The holiday season gets very busy very quickly. We wanted to give you a quick recap – a highlight reel – of all the fun things our residents had the opportunity to participate in this month!
If you follow our blog, you have probably already read the post completely dedicated to this event. If you haven’t read that blog, hop on over and check it out!
The CFO of Pines, Bruce Blake, dressed up as Santa and paraded through Pines of Sarasota’s campus for staff, families, and residents. There were antique cars, vintage fire engines, and all sorts of Santa’s helpers who paraded with him. Santa stopped and greeted all of the residents lined up under the Pavilion waiting to see him before he made his way over to Culler’s hall to greet all of the excited children waiting. We had breakfast, hot chocolate, snow stations, and so many more fun activities for the families who came. We can’t wait for next year!
Like Breakfast with Santa, this topic also has its own blog for you to read about the sweet residents we have here at Pines.
Again, Bruce reprised his role as Santa Claus, but this time to sit with our residents and reminisce about Christmases gone by. It was one of those days that will live on in the memories of our residents and those of us who got to witness his exceptional kindness towards them.
Our amazing Activities Director, Holly, and those that work on her team put together some exciting events and activities for the residents of Pines. Volunteers came to assist those participating in painting Santa Clauses & Reindeer on clothespins which resulted in the cutest Christmas tree ornaments.
In addition to ornaments, residents made Christmas t-shirts from tie-dye paint, played Reindeer Shoes, had holiday nail painting parties, and played Snow Ball. There was no shortage of holiday excitement around here.
Nannette had the great idea to begin monthly Tea Parties with a special one dedicated to the holidays and the many uses of peppermint! She educated us all on the medicinal and therapeutic uses of peppermint. Peppermint decreases stress and has the ability to open sinuses for better breathing.