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Activities for Residents at Senior Living Houston Communities: Holiday Happenings

Posted by Lisa Witt on Nov 24, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Activities for Residents at Senior Living Houston Communities: Holiday Happenings  
by Aimee Dubuisson, Activity Director

This year our December activity schedule is tightening up amazingly. I simply don't know how I will fit any more activities on our December calendar.  Our Resident's Christmas Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th with the 18 piece Lone Star Big Band playing tunes the 30's, 40's & 50's that was the backdrop for their lives. The beautiful decorations throughout the TreemontHolidays at senior living Houston nondenominational 2014-12-23 12.52.54.jpg community, daily carolers, food & beverages will set the scene for the season. We not only celebrate the Christian Holidays, but the Jewish Holidays, as well. We will have a Hanukkah Party on December 14th , as wellas a Shabbat Service planned with a special "Let there be Light" celebration on December 15th. We are having a Holiday Door Decorating contest among the residents —- they are very creative and it will be interesting to see what masterpieces they create. Mayor Turner will be out of the country on that date, but he is sending a representative to act as Master of Ceremonies and help judge the contest.  

In addition, a local radio station, Air 1 - 103.7, needs the help of our residents to assist with their "Keep Warm" project.  The radio station collects coats, gloves, hats and other items to warm the bodies and hearts of the homeless and underprivileged who have no warm clothing for the cold and damp season we are about to face. Our residents will assist in the "get ready process" for the radio station to hand out this warm clothing during the inclement nights ahead.

A "Fall Bazaar" was held in mid-October with 15 vendors so the residents could do their holiday shopping without leaving home, our community. It was a huge success and the residents are ready to celebrate the holidays. Volunteers come to wrap the gifts the residents have purchased for friends and family. Others come to write out Christmas Cards residents want to send — many have difficulty writing with arthritic hands or seeing the addresses that used to be so clear before their vision was impaired. 

There are countless schools and organizations that come during December to sing Christmas Carols with/for the residents, many bring baked goods, cards, gifts, etc. We have an energy company who will bring a Christmas Tree and decorate it with the residents while providing sing-a-long carols and hot chocolate & cookies, and gifts for residents. There has been a private citizen from the neighborhood who comes on Christmas Eve (for the past 3 years) with beautiful.gifts for men and women without families — or for those whose family is far away.   It's a very touching thing to walk the halls late Christmas Eve and leave gifts on the door handles of the residents with a note attached saying "Merry Christmas, SANTA."  It truly feels like a Holiday Miracle — like all those holiday movies shown on the family channels — except this is one movie you don't want to turn off. 

During the Holiday Season, Treemont is NOTHING like the "Night Before Christmas" tale where "not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse." Treemont is "JUMPING" until Christmas morning when the fireplaces are blazing and the smell of the delicious holiday meal being prepared fills the lobbies. The tables in the dining room are set "family style" so those who stay at home for the holiday can enjoy a wonderful meal with their neighbors and friends. Special holiday movies are shown in the afternoon for those who don't want to sit around the fireplace and sip hot cider and take a nap after that wonderful holiday meal.

Treemont Retirement Community is a-buzz every day of Holiday Season until Mardi Gras which is celebrated "New Orleans Style." 

These are just some of the many things planned for the residents of this senior living Houston community this holiday season. 

There are so many benefits of residing at a Houston independent living community. A key one is socialization. Come check out your options and hopefully Treemont will be one that will resonate. Residents discuss topics from the food, the maintenance-free living, the socialization with new friends, and being pampered by the staff. Read about how retirement home staff can lead to resident satisfaction. Some residents talk about the benefit of having an outstanding staff who cater to their every need.

Active senior living communities like Treemont have robust activities for seniors that lead to resident satisfaction. Discover how valuable the socialization with one’s peers and activities for seniors contribute to resident happiness and fulfillment.Active seniors desire such programming!

Find out if musical performances are woven into the activities program of the community you are considering.

Choosing a retirement community is an important decision. There is no substitute for a visit to the community you are considering. Think of your college days. You likely visited a few schools and kicked a few tires before you made a final decision.It is highly recommended that you visit a few communities as part of your decision-making process and speak with residents about their experiences.

To learn more about Treemont Retirement Community, call Lupe or Linda at 713-783-6820 or click www.Treemont.com. Come for lunch and a tour as that is the best way to meet residents, visit the community and find out if this community fits your lifestyle! This senior living community is located at 2501 Westheimer @ Westheimer, not far from the Galleria in the Memorial/West Chase  neighborhoods.

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