Sunday, September 11, 2011

Patriot and Grandparents Day plus Balance and Assisted Living Awareness Week

Sunday, September 11, 2011 will have many activities ongoing throughout the day with the first Sunday on the new NFL season; the winding down of the regular MLB season; the observance of 9/11 (aka Patriot Day); Grandparents Day; Balance Awareness Week; and the start of Assisted Living Week (11-17).

September 11th, 9/11 and or Patriot Day

Media has a full package of programs, articles, special inserts in our Sunday paper.  There will be International, Federal, State, and community activities today in remembrance. Nearly all sporting events scheduled today will also in some way take a moment to reflect.

In addition to taking a moment for those who were injured or died that day, please take a couple moments to include our armed forces for their sacrifices.

Balance Awareness Week

Balance is easily taken for granted.  However, when the fragile vestibular organs of the inner ear are damaged by illness or injury, anyone can lose the ability to balance—not just physically, but the demands of school, work, family, and independent living. People of all ages and across all walks of life experience vestibular disorders.  Click here for a fact sheet that provides additional information. 

National Grandparents Day

In the years since Jimmy Carter first declared Grandparents Day a national holiday in 1978, we've been following his call to reflect on the impact grandparents have on our own lives — and on society. In that spirit, we'll help you celebrate the grand’s in your life with creative gifts, activities for the whole family, and more.

In that original proclamation, Carter wrote that because grandparents "are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations."

Today, though, an increasing number of grandparents have actually assumed daily responsibility for their grandchildren. According to AARP, 4.5 million children are being raised in households headed by grandparents. For those kids and millions of others, grandparents create special relationships and impart lessons that last a lifetime. As Carter wrote, "Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences that so strongly affect our lives and the world around us." For more information, click here.



National Assisted Living Week
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) established National Assisted Living Week® (NALW) in 1995 as a way to promote assisted living to the public. It provides a unique opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community to come together to celebrate and enjoy a variety of events that show the residents how much we care for and love them. Every year, numerous local newspapers and television stations cover NALW activities. NCAL identifies the theme and then produces a planning and product guide, a line of products with this year’s logo, and sample materials for the media.
Enjoy your day!

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