Healthy Aging Month

Adopting healthy habits and behaviors, staying involved in your community, using preventive services, managing health conditions, and understanding all your medications can contribute to a productive and meaningful life.

September 7th

Labor Day

There is no greater example of our country’s resolve and resilience than that of our workers.  As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor those who have advanced our nation’s strength and prosperity – American workers.

September 9th

National Grandparents Day

To honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children and to help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.

September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day

An opportunity for all sectors of the community- the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and policy makers to join with the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the WHO to focus on the unacceptable burden of suicidal behaviors.

September 13th – 19th

National Assisted Living Week

Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week® provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance encourages assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals they serve, as well as to help educate members of the public about this distinctive aspect of long term care.

September 18th

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Focuses on the challenging issues facing the aging population with regard to HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment.

September 18th – 20th

Rosh Hashana

If the year is a train, the High Holidays (AKA High Holy Days) are its engine. A delicate blend of joy and solemnity, feasting and fasting, prayer and inspiration make up the spiritually charged head of the Jewish year.The High Holiday season begins during the month of Elul, when the shofar is sounded every weekday morning, a clarion call to return to G‑d in advance of the sacred days that lay ahead.The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration.

September 22nd

Start of Fall

In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins with the autumnal equinox.  In the Southern Hemisphere it is the beginning of spring.  Everywhere on Earth the sun rises due east and sets due west and daylight length is nearly identical – about 12 hours, 8 minutes

September 27th

Yom Kippur

The Day of Atonement.  Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d” (Leviticus 16:30).