For many, the decision to move into senior living isn’t an easy one. It’s normal for seniors to feel some reluctance about the perceived loss of independence and anxiety about leaving behind the beloved familiarity of a longtime home. However, there is a great deal that family members can do to help ease a loved one’s transition to a senior living community.
The week of September 10-16, Vista Prairie Communities will join assisted living communities nationwide in celebrating National Assisted Living Week® (NALW). NALW was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living as an occasion to recognize the important role of assisted living in providing care and housing for seniors. At Vista Prairie, we are taking this week to honor the special connections between staff and residents in our communities.
August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day. The holiday was established in 1988 as a day to recognize the wisdom, leadership, and achievements of our senior citizens. Of course, we don’t need a national holiday for an excuse to show appreciation to the seniors in our lives. But if you’re looking for a way to do something special for your loved one to celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day, we have a few ideas.
There are many misconceptions about assisted living—perhaps unsurprisingly, since it’s only been around for about 25 years. Assisted living is often associated with outdated terms like “nursing home” or “retirement home.” However, today’s assisted living facilities differ significantly from the nursing homes of previous generations. They’re designed to provide a high quality of life for older adults who still are still largely independent but require some extra support.
The last few weeks of summer are always a busy time filled with parties, barbecues, reunions, weddings, and celebrations of all kinds. Vista Prairie Communities are no exception! Our senior living communities find any and all excuses to celebrate throughout the summer. Here’s a preview of some of the upcoming events on Vista Prairie Communities social calendars.