International Day of Peace

Each year, September 21 is International Day of Peace - or Peace Day. Created by the United Nations in 1981, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

Peace Day can be used as a platform to start good conversations with your neighbors. You can host a simple gathering with residents to take a moment to celebrate peace in the midst of our chaotic and uncertain world. It can be a great opportunity to provide an act of care for your residents.

We found some ideas you could incorporate into your celebration on Pinterest.

There are many ways to celebrate peace - peace in the midst of a racially charged environment. Peace in the midst of war. Peace in the midst of divisive politics. Peace in the midst of your own neighborhood. Whatever you focus on - we pray it's an inspirational event that brings people together in a new way.

Happy hosting!

Duct Tape Creations

Little known fact: Duck Tape makes over 100 different colors/prints of duct tape. Now, your life is complete...we know...ours too! When I was in middle school (no, I'm not going to tell you what year...) it was totally cool to make duct tape wallets. Is that still a thing? Probably not for today's tweens but for us older folks, it probably brings back some fond memories. Either way, crafting things out of duct tape is creative, fun, innovative, cheap... so let's have an evening dedicated to making duct tape creations!

You could supply the tape or have people BYO. You can have ideas on hand for people to make (a couple of things you made before hand or an ipad out for people to browse our pinterest board for ideas) and/or allow people to bring things they want to make-over: chairs, switch plates, etc. You could throw in a contest and have people vote on who made the best duct tape creation. You could make duct tape flowers for manager gifts! You can decorate your plastic cups/plates/serving dishes in fun tape if you want to go all out or make other decor out of tape itself!

Browse our Pinterest board for oodles of ideas, crafts, instructions, inspiration, etc! We beg you to tag us on Instagram (@aptlife) to see what you all come up with!

Happy Creating!

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