The New York State Center for Assisted Living has announced the state of New York resolution proclaiming Sept. 8-14, 2013, as Assisted Living Week, in conjunction with National Assisted Living Week. Senate resolution No. 2356, by State Sen. Kemp Hannon, recognizes this special week, the services that assisted living communities provide, and encourages the citizens of New York to visit friends, family and loved ones who reside in assisted living and to learn more about the services and how assisted living communities benefit the greater society.
The resolution is posted on the NYSCAL website, www.nyscal.org.
National Assisted Living Week is sponsored annually by NYSCAL's national affiliate, the National Center for Assisted Living. This year's theme, "Homemade Happiness," acknowledges the contributions of staff, residents and families in making the assisted living community a home for residents.
"Homemade Happiness" events also helps organizers say "thank you" to assisted living residents, many of whom have made significant contributions to the community as business people, civic leaders, firefighters, teachers, parents and grandparents.
"This year's theme celebrates the bond created by staff, residents and families as they build warm, welcoming and vibrant homes for residents," said Shelley Wagar Sabo, executive director of NYSCAL. "This weeklong celebration demonstrates the commitment assisted living professionals feel when providing care and services to residents in their communities."
NALW was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living to provide a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding community to celebrate residents and the services provided by the staff within assisted living communities. Every year, the weeklong celebration begins on Grandparent's Day.
For more information on National Assisted Living Week, visit www.nalw.org.
The New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living is a member-driven association of providers of long-term care services, caring for individuals of all ages in proprietary, not-for-profit, and government-sponsored skilled nursing, post-acute, rehab, adult care and assisted living communities across the state of New York. NYSHFA/NYSCAL is dedicated to assisting its members in achieving excellence in the provision of efficient and effective quality long-term care services through leadership, professional development and active involvement in the shaping of public policy.