The most influential person in my professional career, Dr. John McGee, often mentored that the best way to support individuals through a difficult time is to concentrate on “weaving an ebb of sorrow with an ebb of joy”. This simple statement has been the main mantra I have used throughout my career. It has never been more relevant than this last year. As Gentle Teachers and cultivators of a Culture of Gentleness the Progressive Lifestyles family continues to be amazing weavers and it is evidenced every day in each of our homes.
While we have experienced much sadness this year through the loss of those we serve, pausing visitation with family, and changing our daily routines, the teams here at Progressive Lifestyles continue to weave a beautiful tapestry of joyful moments with the individuals we serve and each other. From scavenger hunts, zoom cooking classes, bingo games, our drive in movie night, drive thru safaris and light shows,, we have continued to find connectedness, companionship and community.
In an effort to stay safe and stay connected we are inviting our families to participate along with us as the month of December provides an opportunity to share traditions with each other. Please take a look at the activities we have planned and think about scheduling a zoom visit, phone call, or perhaps contactless drop off of a special activity, treat or meal. Thank you for all you do to support your loved one, our caregivers, and managers. We feel the love and support and it continues to lift us all up each and every day.
December Stay Safe and Stay Connected
Week of December 7th – Decking the Halls -virtual tours of homes to show off of festive spirit.
Week of December 14th – Building a Winter Wonderland –Cookie and candy homes will be assembled
Week of December 21 – Ugly Sweater Fashion Show –Show us your favorite festive outfits
Week of December 28 – Singing in the New Year- Virtual Karoke concerts
Ongoing activities for December and opportunities to participate
- Caroling at homes –Volunteers will be caroling outside homes throughout the month
- Pen Pals – Individuals can send a card to family or another home and receive a card back
-Sharing traditions- Schedule a time for a contactless drop off a traditional activity, meal or special treat
Stay Safe- Stay Connected-