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Life is messy. And joyful!

Assisted Living Week was started in 1995 as a way to recognize the role assisted living plays when it comes to caring for seniors in the United States.

This year, the week’s theme is “Joyful Moments.” The goal is to honor the residents, family members, staff, and volunteers who come together to create fun and joyful activities that leave everyone with beautiful memories.

This year’s theme is especially meaningful after dealing with COVID-19 restrictions for the last two years. The hope is that everyone will find “happiness, joy, and fulfillment in both the big and small moments of life.”

Assisted Living Week was established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).

Source: National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), American Health Care Association

With Joyful Moments serving as the theme for Assisted Living week in September, we were reminded of a recent joyful, albeit, messy moment.

In late July, several residents participated in a pour painting event. This method allows the artist to pour and swirl art around a canvas to create unique pieces of art. Everyone enjoyed participating in this unique way to paint.

Aside from the beautiful creations, it’s a good reminder that even though life, and painting, can be messy, it still holds great promise for beauty.

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