Charlesgate Celebrates National Assisted Living Week
This month, Charlesgate is joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country in celebrating National Assisted Living Week, which runs Sept. 13-19. Charlesgate’s theme for the weeklong celebration is “WE CARE at Charlesgate Senior Living Center.”
“This year, COVID has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge that has resulted in every person working in long-term care to step up and go above and beyond expectations,” said Lauren Yabut, LICSW, the Administrator at Charlesgate Senior Living Center. “National Assisted Living Week highlights the incredible care provided by essential caregivers in assisted living communities. It is a way to celebrate the dedication of staff, the individuality of residents, and the deep connections formed in these settings.”
While adhering to safety requirements and precautions in place for COVID, the Charlesgate team will offer these activities starting Monday, Sept. 14:
- Monday: WE CARE for our BODIES. At 1:30 p.m. all residents are welcome to join a staff volunteer to take a walk. Get some exercise with us and clear your mind!
- Tuesday: WE CARE for our MINDS. Chefs John and Tonya are preparing a lunch rich with foods that help our brain function and memory. At 1:30 p.m. we will come together for memory-enhancing activities like crossword puzzles and games.
- Wednesday: WE CARE for our SPIRITS. Join us at 1:30 p.m. for some guided self-soothing, meditative and anxiety-reducing exercises.
- Thursday: WE CARE for OTHERS. At 1:30 p.m. we will be making home-made cards to encourage our friends and loved ones.
- Friday: WE CARE for YOU! At 1:30 p.m., each resident will receive a care package surprise!
“We encourage members of the community to keep in touch and visit Charlesgate’s social media pages to stay informed during National Assisted Living Week,” said Yabut. “Also, engaging with our residents, whether through a car parade, writing letters, or window visits, can be a rewarding experience and makes a tremendous difference in the residents’ lives, especially during this time.”
National Assisted Living Week was created by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995 to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance inspires assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals they serve, as well as to help educate members of the public about this distinct aspect of long-term care.