Assisted Living Facility Celebrates Assisted Living Week With Buried Time Capsule

In celebration of National Assisted Living Week 2009, one assisted living facility conducted a ceremony to bury a time capsule filled with treasured items and thoughts of today's residents.

The mayor of the town issued a proclamation titled "Traditions of the Heart" and placed the first mound of dirt on the capsule, which is planned to be opened in the year 2060.

"We wanted to do something meaningful and different. We have chosen items for the capsule that not only mean something to [our facility], but to residents and the community," the resident director said.

She said many area businesses participated by donating items to show what life was like in 2009, including a movie and a cell phone. In addition, she said each of the 21 residents wrote quotes and words of wisdom for the future on cards, and included items such as family photos, a lace doily and a book of poems written by a resident. A photo album with pictures of the facility and various locations throughout the town also was put into the capsule. For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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