‘Tis the season for holiday festivities and fun! It’s time to gather around the tree or menorah to celebrate our loved ones and the season of giving. As with all holidays, the reason for the season stresses the importance of the occasion, but we all know the glittering lights, beautiful colors, and festivities help us feel holly and jolly. However, we also understand that the holidays can spark loneliness and depression as our community will miss family and friends who cannot visit or may have passed on.
Spreading Holiday Cheer
Here at Mary and Martha’s, we will spread holiday cheer with decorations around our facility. We encourage family and friends to help our residents with holiday home decor to make each apartment feel extra special and meaningful. If you’re celebrating Christmas, mini trees, lights, and stockings can make each room feel a bit more holly and jolly; if you’re celebrating Hanukkah, pre-lit menorahs and white and blue decorations will help your space feel more festive.
We know loneliness can set in especially hard during the holidays. Our staff carefully monitors all residents for signs of depression, suicide, and loneliness. We’ll encourage residents to call any family and friends or write letters or emails to them as well. We also encourage our residents to attend holiday events and festivities here in Rossville, Georgia, and our surrounding areas.
Current holiday events:
- Midsouth Symphonic Community Concert (Dec. 4th-8th)
- Holiday Jubilee at The Read House (Dec. 9th)
- Chickamauga Christmas Parade (Dec. 10th)