Wednesday, September 16, 2015

NALW Nourishing Mind, Body & Spirit

Rachel Reeves

This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Assisted Living Week (NALW), sponsored by NCAL since 1995. The NALW theme this year is “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, and Spirit,” which recognizes the countless ways assisted living caregivers nurture the whole resident. Conversely, residents – with the support of loved ones – nourish the lives of team members and volunteers by sharing their unique lives.

The week began on Sunday, Sept. 13 and continues through Saturday, Sept. 19.  Thousands of America’s assisted living communities and their staff, residents, families, volunteers, and local members of their community will celebrate National Assisted Living Week® (NALW). The national observance – which begins each year on Grandparent’s Day – honors the individuals served as well as the individuals who serve in assisted living and residential care communities across the nation with special activities and events.

Assisted living caregivers and members of the public are encouraged to share their celebrations throughout the week on social media with the hashtag, #NALW.

Don't forget to keep track of all the fun activities for the National Assisted Living Week Programming Award.  Nominees are evaluated on their successful incorporation of the previous year's National Assisted Living Week theme into their activity plans and implementation resulting in outstanding special activities and community events for their residents, families, staff, and volunteers to enjoy.

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