The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that within the next few decades, older adults will start to outnumber children for the first time in our nation’s history. With a growing senior population, it is a critical time to honor them for their ongoing contributions to the world. Between busy schedules and balancing work and family life, many people forget how important it is to spend time with aging parents or grandparents. On National Senior Citizens Day – a day dedicated to the celebration of seniors – people around the country recognize the achievements and contributions that seniors make to society. Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse celebrates seniors every day, and the team decided to take this opportunity to invite seniors from Garnet Hill Rehabilitation and Skilled Care and Sachse Senior Center to join the residents and team members for a fun celebration. During this event, the guests participated in various games, danced to live music and enjoyed delicious food.
“We celebrate seniors every day, and we are grateful for their wisdom and contributions,” said Sharon Flowers, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse. “We are thankful our residents had the chance to interact and spend time with seniors from Sachse Senior Center and Garnet Hill Rehabilitation during this wonderful event. It was heartwarming to see the seniors playing games and enjoying live entertainment.”
On August 21, 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared the first National Senior Citizens Day, and although seniors should be celebrated year-round, this day is specially designed to show seniors that they are valued and appreciated. As people grow older, the risks of isolation and loneliness increase. It is important to pause and take the time to visit our loved ones or give them a call on regular a basis. One way to cope with loneliness is moving a loved one to a senior living community. Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse offers a calendar filled with daily activities and outings to keep residents motivated and empowered.
“We work hard to ensure our residents aren’t just sitting around with nothing to do,” said Flowers. “Having diverse options for activities is extremely important for aging adults, as it can give them not only something to do but also a sense of purpose.”
Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Frisco, Burleson and Keller.