SEGUIN, Texas – On Thursday, September 17, City of Seguin Mayor Don Keil presented a proclamation at Argent Court Assisted Living to declare the week of September 13-19, 2020 as Assisted Living Week in the City of Seguin.

Mayor Keil Proclamation

Mayor Keil, left, is pictured presenting the proclamation to Bea Sistos, right,
Administrator at Argent Court.

Argent Court Assisted Living in Seguin was presented a proclamation by the City of Seguin Mayor Don Keil. The proclamation declared the week of September 13-19, 2020 as Assisted Living Week® in the City of Seguin. In 1995, the National Center for Assisted Living established National Assisted Living Week® to honor the contributions of assisted living communities in providing long term care to America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.

National Assisted Living Week this year focuses on essential caregivers. The theme, “Caring is EssentiAL” is appropriate given the outstanding care provided by essential frontline caregivers in the senior living industry. This theme highlights the incredible care provided by essential caregivers in assisted living communities in Seguin and across the country. It is also a way to celebrate the dedication of staff, the individuality of residents and the deep connections formed in these settings, while adhering to COVID19 safety requirements and precautions.

“As the pandemic has affected the senior living industry greatly, it is an appropriate theme to showcase the amazing caregivers who were 100% committed to serving our residents ensuring their safety and security  day after day” stated Shasta Adams, Argent Court’s Chief Operating Officer. “If not for our dedicated front-line staff, we would not have been able to provide the quality care and support our residents deserve and need. The pandemic has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge resulting in every team member going above and beyond expectations” added Mrs. Adams.

For months staff at Argent Court Seguin partook in training offered by the Department of Health and Human Services as well as CDC as required by Argent Court. “There was not one day that passed in which we took for granted the gravity of the pandemic. Our team of caregivers worked selflessly and tirelessly to ensure that life for our residents was not only safe, but joyful” stated Mrs. Adams. In addition to health and safety protocols, Argent Court continued to provide fun and life enriching activities and programming so that residents continued to maintain the socialization they needed with friends in the community. They also implemented virtual tours, window visits and calls to family members to provide the support and connection to loved ones’ so vital to residents.