Alexandria, VA (November 27, 2019) – The holidays are a joyous time filled with love. But when a senior citizen moves into an assisted living community, they can be fearful that they’ll lose their traditions. Spring Hills Mt. Vernon Assisted Living works to ensure that residents enjoy traditional, meaningful, and joyous holidays through many special celebrations, events and activities. Spring Hills Mt. Vernon will host a Thanksgiving dinner featuring a traditional menu with all the fixings, Christmas Tree decorating, Hanukah Menorah lighting and giving back to the community, there are many opportunities for residents to participate in a variety of activities and programs throughout the season.
Thomas Clarke, Executive Director at Spring Hills Mt. Vernon, said “We understand that this time of year can be a difficult time for our residents, who may have lost spouses or loved ones, and may be far from family. We take great care in supporting our residents through this time. We also plan a wide variety of programming so that they can celebrate the holidays as they wish—whether it be to help with decorations, give back through community service, or plan and attend a party.” Alexander Markowits, President/CEO of Spring Hills Senior Communities, continues, “Spring Hills prioritizes the happiness, health, and well-being of our residents all year round. But at the holidays, we take special care to ensure that they feel loved and cherished, and that they have the ability to choose how they wish to celebrate with plenty of options to meet all preferences and needs.”
Some of the Spring Hills Mt. Vernon and its sister communities holiday celebrations include:
- Full Thanksgiving Dinner with Family and Friends in advance of Thanksgiving
- Family Fun Day Pumpkin Pie Social
- A “Tree of Thanks” where residents, staff and loved ones can write what they are thankful for this holiday season on a leaf ornament and hang it on the tree
- The community Women’s Club organizes a Turkey Drive to donate to the local food pantry
- Tree trimming party, in which families are invited to help decorate, drink eggnog, sing carols, and have a ceremonial lighting of the tree
- Menorah Lighting each night of Hanukah
- Ugly sweater contests
- Local students coming to sing carols to and with the residents
- Children visiting the residents to make crafts for decorating and for donating
- Collecting toys for children in need in partnership with organizations like Toys for Tots
- Collecting toiletries to be donated to National Guard members serving overseas
- Assembling care packages for the homeless
- Making and donating items to animal shelters for animals who have been rescued from wildfires and other disasters
About Spring Hills Mt. Vernon Assisted Living:
Spring Hills Mount Vernon, located at 3709 Shannons Green Way in Alexandria, provides premier assisted living and memory care with the finest amenities in the Northern Virginia/Washington, DC, area. For additional information visit www.springhillsmountvernon.com.
About Spring Hills Senior Communities & Memory Care Communities:
All Spring Hills Senior Communities, Home Care Services, Assisted Living Communities and Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to home care services, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care as led by Alexander Markowits, President/CEO. Signature Touches is the company’s holistic approach to offering individualized care and services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients. Personal choice is top priority in one of the company’s Spring Hills assisted living communities or in client’s homes with Spring Hills home care services located in NJ, VA, OH, FL, TX and NV, or in one of the company’s Poet’s Walk memory care communities located in in TX, VA, NV and FL. For more information about their Caring with a Commitment to Quality dedication to senior living, visit www.spring-hills.com or www.poetswalk-springhills.com.