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The Joy of a Month-Long Holiday Season: Celebrating the Holidays at Atlantic Shores

Mother and daughter spending time together for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time when families gather, sharing laughter, warmth, love, and the joy of creating lasting memories together.

During this time, many adult-age children make the annual trek to visit their parents for a few days, cherishing the brief time they can spend together while enjoying the holiday festivities.

However, amid the holiday cheer, there’s often a sense of longing.

A longing to know that their parents are able to enjoy the holidays beyond the brief window of time that they visit.

And a longing to know that their parents are remaining social, connecting with their community, and enjoying fulfilling activities.

These are questions that many children wonder when their parents are living out their retirement years.

In the few days that the children visit, they glimpse the life their parents lead, and it’s impossible not to wonder – what it would be like if the holiday season was more than just a short visit with family. What if it lasted longer? What would that look like?

At Atlantic Shores, the answer to all of these questions is clear: the holiday season is not just a few family-filled days; it’s a joy-filled, month-long celebration, bringing with it activities, community, and the true spirit of the holidays to all of our residents.

Here, the celebrations are as abundant as they are festive, and it’s a place where every day feels like a special occasion!

A Month of Merriment

While many parents and children can only spend a few days together during the holidays due to work and other obligations, the residents at Atlantic Shores are celebrating all month long!

We ensure all of our residents feel the joy and togetherness that this time of the year brings. December isn’t just another month; it’s THE month jampacked with festivities that brighten hearts and create lasting memories.

Endless Activities

Cooking class
One of our favorite things about our community is the unwavering commitment to providing our residents with a vibrant and engaging lifestyle throughout the year, but especially during the holidays.

Residents here can choose from a multitude of activities and events, ensuring there’s something for every person to enjoy.

Here is a small glimpse into some of the activities and events that our residents can enjoy during the holiday season:

  • Festive Concerts
  • Holiday dinners
  • Craft Workshops
  • Cooking Classes
  • Holiday Movie Nights
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Holiday-themed marathons

Residents’ calendars are filled with fun activities designed to bring people together and foster a sense of community and holiday spirit. And if our residents are ever in the mood for a more quiet and cozy day, they can find peaceful retreats in the community’s library or by taking a leisurely stroll through beautifully decorated gardens in the temperate December climate of Virginia Beach.

The Power of Connection During the Holidays

It’s not just the holiday events that make Atlantic Shores special; it’s the sense of connection that truly sets this community apart. Residents aren’t just neighbors; they’re friends and family who celebrate life and retirement together.

The joy of the holiday season isn’t just about activities; it’s about the shared moments, the laughter, and the togetherness and support that flows through this vibrant community. Friendships here are as endearing as they are heartwarming, and the sense of belonging is palpable.

When family comes to visit our residents, they never leave worrying about their parents feeling alone during the holidays or any other time of the year because Atlantic Shores is a family first and foremost, and we do everything in our power to encourage and nurture that feeling of togetherness, especially during the holidays.

Creating Meaningful Memories

Grandma and grandchild hugging by the Christmas tree
The holiday season is a time to cherish for adult children who visit their parents. It’s a time to witness the happiness and fulfillment their parents experience year-round while knowing that their retired parents are not feeling the holiday blues at Atlantic Shores.

The joy of seeing their parents enjoy festive celebrations, make new friends, and create meaningful memories is a gift in itself. It’s a reassurance that their loved ones are living life to the fullest, and the holiday season is truly a season of happiness every single day.

Celebrating the Holidays at Atlantic Shores

Atlantic Shores transforms the holiday season into a time of festivity, warmth, and joy for our residents to enjoy. The world within this community is one of togetherness, connection, and happiness. For those who visit, it’s a reminder that the holidays should be more than just a few days; they should be a celebration of life and love every day.

As we gather with family this holiday season, let’s remember these feelings of warmth and joy that extend beyond the few days spent together. Let’s all remain committed to creating meaningful memories throughout the month of December and beyond.

If you’re curious about how spending your retirement years or your parent’s retirement years with the Atlantic Shores family can bring depth and fulfillment not only during the holidays but year-round, please reach out to our friendly and helpful team! We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you have.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with joy, connection, and memories that last.