Castle Senior Living in Plainview recently participated in National Assisted Living Week, which took place from Sept. 7 - 13 and included a Grandparents day Carnival, yoga classes, comedy with Stanley Greenberg, seminars and live entertainment.
Stan Greenberg, Over 60 and Getting Younger columnist, chats with Paul Lieberman, one of his fans, after the show.
During National Assisted Living Week, assisted living providers nationwide educated consumers about senior care choices and how assisted living communities preserve the dignity of seniors in their care, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). Providers focused on this year's theme of "Celebrating Choice and Dignity" to raise awareness about assisted living through a mix of exciting programs, activities, and media outreach. Castle held a class entitled Strategies for Survival, Health Care, Investments, SS, Medicare and Medicaid in keeping with the theme.
"By celebrating seniors' right to choice and their dignity as individuals, assisted living has answered a critical need for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans and their families," said ALFA Chairman Thomas H. Grape. "ALFA supports the assisted living industry and the seniors it serves by fostering an environment of state flexibility and consumer choice."
Stanley Greenberg, Over 60 and Getting Younger columnist, entertained Castle residents as he made his debut as a comedian on Tuesday, Sept. 9. He told jokes, read some of his favorite columns and interacted with the audience about his life experiences.
The seniors in attendance enjoyed Greenberg's stories and related to many of his tales. Some were asking where Greenberg's next gig would be as they wanted to become his "groupies."
Greenberg also explained that he writes his columns about his life experiences and events through his life. "The art is looking at the mundane and seeing a twist to it," Greenberg told those in attendance.
"I had a great time," said Paul Lieberman, a resident at Castle and a fan of Greenberg's.
"I want to thank everyone who attended my debut as a stand-up comic," said Greenberg after his performance. "It went very well and to everyone who told me to break a leg - I didn't break a leg, but I had a great time."