National Assisted Living Week Slated

Thursday, September 6, 2018
A proclamation signing ceremony was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Magnolia Manor, in Piggott, to mark the upcoming observance of National Assisted Living Week. Those on hand for the ceremony were, from left: Henry Johnson of Magnolia Manor, Piggott Mayor Jim Poole and Mary Ann Robertson of Magnolia Manor. Back-General Baptist Nursing Center Administrator Bill Straw and Magnolia Manor Administrator Jack Cole.
TD photo/Tim Blair

A week-long celebration is slated to kick-off this Sat, Sept 8, as Piggott and Magnolia Manor Assisted Living Center is joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country for the festivities. National Assisted Living Week® continues through Saturday, Sept. 15, and Piggott is honoring this year’s theme, “Capture the Moment.”

In recognition of the occasion, Piggott Mayor Jim Poole signed a proclamation to that effect in a ceremony held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Magnolia Manor.

“Often, it’s the little, everyday moments in assisted living between staff and residents that deepen bonds, enrich lives and improve care,” said Jack Cole, administrator of Magnolia Manor Assisted Living Center. “Our community’s seniors are unique individuals who still have so much to give, and we are honored to serve them during this pivotal time in their lives.”

“Capture the Moment” hopes to inspire assisted living residents to enjoy the present while still celebrating the past. Experts note, many adults 65 and older battle isolation and loneliness as they age, which can impact their mental, emotional and physical health. Community engagement may be the key to combatting this issue, and Magnolia Manor offers life-enriching social activities to help residents continue to lead fulfilling lives.

The highlight of the week is the annual community picnic, set for noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. During the event, the entire community is encouraged to visit the facility for food, fund, games, prizes, and “to see our incredible home and how much fun our residents have enjoying their retirement.”

Magnolia Manor is located on Gordon Duckworth Drive, adjacent to Piggott Community Hospital.

“We encourage members of the community to come visit Magnolia Manor during National Assisted Living Week,” said Cole. “Engaging with seniors can be a rewarding experience, and our residents will greatly appreciate the additional companionship and conversation.”

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