“Snow” Much Fun in Long Term Care

December 19, 2022

The weather is getting colder – but holiday celebrations are warming up in long term care communities across the country. 

From fun holiday shopping to festive decorating and a joyous light festival, check out how communities are celebrating the season: 

Students Bring Holiday “Shopping” to the Residents

With the help of local sixth-graders, residents at the Manhattan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, Mississippi were able to “shop” free-of-charge donated gifts from the community. Read the full story here → 

Kids Are Using Their Art Skills to Decorate Resident’s Windows

Children from local organizations spread holiday cheer at the Mansion Nursing Home in Sunbury, Pennsylvania by painting snowmen, Santas, reindeer and other holiday scenes on the resident’s windows. The kids went room to room to share the holiday spirit. Read the full story here → 

Poinsettias for Residents

Carrie’s Cause is an organization that delivers poinsettias to elderly nursing home residents in the hopes of carrying on Carrie Maul’s legacy. This year’s goal is to exceed 3,000 plants and grow in multiple states. Read the full story here → 

Light Festival Brings Holiday Cheer

Local high schoolers in Lawrence County, Alabama paired up with nursing home residents to walk around the annual Christmas display of lights and decorations. For some, this was their first outing since careful COVID restrictions were lifted. Watch the full story here →