It’s beginning to look at lot like the holidays at Homestead Hills. This upscale senior retirement community
is located on 37 vibrant acres, southwest of Winston-Salem and the holidays are in full swing throughout the community! “This time of year is a lot of fun for our Members, we love bringing the joy of the holidays into their homes” said Social Director, Christie Martin “We love seeing our Members spend time with their families and their neighbors, it’s what the holidays are all about”. The halls of Homestead Hills are adorned with decorations includ- ing their signature ‘upside down tree’. Homes have embellished doors, colorful lights, reindeer, and Santa Claus inflatables greet visitors as they enter homes. The joyful demeanor throughout the community leads us to believe that there’s no place like Homestead for the holidays.
LIVING THEIR BEST LIVES
Homestead Hills is helping their Members live their best lives and celebrate the holidays with copious amounts fun and gala. The holidays are a time for celebration and the staff at Homestead Hills goes above and beyond to make sure that their Members are enjoying their favorite rituals and traditions for the holidays. Throughout the community, the Dining Services team 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 time with family is priceless” said Jay Mat- thews, Executive Director of Homestead Hills.
Spending time with loved ones and friends is the common thread that is sewn through all of the events and activities at Homestead Hills during the holidays. “This is my family and it’s important for me to see them smile, be happy, and have the best holiday season ever” said Martin. “We like to offer a variety of events so there is something for everyone to enjoy”.
Their social calendar is bustling with events including two trips to the Tanglewood Lights Festival, The Holly Jolly Trolley Ride through Old Salem to see holiday lights and decorations, making gingerbread houses, youth choir performances, a family-style Thanksgiving, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, all beginning with ‘The Holi- day Kick Off’.
No holiday would be complete without a festive food spread. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, the Culinary De- partment is tasked with preparing traditional favorites, secret home recipes and modern twists on holiday classics for their Members to enjoy. “We focus on re-creating that holiday feeling, the ritual of sitting down with family to enjoy a plentiful meal and relax” said Executive Chef, Michael Nasrallah. “We’re committed to making this time of year special for our Members. Whether it’s having those coveted turkey leftovers ready to take home after dinner for a late-night snack or a gift to open at brunch on Christmas morning, we’re continually looking for ways to make this holiday just as great as the last”. The meals that are served during the holidays include elaborate brunches, perfectly plated dinners and sprawling family-style buffets complete with entree, sides and of course, an assortment of sweet and savory desserts.
CLASSIC HOLIDAY TREATS
During the holidays, the Members of Homestead Hills take advantage of the community’s private dining room to host intimate gatherings for their family and friends. “Private dining menus can be customized to our Member specifications. If they want traditional hors d’oeuvres or to include Mom’s exact cornbread stuffing recipe, those special touches can be built into their celebration. It’s a great way to include all of the classic menu items that your family loves during their meals at the holidays” said Chef Nasrallah.
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.