Prepare now for National Assisted Living Week --- September 9-15, 2012. The 2012 theme is "Arts for the Ages".

Think of the incredibly rich lives of older adults. One "artful" way to fit into the theme and do something incredibly meaningful would be to work reminiscence into your programming that week. Ideas abound! Here are some excellent ideas for wellness and for person-centered care efforts too...

1) Kickoff a LifeBio 101 Class -- Bring together a group of 6-10 people and use LifeBio's step by step, easy curriculum to offer a biography class for seniors in your area. If you can lead a discussion, you can do this!

2) Build a Storyboard to celebrate the lives of one or more peopleĀ -- Create a beautiful display of someone's life story without it costing a fortune or taking a long time. Even host a reception to celebrate their lives. Active Aging Week is a great time for intergenerational connections with grandchildren or other youth in your area too.

3) Create a short or longer LifeBio at Reminiscence IS a great form of brain fitness. LifeBio increases cognitive function and positive emotions so it is a GREAT part of any wellness program.
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LifeBio provides organizations with bulk licensing to extend LifeBio to an entire senior living community, hospital, hospice, or home care provider. Learn more

AHCA / NCAL and also has more tips for how to be involved at their website. Learn more about the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living at