Christian Living Communities Lights Up the Holidays
The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends, eat special foods, sing carols, and enjoy a drive around town to look at Christmas lights. The holidays look a bit different this year, and it is more important than ever to celebrate and create meaningful moments. In that spirit, Christian Living Communities team members are creating wonderful new experiences for residents to delight in – like a drive through holiday light parade.
We kicked off the festivities with our Cheer Team leading outdoor caroling at Someren Glen. Residents joined them in singing from their balconies and windows. Residents in Someren’s Evergeen neighborhood lined up by the big picture window and helped conduct everyone in splendid harmonies.
Although the weather outside was a bit frightful, the window caroling continued at Clermont Park where associates from our Eagle Point Support Offices joined with Santa (a Clermont Park resident) to serenade residents with their favorite Christmas songs.
On a different evening, the drive-through holiday light parade started at Someren Glen, then travelled to Holly Creek where cars alight in glorious splendor drove around the community playing Christmas songs to bring cheer to residents and team members. It was the boost that everyone needed!
“It was so nice to have the car parade last night. Since we are not able to enjoy our usual Neighborhood Lights Tour with April, it was a great alternative and provided a lot of enjoyment.”
M. Woodward, Holly Creek Resident
Residents at Clermont Park and our Dayspring Villa Assisted Living Community also enjoyed soaking in the sights and sounds of Christmas with their own holiday light parades and caroling. Dayspring Villa residents were also blessed by our partner, Pinkard Construction, who dropped off a big winter hug in the form of cozy winter wear for residents.
Our dining partner, Duet Hospitality Group, has been cooking up cocoa and cookies to bless residents, and our Life Enrichment teams have been decking the halls in all of our communities to make the season bright.
Christmas is a special time of year. Some time-honored traditions and big gatherings will not be able happen, and while we know nothing can compare to the love and warmth of gathering with family, we hope these small acts of encouragement have created special memories for residents. Our entire CLC family wishes you a very Merry Christmas!
This story was featured in the Denver Post Your Hub.
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