Bayleigh Chase Offering “Family is Forever” Program in September

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Integrace Bayleigh Chase, a forward-thinking life plan community based in Easton, will recognize National Assisted Living Week September 10-16 with a week of special programming to celebrate the community’s assisted living residents, their loved ones, and the Bayleigh Chase colleagues who care for them.

Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), National Assisted Living Week is an annual observation that provides a unique opportunity to recognize the role assisted living plays in caring for America’s seniors. The theme for this year’s National Assisted Living Week is “Family is Forever,” inspired by a quote from poet Maya Angelou:

“Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”

In honor of this year’s theme, Bayleigh Chase has planned a week of engaging programs and activities that celebrate familial bonds – both traditional and non-traditional.

On Sunday, September 10, in celebration of Grandparents Day, residents will enjoy coffee and pastries, as well as special readings about the importance of grandparents or grandparent-like figures for younger generations.

On Monday, September 11, colleagues will help residents celebrate their family trees by creating a triptych-style three panel tree with family photos. Colleagues will also lead residents in an activity to draw their own family trees.

On Tuesday, September 12, the residents will enjoy animal therapy as the Talbot Humane Society brings kittens for a visit.

On Wednesday, September 13, colleagues will lead residents and their families in an art therapy program as they create their own family portraits.

On Thursday, September 14, colleagues, residents and their loved ones will come together for a family cookout, as well as a discussion about family traditions.

On Friday, September 15, the residents and colleagues will enjoy friendly competition in a game of “Family Feud,” incorporating Bayleigh Chase’s iN2L (It’s Never 2 Late) interactive computer system.

On Saturday, September 16, residents will be treated to a special musical performance by a local pianist.

“We always look forward to National Assisted Living Week, as it gives us the opportunity to create new and fun experiences for our assisted living residents,” said Louise Montgomery, Director of Recreation and Engagement, Integrace Bayleigh Chase. “This year’s programming is all about reinforcing the meaningful connections in their lives, including their families, as well as the colleagues and friends who have become like family within our community.”

Located on a 35-acre campus in historic Easton, Bayleigh Chase is a not-for-profit life plan community that affords residents a lifestyle of flexibility and choice to live life on their own terms. Bayleigh Chase offers independent living options in its villas, cottages and apartment homes, as well as a continuum of supportive living services, including assisted living, memory support, outpatient and short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and diagnostic and treatment support through the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Memory Clinic. For more information, please call 410-763-7167 or visit www.bayleighchase.org.

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