The center invites the public to celebrate residents' lives and thank volunteers, family members, staff and others during the events.
An open house is set for 2-4 p.m. daily from Sept. 12-16 at the facility at 100 Shepherd's Lane in Alton.
The theme was chosen because NALW occurs on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Besides saluting the fallen, Forever Proud addresses the pride Americans feel as citizens and active members of the community.
It also represents pride in a life of work done well, in family and friends or of a skill mastered.
Some other events for the week include a barbecue at 6 p.m. Sept. 11, hosted by the facility, with singing and a local war veteran as keynote speaker. Resident veterans also will be recognized.
During the week, care packages will be assembled to send to overseas troops.
Names and addresses of local service members are welcomed. Individuals and their accomplishments, and community or family service will be showcased.
Many activities will center on showing the accomplishments of residents, staff and community "proud moments."
NALW is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Center for Assisted Living, Washington, D.C., and the Missouri Assisted Living Association.
Shepherds View is an assisted living community for senior adults in Alton. For information on National Assisted Living Week, go to www.nalw.org.