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Celebrating National Greenpeace Day in Senior Housing

People around the world take time to celebrate National Greenpeace Day to promote changes in how we treat the environment, champion environmental solutions, and promote awareness of sustainable Earth. Senior housing communities can take advantage of this yearly celebration of peaceful environmental activism by doing activities and programs, teaching, and sharing information.

National Greenpeace Day in Senior Housing

Greenpeace Day is commemorated every September 15 since the Greenpeace Organization was founded on the 15th of September 1971. This Earth Day-like celebration is a way of honoring the day the organization was formed as well as the call to improve and protect the environment from destructive concepts.

Greenpeace Day was created in 2011 by the mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson. It is a special day to participate in conservation programs and solutions for a greener future. And with Greenpeace members in 40 different countries, the organization has helped the planet.

Greenpeace International successfully eliminated toxic products in the products of five different companies. In addition, the organization is instrumental in the preservation of the Great Bear Rainforest. It also positively impacted whaling practices that saved whales from extinction through sea protests and campaigns.

Greenpeace has done so much for the environment and the organization’s efforts should be celebrated including in senior housing facilities.

Celebrate in Senior Housing

Greenpeace Day is celebrated across the globe and this day is the perfect day to start promoting means for Earth to be a better place to live in.

Whether it is watching environmental documentaries, tree planting, workshops, and other environmental-centric activities, it is not too late for every resident, management, staff, and family to do their share for the environment.

Save the Earth

Use this day to be aware of the importance of environmental conservation. Enlighten yourself of the urgency to start even with baby steps to save the planet Earth. Senior housing facilities can use the materials available on the Greenpeace website and learn about different environmental efforts that they can share with others.

Efforts on environmental preservation

You and your family or fellow residents can organize a tree planting activity. This program will immensely improve the quality of life and natural surroundings by recharging natural sources of water supply, preventing floods, and blocking the transport of chemicals into the streams.

Trees improve the aesthetics of your community while at the same time providing shade thereby reducing the heat effect. In addition, trees contribute to quality air through the process of photosynthesis. It also absorbs dust, carbon dioxide, and other pollutants.


Greenpeace is always looking for passionate people to join their cause to protect and save the Earth. If you have time you can work with Greenpeace or a local environmental organization near your senior housing community. You can also encourage young family members to participate in activities or volunteer programs in protecting the environment.

Start the change with yourself

Even if it is not Greenpeace Day, make it a conscious effort to advocate for environmental protection. Contribute towards change by reducing, reusing, recycling, conserving water, and eating sustainably.


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Celebrating World Alzheimer’s Day in Facilities for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common types of dementia, a brain disorder that affects memory and the ability to perform even the simplest tasks. In America, the disease is responsible for 60% – 80% of dementia cases and is one of the leading causes of death. The world celebrates World Alzheimer’s Day every 21st of September. This annual event is to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and find ways to fight the effects of this brain disorder. This day is a perfect opportunity for facilities for Alzheimer’s, patients, caregivers, and families to join in the fight to increase the level of awareness, raise funds, and ways to improve the quality of treatments and the lives of Alzheimer’s patients.

World Alzheimer’s Day

Alzheimer’s was named after German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer who first identified the disease in 1901.

Alzheimer’s is among the leading causes of death in America and with an estimated 6.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s to date. Researchers expect the number of Alzheimer’s patients to grow to 12.7 million by 2050 as the American population grows older.

World Alzheimer’s Day came from Alzheimer’s Disease International in 1994, during the 10th anniversary of ADI (Alzheimer’s Disease International.) The group was founded in 1984 to support victims and conduct outreach activities to educate people about the effects of Alzheimer’s.

During the annual celebration, ADI coordinates with other member organizations and associations globally to spread information and awareness in dealing with the stigma about the disease. Since the inception of the globally acknowledge Alzheimer’s Day, the impact of its efforts is increasing.

Ways to Celebrate in Facilities for Alzheimer’s

For this year’s Alzheimer’s Day event, facilities for Alzheimer’s can organize activities for everyone. Here are some ideas and ways to show support in our own little way.

The Power of Family

Reach out to your family members who are in facilities for Alzheimer’s. A simple text message, phone call, or a visit to the facility on that day can go a long way. Share a brunch or dinner and have a fun conversation to remind your loved ones that they matter. Or add simple activities that will help them recall important life or family events. A simple gesture will help them feel valued.

Share Your Story

Share your story with friends, and family, and spread awareness through social media. Use the Internet to bridge the information gap and combat the stigma around Alzheimer’s disease.

Most people think that Alzheimer’s is an age-related disease. The lack of information remains to be a global problem that needs serious action. Sharing your story can help break the misinformation and the stigma.


Encourage your family and friends to donate any amount they can to fund Alzheimer’s research. Donations help Alzheimer’s research organization continue their work in improving the lives of Alzheimer’s patients.


Facilities for Alzheimer’s can participate in events organized by local Alzheimer’s associations. Staff, management, and stakeholders are also free to create their ways to celebrate this important day.


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