(New Bethlehem, PA) – Edgewood Heights personal care home in New Bethlehem celebrated National Assisted Living Week September 11-17 with a special lunch menu throughout the week.
National Assisted Living Week was created in 1995 to encourage residents, families, staff, volunteers and the surrounding community to come together to celebrate the lives of seniors who reside in assisted living or personal care communities.
This year’s theme was “Keep Connected.” The National Center for Assisted Living describes this theme as using technology to connect with others, building face-to-face relationships and cultivating connections with the community to ensure residents remain an active part of where they call home.
Edgewood Heights commemorated the week by inviting residents and guest to “Travel the World” for lunch each day. Residents invited friends and family to join them for a culturally-themed meal.
On Monday, residents enjoyed Mexican cuisine of tacos, beans and churros.
On Tuesday, residents were treated to Chinese food with sweet and sour chicken, rice and fluff.
Wednesday was Italian day and had the largest gathering of the week as around 30 residents and guests enjoyed Sicilian pizza prepared by Joe’s Pizza in New Bethlehem, and tiramisu pizzelles made by local resident Debbie Bonanno.
Edgewood Heights celebrated Swedish culture on Thursday by serving Swedish meatballs, cucumber salad and Swedish apple pie.
Friday featured fish and chips, mushy peas and mousse as Edgewood Heights wrapped up the week with Great Britain day.
Edgewood Heights, located on Keck Avenue in New Bethlehem, is a personal care community. This means the residents are fairly independent and just need some help with personal care, such as bathing, dressing, grooming and medications.
Edgewood Heights is a community of WRC Senior Services, which has been providing care and services for seniors for over 125 years.
For more information, please call Administrator Ashley Buzard at 814-275-2790, or visit www.wrc.org.