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

Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlberthttps://discovermuscatine.com
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. 

Latest News

New Exhibits Opening at Muscatine Art Center in February

Two new exhibitions opening at the Muscatine Art Center this month focus on people. In the ultra-realistic work of...

More Articles Like This

Muscatine Today

MTS- Brandon is here to talk about Fat Cat

Today on the show Scott Schultz from Impact Fitness and Nutrition is here to talk about more healthy fitness tips. Then if you are looking to get your car cleaned up from the winter listen to today's show to learn about a business in town that can help you with that and more..... Thank you to our show sponsors: Harpers Cycling and Fitness, Beckey Insurance, Muscatine Power and Water, RIVO Plumbing and Heating, ImpactLife Blood Center, Lutheran Living, Toyota of Muscatine, Impact Fitness and Nutrition, Sun Tan City Muscatine, Real Estate Resource Associates, UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine and Hy-Vee Muscatine #muscatinetodayshow #goodmorningmuscatine #KindnessIsFree

DMSN Broadcasts

Manta Rays Swim

Join us as the Muskie Boys Basketball team hosts the North Scott Lancers! Watch Your Way: DiscoverMuscatine.com Discover Muscatine Facebook Discover Muscatine YouTube DiscoverMuskie Twitter Muscatine Power and Water Cable Channel 3 Brought to you by Muscatine Power and Water, Muscatine Lawn and Power, Hy-Vee, Bayer of Muscatine, First National Bank of Muscatine, Affordable Metal Manufacturing, Eastern Iowa Power Washers, Arty’s Ice Cream and Grill, Rivo Plumbing and Heating, Riots and Rebelle’s Salon, Bickford Senior Living, Let’s Eat, Muscatine Community Y and the Youth Sports Foundation. #DMSN #MuskieSports #Muscatine #MuskieSchools #basketball #prephoops #prepbasketball

Talk of the Town

February is here–that means spring is coming soon, right?

It's been a weird winter, right? We've had days when it was -40 below zero and others that had temps in the 60s. February...

Muscatine Area News

New Exhibits Opening at Muscatine Art Center in February

Two new exhibitions opening at the Muscatine Art Center this month focus on people. In the ultra-realistic work of Marc Sijan, the spotlight is...