Our Alive in All Seasons’ theme for August is The Environment. Our communities will focus their efforts on maintaining healthy environments through environmentally conscious activities. Our “Green Canopy” program emphasizes designing and operating buildings that meet new standards of environmental sustainability. We are proud to be the first long-term care company with a building in the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
According to research by Go Green, Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour; 25 billion Styrofoam cups and 40 billion soft drink bottles and cans each year. Eighty-four percent of the average American’s household trash can be recycled. If we recycled just 1/10 of our newspapers 25 million trees could be saved. Are we all doing our part?
Join us this month as we learn more about the environment, expand our wide-scale recycling program, learn more about environmental sustainability programs and work with our community Green Teams to promote our “Green Canopy” initiative. We encourage you to accompany us on this environmental journey so that we can all continue to Breathe in Life!
Our fabulous activity offerings this month include our 14th Anniversary Party in Louisville as we celebrate 14 years of changing the face of aging by having a fiesta where you can kick back, have a margarita then enjoy a quality Mexican feast, and wear your sombrero or poncho as we listen to Mariachi music while watching the sun set on August 14th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; our Shred for Charity in Naples to clean out those files for a $5.00 charge for a standard box with all proceeds benefiting St. Hubert’s Animal Shelter on August 16th from 9:00 am to noon; our Huntingdon Ridge Flea Market with a shoppers paradise spanning over the campus, where shopaholics of the world unite with Juniper Village’s proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on August 17th from 8:00 am to noon; our “Green” Apple Family Luncheon at the historic Shenango Inn offering delicious foods with a creative twist on August 21st at noon; our Watermelon Crawl in Lamar for a spectacular end of summer bash with lawn games, face painting, water games and a watermelon crawl dance contest on August 27th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm; our “Mount Rainier” afternoon of education and fun in Naples with light refreshments and a presentation by Steve Valdespino M.A. Brown University on August 28th at 2:30 pm; or any of our Villages’ other activities (see each Village’s Newsletter for a complete listing – all times listed here are local time for that community). Please join us for any and all activities that will help you make the most of these last few weeks of summer.