Be sure to download our December recreation calendar for more information on exciting events taking place throughout our community!
Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on December events!
National Gingerbread Day
A Christmas tradition in many households is making gingerbread men with the kids. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth I is credited with the idea of decorating the cookies in this fashion after she had some made to resemble the dignitaries visiting her court? Over time some of these festivals came to be known as Gingerbread Fairs, and the gingerbread cookies served there were known as fairings. To keep with traditions on December 12th for National Gingerbread Day, we will be inviting residents, staff, and family members to join us at 10:30 am in our main dining room for gingerbread men decorating. I wonder what amazing, artistic creations will be designed at this event. All are welcome to join in on the fun; no registration is required.
December Destination Vacation – Australia
Did you know that in Australia, there are three times more sheep than people? The residents are delighted to visit Australia for our December Destination Vacation. On December 19th, the fun will begin at 10:30 am in our main dining area with an Australia fun fact handout and spectacular videos of Australia.
Making Fairy Bread
Starting at 1:30 pm on December 19th in the dining area, the residents, staff members, and families will get to experience the world-famous Fairy Bread. Fairy Bread is created using white bread, butter, and 100s, and 1,000s or, as we know them, sprinkles. No registration is required for this event.
Christmas Stories with Holiday Cocoa
The origin or the use of Christmas trees goes way back to ancient Egyptians and Romans. They used evergreen trees like fir or pine trees, wreaths, and garlands. The use of modern Christmas trees started in Germany in the 16th century. Instead of the glitzy decorations we see today, they were decorated with fruits and nuts. Christmastime is full of joy and cheer for our residents! On December 25th at 10:30 am in our main dining room, residents, staff, and family members will get to enjoy a delicious warm cup of Christmas Cocoa while reminiscing about past Christmas fun. That afternoon at 1:30 pm, we will be spreading Christmas cheer while playing Bingo! Anyone wishing to join in on the fun is more than welcome! No registration is required for the events. Come dressed in red and green attire!
As we practice proper social distancing protocols in our community, we are proud to feature modified programming to continue providing vibrancy for our residents and employees. All events are subject to change. Please feel free to follow us on our Facebook page for continued updates as well as reaching out to us via Messenger.