Connecting the Generations: Sunnybrook at Muscatine Celebrates National Assisted Living Week with Community Events and Kids First Fundraiser

Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlbert works as the Editor of Discover Muscatine Newspaper.

Muscatine Living

At Sunnybrook at Muscatine (Sunnybrook), both residents and staff members pride themselves on staying active in the community in a number of ways. From Sunday, September 8th through Friday the thirteenth, Sunnybrook looks forward to celebrating National Assisted Living Week (NALW) with a number of events designed to bring Sunnybrook residents and the community at large closer together. 

According to Megan Francis, Marketing Director at Sunnybrook, this year’s NALW will focus on sparking creativity. Each day, residents will have opportunities to participate in activities designed to stimulate their creativity, many of which the community can join in on. 

On Sunday evening, Sunnybrook invites the families and friends of residents to join them for Family S’mores Night. Through this fun get together, residents can get inspired through sharing a yummy treat with people who matter to them. 

The highlight of the week, Sunnybrook residents will get creative with how the serve the community through their United Way Kids First lunch fundraiser. Beginning at 11:30 am, residents and volunteers from Becky Insurance will make lunches, consisting of warm turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cookie cheesecake bars that any one in the area may purchase or cary out for $6.00. Local businesses wanting twenty or more lunches can also have them delivered directly to their door. An extension of a monthly lunch fundraiser Sunnybrook and its residents created last year, residents feel excited about it because it allows them to continue to volunteer in the community. It also provides them with a way to help younger generations just getting their start in life. 

On Thursday, September 12th, Parents as Teachers will visit Sunnybrook, giving residents a chance to do story time with young children just learning to read, allowing them to pass on the skills they have learned. In the afternoon, Sunnybrook residents will also have the chance to ride the Sunnybrook bus in the Muscatine High School homecoming parade. 

Through its many NALW activities, Sunnybrook looks forward to giving its residents a chance to shine in their community. “It’s always great to celebrate our residents and how active they are,” said Francis. By keeping residents connected with the greater Muscatine community, and by inviting the community to Sunnybrook to see the good work they do, Sunnybrook helps people of all ages connect to each others and strengthen the community ties in our town. 

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