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As we head into the holidays, concerns about the spread of the coronavirus persist. Many older adults and their families are uncertain of how to plan for what is typically the most festive time of year. Unlike the warm days of summer when families could gather in small groups outdoors where social distancing is easier, the cold weather makes that impossible for many.
Halloween is often an intergenerational evening of fun that families look forward to all year long. Grandparents enjoy tagging along as costumed grandchildren make their rounds collecting candy throughout the neighborhood. Halloween is second only to Christmas as far as holiday spending goes. From costumes to candy, Americans spent 8.8 billion dollars last year.
June 6, 1944, is a date forever embedded in history. On that day, in the early morning hours, Allied forces staged the largest invasion the world had ever seen. It was an assault against Hitler and German positions on the beaches of Normandy, France.
Memorial Day is more than the unofficial kickoff to summer. It is a solemn holiday to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedom of the United States.
Below, see a letter from Rita Altman, Sunrise SVP of Memory Care & Program Services, thanking our Sunrise nurses in honor of National Nurses Week. See the bottom of this letter for a very special video from Rita.
On March 8, Sunrise Senior Living and other organizations around the world joined forces to shine the spotlight on International Women’s Day (IWD). This awareness day encourages all people to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality, according to the IWD website.
Most of us associate Valentine’s Day with romance and happy couples. Ironically, the holiday springs from a tale of a kind-hearted priest who took on a grumpy emperor trying to prevent soldiers from getting married. But the day shouldn’t be limited to just a celebration between couples. It can be a day to spend time with anyone you love.
The hustle and bustle of holiday festivities make for a joyous season. From the carols that play on the radio to the decorations that adorn your home, it’s a magical time to build lasting memories with family and friends. Once the festivities are over, however, the days can seem long and lonely. When combined with winter weather, the impact may be even more challenging.