Here at Rosemark at Mayfair Park, we make a habit of celebrating the grandparents in our assisted living community every day of the week. We celebrated National Assisted Living Week and Grandparents’ Day, and were thrilled to share a week full of celebrations with the community.
If you were here to celebrate you will have enjoyed a variety of great events, From a performance by the Ballet Melange Dance Troupe to pizza in the parking lot, our events had something for folks and families of all kinds. Learn more and check out our schedule of events that we did below:
Sunday, September 8 – Grandparents Day – 1 pm to 3 pm
Celebrate Grandparents Day with us and the Rocky Mountain Steel Bands. From Aurora, Colorado, RMSB is a group of community bands that love to share the amazing steel drum melodies from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Continue the celebration by taking a professional photo with your grandparents to cherish forever. We will also have an art banner for the kids to decorate.
Monday, September 9 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join us for an art show opening with delicious wine and cheese! Dance along to El Javi, the Denver-based “king of “rock flamenco” who will be providing the lively tunes.
Tuesday, September 10 – 6 pm to 7 pm
The Alzheimer’s Association does amazing work to help with Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. They’re passionate about ending Alzheimer’s disease, and that’s why we’re holding an all-day bake sale to benefit their mission. Enjoy some treats for a good cause, and live music by Mile High Big Band.
Wednesday, September 11 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? Join us in the parking lot for some good food and good conversation!
Thursday, September 12 – 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Ballet Melange, a local troupe of emerging dancers, will perform. Ballet lovers and those who haven’t seen a single ballet alike are welcome to join us for dance and dessert!
Friday, September 13 – 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Let the good times roll, and join us for a banana split or ice cream sundae during our traditional ice cream social with all the fixings. As if it couldn’t get any better, we’ll also be serenaded by a barbershop quartet!
Rosemark at Mayfair Park takes pride in the exceptional care we bring to the residents of our Denver assisted living community and their families. Grandparent’s Day and National Assisted Living Week will be a celebration of our residents’ individuality and offer family bonding experiences to cherish for years to come. We hope to see you and your family there!
For seniors, isolation, loneliness, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence on the background of physical and mental decline represent common traits.
Community life in nursing homes in Denver is important for socialization, and seniors need different types of activities that bring them together and allow them to interact in different ways. These activities contribute to maintaining the memory alive, develop creative and polite dialogue and improve self-confidence.
Religious holidays, birthdays or anniversaries – all these events should not be neglected at senior age, on the contrary: they should be used as the main pretext for socializing and sharing joy, thoughts, etc. Organizing evenings with music, dance, reading or theater helps brain activity, not to mention that they can be a lot of fun.
Internet and phone services ensure socialization in the virtual environment. And let us not forget the evenings spent watching a movie with friends or family, or walking outdoors: they create and consolidate human relationships, promoting a relaxing environment for body and mind.
Games are also important for socialization. Seniors love table games (chess, rummy, playing cards, , domino etc.), and the best part is that these games stimulate the brain and the competition spirit.
Last but not least, group trips to nice and quiet places are also an excellent way to socialize and keep away monotony.
Depending on where you are, Labor Day is celebrated differently and on a different date of the year. But there is almost no country in the world that doesn’t have a special day of the year set aside to celebrate the laborers who give their time and energy to the service of society.
While most European countries still celebrate the old European May Day – meaning May the 1st – as Labor Day, the USA and Canada have a different date set aside, and it’s different each year: the first Monday of September.
This year, Labor Day is celebrated on September the 2nd, however, the holiday had a long and interesting history. It started in the 1800s, when the labor movements in the United States started growing, and they decided along with various trade unions that a special day be chosen to celebrate good ol’ fashioned hard work.
Labor Day was decided upon by the Knights of Labor and the Central Labor Union, and the first Labor Day Parade was organized in New York City. Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday as early as 1887, and by 1894, up to 30 states were celebrating the first Monday of September as Labor Day. By that time, it had already become an official federal holiday.
However you chose to spend the labor day weekend, the caring professionals at Rosemark At Mayfair Park hope you had a wonderful time!