September 8th to the 14th is National Assisted Living Week! The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living are celebrating with their theme, “A Spark of Creativity.” 


Celebrating National Assisted Living Week: 

The National Center for Assisted Living has listed the many ways residents can connect to their creative side! These activities include:

  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Drawing
  • Gardening
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Quilting
  • Sculpting
  • Sewing
  • Writing


Benefits of Celebrating Creativity: 

The National Center for Assisted Living and the American Art Therapy Association also list the benefits of art therapy for residents:

  • Advancing societal and ecological change.
  • Cultivating emotional resilience.
  • Enhancing social skills.
  • Fostering self-esteem and self-awareness.
  • Improving cognitive and sensory-motor functions.
  • Promoting insight.
  • Reducing and resolving conflicts and distress.


This National Assisted Living Week, we’re celebrating our residents who provide us with creativity and inspiration every day! Use #NALW to show how your supporting National Assisted Living Week this September! 



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