You think it’s hard to stay merry and keep up the holiday spirit? Well, we’ve got three ways to keep you in a jolly mood.
The holiday season is officially upon us! Amidst the parties, presents, and pleasantries, it’s important, too, to take time to ensure that we don’t get overwhelmed by this hectic season.
So – what can we do to be sure we keep the holiday spirit bright and cheery? Take action!
The wise Dalai Lama once said, “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” And we couldn’t agree more.
At the NoHo Senior Arts Colony apartment community for adults age 62+ in North Hollywood, we are always finding new ways to help stay in the holiday spirit – and we do it as a community. Below are our top three tips to help you!
Tip #1: Take time to reach out.
Keeping yourself socially connected during the holiday season is so important! By staying connected to friends and loved ones, you can really make a difference in raising your spirits.
If you’re long distance, in addition to sending a holiday card and reaching out by phone, try to set up a time to video chat if the option is available. Video chatting can provide that extra sense of closeness that can really enhance your connection.
And, get to know your neighbors. Take an afternoon or evening to get together to bake cookies, wrap gifts, or watch a holiday movie. These activities are sure to get you in the spirit of the holiday season.
Tip #2: Take a walk…down memory lane.
The holidays can evoke powerful memories, so break out the photo albums and reminisce about some of your most joyful memories. By revisiting these happy thoughts you’ll be inspired to make more!
Tip #3: Create new memories and traditions.
In addition reminiscing about past memories, it’s good to identify new things to look forward to. For example, enjoy all the holiday decorations, join a local community festival, take up painting, or make time to go window shopping at the mall.
Or, make your new tradition a chance to give back to others. For example, we started an annual gift wrapping event at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Apartments, giving our residents a chance to donate and wrap gifts for local children in need. By spending time with neighbors and donating time to a worthy cause, everyone’s spirits are lifted.
We hope these tips will help you enjoy this wonderful time of year.
We wish you a very happy holiday season from the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Apartments.
Apartments at NoHo Senior Arts Colony are now available for lease. The community is for adults age 62+ and features one-and two bedroom apartments. Art and Social programs like the gift wrapping event mentioned above are available free of charge to our residents. Whether you are an artist or simply take pleasure in the creativity of life, visit www.nohoseniorartscolony.com or call 855-391-4766.
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