Holidays are about spending quality time with people who are important for us. While many elderly people in assisted living are concerned about having to spend the holidays without their families, most facilities manage to make the time meaningful and cozy for their residents – here are some of the ways that the new traditions in the new environment can be just as happy as the time spent amidst family:
- Room decorations – decorating the personal space is part of the holiday celebrations in most assisted living facilities. A mini tree, some garlands and shiny ball decorations for the tree will transform any room into a great place to get into the holiday mood;
- Small gifts – no winter holiday season can be perfect without gifts wrapped in shiny, colorful paper. Most assisted living facilities arrange for celebrations in the common room where residents will receive or exchange small gifts and where everyone can experience the excitement of unwrapping their presents;
- Celebration meals – most assisted living facilities serve celebration dinners to the residents. The dinner is usually accompanied with celebration music and in some facilities, it may be followed by a show by a popular performer or presented by the residents themselves to everyone’s delight.
Visit one of the skilled nursing facility Abilene TX has nearby prior to the Christmas celebration, to be your best.