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​Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week® provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance encourages assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals they serve, as well as to help educate members of the public about this distinctive aspect of long term care.


 Save the Date


​Mark your calendars for the best week of the year! NALW begins on the same Sunday as National Grandparent's Day (the first Sunday after Labor Day).

2019 - September 8-14, 2019

2020 - September 13-19, 2020

2021 - September 12-18, 2021

2022 - September 11-17, 2022

2023 - September 10-16, 2023

2024 - September 8-14, 2024

2025 - September 7-13, 2025


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 NALW 2018 - "Capture the Moment"


Sunday, September 9 - Saturday, September 15, 2018​


Capture the Moment” is this year's theme for National Assisted Living Week, which hopes to inspire residents to realize their dreams and seize the day. Simultaneously, the theme also supports reflection, as residents may look back on the pivotal moments in their lives. With the theme’s word play referencing photography, residents may refer to pictures or videos from their past. 
​The theme also aims to remind assisted living staff that often the little, everyday interactions with residents can deliver high quality, person-centered care. Assisted living communities across the country are encouraged to organize activities and events during NALW that help residents celebrate their past while also enjoying the present.
In the announcement of the theme, NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle said, “We want this year’s National Assisted Living Week to help overcome the stigma that older adults in assisted living communities, and other settings for that matter, don’t have a purpose in life anymore. No matter your age, we should all be living life to its fullest. Assisted living caregivers help seniors realize this by supporting them with everyday tasks, while maximizing their independence and honoring their individuality.”