It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Homestead Hills, an upscale senior living community in Winston-Salem. The smell of cinnamon and caramel fills the halls as commons areas are adorned with twinkling lights on faux snow-covered trees, red and white striped candy canes, and perfectly placed stockings above the cozy fireplace. Residents are decking the halls as well with wreaths hanging from apartment doors, cottage homes decorated with colorful lights, reindeer, and red arrows pointing us to the North Pole. The joyful demeanor throughout the community leads us to believe that there’s no place like Homestead for the holidays.
While COVID-19 may make celebrations look a little different this holiday season, the Homestead Hills staff and neighbors have rallied together to celebrate the joy of the holidays.
The staff at Homestead Hills goes above and beyond to make sure that residents are enjoying their favorite rituals and traditions. Throughout the community, the Dining Department is preparing hearty meals, the Social and Wellness Directors are putting on themed activities and events, while the facilities team is preparing the festive holiday décor. “It’s a great time of year. The celebrations are cheerful, the food is never-ending, and the memories are priceless,” said Jay Matthews, Executive Director of Homestead Hills.
Spending time with loved ones and friends is the common thread sewn through all of the events and activities at Homestead Hills during the holidays. “This year, it’ll be a little bit different, but we’re still bringing the holiday cheer,” says Social Director Jennifer Brown. “We’re embracing the outdoors and have an upscale outdoor tent set up, we’ve purchased heaters, and we’re excited for a lot of open-air events to take place throughout the holiday season.” Their social calendar is bustling with events like an elegant cocktail hour, cozy carriage rides through the community with champagne and hot cider, community carolers, and much more!
No holiday would be complete without a festive holiday spread. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, the Culinary Department is in charge of putting together all of the traditional favorites for their Members to enjoy. “We focus on recreating that holiday feeling,” said Executive Chef Michael Nasrallah. “We’re committed to making this time of year special for our Members.” This year, the community is preparing full holiday meals with drinks, entree, sides, and, of course, an assortment of sweet and savory desserts to be brought into residents’ homes. It ensures that residents are able to dine with friends in the safety of their own home with no long hours of food preparation, just a delicious meal and great conversations…we’re continually looking for ways to make this holiday just as great as the last.”
The Staff at Homestead Hills are committed to providing exceptional dining, social, and wellness experiences for their Members. Homestead Hills is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on 37 acres just minutes from Wake Forest University. For more information on Homestead Hills, visit Homestead-Hills.com or call (336) 814-2832.