Green Hill Inc. Celebrates National Grandparents Day & National Assisted Living Week September 7th – 13th

West Orange, NJ, September 8, 2014; September 7th through September 13th is National Assisted Living Week, beginning with National Grandparents Day. Green Hill Inc. will be hosting a series of events celebrating seniors and the caregivers, families and living facilities that support their quality of life.

National Grandparents Day has been celebrated in the US since 1978. To celebrate, on Sunday September 7th, 1-4PM the annual Green Hill Grandparents Day Picnic was be on the Green Hill campus at 103 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, NJ. The intergenerational event included games, pony rides, carnival foods and activities for the whole family.

National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL) selected the “The Magic of Music” as the theme for the 2014 National Assisted Living Week (NALW). The celebration of Assisted Living Week continues at Green Hill utilizing the Magic of Music. Each day a musical component will be highlighted including, an exploration of Jazz on Film, exploring Music Through time, learning about Classical Music, moving to Move & Grove Music, and playing a rousing game of Musical Wheel of Fortune.

Green Hill Inc. provides its residents with entertainment, classes, celebrations and activities that support a healthy and active lifestyle, engage elders in daily life and excite them for the prospect of a happy future. Music is known to enhance awareness and concentration, encourages social interaction, improves memory, increases mobility and diminishes pain, reduces tension and promotes relaxation.

““The Magic of Music” showcases the integral role that music plays in assisted living residences every day. The transformational effect of music continues as individual’s age and can provide joy, comfort and in some cases, memories long ago experienced. The powerful connection that music provides to residents, team members, volunteers and families will be celebrated throughout National Assisted Living Week® through events, celebrations and more.”

“Music provides comfort, joy and enhances the lives of residents,” said Toni Lynn Davis, Executive Director and President of Green Hill. “This celebration recognizes the bonds built between residents and the assisted living professionals who are committed to providing residents with person-centered care and services like those at Green Hill.”

Established by NCAL in 1995, National Assisted Living Week® provides a unique opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community to come together to share with our residents a variety of events and activities that show them how much we care for them.

National Assisted Living Week begins with National Grandparents Day on Sunday September 7th. Spend time with the elder or grandparent in your life and celebrate.