Countdown to Christmas starts at Garden Terrace

It’s official; the holiday season has started at Garden Terrace.

On Nov. 25, exactly one month before Christmas Day, the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home was lit up with Christmas lights team members had put up in the courtyard, officially marking the countdown.

To make things even more “Christmassy,” director of care Christine Ritchie went around singing Christmas carols to the residents, and a few residents tagged along as she went room to room.

Residents and staff also did some Christmas decorating and enjoyed hot chocolate.

Life enrichment co-ordinator Rachael King says residents enjoyed marking the start of the countdown to Christmas.

“They loved it; it was really nice because when all the lights were lit up they were all waving at each other from their rooms and it was nice reminiscing for them,” she tells The OMNIway.

With all the lights, decorations and, yes, Christmas trees at the home, Rachael says everyone at Garden Terrace is ready for the holiday season.

“We have got three trees per floor, we have decorations and we’re ready for Christmas,” she says.

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