Sep 27, 2016
By: Tom Bedwell
Assisted Living communities play an important role in society. We provide elders with safety, security, opportunities for growth and a sense of belonging to a larger community. For families, we give peace of mind while providing access to emotional, physical and spiritual support services.
According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, lack of socialization can have a significant negative impact on health and wellbeing for seniors. The slow decline of vitality and enthusiasm for life is one of the major concerns for adult children caring for aging parents, and one of the chief problems that the associates at Oak Pointe tackle everyday through purposeful engagement and meaningful activity.
Our focus is to create a variety of positive social interactions that contribute to overall mental and physical health while also reducing anxiety and feelings of isolation, as well as producing a sense of belonging.
Thanks to National Assisted Living Week, senior living communities like Oak Pointe of Maryville have a platform to educate and inform the public about the benefits of assisted living and how we help seniors and families, every day.
This weeklong observance is held every September and helps assisted living communities across the country connect elders with their friends, families and the communities they love.
This year, Oak Pointe of Maryville celebrated Assisted Living week with a variety of activities and themes, including Grandparents Day, Plaid Day, Patriotic Day, Pajama Day, 50s and 60s Day, and Spirit/Sports Team Day.
Residents took part in making decorations and planning events and enjoyed celebrating with their families, friends and neighbors. The entire community of Maryville, MO, was invited to attend 50s and 60s Day, complete with themed food and live entertainment by an Elvis impersonator.
Assisted Living Week is just one way that we reach out to the surrounding community to create connections.
Oak Pointe of Maryville has events throughout the year that are designed to bring people together in friendship and support, including educational support groups, family movie night and supporting local organizations like the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the New Nodaway Humane Society.
To learn more about the activities, educational events and support programs at Oak Pointe of Maryville, contact us at 660-562-2799 or email Stefanie Reed at SReed@provisionliving.com.
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.