September Newsletter 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 ISSUE 09 THE ORCHARDS MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE ORCHARDS COMMUNITY NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK What is National Assisted Living Week? Established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), National Assisted Living Week® (NALW) provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and local 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 important aspect of long term care. This year, COVID has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge that has resulted in every person working in long term care to step up and go above and beyond expectations. At a time when the entire profession is doing so much, this year’s NALW theme, “Caring is EssentiAL”, reflects the hard work and dedication of all the essential caregivers in assisted living facilities across the country. The Pepperberry Suites will celebrate with a week of socially distanced fun for staff and residents alike. Be sure to check the activity calendar for all the times and locations of these events. To learn more, visit https:// Events/Pages/NALW.aspx IN THIS ISSUE Butterfly Effect P.1 Pavilion Patio P.2 Bruschetta P.3 Upcoming Events P.4 Visitation P.5