Introduced by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995 to present assisted living to the general public, NALW (National Assisted Living Week) is the perfect opportunity to get to know the communities in your area. Likewise, assisted living facilities should take advantage of the free planning/promotional materials offered by NCAL to sponsor events and activities, both in-house and open to the public, tailored to this nationwide celebration.
This year, NALW kicks off on September 11th; consequently, a fitting theme of “Forever Proud” has been selected given the 10-year anniversary of that momentous day.
According to NCAL, the patriotic theme was chosen not just to honor the fallen from 9/11 and other violent conflicts in our nation’s history, although that is a key aspect of this week’s focus. As per the site, “This is a time to celebrate what has been and will be accomplished. A proud moment or event is something we never forget. This is an opportunity to share these moments with the community and those we love.”
Across the country, assisted living communities – comprised of families, residents, staff, and volunteers alike – are strongly encouraged to participate. Follow NALW on Facebook for updates, event listings, activity ideas, and more.