December means we celebrate joy and togetherness! Lights, decorations, delicious foods, major holidays, and the celebration of one year concluding as we begin a new year.
When December rolls around, many Individuals find themselves in an emotionally difficult position. It’s a chillier time of year, the days are shorter, less sunlight, and if living in a location where snow falls there might even be snow on the ground. Some families may be struggling with the loss of loved ones. Others may feel lonely, depressed, or have difficulties with heartfelt memories, and they may not have any place to turn. So for some people, instead of December signaling joy and happiness, it’s more of an isolated and lonely time.
How does Beacon Specialized Living make a difference? We include everyone and we respect all traditions. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) ensure that those we support are not alone. Whether they’re baking in the kitchen, listening to music, watching holiday movies, hanging lights, getting festive, writing letters, participating in Spirit Days, or going on holiday outings, our DSPs enable an environment of warmth and inclusivity. Sometimes sitting together and enjoying the peace is comforting. Reading books can be nice, looking at holiday cards, hanging ornaments on a tree, sharing life experiences, these are what make the holidays special in a Beacon Home. There are group outings and there can be private time, but together, home and holidays mesh together in harmony.
At Beacon, we want to recognize all our Individuals and the merriment they enjoy.
Posadas Navidenas (Dec 16-25)
Hanukkah (Dec 18-26)
Winter Solstice (Dec 21)
Christmas (Dec 25)
Feast of the Holy Family (Dec 30)
Watch Night/ New Years Eve (Dec 31)
Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!
May it be a season full of blessings with a happy, healthy, and wonderful New Year.