The holidays are a special time where friends and family come together to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. The spirit of the holiday season doesn’t change even though where you celebrate it might. For residents in our senior living community at Northfield, the holidays are an exciting time. Not only are residents excited to visit and travel to see family members, but they also host friends and family beginning new traditions for the holidays. For many, independent living means freedom from everyday chores giving them more time to see and talk to people and plan for the season. Preparing for the holidays is no simple task, so having the extra time can be quite the boon.
Three Ways to Prepare for the Holidays in Independent Living
There are three simple ways residents in our senior living community can prepare for the holidays and get the most out of the celebratory season:
- Community events: Northfield organizes several events for residents where neighbors can come together and celebrate the holidays. At the same time, we welcome family to come and visit as well. Some of our residents enjoy engaging activities outside of our community, so we make sure to offer information about events going on in Brownsburg and the surrounding area.
- Old and new traditions: Making it a priority to continue holiday traditions makes the transition to a senior living community feel more permanent. Plus, there’s always the fun of starting up new traditions in independent living that make your new home feel more a part of your family’s life. Perhaps it’s cookie making, crafting decorations, organizing a special dinner, or hosting an event. Make sure to talk to your family and make keeping traditions alive an important part of your celebrations.
- Outings: At Northfield, we make sure our transportation services are ready to take our residents not just to visit family but attend any festive outings they may want to experience. From ice skating to seeing a play, musical, or grandchild’s holiday pageant or just shopping, independent living means you still have the opportunity and resources to be involved. The holidays are a special time for individuals of faith as well, and Northfield makes sure we can help support you as you look to attend an event at your place of worship.
Other Ways to Enjoy the Holidays
There are numerous other activities to consider during the holidays. Not only are there community decorating events and opportunities, but you may want to have your own home decorated a certain way through special holiday crafts. The holidays stretch from Halloween through Thanksgiving to Christmas and the New Year, which means lots of opportunities to change the look and feel of your home. Consider decorating your home in a senior living community with other neighbors or invite your family over to make it an outing—this a great way to get every generation involved. Afterward, a meal or even watching holiday movies can be an excellent way to spend time together.
The Holidays at Northfield
The holiday season is a time when individuals come together to celebrate. For many, this involves taking part in family traditions or making memories with friends and neighbors. Once you’ve made the transition to senior independent living, it’s vital to make time not just for the holiday practices you’re used to but to participate in and create new traditions. At Northfield, our community celebrates the holidays together while making ample room for each resident to welcome their family to their new home or go out and visit.
Contact us today at 844.334.1490 to learn more. You can discover more about the activities we’ve held in the past, how our transportation services can get you or your loved one to your holiday event, and how our dining services plan to celebrate.