Last week, a week-long celebration kicked off on Sunday, September 8, and the Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living is joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the nation for the festivities. National Assisted Living Week® continues through Saturday, September 14, and Hearthstone Assisted Living is honoring this year’s theme, “A Spark of Creativity.” This theme reminds us that creativity is good for the mind, body and spirit—especially among older adults.
According to the National Center for Assisted Living there are more than 28,000 assisted living residences across the nation that more than one million residents call home. These centers provide housing, medical care, meals, and social activities for their residents. Once a year residents and staff come together to highlight the importance of these facilities across the country in what is known as National Assisted Living Week (NALW).
NALW emphasizes the role our staff plays to help residents find that spark, so they can live their life to its fullest. “A Spark of Creativity” hopes to inspire assisted living residents to explore their creative side whether through the arts or beyond. Specifically, art therapy can offer many benefits to older adults, such as improving cognitive and sensory-motor functions, fostering self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivating emotional resilience, enhancing social skills, and reducing and resolving conflicts and distress, according to the American Art Therapy Association.
Learning that loved ones need long term care is difficult especially when they would prefer to stay at home. But for some, moving to an assisted living community is the best care option to ensure their safety and well-being. That doesn’t mean life is over. Residents at Hearthstone Estates enjoy living independently, and comfortably, in their own beautiful apartments.
A Warm and Friendly Atmosphere
At Hearthstone Estates, a premier assisted living facility located in Ocean County, New Jersey, we not only help our assisted living residents with managing their health and daily tasks, but we also provide many life-enrichment programs that engage residents holistically. With a warm and friendly atmosphere, our residents easily get to know each other, and staff can cater to their interests and help them stay active and happy.
The staff of Hearthstone Estates are honored to help our residents live life to its fullest every day. They are, after all, the spark that drives us to do this work. And we are committed to getting creative as well by finding new, innovative ways to continuously improve the care and services we provide. You may be surprised to learn interesting facts about the programs and services provided and our staff.
Family members are encouraged to come visit Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living to spend time with their loved ones during NALW. We recognize our committed and dedicated staff.