Washington, DC — The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) recently unveiled the 2008 National Assisted Living Week® logo, which embodies this year’s theme: “Filling Life with Love.” The circle of hands and hearts emphasizes the exceptional involvement of families, providers, volunteers, and individuals from the local community who together foster a truly caring spirit.
2008 marks the 14th annual National Assisted Living Week® and will be held Sept. 7–13, 2008.
“This year's theme of ‘Filling Life with Love’ emphasizes the need for all those connected to an assisted living facility—whether it be residents, staff, family members, or volunteers—to recognize and celebrate the lives of those they touch everyday,” said David Kyllo, executive director of NCAL.
NCAL will produce a National Assisted Living Week® program guide and product catalog that will be available to member facilities in June to aid them in their efforts to fill the lives of their staff and residents with love. NCAL is pleased to welcome the return of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AASHA) as a collaborative partner for the fifth consecutive year.
As the week approaches, please check the National Assisted Living Week® Web site at, www.nalw.org, because NCAL will be posting more information and ideas on how to fill lives with love. National Assisted Living Week® was created by NCAL in 1995.
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) represents more than 2,700 not-for-profit and proprietary assisted living and residential care communities dedicated to continuous improvement in the delivery of professional compassionate care and services for the elderly and disabled. NCAL is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association.