Sunrise Celebrates National Assisted Living Week 2018!
National Assisted Living Week is here! This annual observance provides an opportunity for residents, loved ones, volunteers, and team members to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for seniors. This year’s theme is “Capture the Moment,” a perfect encapsulation of the meaningful days that Sunrise residents enjoy.
“At Sunrise communities, residents find joy and purpose every day by forming new relationships, participating in favorite activities, and more,” says Jeff Slichta, senior vice president of Operations, West Division, for Sunrise. “This week is an opportunity to celebrate the full and vibrant lives that Sunrise residents and seniors everywhere lead.”
One of the most significant ways that Sunrise residents capture the moment is through our eight signature Live With Purpose programs. Ranging from a peaceful yoga class to an once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight, everybody has something to look forward to.
“Our teams tailor activities to the needs and preferences of our residents,” says Rita Altman, senior vice president of Memory Care & Program Services for Sunrise. “Our Live With Purpose programs are designed to enrich residents’ minds, bodies, and spirits and to bring residents together with each other, team members, and loved ones.”
One recent example of our Live With Purpose programming in action is a Sunrise of Bethesda, MD, resident with a former career owning and operating car washes who enjoyed overseeing a charitable car wash at the community. Reflecting on the past can provide benefits for all seniors, and studies have shown it to increase cognition and reduce depression among individuals experiencing memory loss.
“Through both the personal relationships they form with residents and the individualized experiences they provide, our team members enable residents to live life to the fullest. While we celebrate the hard work of our team members each day, National Assisted Living Week is another great opportunity to highlight the ways in which we help create pleasant days within our assisted living communities,” says Jenifer Salamino, senior vice president of Operations, East Division, for Sunrise.
We invite you to view a sample activities calendar to see how Sunrise communities capture the moment every day! To see photos of our residents and team members celebrating NALW, follow Sunrise on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.