National Activity Professional Week is January 23-29, 2022!(1/20/2022)-The team at AGE+ and JFRF want to take a moment to show our great gratitude to all of the LECs who work so hard each and every day to bring joy and connection to the lives of the older adults in their communities. COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the long-term care community, with intense pressure on staff to care for the most vulnerable population. We have seen you rise to the occasion and continue to provide meaningful and engaging activities, and everyday moments for residents during this challenging time. You are essential. We see you. We appreciate you. Thank you for embodying all of the principles of LEAP, and bringing your care and attention to the hearts of your residents. Happy National Activity Professional Week.
When pet love comes to seniors, everybody’s tail wags(11/19/2019)-Click here to read this article from the San Diego Union-Tribune about how pet therapy can benefit residents. Is there an organization near you that could bring animals to your building? Please be sure to tell us about your pet adventures on the discussion page!
Let’s Celebrate Older Americans Month this May!(4/1/2019)-Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others. Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives. For more information about Older Americans Months, visit https://acl.gov/oam/2019/older-americans-month-2019
Happy Activity Professionals Week! January 21 – 27(1/24/2018)-Thank you to all of the Life Enrichment Coordinators who work so hard to enrich the lives of residents each and every day they are in their buildings! Something fun that you can do to celebrate with residents is share more about YOU! Share something about you and your life that you may not have shared before. It could be anything! A favorite pet, a favorite food, a bucket list item that you're hoping to cross off some day or any other tidbit you'd like to share. Also, don't be afraid to toot your own horn a bit! Have a social to celebrate YOU and the LEAP program in your community.
New holiday-themed activities and resources are up!(12/6/2017)-Hello Life Enrichment Coordinators! Please find some new activities here: Emotional and Spiritual Wellness Social, Vocational and Intellectual Wellness Activities for residents with dementia As well as some holiday resources on the resources page. Please be sure to send your pictures, ideas and other news into JFRF by emailing Beth Mitchell at email@example.com! Happy holidays to all!
Wildwood Canyon Villa Celebrates Assisted Living Week!(9/5/2017)-Wildwood Canyon Villa, located in Yucaipa, CA, celebrated National Assisted Living Week (NALW) in early September. NALW, started by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), was created to offer an 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. This year's theme, "Family is Forever," is truly a special one. According to NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle, "Anyone who has spent valuable time in an assisted living community has seen how staff can come to think of their residents like family. It takes a special person to work in our profession, and often, caregivers form bonds that can never be broken. This National Assisted Living Week, we want to recognize these amazing individuals who give their heart and soul to their residents, as well as those seniors and individuals with disabilities who leave a lasting imprint on their caregivers.” Congratulations to Wildwood Canyon Villa's LEAP team for creating a beautiful board for display! Did your community participate in NALW? Let us know and send us pictures! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information about NALW.