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December 22, 2023

Creating Unforgettable Memories at Vitalia Montrose: 46 Days of Holiday Cheer!

Category: Culture & Traditions

Author: Jamie Hawkins, Resident Services Director

The Holiday Season is upon us, and at Vitalia Montrose, we are celebrating in a big way! Many of our residents spent decades creating memorable holiday traditions with their families. Throughout the season, we intend to create moments that celebrate all sorts of traditions. With the goal of helping our residents feel at home during the holiday season. Moments like these are what make this time of year extra special. 

Last year, we celebrated the holidays with 45 days of cheer. This year, we’re going even bigger with a whopping 46 Days of Holiday Cheer! We’ve made several exciting additions we can’t wait to enjoy. A beautiful new tree, which served as the centerpiece of our Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The tree was planted on the grounds of our community. On December 14th, we broke out our favorite dip recipes for a Dipmas Party!  

While there are some new and exciting additions to this year’s traditions. We’re thankful for the moments spent celebrating our beloved traditions from years past. Among our favorites are sharing snowflake blessings, toasting hot cocoa drinks during our Marshmallow World Happy Hour, and singing Christmas carols throughout the community. We also continued our intergenerational Story Corner with a reading of “Here Comes Hanukkah.”  

While many days are behind us, the holiday cheer continues through the end of December and into the first week of January. This allows our residents to enjoy plenty of classic Holiday traditions. Joining in on new and exciting moments created by Arrow Senior Living and our community team. To round out the 46-day extravaganza! The culinary team will take us on a special daily dining experience. Each day highlighting dishes themed around the 12 Days of Christmas!  

Of the 46 Days of Holiday Cheer, my favorite to celebrate with the residents was decorating the community, with our team and residents all pitching in. Our residents spent every Saturday for a month crafting all the ornaments for their crafting tree. So much thought and love went into every one of those ornaments. Staff and residents always talk about the picture ornaments, and they eagerly anticipate finding their own pictures. It is truly magical to look back on all the memories!

What makes Christmas most memorable is making new memories with my kids, husband, and parents, just taking those moments to enjoy each other. This year holds an extra layer of specialness due to the joy that comes from being part of such an amazing work family. Our Montrose team works well together, and we all put our hearts into all we do!

Follow us along on our Holiday Cheer journey by visiting our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VITALIAMontrose


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VITALIA® Montrose in Copley, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Cleveland Clinic with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Mud Run Golf Course and Driving Range, Summit Mall, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit County Metro Park, Stan Hywet, and Hale Farm.

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