December 23, 2022
The Holiday Season is upon us and at Kingsland Walk 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 my favorite day is when we put up and decorate the Christmas trees. It’s the perfect start to the holiday season and gets everyone in the spirit. My residents always have so much fun helping decorate the trees and making presents to go underneath. Seeing everyone working together and putting the tree together ornament-by-ornament is so special. It really sets the mood for the rest of the season!
My favorite tradition is celebrating with my big extended family every Christmas Day at my grandma’s house. My grandma passed away in September, so it will be bittersweet this year. We are all still planning on getting together at her house and having dinner, knowing she’s still celebrating with us. All 25 or so of us will be packed into my Nana’s house, laughing, watching the children in the family open presents, and playing games. My Nana loved hosting all of us Christmas Day, and the memories I have will last forever.
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!
Kingsland Walk Senior Living in University City, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Maybellene’s Restaurant, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and comfortable community living spaces. Located in the heart of University City just one block North of Delmar Boulevard with convenient access to the vibrant dining and shopping on The Loop and within minutes of St. Louis’s greatest attractions, including Forest Park, the Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, and more!
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