Legacy Village of Jacksonville Cruises Into National Assisted Living Week

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 24, 2018) - Legacy Village of Jacksonville observed National Assisted Living Week by hosting a weeklong cruise-themed event for residents, visitors and staff.

The five day celebration featured a new port of call each day, complete with traditional dress, meals, decorations and performers to bring each locale to life. All week long, the “cruise” made stops in Mexico, Italy, Hawaii, China, and Greece.

"Our goal at Legacy Village of Jacksonville is to always provide a day full of purpose, enjoyment, and fun. It was heartwarming to see smiles on the faces of our residents as they discovered each new port for the day!" said Robbie Bell, life enrichment director for Legacy Village of Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Mayor Johnny Smith made a surprise visit on the tour’s “Mexico” stop on Monday, bringing with him a City proclamation honoring Assisted Living Week in Jacksonville and urging “our community to become involved with our senior citizens, educated in the programs and facilities pertaining to our senior citizens, and support Legacy Village of Jacksonville during this Assisted Living Week.”

On Tuesday, Legacy Village of Jacksonville’s lobby and dining hall were transformed into “Italy” and spaghetti was served.

Residents visited “Hawaii” on Wednesday, which offered a tropical-themed lunch, hors d’oeuvres, live music and leis.

Cruise week was rounded out with a trip to “China” on Thursday and a journey to “Greece” on Friday when the staff wore togas all day and served gyros for lunch.

"The entire week was such great fun. Residents were so happy to experience these beautiful, historic places as if we were right there. It was a blessing to honor our residents with such a unique and fun filled week," Nicole Smith, executive director of Legacy Village of Jacksonville said.

About Legacy Village of Jacksonville

Located at 1116 James Hopkins Road SW in a well-kept neighborhood, adjacent to the Ladiga Trail and Kitty Elementary School, Legacy Village of Jacksonville is an assisted living and memory care community in Jacksonville, Ala., that offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is a short drive from Gadsden, Anniston and Oxford, Ala., is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at legacyjacksonville.net or by calling (256) 782-0960.

 

Legacy Village of Jacksonville is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, LLC, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. More information is available at legacyss.com.

Our goal at Legacy Village of Jacksonville is to always provide a day full of purpose, enjoyment, and fun.

Robbie Bell, life enrichment director for Legacy Village of Jacksonville

PHOTO CAPTION 1: Jacksonville Mayor Johnny Smith presents a proclamation recognizing Legacy Village of Jacksonville’s National Assisted Living Week initiative. Commemorating the occasion are (from left) Executive Director Nicole Smith, Mayor Johnny Smith, Activities Director Robbie Bell and Marketing and Sales Director Allen Chambers.

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PHOTO CAPTION 2: Mayor Johnny Smith enjoys lunch with residents of Legacy Village of Jacksonville during National Assisted Living Week, enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of Mexico.

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PHOTO CAPTION 3: Mayor Johnny Smith presents Nicole Smith, executive director of Legacy Village of Jacksonville, with a proclamation in observance of National Assisted Living Week.

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PHOTO CAPTION 4: Performers and staff join in for a dance number at our luau for the visit to Hawaii during Legacy Village of Jacksonville’s celebration of National Assisted Living Week.

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About Legacy Village of Jacksonville - Jacksonville, AL

About Legacy Village of Jacksonville

Located in beautiful Jacksonville, Ala., Legacy Village is known for its experienced caregivers, lively atmosphere and exceptional service. The assisted living services are unparalleled in north central Alabama, and the memory care facility is among the region’s newest. The staff at Legacy Village is friendly, and the environment is designed with safety in mind. Legacy Village values the dignity of each resident, and considers it a wonderful opportunity and blessing to serve them.

More information is available at www.legacyjacksonville.net or (256) 782-0960.

Legacy Village of Jacksonville is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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