When he announced the theme for this year’s National Assisted Living Week, Scott Tittle, executive director of the National Center for Assisted Living said, “We want this year’s National Assisted Living Week to help overcome the stigma that older adults in assisted living communities […] don’t have a purpose in life anymore. […] No matter your age, we should all be living life to its fullest. Assisted living caregivers help seniors realize this by supporting them with everyday tasks, while maximizing their independence and honoring their individuality.” In celebration of National Assisted Living Week, Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove honored its residents’ individuality with an ice cream social which culminated in a show-and-tell presentation.
Morning Pointe encouraged residents to discuss items of personal significance with the crowd, thereby sharing their stories and asserting their unique identities.
“We love to learn more about our residents’ histories and to appreciate their handiwork,” said Naomi Schumacher, the Life Enrichment director at Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove, in regards to the event. “Thank you to all of our residents who participated and our families who joined!”