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She had been kind of ‘out of it’ from the time I arrived for dinner. The memory care center where my Mom lived always had activities going on and once a month they held a Candlelight Dinner. This was a neat time, because I was able to go to these dinners with my Dad, sit at lovely tables (all decorated beautifully) and enjoy whatever type of entertainment they had booked for the evening. This was their annual Holiday Candlelight Dinner and I was a little nervous about how she would do. Mom lived at a fairly small place, so these dinners usually had about 50 people total in attendance. Usually, I could get Mom to get into a conversation with me, but not tonight. She just wasn’t in the mood. She was sullen, looked tired and appeared as though she would rather be in her room than in this beautiful dining area. Dementia is funny like that. Good days and bad days, sometimes even hour to hour her emotional state could change and tonight she was NOT in the mood. At the front of the room was an upright piano. Then the ‘entertainment’ arrived.

As I sit here this morning, I am getting more and more excited because tomorrow I get to go to Arizona to visit my Aunt, Great Aunt (95 years old), and cousins. The funny part about this is that my Mom was an only child. So…how do I have Aunts and cousins?

Did you know that each year, National Activity Professionals (those angels who coordinate and run all the great activities in our Assisted Living Communities) are acknowledged and celebrated for an entire week? This year, it’s from the 19th to 24th of January! These amazing human beings spend their time brainstorming and creating all sorts of activities to keep our seniors engaged and help to keep their brains active and functioning. This is no easy task! Most people think that activities in Assisted Living communities consist of bingo and trivia games, but there is so much more to what they do.

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