We’re welcoming brighter days while continuing to promote health and safety.
June is Pride Month which for many means rainbows, parades, and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. The modern LGBTQ+ rights movement of today looks a lot different than it did at its genesis during the Stonewall Riots in New York City in the 1960s. Advocates and allies alike have made tremendous progress throughout the movement, securing increasing public support as well as advancing protections under the law like marriage equality.
Today is International Nurses Day! Observed around the world, this day falls during Nurses Week in the US and Canada, as well as during the month of May, commonly celebrated as Nurses Month. Why today? International Nurses Day coincides with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing and a personal hero of mine.
February is Black History Month in both the United States and Canada. The annual observance happens in February to coincide with the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing enslaved people in 1863, and Black abolitionist and social reformer, Frederick Douglas. However, the celebration has a rich history that dates to the year 1926 and begins with a remarkable man named Dr. Carter G. Woodson.
In bidding farewell to 2021, we know we have a lot be grateful for, especially our dedicated team members, our beloved residents, and our supportive families. Everyone in our communities brings unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives that help shape the Sunrise experience and create wonderfully warm, engaging, and inviting homes.
Happy Thanksgiving! Read a message from our Chief Executive Officer, Jack Callison.
A message from our Chief Operating Officer and proud military Veteran, Nick Stengle.
After a long year in which many families were isolated from one another, the COVID-19 vaccines have made it possible for some members to now visit in person. There’s no better time to plan a small family gathering than Mother’s Day. One type of event that mothers of all ages are likely to enjoy is a tea party.
While we were all hoping the COVID-19 pandemic would be safely behind us before the holidays began, concerns about the coronavirus linger. It’s put a damper on private gatherings and public celebrations. Everything from community tree lighting ceremonies to family dinners is affected.