DULUTH, Minn. -

The residence at St. Ann's celebrated National Assisted Living Week with an Oktoberfest picnic and open house.

National Assisted Living Week is September 11th to the 17th.

Each year St. Ann's hosts the picnic and residents can expect good food, music and activities.

About three hundred residents and staff attended the event today.

Scott Johnson, the Executive Director of St. Ann's. said "To improve their lives and to have things. St. Ann's is a big facility and it's a big community here."

The picnic was originally designed to foster connections among the staff and residents.