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Glasswater Creek of Lafayette served up a lot of fun for National Assisted Living Week.

National Assisted Living Week is celebrated across communities nationwide in September every year. The National Center for Assisted Living deemed this year’s theme as “A Spark of Creativity”. The annual observance provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers and local communities to celebrate the individuals served in assisted living and learn more about their communities.

National Assisted Living Week is a time of celebration, and Glasswater Creek of Lafayette did just that!

Residents of Glasswater Creek participated in several daily activities that coordinated with a theme of the day. Themes for the week included Worldwide Culture, Let’s Move it, All American, Hawaiian, and Carnival Days.

The week started with an international food buffet. Snacks from various countries were on display to taste, share and review as a group. Cappuccino cookies from Turkey were among our favorite treats while sriracha seaweed crisp from Japan did not make the cut. A delicious taco bar was prepared by the amazing dining staff at Glasswater Creek and a live mariachi band, Flor De Piel, performed during the lunch hour. That afternoon, residents and community members gathered to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind mosaic stepping stones.

The Purdue University baseball team showed up to help the residents of Glasswater Creek celebrate All American Day in honor of the great American game of baseball. A ball park lunch of nachos and cheese was served in mini baseball caps, along with hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries and other delicious treats.

A community open house welcomed many families to tour Glasswater Creek and learn more about the community. Patriotic wreaths were created out of clothespins in honor of 9/11.

Our Hawaiian luau was a big hit with five ukulele players providing entertainment during lunch. That evening, Elvis was in the house with Blue Hawaii hitting the big screen! Don’t worry — blue Hawaii ice cream, popcorn, and candy were served up during the movie.

Residents and staff created a ceramic tile as All Fired Up joined us. The tiles will be mounted together to create a piece of artwork for the community’s café as a collaborative piece of art.

We ended our week with a day full of fun. A community carnival was hosted with live exotic animals from Columbian Park Zoo. We also had great tunes from DJ Rick Deardorff, carnival games with fun prizes, and of course, delicious carnival food. Cotton candy flowed freely as the popcorn popped, funnel cake fries were topped and delicious corn dogs were dipped. An afternoon of dancing and fun was had by all.

If you are looking for opportunities to meet new friends, become more active, create something crafty or restore your faith, we welcome you to join us at Glasswater Creek of Lafayette. You can stay up to date on all the activities and fun things happening by visiting us on our website or checking us out on Facebook.