December 23, 2022
The Holiday Season is upon us and at The Wildwood 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, December 1st is our favorite day as a community because it is decorating day! It’s a day where all staff and residents slow down a little and enjoy each other’s company while spreading cheer throughout the buildings. We listen to Christmas music, create laughter, and share memories together. It is a time where we grow closer as we learn more about each other all while prepping for the joyful upcoming weeks.
My favorite Christmas season memory has always been back in my childhood home. We had a beautiful Christmas tree that had special lights we could change to various colors and patterns. This tree even played instrumental Christmas music and the lights would flash and dance to match the music. My younger brother and I loved laying in the living room at night watching and listening to the tree. It was so peaceful. I always dreaded the day we had to take the tree down but anticipated the next year when I could enjoy it all over again! It is a memory I treasure and always will.
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 Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located with easy access to a wide variety of attractions and local shopping.
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