National Assisted Living Week - Turning a Residence Into a Home

By Kindred Healthcare

National Assisted Living Week - Turning a Residence Into a Home "encompasses the connection that occurs in communities between the staff, residents, and families as they build warm, welcoming, and vibrant homes. Celebrating the passionate commitment of staff and friendships that form between residents, 'Homemade Happiness' will be a time to recognize the efforts, small and large, of every individual in a community that turn a residence into home for countless assisted living residents."

Kindred Assisted Living – Village Crossings residents recently embraced their connection with the community of Cape Elizabeth, Maine for the 16th TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The TD Beach to Beacon is Maine's largest charitable road race event that took place on August 3. As part of the event's "home-stay" program, local residents open up their homes for the elite athletes. Village Crossings and its residents welcomed wheelchair racers as their guests. With the residents cheering him on, a guest of Village Crossings set a new course record in the Wheelchair Division with a finish time of 21:53.

Before the event, the wheelchair racers met with the residents of Village Crossings to share their stories and answer questions about their rigorous training and competitions in various international events including the Paralympics. Kindred Assisted Living – Village Crossings truly used "Homemade Happiness" to make their residence a home for others for this special event.