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December 22, 2023

46 Days of Holiday Cheer: Celebrating Traditions, New and Old, at Vitalia Solon!

Category: Culture & Traditions

Author: Emily Greywacz, Resident Services Director

The Holiday Season is upon us, and at Vitalia Solon, 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 and 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 particular 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 our First Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. It was a wonderful evening full of the magic of the holiday season. Our residents enjoyed holiday music, delicious appetizers, drinks, a holiday pop-up shop, and even a visit and pictures with Santa! The evening finished with the lighting of our Christmas Tree in the lobby and the outdoor Holiday Tree. My favorite part of the evening was seeing all the residents celebrating different holidays this time of year come together to make memories.

We have such a wonderful community of residents who have formed beautiful friendships. Witnessing their enjoyment and laughter throughout the evening is why I love my job as Resident Services Director. All our department heads and staff members who helped make the event successful shared the same sentiment and wanted to make the evening as magical as possible for the residents. We can’t wait until next year!  

Spending the holidays with family and friends makes Christmas special to me. It is a time for reminiscing on past holiday memories while making new memories through the years. I have enjoyed adding more holiday memories with my residents and helping make this time of year memorable for them.

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VITALIA® Solon in Solon, OH offers senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include The Lake Effect Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just southwest of Hwy 77 and 480 just moments from Ahuja medical with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Signature of Solon, Uptown Solon, Cleveland Metro Parks, Rollhouse Solon, and Chagrin Falls Shopping District.

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