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Emerald Oaks Celebrates National Assisted Living Week September 12-18

By Staff | Sep 9, 2010

Assisted Living Week – Emmetsburg Mayor John Schad recently signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 12-18 as National Assisted Living Week in Emmetsburg. The mayor was joined by Emerald Oaks Assisted Living staff, tenants, and guests. Pictured (front row, from left): are Emerald Oaks Marketing Coordinator Lori Morey and Emerald Oaks tenants Mary Evelyn Rose, Alice Burns, Bob Neary, and Leo Moran. Middle Row: Director of Nursing Chantel Teeter, Senior Coffee visitors Phyllis Brown and Betty Drew, Emerald Oaks Manager Betty Naig, Mayor John Schad, tenants Marie Evenson, Mary Leslein, and Leora Johnson, Certified Nurse Aide Nicole Albrant, and tenant Marie Reed. Back Row: visitors Jo Girard and Darlene Naig, and tenant Eleanor Smith. – Lori Hall photo

In observance of National Assisted Living Week®, Sept. 12-18, Emerald Oaks Assisted Living Apartments will host a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers, and the surrounding community to celebrate “Living Life.”

This year’s theme of “Living Life” means enjoying activities and pursuing passions, whatever they may be.

“It is the lifelong pursuit of happiness and growth,” said Betty Naig, Emerald Oaks Manager. “These activities demonstrate the commitment of assisted living professionals providing care and services to residents that respect their dignity and enhance their quality of life.”

This week’s special events include:

“Life is Chamber Coffees”- Emerald Oaks is kicking off Assisted Living Week, Friday, Sept. 10, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., by hosting a community Chamber Coffee. The public is welcome to attend.

“Life is for Gathering” will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 13. From 5 to 7 p.m. Emerald Oaks will host a barbeque with the Beef Producers grilling, and with music by Dennis Weinke and Jerry Roberts. Horse drawn rides will be given by Dan Harr. Tours and free giveaways will also be available.

“Life is Agriculture” will be Tuesday, Sept. 14. Senior Coffee is from 9 to 10 a.m., and tractors from around the community will be featured.

“The Nature of Life” is Wednesday, Sept. 15. At 3 p.m., Miriam Patton from the Lost Island Nature Center will give a presentation.

“Life is Food and Music” will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 16. Classic Cooking with Kristi Behrends will be held at 2 p.m. Behrends will be demonstrating her bread machines, and there will be samples of different breads available. In the evening, at 7 p.m., the Biddles will bring music to Emerald Oaks.

“Celebrate Life and Inspire” is Friday, Sept. 17. At 3 p.m., Emerald Oaks will be serving malts for Tea Time and tenants will be talking about who has inspired them in their lives. The Emmetsburg E-Hawk Cheerleaders will also be coming on this day to do some cheers and to celebrate another season of sports for our hometown.

Emerald Oaks Independent & Assisted Living includes 12 apartments featuring two different unit types ranging in size. Each apartment offers an emergency call response system in the bedroom and bathroom, a full kitchen, and an ADA accessible bathroom with a roll-in shower. In addition to the apartments, Emerald Oaks also provides tenants with a commons area, living room area, full-sized kitchen, and more that will support a host of social interactions with friends and family members. 

National Assisted Living Week® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Center for Assisted Living, Washington, D.C. For more information about Assisted Living Week events or the services and amenities provided by Emerald Oaks Independent & Assisted Living, contact Manager Betty Naig at 712-852-8408.