during this time of isolation from the community due to pandemic restrictions.
At our party on Thursday, we’ll read the letters and enjoy the photos and drawings sent from the students. Then we’ll respond to their “compassion, community and caring” by returning the gesture. We’ll write thank you cards and create drawings and take photos to send back to the students. Of course, there will be snacks!
Here are excerpts from a couple of the letters we received from students:
“I’m Rachel and I’m a rising senior at Brown from New York. I study health and human biology, and classics. I am on the pre-med track and hope to become a doctor. … I’ve included some of my favorite pictures from my summer adventures so far in Rhode Island and New York. If you can’t tell, I love being by the water!”
“My name is Sydney, and I’m from Newton, MA. I study neuroscience in school, and I hope to become a surgeon one day. In the summer, I love to catch up on reading, go hiking, and spend my days at the beach. I hope you get to spend some time in the sun this summer!”
Another student sent the artwork shown at left.
We encourage members of the community to keep in touch and visit Charlesgate’s Facebook page to stay informed throughout the year. Engaging with our residents safely is a rewarding experience and makes a tremendous difference in their lives, especially right now.