December 23, 2022
The Holiday Season is upon us and at The Parkway Senior Living, we are celebrating in a big way! Many of the residents who call our community home spent decades of their lives creating memorable holiday traditions with their families, and it is our goal to celebrate all sorts of traditions to make our residents feel at home. Moments like these are what make the holiday season extra special.
We kicked off the 45 Days of Holiday Cheer on Thanksgiving with a Gratitude Book that allowed residents and staff to share thoughts on what they are most grateful for. In the weeks since, we have gathered to light the candles of the Advent Wreath to reflect on its blessings, enjoyed a cozy hot cocoa happy hour, polished our shoes for St. Nicholas, and learned about the Yule Lads, among other things! Our December Story Corner featured the children’s book, “A World of Cookies for Santa” and cookie recipes from around the world.
While many of the days are now behind us, the holiday cheer will continue through the end of December and into the first week of January, allowing our residents to enjoy plenty of classic Holiday traditions as well as new and exciting moments created by Arrow Senior Living and our own community team. To round out the 45-day extravaganza, the culinary team will take us on a special daily dining experience to highlight dishes themed around the 12 Days of Christmas!
Of the 45 Days of Holiday Cheer, Hot Cocoa Day was my favorite! It was fun to relax with the residents and have a Hallmark movie marathon with them. They enjoyed the hot cocoa bar and had fun playing games! It was a fun filled day while being cozy with hot cocoa!
My family has a Christmas tradition that started before I was born! At my parent’s house Christmas morning, we open gifts before having a potluck lunch with my grandma, her five sisters, and their families. There are usually 80 cousins there; we only see twice a year! We always have a Christmas sing-along and a visit from Santa. After lunch we go back to my grandma’s house for soup and cinnamon rolls while opening gifts and then play bingo Christmas night.
We hope you have been following along on Facebook and Instagram as this joyous holiday adventure has unfolded, but even if you haven’t, it’s not too late to start!
The Parkway Senior Living in Blue Springs, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Located just south of Hwy 70 right in the heart of major shopping, dining, and attractions, residents enjoy convenient access to golfing, local parks, and healthcare services.
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