Hello to everyone!

Residents, tenants, and families are encouraged to connect with their loved ones via phone calls and/or video chats (FaceTime, Facebook, Skype, etc.) that are available all day.

The week of September 10-16, 2023 is National Assisted Living Week (NALW) 2023.  NALW was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).  They revealed the theme for this year as being “Season of Reflection”.  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.  [National Health Care Association (NHCA) & National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).  URL: www.ahcancal.org.]

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.

National HealthCare Environmental Services & Housekeeping Week is September 10-16, 2023, and this year’s theme is “Celebrate Hospital EVS Teams”.  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 (AHE).  URL:  www.ahe.org.]

For a more detailed listing of the Activities, check out the Calendar of Events in our newsletter.  See URL:  www.MillValleyCareCenter.com.

Photos may be found at both, the “Happenings” section of our newsletter, and the “Photos” section of our Facebook page.  See URL:  www.facebook.com/MillValleyCareSunriseVilla/.

Note:  All Activities / Events / Times are subject to change without notice. 
To otherwise check our schedule, one may call 563-872-5521.

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