The holidays are a wonderful time to reconnect with your faith, friends and family. When you move to a senior living community you have the exciting opportunity to refresh past traditions and create new memories that last a lifetime.
From refining your favorite traditions to attending holiday events, read these festive ways to celebrate the season in a new community and learn how you can share holiday magic with your loved ones at Edgewood Summit.
Focus and Refine Your Favorite Holiday Traditions
Moving to a new community is the perfect opportunity to choose a few of your favorite holiday activities and focus on making them extraordinary.
If decorating is always your go-to tradition for the holidays, try mixing up your favorite holiday decorations with new ones. For instance, you can craft a spectacular wreath, pick up a modern ornament at the store, or just find a decoration that makes you smile.
Our senior living community in Charleston, WV, features an Annual Santa’s Workshop, which is a holiday craft and vendor show for our residents and their loved ones, where you can shop for those hard-to-find holiday treasures.
Does your family like to bake holiday cookies? This year go for extra sprinkles and decadent frosting, or test your construction skills by building a small gingerbread house with your grandkids. All the independent living and assisted living floor plans at Edgewood Summit feature kitchens that are perfect for small batches of your favorite baked goods.
Find Joy in the Small Traditions
The beauty of senior living is that it offers a carefree lifestyle, so you may not feel like going through all the work of putting up a holiday tree and then taking it down when the season is over. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the scent of pine in the air, twinkling lights, the sound of crackling fire and other small holiday traditions.
In fact, giving a loved one in a senior living community a care package filled with small ways to celebrate the holidays is an incredible way to start the season. Here are a few items you can include that make perfect additions to any senior apartment:
- A pack of holiday-themed playing cards
- A DVD that’s just a peaceful image and sound of a fireplace
- Flameless LED candles
- Air fresheners gently scented with pine, frankincense or other holiday scents
- Their favorite holiday flavored tea or coffee, paired with holiday mugs
- Personal photographs with frames they can rotate by season
- Cozy blankets and throws with holiday themes
It’s also good to indulge in the silly holiday traditions. Spend the day in matching ugly sweaters or pajamas, sing funny songs, choose lighthearted wrapping paper for gifts, sneak coal into someone’s stocking, or put a fashionable holiday color on your pet.
Attend Holiday Celebrations Hosted by a Senior Living Community
Senior living communities offer plenty of entertainment and activities during the holidays. Special meals, themed activities and beautifully decorated social spaces make the environment especially vibrant. Many of the holiday events at our senior living community in Charleston, WV, welcome your family members.
For instance, we have holiday activities where you can paint ornaments, learn interesting facts about the holidays, drink hot cocoa, and engage in other pleasant pastimes with your loved ones. Many of our residents like to grab a comfortable seat in our library and read holiday books to their grandkids.
The best part about attending a celebration at our senior living community is that it’s all fun and no work. You don’t have to worry about party planning, hosting or cleaning up. Just arrive and enjoy quality time with your loved one.
Discover a Rewarding Lifestyle This Holiday Season at Edgewood Summit
Our community located in Kanawha Valley is beautiful every day of the year, but it’s especially remarkable during the holidays. To schedule an in-person tour of our senior living community, contact our team online, or call us at 304-346-2323. We can’t wait to show you around!