September has some important days. Make sure that even if you are accustomed to celebrating these days a certain way, don’t forget to consider how to modify your traditions to stay safe. Especially when you are celebrating with multiple generations in your family, is it essential to be extra cautious. Oh, and make sure you don’t forget Grandparents Day…that might be our favorite of the celebrations this month!!
Labor Day – September 7th
Currently, we are having a national conversation and many personal deliberations about our work lives. In our community at Arbor Springs, we know that work, and feeling purposeful, is central to the identity of many of our residents. While maintaining resident rights, we are still developing a framework in which residents volunteer to help with day-to-day operations around here. This is part of our Montessori-Inspired Living initiative, and it makes a positive impact on a resident’s perception of self, and their environment.
Grandparents Day – September 13th
We think we might know a few Grandparents that could use an extra special shout out today! Make sure to wish your Grandparent a happy Grandparents Day and maybe send them an extra special package to celebrate some of our favorite and most extraordinary people on this day!
Online Learning Day – September 15th
With the global health crisis, we are all spending a little more time indoors. Remember, there are great ways to keep busy and stretch your mind online. We are big fans of online learning and all its benefits. Check out our writing series and other newsletters for some of our favorite ways to work your brain on the web.
Rosh Hashanah – September 18th to 20th
This day is the Jewish New Year, and a significant Jewish holiday. It is a two-day celebration and is the beginning of a ten-day celebration that ends with the next holiday we are highlighting…
Yom Kippur – September 27th to 28th
Today is the Day of Atonement for those of the Jewish faith. It is a time to atone for the sins of the last year and is an incredibly sacred holiday.
World Alzheimer’s Month
We did a lot to raise awareness last month with The Longest Day. Continuing the work with this celebration is a good reminder that combating Alzheimer’s and supporting research into prevention and treatment is a lifelong battle we are all fighting together.
Hispanic Heritage Month
This is an excellent month to celebrate the rich and deep history of Hispanic people in the United States. While this is an international holiday, try to find a way to celebrate with your own community and family. Read a bit about the Hispanic history of America, listen to cultural music, or even just eat some traditional cuisine.