September 9, 2022
Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week® recognizes the role of assisted living in America while providing 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 celebrate the individuals they serve while simultaneously educating members of the public about what assisted living truly looks like.
This year, Fox Run Senior Living is celebrating the 2022 theme of “joyful moments” from September 11th to September 17th by recognizing how each department plays a role in creating joy for our residents and staff members.
Being a leader of a senior living community means I guide, encourage, inspire, and motivate the team. I set goals, create team building opportunities, and offer resources to the group. Inspiring team members and motivating them to reach individual and team goals, with open communication, as my goal.
Our team creates joyful moments on a regular basis through dancing together, sitting and talking with residents, and when the staff entertain at Happy Hour.
Resident Marie Mathney says what she enjoys most about Fox Run Senior Living is sitting at mealtime eating and talking with her friends and talking with the staff daily. She commented, “My favorite memory (so far) was for our birthdays last month. The staff was the entertainment for Happy Hour, singing and dancing for us. I told them that if they did this from now on for our birthdays, I would come to all those Happy Hours, because it was just so nice watching them. It meant so much more to us because you could tell they put a lot of work into doing something special for us.”
We plan to make National Assisted Living Week special in our community with massages or manicures, a trip to the zoo, line dancing, plus each department will come up with something fun to do with the residents.
Follow us on Facebook to witness all our joyful moments, but especially from September 11th to September 17th as each department celebrates National Assisted Living Week and the many ways each team brings joy to our community staff and residents!
Fox Run Senior Living in Fairborn, Ohio offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Newly renovated in 2021. Amenities at Fox Run include dining at Grissom’s Restaurant, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Peacefully located just east of Hwy 675 with convenient access to local shopping and attractions.
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