Willows team keeping holiday spirits high for residents

From organizing FaceTime calls to taking Christmas photos, the team has been working hard to enhance quality of life for everyone

With Christmas right around the corner, the life enrichment team at Willows Estate has been busy getting residents into the holiday spirit and helping them make the most of the festive season.

Azaria Kanda, a life enrichment aide at the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home, says team members have been busy decorating and setting up a Christmas tree, and residents have received lots of candy canes, popcorn, chocolates and other delicacies “to celebrate the joys of the holidays.”

“Things have been quite busy here at the Willows,” he tells The OMNIway. “In preparation for Christmas and new years, all month long we are keeping up with celebratory spirits all around the home.”

Additionally, Azaria says the team has been busy scheduling FaceTime calls between residents and their loved ones throughout December to keep spirits high and promote safety during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

The Willows team also organized a photoshoot by the Christmas tree for residents to have their pictures taken.

Azaria says that while it has been a lot of work for the Willows team, the effort has been well worth it.

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