For many, yearly holiday traditions are what end up making the Christmas season feel nostalgic. Whether it’s decorating the Christmas tree or sharing memories and traditions, the holidays have a unique way of bringing families together. Mustang Creek Estates of Burleson recently hosted a special holiday event at the senior living community for the residents and their families, who had the opportunity to decorate gingerbread houses, sip on hot chocolate and enjoy a homelike holiday atmosphere. During this event, Santa visited the senior living community so residents and their families had the chance to see their children’s and grandchildren’s eyes light up as they sat on Santa’s lap and told him what they wanted for Christmas.
“It was heartwarming to see our residents and their families enjoying the holiday atmosphere in our community,” said Melissa Meyer, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Burleson. “The holiday season reminds us of the importance of family and friends, and we were thrilled to welcome our residents’ children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren into our community for this special event.”
This is one of the many intergenerational activities Mustang Creek Estates of Burleson provides for the residents. Events and activities like these greatly benefit the lives of seniors, including improving their physical and mental health. The children, whether they are family or not, also value the connection with the older generation and truly benefit from the relationships with the seniors.
“We have many reasons to give thanks, and we definitely find joy in the community we have at Mustang Creek Estates of Burleson,” said Meyer. “Our residents and their families had a blast during this event, and we are strongly considering making this one of our annual traditions.”