“Capture the Moment”
Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon Commemorates National Assisted Living Week®
Miami, Florida, September 10, 2018- A weeklong celebration kicked off last Sunday, September 9, and Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon is joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country for the festivities. National Assisted Living Week® continues through Saturday, September 15, and Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon is honoring this year’s theme, “Capture the Moment.”
“Often, it’s the little, everyday moments in assisted living between staff and residents that deepen bonds, enrich lives and improve care,” said Barbara Galindo, Administrator of Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon. “Our community’s seniors are unique individuals who still have so much to give, and we are honored to serve them during this pivotal time in their lives.”
“Capture the Moment” hopes to inspire assisted living residents to enjoy the present while still celebrating the past. Many adults 65 and older battle isolation and loneliness as they age, which can impact their mental, emotional and physical health. Community engagement may be the key to combatting this issue, and Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon offers life-enriching social activities to help residents continue to lead fulfilling lives.
NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle said, “We want this year’s National Assisted Living Week to help overcome the stigma that older adults in assisted living communities, and other settings for that matter, 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.”
National Assisted Living Week was created by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995 to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance inspires assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals they serve, as well as to help educate members of the public about this distinct aspect of long-term care. For more information on National Assisted Living Week, visit www.nalw.org.
About Assistance to the Elderly, Inc.
Assistance to the Elderly, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that enables low-to-moderate income vulnerable adults to lead meaningful and dignified lives by providing supportive housing, services, community education, and advocacy.
About Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon
Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon is a licensed assisted living and memory care community owned by Assistance to the Elderly, Inc. Residential Plaza provides an affordable home with assisted living services allowing 350 older adults to live in a safe, caring and supportive environment while maintaining their dignity, independence, and purpose. For more information visit: www.residentialplaza.com