Brookridge Heights celebrates Assisted Living Week

MARQUETTE — This week has been National Assisted Living week and Brookridge Heights in Marquette has an abundance of activities to celebrate seniors and the many caregivers that dedicate themselves to providing quality care. The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Family is Forever.”

The events began on Sunday and will be carried out through the rest of the week. Beginning with vintage clothes day and moving on to a visit of the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, there has been a plethora of events to connect residents with the community and their family members.

This national week was established in 1995 and also gives assisted living facilities the chance to thoroughly explain how they differ from other housing options for senior citizens.

“There’s a lot of confusion as to what is assisted living versus nursing homes versus senior living and this is our opportunity to have some fun with it as well. It’s all based around families,” said Brookridge Heights Executive Director, Neal Crothers.

Wednesday’s activity featured pajama day along with breakfast for dinner. Starting Saturday at noon, a classic car show will be held to give residents the chance to take a trip down memory lane.