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Things to Do in Maplewood to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Senior Living | 11/20/20


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While this year has brought its challenges, there are certainly matters to celebrate — and the holiday season is the perfect time to focus on the joy, health and happiness in our lives. Even though social distancing may be the norm, there are ways for you to take part in the holiday spirit and celebrate safely. At Winchester Gardens, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the ways you are able to enjoy the holidays in Maplewood.

Activities to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Bake Seasonal Goods. The holiday season is the time of the year for you to indulge in tasty treats. It doesn’t matter if you’re a baking novice or consider baking as one of your favorite hobbies — there are plenty of recipes for you to try for yourself. To get started, check out the Food Network’s list of their best holiday baking recipes.

Bundle Up for a Winter Walk. Temperatures may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a brisk walk outdoors. There’s something special about seeing trees covered in newly fallen snow and taking a breath of crisp, winter air while taking a walk through the Maplewood neighborhood or at area parks.

Enjoy a Holiday Movie Marathon. There’s nothing like the time-honored tradition of curling up on your couch with a hot beverage and watching holiday movies. Whether your favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol or even Home Alone, be sure to set some time aside this holiday season to relax and enjoy a show.

Go Shopping for Gifts. The holidays offer a special time to share gifts with family, friends and loved ones, and, thankfully, there are plenty of shopping opportunities to help you find the perfect present. Find a variety of local, charming shops right in downtown Maplewood, like Knitknack, Scrivener’s Collectibles, Maplewood Hobby and Words Bookstore.

Decorate Your Home. There’s nothing quite like bringing the holiday spirit into your own home. Whether they are decorations you’ve used for years or brand-new décor you’ve recently purchased, turn on some music and take pleasure in decorating your home for the holidays.

Toast to the Holiday Season. Celebrate the season in style with holiday themed cocktails. Whether you’re enjoying them by yourself or with a loved one, a special holiday drink is just one way to celebrate the season. From warm tea-and-cider punch to sugar cookie white Russians, Country Living offers a list of more than 60 holiday cocktails for you to try.

Treat Yourself to the Gift of Superior Senior Living at Winchester Gardens

As a friendly, maintenance-free continuing care retirement community in New Jersey, Winchester Gardens is a special place to call home. Along with a variety of living options, services and amenities like engaging daily activities and delicious dining options are available that go above and beyond those you might expect at a traditional senior living community. Resident Ted Bryant shares, “I wake up every morning worry-free. I no longer have to deal with house repairs, snow removal, cooking and housekeeping issues; it’s all done for me here. I am very pleased with the lifestyle at Winchester Gardens, and I am very satisfied with this stage of my life!”

Contact us today to learn more about senior living in Maplewood, New Jersey, and schedule your personal tour.