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Orchard Pointe celebrating National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 11-17

Posted 9/9/22

Orchard Pointe is celebrating National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 11-17.

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Orchard Pointe celebrating National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 11-17


Orchard Pointe is celebrating National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 11-17.

During that time, the senior living comunity is inviting people to reconsider their perception of assisted living.

Orchard Pointe’s unique assisted living offerings prioritize the needs of residents by creating individualized experiences, according to a news release.

Orchard Pointe is locally owned and operated by Heritage Communities, which is celebrating 20 years of helping older adults live better. Orchard Pointe has three locations in the Valley of the Sun. They are Orchard Pointe at Arrowhead in Glendale, Orchard Pointe at Surprise, and Orchard Pointe at Terrazza in Peoria.

Did you know that seven out of 10 people will require assisted living care in their lifetime? In addition, when you consider that the number of people over age 85 will grow by 111% over the next two decades, the assisted living industry is expected to accommodate millions of additional residents.

Orchard Pointe at Surprise has been on the forefront tailoring care, services and programming that embraces the uniqueness of each of their residents, the release said.

“Society paints a picture of older adults as not active. If you visit one of our communities, you will see the exact opposite,” Orchard Pointe at Surprise Executive Director Christina Yates said. “We offer all the support older adults need to remain active. At Orchard Pointe, we partner with families and residents to define what a better living situation is for each resident and create a plan to carry that out. Freedom of choice and flexibility are vital components of an active adult lifestyle.”

Orchard Pointe residents collaborate to design their own community events and the personal freedom to participate as much or little as they like. They form resident councils and host town halls. They are the ones who create the community’s culture and charm, while the Orchard Pointe staff provides a range of personal assistance services based on a resident’s need.

“This is a long-term relationship between our team and our residents, and we’re committed to enriching our residents’ lives and ensuring we maintain an attentiveness to the details,” Yates said. “This is their home, and we provide the services in it.”

The National Center for Assisted Living declared “Joyful Moments” as this year’s National Assisted Living Week theme. The week-long celebration provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers and local communities to celebrate the individuals who live and work in assisted living and learn more about this sector of long-term care.

Orchard Pointe at Surprise encourages its residents to spread “Joyful Moments” in various ways during National Assisted Living Week:

Monday: Gold Medal Day – Gift a person with a gold medal for an act of compassion, community or caring. Superhero attire.

Tuesday: Resident and Staff Appreciation Day – Barbecue in courtyard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sports team attire.

Wednesday: Hawaiian Luau Day – The lobby will come alive with Hawaiian cuisine and the hula dance of the Nani Komohana Tutus on Sun City West at 3 p.m. Shaved ice with a variety of tropical flavors at 1:30 p.m. Hawaiian or tropical attire.

Thursday: Sunsational Coffee Day – The Bistro will serve coffee or a smoothie from our local Sunsational Coffee from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Pajama Day attire.

Friday: Sweet Treats Day – Nothing Bundt Cakes during Happy Hour with April Yeager. Silly sock day attire.

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