Winchester Meadows, a retirement community in Sedalia, will celebrate National Assisted Living week Sept. 11-18.
National Assisted Living Week was established in 1995. According to the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), this week provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance encourages 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 distinctive aspect of long-term care.
Winchester Meadows has many events scheduled to encourage residents to “stay connected” through today’s technology. Events include Zumba Classes offered over the iPhone, getting residents moving to current popular music. Residents will also have the opportunity to play games like Wii bowling and Wii Wheel of Fortune. Another popular offering is the assistance in helping residents stay connected with family and friends through Facebook.
Other events offered help residents stay connected to their younger years. Attendees connect with local junior high school students to compare first-hand the differences between times gone by with modern times. Residents will also have the opportunity to take part in an old-fashioned picnic at Truman Lake this week.
To learn more about Winchester Meadow’s involvement in National Assisted Living Week, contact Rhonda Gaylord at 1-660-827-8900. Tours can be scheduled to view the community by phone or by stopping in.
Release courtesy of Winchester Meadows