Unique Holiday Tradition Spurs New Memories for Residents and Team Members at The Buckingham

Clubs and Organizations

December 29, 2016

For many, yearly holiday traditions are what end up making the Christmas season feel nostalgic. Whether it's baking Christmas cookies, decorating the tree or sharing memories of years past, traditions have a way of bringing everyone together. At The Buckingham an SQLC retirement community a unique and fun family tradition has become a holiday favorite. For the past few years, Santa has made a special visit to the community so residents and team members can enjoy seeing their children and grandchildren's eyes light up as they sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. Greeted by festive decorations such as a giant gingerbread house made by one of the residents, families came together to enjoy the special treat. The annual photos with Santa are sponsored by residents at the community who volunteer their time to make the special interaction with Santa Clause possible.


"The holiday season is an endearing time of the year as friends and family gather to celebrate life and love," said Cathy Lightfoot, sales and marketing director at The Buckingham. "Welcoming our residents' and team members' children and grandchildren into our community to laugh and play is such a joy for all of us. It's a heartwarming reminder and signifies the importance of enjoying little moments like these with our families."


In addition, The Buckingham held its annual resident holiday party. Dressed in their holiday best, residents delighted in a gourmet dinner with lively entertainment. This year, merriment and cheer filled the air as residents gathered to celebrate the holiday season.


"Every day we are reminded of all the things we have to be thankful for and what it truly means to be a community," said Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham. "Our annual holiday traditions and festivities are a time for reflections and spending time together celebrating life and everything important in our lives."