Kingsway Manor Celebrates National Assisted Living Week September 12-18
In the 1970s, Dr. Keren Brown Wilson was tasked by her mother to come up with a living option for seniors who needed some assistance as they aged, but not to the level traditionally provided in nursing homes. She examined the current long term care options and came up with a solution that offered more independence along with individualized care. With that, the concept of assisted living was born.
Today there are approximately 28,900 across the US offering supportive living environments with services such as 24-hour supervision and assistance, health and wellness programs, housekeeping and maintenance, meals, medication management, personal care and transportation. Some, like Kingsway Community’s Kingsway Manor, offer all of this and additional services, such as specialized memory care.
This September 12-18, Kingsway will join thousands of other senior living communities in celebrating National Assisted Living Week—seven days dedicated to recognizing the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Kingway Manor Resident Engagement Team has a full roster of events planned that will feature residents and staff joining together to celebrate their special social connections and collaborative commitment to living with dignity and purpose.
The first day of Kingsway Manor Assisted Living Week falls on Grandparents’ Day, which many residents celebrate with their children and grandchildren. That Sunday, September 12, the Manor will host a “Vegas Day,” complete with a performance by Elvis and casino game tables. Throughout the week, more special events and activities are planned, including Mismatch Day, Superhero Day and a Talent Show. We’ll end the celebration with a Happy Hour & Sing-Along led by folk musician and resident favorite Tim Farkas.