In observance of National Assisted Living Week, through Satuday, McDowell Place of Danville will host a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding communities to celebrate “Art for the Ages.”
Art for the Ages was chosen because it is about celebrating creativity, appreciating all forms of art, and recognizing how art enhances everyone’s lives.
“Art for the Ages celebrates the artist in everyone. Whether it is a resident’s painting or a local school choir, art inspires, moves, and shapes people’s lives,” says Susan Matherly, director of McDowell Place of Danville.
“This weeklong celebration is a demonstration of the commitment assisted living professionals feel when providing care and services to residents in their communities.”
Art for the Ages is an opportunity to share, enjoy and to congratulate the mastery of art, music, sports, and the development of skill. Art is more than painting beautiful pictures, sculpting or carving. It is the drive to master an activity, create pleasure for yourself or the world, or leave an impression on others through story telling or vivid imagery, Matherly said.
Some of the week’s special events include: cornhole tournaments, a resident hobby and craft exhibit, a Tai Chi demonstration by Debra Larkin, a storytelling class taught by Georgie Riddell, musical entertainment by Master’s Servants and a string ensemble led by David Dube.
McDowell Place also will host a car show and cruise in from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Awards will be given to the top five cruisers,which will be chosen by the residents. Dash plaques will be given to all participants.
National Assisted Living Week® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Center for Assisted Living, Washington, D.C., and Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association.
McDowell Place of Danville is a 98-unit independent living, assisted living and personal care community in Danville.
For more information about McDowell Place of Danville or to schedule a tour, call (859) 239-4663 or visit the website at www.mcdowellplacedanville.org.