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Residents Create “Joyful Moments” Around the World with VR Travel and More 

WESTMINSTER, MD, Sept. 20, 2022 – Thanks to creative imagination and fun-filled activity planning, residents of The Terraces at Westminster “set sail” for a fun-filled cruise around the world in celebration of National Assisted Living Week® in September. By all accounts, the exciting activities exceeded expectations with a travel-themed journey, offering participants the chance to create “Joyful Moments,” according to Laura Holden, executive director of The Terraces at Westminster.

“Assisted Living Week celebration provided us with a way of celebrating our residents and bringing different experiences to them,” Holden added. 

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) established National Assisted Living Week® in 1995, offering opportunities to residents and their loved ones, center staff and volunteers to recognize and celebrate the importance of assisted living care in the community for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The theme of this year’s celebration, “Joyful Moments,” provided an opportunity for centers to get creative in developing unique and fun ways to further deepen the sense of community for residents at The Terraces at Westminster. 

With stops in Jamaica on Monday, Greece on Tuesday, Cuba on Wednesday and France on Thursday, residents woke up to a new virtual “cruise port” every day. There were smiles all around as participants enjoyed a host of daily activities including a car show, festivals, culinary experiences, Spin Fit (a tour of the countries), Samba Fitness activities and Rendever® virtual reality tours. The adventure concluded with a local celebration of The Terraces at Westminster’s “home port” on Friday.  

Many residents at The Terraces at Westminster said they were delighted with the opportunity to try out virtual reality goggles that made the visits feel so real, Holden said. 

Additionally, segments of OneVoice, a resident-driven podcast program, were featured throughout the week with stories, themed of course, with “Joyful Moments.”  

“This generation has given us so much and Assisted Living Week is a time to celebrate them and give back to them,” said Holden. “We want our residents to feel special and experience new places they may have never been.” 

About The Terraces at Westminster 
At The Terraces at Westminster in Westminster, MD, residents can enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle with everything they need on campus. With beautifully appointed apartments, gourmet dining, onsite rehab care, and an engaging mix of programming and activities, residents have access to the services they need, when they need them. Experience this charming community by scheduling a visit and tour. Call (410) 751-2300 for more information. 

Photo ​​​Caption: Residents David Turnbaugh and Mary Gardner enjoyed “traveling” to Jamaica during their Joyful Moments cruise celebrating National Assisted Living Week® at The Terraces at Westminster. 


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