Comfort and Joy: New Traditions This Season at The Village
The holidays are a season filled with celebration and festivities, but this time of year also brings memories of past traditions and loved ones. Navigating the holiday season can be difficult, which is why it’s so important to be surrounded by a community that cares, as you continue old traditions and create some new ones, too.
At The Village at LutherCare, the holidays are a special time and we place a strong emphasis on community activities and events. Life at The Village is based on our Continuum of Living model, which focuses on meeting the needs of seniors through wellness services, recreation activities, spiritual care and socialization to eliminate loneliness. That’s why it’s important to us to make sure we help our residents celebrate the season with new friends in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
Creating New Memories
During the holiday season, The Village offers a variety of activities and events to participate in. Throughout December, we have gingerbread cookie making and we bring in local school choirs to sing for us, too. Carols are always helpful to lift spirits, with beautiful Christmas music filling the air.
For spiritual care, we offer traditional Christmas services throughout the season, which families are also welcome to attend. To make sure our residents can still take in some of their favourite holiday attractions, we offer outings in Saskatoon to events such as the beautiful Enchanted Forest.
The Village’s main floor also features three fireplaces, which are perfect for the season. Picture a snowy day, where you’re cuddled up in front of the fire, sipping on cider or mulled wine and enjoying the company of new friends. Outside the wind is whistling, but you’ll be warm and cozy by the fire, watching the snow drift down softly. It’s moments like this that help make the process of creating new memories just a little easier.
Bring Loved Ones to You
Living at The Village makes it simple for families to join their loved ones for a holiday celebration. Our in-house restaurant, The Village Bistro, offers a full-service menu where families are always welcome to join residents for a beverage or a bite to eat. We also have a private dining room that families can book for a meal, including our Christmas brunch. During this time of year we also have Sunday brunches, which make for an excellent opportunity to join us for a delicious meal in our stunning dining room.
Connecting Community through Relationships
Socialization is important throughout all stages in life, but in our senior years, it becomes vital as it goes a long way to lengthen lifespan and improve quality of life. It’s a known fact that people live longer who engage in social activities and have a strong sense of community.
At The Village, one thing I’ve come to appreciate is the community here. Our residents have created a welcoming community reaching out to new people and helping them transition very easily to life here. I’ve seen residents invite others to join them for dinner or join in a new activity. Part of creating new traditions is learning how to let go and accepting the transition into a new community. At The Village, you’ll be welcomed warmly into that process.
The Village at Stonebridge