America’s Assisted Living Communities Celebrate “Joyful Moments” Caregivers commemorate National Assisted Living Week®

America's assisted living communities are participating in National Assisted Living Week® (NALW) this week (September 11-17, 2022). The national observance—which begins each year on National Grandparents' Day and is supported this year by official sponsor First Quality—honors the individuals who reside, work, and volunteer in assisted living and residential care communities with special activities and events.
Created by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, this year's NALW theme – “Joyful Moments” – reflects the strong connection between residents and staff and encourages them to join with their families and local communities to celebrate and create happy memories. This week also provides the opportunity to educate communities across the country about this sector of long term care and the dedicated, hardworking caregivers. 
“Assisted living staff have continued to provide high-quality care to residents in senior living and should be celebrated for the incredible work they do every day,” said NCAL Executive Director LaShuan Bethea. “This year's theme is special because it recognizes the extraordinary bonds built in assisted living communities. It recognizes the fact that residents, staff, and families are truly one big extended family finding joy in caring for each other throughout every moment in life – no matter how big or small.”
The annual observance encourages assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to bring together residents, staff, and volunteers, while adhering to infection control requirements and precautions in place for COVID-19. Participants are asked to share their celebrations throughout the week on social media with the hashtag #NALW. 
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