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December 22, 2023

46 Days of Holiday Cheer: Celebrating Tradition and Togetherness at The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville!

Category: Culture & Traditions

Author: Deidre Rombach, Resident Services Director

The Holiday Season is upon us, and at The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville, we are celebrating in a big way! Many of our residents spent decades of their lives 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 that will be 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 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 day seven and the Holiday Tree Lighting event! It was a magical day involving our entire community and team. This intergenerational event brought immense joy to our residents, friends, and families, along with community involvement with the Mayor of Wentzville lighting the tree.

Santa and the live reindeer added to the nostalgic and festive ambiance. Live music had the residents singing and dancing. Our Culinary team did an outstanding job creating a “Holiday Marketplace” for the evening meal! The day made lasting memories and will be cherished by everyone in our community.

Christmas holds a profound significance in my heart, encompassing an array of cherished moments. The arrival of my new granddaughter fills the season with immeasurable joy and hope. Additionally, my family traditions passed down through the generations, create a warm and nostalgic feeling in my heart. Christmas brings forth the abundant blessings we have in our lives, the importance of family, and the love and treasured memories that make the holiday season a truly magical and cherished time for me.

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

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The Boulevard Senior Living of Wentzville in Wentzville, MO 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 SSM Lake St. Louis Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Bear Creek Golf Club, Wentzville Bluffs Shopping Center, Wentzville B&B Movie Theater, Quail Ridge Park, Wentzville Flea Market, and The Meadows at Lake St. Louis.

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