Hello to everyone!

Residents, tenants, and families are encouraged to connect with their loved ones.

The week of September 11-17, 2022 is National Assisted Living Week (NALW) 2022.  NALW was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), who revealed the theme for this year as being “Joyful Moments”.  NALW 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.

There is a planned activity for each day of the week, starting with Grandparents Day (the first Sunday after Labor Day).  We hope that many grandchildren will be able to connect with their loved ones (with due respect to the various social distancing and mask wearing guidelines imposed upon us) during these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National HealthCare Environmental Services & Housekeeping Week is September 11-17, 2022, and this year’s theme is “A Vital Link to Quality Outcomes”.  Environmental Services Week is a time to show appreciation for the dedicated EVS personnel that ensure health care facilities across the country are clean, safe places for patients, their families and other staff members.  With all the challenges and changes the last few years have brought, these staff members have remained resilient in their efforts to protect others from dangerous pathogens.  –  Association for the HealthCare Environment (www.ahe.org).

Follow us on the Mill Valley Care Center / Sunrise Villa Assisted Living website at URL: www.MillValleyCareCenter.com.  Click on the Activity Newsletter and the Calendar of Events with current pictures.

Wishing for you and yours, all of the very best, in health, safety, happiness, among which include safe travels, a happy/safe Labor Day, and a healthy and safe month of September.

Joy Marchiando
Recreation Program Director