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Things to Do in Whiting to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Senior Living | 11/6/20


While this year has brought its challenges, there are certainly matters to celebrate – and the holiday season is the perfect time to focus on the joy, health and happiness in our lives. Even though social distancing may be the norm, there are ways for you to take part in the holiday spirit and celebrate safely. At Crestwood Manor, we’ve pulled together a list of how to enjoy the holidays in Whiting.

Activities to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Take a Drive to View Holiday Lights. Your neighbors spend time and energy perfecting their light displays each year – and taking a drive around local neighborhoods is a great way to appreciate their work. Turn on your favorite holiday radio station and simply cruise around to admire the light displays in the Whiting community.

Make a Holiday Donation. The most wonderful time of the year offers a great opportunity to give back to your community. You can make a monetary donation to a national organization or even find a local charity to give to, like Kevin’s Kids Drive organized by the Manchester Township school district.

Order Flowers. Floral arrangements bring a cozy element into your home and can be designed to match your holiday décor. The Whiting Flower Shop — which delivers — is a professional local florist that includes seasonal arrangements. You can choose from either Hannukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa displays.

Enjoy a Holiday Movie Marathon. There’s nothing like the time-honored tradition of curling up on your couch with a hot beverage and watching holiday movies. Whether your favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol or even Home Alone, be sure to set some time aside this holiday season to relax and enjoy a show.

Toast to the Holiday Season. Celebrate the season in style with holiday themed cocktails. Whether you’re enjoying them by yourself or with a loved one, a special holiday drink is just one way to celebrate the season. From warm tea-and-cider punch to sugar cookie white Russians, Country Living offers a list of more than 60 holiday cocktails for you to try.

Organize a Community Gift Exchange. Just because you aren’t able to see friends and family as often as you used to, you can still connect to your local community by organizing a holiday gift exchange. Get a group of people together, draw names and find a gift exchange partner to secretly send a thoughtful gift to. This is a fun way to still connect to others while participating in a traditional holiday practice.

Treat Yourself to the Gift of Superior Senior Living at Crestwood Manor

As a stress-free, maintenance-free continuing care retirement community in New Jersey, Crestwood Manor is a special place to call home. Along with a variety of living options, services and amenities like engaging daily activities and delicious dining options are available that go above and beyond those you might expect at a traditional senior living community. Residents Frank and Millie Rieder share, “Although it’s hard to give up your home, once you do, you realize you don’t need it. We’re enriched with friends from here and friends from our church who’ve joined us. We’re very content here!”

Contact us today to learn more about senior living in Whiting, New Jersey, and schedule your personal tour.