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Thornton: Bringing Seasonal Touches to Your Assisted Living Apartment

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Thornton: Bringing Seasonal Touches to Your Assisted Living Apartment

As November slips into December, Park Regency assisted living residents may see changes throughout their community and surrounding town. Christmas decorations are going up and people at shops and restaurants may smile and seem more friendly as holiday joy becomes contagious. Residents who want to bring that celebration into their own assisted living apartment can do so in ways big and small. Here are just a few tips for bringing seasonal touches to your residence at Park Regency.

1. Decorate Your Assisted Living Apartment Window

Give those that pass by your apartment a bit of seasonal joy by decorating your door. You can hang a wreath or evergreen branches in the space or brighten it with lights. You can get sheets of decals that stick to flat surfaces and are removable for repositioning, making it easy for young relatives to help you deck your space in cheer.

2. Stock Up On Some Seasonal Dishes

Add a touch of holiday decor to coffee or tea time by purchasing a few fun seasonal dishes. You can find them at dollar stores, making this a cost-effective investment in seasonal cheer. A Christmas mug or two, or a couple of platters, are all you need to add celebration to any snack.

3. Hang a Wintry Hand Towel

Don't want to clutter your space with extra dishes? Choose a hand towel that proclaims Merry Christmas or features a bright snowman or Santa face. Hang them near your bathroom sink to get a fun boost whenever you wash your hands.

4. Invest in Seasonal Scents

If you don't have respiratory concerns or allergies, add some Christmas scents to your assisted living apartment. You might choose soaps or essential oils with hints of peppermint or cinnamon or decorate with fresh pine boughs or wreathes. An essential oil diffuser makes it possible to spread holiday scents throughout your entire apartment, but always check with your health care provider first to ensure the oils won't interfere with any health condition or medication regime.

5. Put Up a Christmas Tree

In your own space, you can put up a Christmas tree that makes you happy. Choose a small 3- or 4-foot tree or a miniature tabletop option and deck it out with a theme that matches your personality. You might go monochromatic, make use of old family ornaments, cover it in decorations made by the grandkids or invest in decorations that match your favorite hobby or movie franchise. If you want a tree in your room and need assistance, the staff at Park Regency assisted living are here to help.

 Just a small seasonal touch here or there can make a big difference in your holiday and help make your apartment a welcoming place for family and friends.